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Gaustatoppen from Stavsro

Type:Hiking

Stavsro, 3660, Rjukan

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  • Gaustatoppen is claimed to be one of the most beautiful mountains in Norway
  • Gaustatoppen thrones majestically over the town Rjukan.
  • Isn't Gaustatoppen Norway's most beautiful mountain?
  • The winter at Gaustatoppen offers great off piste skiing.
Difficulty:

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Grading

  • challenging
Distance:

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8.6 km
Duration:

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Duration

  • 5 hours
Terrain:

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Nature and terrain

  • stony
  • view
Season:

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Season

  • June - September
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Intended audience

  • Adults
  • Family with children

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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

Distance

  • length in km - 8.6 km

Duration

  • 5 hours

Grading

  • challenging

Intended audience

  • Adults
  • Family with children

Nature and terrain

  • stony
  • view

Season

  • June - September

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Recent Reviews:

  • kates012
    Odense, Denmark
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Worth the hike!
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 7th August 2020
    Not for the fair of heart! This walk is for those with strong ankles and knees. The view from the top was overwhelmingly beautiful! I won't forget it! Read full review
  • torleikk
    Floro, Norway
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Nice hike
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 15th August 2020
    To many slow moving people in the track to completely enjoy the hike. The transfer bus from Gaustablikk høyfjellshotell was great. Next time I will take the tram down the mountain. Read full review
  • Fuzzyhunden
    Frederiksberg, Denmark
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Excellent hike
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 1st September 2020
    We went on a hike to the top and was really surprised to see how well the trails was marked - we came in mid August, so there weren’t that many people around, which was very nice. We had lunch at the... Read full review

Map & Directions

Contact

Tel: 35080550

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