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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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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    200
  • Very Good
    68
  • Average
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  • Poor
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Recent Reviews:

  • Eirik H
    Notodden, Norway
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Incredible view
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 20th July 2019
    Mountain / peak hike with incredible views. No climbing equipment needed, but I recomend good hiking shoes and windproof jacket (it's almost always windy at the top). Moderate climb, slightly rugged... Read full review
  • williamrX9204HI
    Wouw, The Netherlands
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Feel like on top of the world
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 25th July 2019
    Feel like on top of the world. We took the gaustabanen to the top.. i know the lazy way.. but it was quick enough to give us a spectacular view.. 30 min. Later the fog/clouds came in and we could see... Read full review
  • 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

Map & Directions

Contact

Tel: 35080550

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Great view towards Gaustatoppen from Miland. 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.