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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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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
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
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
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".
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 the top. Remember to check the weather forecast before you go up.