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Gaustatoppen from Stavsro

Type:Hiking

Stavsro, 3660, Rjukan

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Gaustatoppen from Stavsro
Difficulity
challenging 
Length
length in km8.6 km
Duration
5 hours 
Suitable for
Adults 
Terrain
view 
stony 
Season
June - September 

About

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

 

Facilities

Season

  • June - September

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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Recent Reviews:

  • 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
  • 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

Map & Directions

Distances

Contact

Tel: 35080550

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