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Gaustatoppen

Type:Scenic attractions

Stavsro, 3660, Rjukan

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Gaustatoppen is one of few mountains in Norway that almost everyone can reach the top, due to the elevator inside the mountain, Gaustabanen.
  • Gaustatoppen is one of few mountains in Norway that almost everyone can reach the top, due to the elevator inside the mountain, Gaustabanen.
  • Winterwonderland at Gaustatoppen
  • On a clear day you can see almost 1/6 of Norway from Gaustatoppen.
  • Enjoy the view from Gaustatoppen.
  • Gaustabanen is a funicular railway inside the Gaustatoppen mountain.
  • Gaustatoppen is claimed to be one of the most beautiful mountains in Norway.
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Gaustatoppen (1883 meters) in Rjukan is claimed to be the most beautiful mountain in Norway! On a clear day you can see 1/6 av Norway from the top. 

Facts

Length: 4.3km one way
Time: approximately 2 hours one way
Season: June to September
Drop: 710 m

Gaustatoppen rises majestically over Rjukan in Telemark, with its 1883 meters over sea level. The top is easily accessible and easily climbed, but despite this, offers southern Norway`s longest view. On a clear day you can see approximately one sixth of Norway.

The hike up to Gaustatoppen

The tour up starts at Stavsro, on the road between Rjukan and Tuddal. Here you will find a large free parking place. The trail is well-marked with red T´s. 

The walk to Gaustatoppen is a family-friendly outing, that is appropriate for children who are active and used to longer walks.

Gaustatoppen Tourist Cabin

On the summit you will find Gaustatoppen Tourist Cabin, which serves delicious waffles. It is also possible to stay overnight in this 100 year old stone cabin. Please note, that accommodations is only upon request. Please call +47 35 09 41 50.

Gaustabanen

Running inside the mountain is Gaustabanen, a combined tramway and funicular, which will carry you up to 1800 meters above sea level. Built by the Norwegian military, it was completed in 1959. The cable railway operates on selected days of the year. 

For prices and opening hours at Gaustabanen, please see www.gaustabanen.no 

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  • mountain hiking

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  • café/cafeteria

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  • lookout point

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  • tourist cabin

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    Recent Reviews:

    • torleikk
      Floro, Norway
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      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
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      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
    • Helena N
      Norway
      Delicious Waffles
      4 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 6th July 2021
      After visiting the area in chilly weather all you needed was a fresh baked waffles. I and familie went there during the fall season and it was already the mountain covered with snow, The snow... Read full review

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    Tel: 35080550

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