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Fantastic trip - fabulous view !!!

This is THE mountain to go to in the southeast of Norway, hands down. And it is accessible to all... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2019
Rjukan, Norway
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Hiking to the summit of Gaustatoppen in September

Apparently, there are several ways of ascending the top and I chose the hardest one (unknowingly... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2019
Никол Ц
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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
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All reviews waffles southern norway high season warm clothes small cafe arrive early sturdy shoes fantastic trip military installation an amazing view parking place hour walk keep in mind enjoy the view next year parking lot hike
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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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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Reviewed February 12, 2019

Apparently, there are several ways of ascending the top and I chose the hardest one (unknowingly). Still, it wasn't very difficult but people should prepare with warm clothes, snacks, and water. Comfy shoes and clothes are a must have. The view is breathtaking and it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Никол Ц
Reviewed November 27, 2018

A nice train ride to the top. Theres a asmal cafe with hot choclate and waffles. The view is magnificient on a clear day.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank MariH823
Reviewed November 12, 2018

Went with my wheelchair in the small train inside the mountain! Such amazing view. Weather changed from sunny to snow within an hour, great experience.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Happywheels64
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

Cloudy weather, but the view was nevertheless amazing! Nice 2 hour walk up that would suit most people. Waffels and steaming coffee at the top on a crisp autumn day - cant ask for more than that!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kingston55
Reviewed October 3, 2018

We drove all the way to train/trail. Very cold, windy, rainy, and completely fogged in on top. Train was $50 USD per person to take up to top so decided against it. Too wet and cold to hike without being properly prepared. Will try again...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Barbara M
Reviewed September 17, 2018

I am not a trained hiker, but that was really okay and no problem. It is roughly from 1.300 m to 1.800. For very untrained persons it is difficult, I guess. If you like it harder, with more horizontal climbing and jumping from sttone to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Hans-from-de
Reviewed September 10, 2018

What a great way to spend the day. There is plenty of parking at the bottom of the hill. You walk up - everyone can make it if they take their time. The views from the top are fantastic and there are signs there telling...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SootyShearwater
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

We drive from Oslo to Tuddal and parked The car on The big parking. Please note that during The high season you need to arrive early. We came at 10am on a saturday, and got one of The last parking spaces. The walk from there...More

Date of experience: September 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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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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