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Gaustatoppen from Stavsro

Type:Hiking

Stavsro, 3660, Rjukan

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  • Gaustatoppen in Telemark
  • Gaustatoppen thrones majestically over the town Rjukan.
  • Isn't Gaustatoppen Norway's most beautiful mountain?
  • Gaustatoppen is claimed to be one of the most beautiful mountains in Norway

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This tour goes in mountain terrain at 1,173-1,883 metres above sea level. Gaustatoppen towers majestically above the town of Rjukan at an altitude of 1,883 metres. For 200 years people have climbed to the top, where you can see one sixth of Norway from the peak.  

You can buy a cup of coffee, waffles and food at the Tourist Association's 100-year-old stone cabin on the summit. You can pick your own stone from the piles around the summit and get it stamped to prove that you climbed the mountain.

The trail is well marked with red T's all the way up and it takes most people about two hours to reach the summit and a little less on the way down. You might find stones with wave patterns, from when the mountain was at the bottom of a long lost ocean.

Suitable for: Normally fit persons
Distance: About five kilometres each way
Time: Four to five hours 
Starting point:  Stavsro, 16 kilometres south east of Rjukan centre
Parking: Stavsro
Directions to starting point: From Rjukan centre drive east on road 37 for 5 kilometres. Take to the right by Dale. Follow the sign to "Tuddal". Drive approximately 11 kilometres. At the left hand side you have Stavsro cafeteria and parking. The path starts at the other side of the road. 
Buy map at: Rjukan Tourist Office, Torget 2, phone: +47 350 80 550

 

Facilities

Distance

  • length in km - 8.6 km

Duration

  • 5 hours

Grading

  • challenging

Intended audience

  • Adults
  • Family with children

Nature and terrain

  • stony
  • view

Season

  • June - September

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    Recent Reviews:

    • Fuzzyhunden
      Frederiksberg, Denmark
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Excellent hike
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 1st September 2020
      We went on a hike to the top and was really surprised to see how well the trails was marked - we came in mid August, so there weren’t that many people around, which was very nice. We had lunch at the... Read full review
    • Helena N
      Norway
      Delicious Waffles
      4 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 6th July 2021
      After visiting the area in chilly weather all you needed was a fresh baked waffles. I and familie went there during the fall season and it was already the mountain covered with snow, The snow... Read full review
    • Baross
      Spikkestad, Norway
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      A hard day at Gaustatoppen
      3 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 29th September 2021
      For second time in my life I went to Stavsro for walking up to Gaustatoppen. I thought I have been learning of my mistake for many years ago when I walked to fast in the beginning but no. I walked so... Read full review

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    Contact

    Tel: 35080550

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