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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
Suits For:

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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:

  • clutchtraveler
    Haugesund, Norway
    Nobody can control the weather
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 14th July 2020
    Always a nice haik up Gaustatoppen! Not lucky with the weather this time, but will recommend this trip on a sunny day. Then the view is awesome! Read full review
  • paularobnett
    Stavanger, Norway
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Round trip Stavsro to Gaustatoppen
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 25th July 2020
    My teen son and I walked from Stavsro to Gaustatoppen while the third person in our party didn't want to walk so he took the Gausta"train" up and down. We ended up beating him to the top and to the... Read full review
  • Martin T
    Hammel, Denmark
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Great view.
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 27th July 2020
    We had a great walk to Gaustatoppen. No problem for the youngest kid which is 10 years. The parking lot was nearly full when we arrived at 10. It was a bit cloudy but No more than we had some view... Read full review

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Contact

Tel: 35080550

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