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Gaustatoppen from Stavsro


Stavsro, 3660, Rjukan

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Great view towards Gaustatoppen from Miland.
length in km8.6 km
5 hours 
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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




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Recent Reviews:

  • Никол Ц
    Hiking to the summit of Gaustatoppen in September
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 12th February 2019
    Apparently, there are several ways of ascending the top and I chose the hardest one (unknowingly). Still, it wasn't very difficult but people should prepare with warm clothes, snacks, and water... Read full review
  • Arkivaren
    Rjukan, Norway
    Trip Type:
    Fantastic trip - fabulous view !!!
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 3rd March 2019
    This is THE mountain to go to in the southeast of Norway, hands down. And it is accessible to all with a variety to of ways to access the peak. We went by the tunnel-rail Gaustabanen - the history... Read full review
  • andersn86
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Don't hike up when there is snow
    3 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 23rd April 2019
    I decided to hike to the summit in April, not realizing that the ground would still be covered in (at times quite deep) snow all the way down to the parking lot. This time of year, as it turns out... Read full review

Map & Directions



Tel: 35080550

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