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Gaustatoppen

Type:Scenic attractions

Stavsro, 3660, Rjukan

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About

Gaustatoppen, which many claim to be the most beautiful mountain in Norway, towers majestically above the town of Rjukan at an altitude of 1,883 metres. Around 100 000 people make the trip up to the summit every year to enjoy the fantastic views from the top. On a clear day, you can see all the way south to the coast and east to Sweden. You can see one sixth of Norway from here.

No matter what the weather is like, you can still 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.

A new alpine slope down Gaustatoppen is planned, but this is no new idea. Had it not been for the Second World War, the alpine disciplines at the 1940 World Championships would have been arranged here.

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:

  • Niels L
    Aarhus, Denmark
    Beautiful
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 14th August 2019
    Weather permitting you can see far away from the top of the majestic mountaintop of Hardanger. There is - of course - a tourist hut with café on top. Read full review
  • 475maritab
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Nice day-trekking
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 14th September 2019
    Park at Stavsro Costs 150 NOK It’s outhouse-toilet at the parking Takes 1,5-2,0 hours to walk Marked path all the way to the top Bring warm clothes, weather can change At the top, there are... Read full review
  • Gunn H
    Gaustatoppen: Altitude 1883 m. One of the most beautiful mountains in Norway.
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 9th October 2019
    You can either walk up to the top or take the cable car Gaustabanen which is located inside the mountain. At the top is Gaustatoppen Turisthytte where they serve coffee, tea, and waffles. Water can... Read full review

Map & Directions

Contact

Tel: 35080550

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