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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.
  • 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:

  • 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
  • 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

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Contact

Tel: 35080550

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