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Gaustatoppen

Type:Scenic attractions

Stavsro, 3660, Rjukan

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Gaustatoppen is one of few mountains in Norway that almost everyone can reach the top, due to the elevator inside the mountain, Gaustabanen.
  • Gaustatoppen is one of few mountains in Norway that almost everyone can reach the top, due to the elevator inside the mountain, Gaustabanen.
  • Winterwonderland at Gaustatoppen
  • On a clear day you can see almost 1/6 of Norway from Gaustatoppen.
  • Enjoy the view from Gaustatoppen.
  • Gaustabanen is a funicular railway inside the Gaustatoppen mountain.
  • Gaustatoppen is claimed to be one of the most beautiful mountains in Norway.

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Gaustatoppen (1883 meters) in Rjukan is claimed to be the most beautiful mountain in Norway! On a clear day you can see 1/6 av Norway from the top. 

Facts

Length: 4.3km one way
Time: approximately 2 hours one way
Season: June to September
Drop: 710 m

Gaustatoppen rises majestically over Rjukan in Telemark, with its 1883 meters over sea level. The top is easily accessible and easily climbed, but despite this, offers southern Norway`s longest view. On a clear day you can see approximately one sixth of Norway.

The hike up to Gaustatoppen

The tour up starts at Stavsro, on the road between Rjukan and Tuddal. Here you will find a large free parking place. The trail is well-marked with red T´s. 

The walk to Gaustatoppen is a family-friendly outing, that is appropriate for children who are active and used to longer walks.

Gaustatoppen Tourist Cabin

On the summit you will find Gaustatoppen Tourist Cabin, which serves delicious waffles. It is also possible to stay overnight in this 100 year old stone cabin. Please note, that accommodations is only upon request. Please call +47 35 09 41 50.

Gaustabanen

Running inside the mountain is Gaustabanen, a combined tramway and funicular, which will carry you up to 1800 meters above sea level. Built by the Norwegian military, it was completed in 1959. The cable railway operates on selected days of the year. 

For prices and opening hours at Gaustabanen, please see www.gaustabanen.no 

Facilities

Activities

  • mountain hiking

General facilities

  • built - 0
  • café/cafeteria

Nature and terrain

  • lookout point

Other accommodation

  • tourist cabin

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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
    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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Gaustabanen inside Gaustatoppen Gaustabanen, TinnGaustabanen is a funicular railway, inside Gaustatoppen. This is a very unique touristattraction. No similiar railway is to be found in North-Europe!

Gaustatoppen is claimed to be one of the most beautiful mountains in Norway Gaustatoppen from Stavsro, TinnIf you have a desire to hike to Gaustatoppen, the best place to start is Stavsro. The path is 4km one way, and suitable for both children and adults.