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Park at Stavsro Costs 150 NOK It’s outhouse-toilet at the parking Takes 1,5-2,0 hours to walk... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Weather permitting you can see far away from the top of the majestic mountaintop of Hardanger... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2019
Niels L
Aarhus, Denmark
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Gaustatoppen, which many claim to be the most beautiful mountain in Norway, towers majestically above the town of Rjukan at an altitude of 1,883 metres. Around 30,000 people make the trip up to the summit every year to enjoy the fantastic views from...more
Stavsro, Rjukan 3660, Norway
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

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 toilets (fee) Can buy coffe, chocolate, waffles, hotdog etc. A...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed August 14, 2019 via mobile

Weather permitting you can see far away from the top of the majestic mountaintop of Hardanger. There is - of course - a tourist hut with café on top.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Niels L
Reviewed July 25, 2019 via mobile

Feel like on top of the world. We took the gaustabanen to the top.. i know the lazy way.. but it was quick enough to give us a spectacular view.. 30 min. Later the fog/clouds came in and we could see noting anymore on the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 20, 2019

Mountain / peak hike with incredible views. No climbing equipment needed, but I recomend good hiking shoes and windproof jacket (it's almost always windy at the top). Moderate climb, slightly rugged terrain, but accessible for both children and adults. One of the best views in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Eirik H
Reviewed July 7, 2019 via mobile

Excellent view from the top. Easy climb / gravelpath most of the way. Takes 2 hours from the parking. 1,5h down. It may be a bit crowded in the summer season. If so, you might want to choose a different path then the "standard". Check...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 29, 2019

Challenging hike up but an amazing view compensates for it. Go up in the summer months and enjoy the beautiful landscapes around.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank eshwar1276
Reviewed June 23, 2019

I am from Asia, but have lived in Norway for over 10 years now. An old lady who works at the cafeteria of Gaustatoppen is so racist. She wanted us, me and my Asian friends, to get out of the cafeteria because she meant that...More

Date of experience: June 2019
4  Thank mccharlbareng
Reviewed June 3, 2019

From this peak, you have the widest reaching view in all of Norway. It is absolutely fantastic. Easy access (they even have a cable car inside the mountain). I recommend hiking for the best experience. The parking here can be really crazy on weekends or...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank goingwalkabout
Reviewed April 23, 2019

I decided to hike to the summit in April, not realizing that the ground would still be covered in (at times quite deep) snow all the way down to the parking lot. This time of year, as it turns out, the locals take Gaustabanen to...More

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank andersn86
Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

This is THE mountain to go to in the southeast of Norway, hands down. And it is accessible to all with a variety to of ways to access the peak. We went by the tunnel-rail Gaustabanen - the history tour of this former military installation...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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May 29, 2017|
Response from Jan Birger O | Reviewed this property |
Fjellbussen "The mountain bus" is in the summer vacation, from June 24th until August 20th. Price: 50 NOK pr. adult o/15 year. Check visitrjukan-com/ tema / fjellbussen-til-og-fra-destinasjon-gaustatoppen
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October 14, 2016|
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Response from Alessa_Corsilli | Reviewed this property |
It is about a 2 to 2.5 hours hike up. Dress well and be prepared for all kinds of weather.
September 17, 2016|
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Response from Bjmikk | Reviewed this property |
Hi Benji! The average temperature for Gaustablikk in October is around 2-3 degrees Celsius. So it can be a bit cold, so I would recommend you to wear a good jacket and pants. Bring with you some extra clothes to put on at... More
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