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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 
Suitable for
June - September 


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




  • June - September



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Recent Reviews:

  • mccharlbareng
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Racist cafeteria personell
    1 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 23rd June 2019
    I am from Asia, but have lived in Norway for over 10 years now. An old lady who works at the cafeteria of Gaustatoppen is so racist. She wanted us, me and my Asian friends, to get out of the... Read full review
  • eshwar1276
    Gothenburg, Sweden
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Great views from the top of Norway
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 29th June 2019
    Challenging hike up but an amazing view compensates for it. Go up in the summer months and enjoy the beautiful landscapes around. Read full review
  • Buuurd
    Oslo, Norway
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Easy climb - but wear right shoes
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 7th July 2019
    Excellent view from the top. Easy climb / gravelpath most of the way. Takes 2 hours from the parking. 1,5h down. It may be a bit crowded in the summer season. If so, you might want to choose a... Read full review

Map & Directions



Tel: 35080550

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