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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

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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:

  • 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
  • Gunn H
    Gaustatoppen: Altitude 1883 m. One of the most beautiful mountains in Norway.
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 9th October 2019
    You can either walk up to the top or take the cable car Gaustabanen which is located inside the mountain. At the top is Gaustatoppen Turisthytte where they serve coffee, tea, and waffles. Water can... Read full review
  • wildtravellor
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    blizzard meant no view, but great experience anyway
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 1st November 2019
    gaustabanen train goes horizontally into mountain then catch another one almost vertically to top inside the mountain, NATO built- amazing! Read full review

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Contact

Tel: 35080550

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