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Gaustatoppen

Stavsro, Rjukan 3660, Norway
+47 35 08 05 50
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Hiking trip Gaustatoppen from Selstali

We spend 4 days at the Hogstul hytterne (Tuddal) and decided to do a full day hike to Gaustatoppen... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jens D
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Amazing view of southern Norway

The peak of the mountain is an amazing place to view large swathes of southern Norway. However this... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2018
Sid1206
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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 the top. On a clear day, you can see all the way south to the coast and east to Sweden. You can see one sixth of Norway from here. No matter what the weather is like, you can still buy a cup of coffee, waffles and food at the Tourist Association's 100-year-old stone cabin on the summit. You can pick your own stone from the piles around the summit and get it stamped to prove that you climbed the mountain. A new alpine slope down Gaustatoppen is planned, but this is no new idea. Had it not been for the Second World War, the alpine disciplines at the 1940 World Championships would have been arranged here.
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Stavsro, Rjukan 3660, Norway
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spend 4 days at the Hogstul hytterne (Tuddal) and decided to do a full day hike to Gaustatoppen. We decided to do the expert trail starting from Selstali - I was an amazing hike with extreme scenery. It took app 3 h and 45...More

Thank Jens D
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Reviewed 6 July 2018

The peak of the mountain is an amazing place to view large swathes of southern Norway. However this is possible only on a clear summer day and we weren't lucky to have such weather on our visit except in patches when the sun shone through....More

1  Thank Sid1206
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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

We drove to the Stavro parking place and started our walk from there. Parking is free. It was a nice day, no wind, a bit of sun. Clear skies and amazing view! All ages can participate, it's a safe walk but rocky keep in mind.

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

2 hour easy walk from the parking lot- amazing view- make sure to go ALL the way out on the tip- the last 150m are the best.

1  Thank sveinung1963
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Absolutely Fantastic views in all directions in any point you are, amazing colors in autumn, berries to pick, tons of fresh air, magical nature!

Thank Gille L
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

This peak is said to have one of the best views in Norway. Sure it does not have fjords or the sea, but this peak is so much higher than the surrounding mountains, that this gives you a very nice veiw of the area. I...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

After taking the train (Gaustabannen) to the mountain top, we enjoyed some spectacular views. On a clear day you can see 1/6th of Norway's land mass from the top. Looked like it was great hiking up there as well. I would not plan on eating...More

Thank Chip1701
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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Climbed this rocky mountain on a sunny day in August, the temperature at the top being 8 °C. I truly began to hate all the stones on and in my way, but the views I got in return were magnificent and so were the waffles...More

1  Thank Rob R
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Make sure you use comfortable hiking shoes or boots with plenty of ankle support there are stretches where you will be hiking over stones and boulders- my hiking boots did not have adequate cushioning and I could feel the boulders! Coffee and waffles at the...More

Thank Elena K
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

It took us about two hours to get to the top. It's a nice climb and it can be challenging at some points but the views you get along the way are incredible. And when you finally make it to the top (and if the...More

1  Thank EllenV82
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Momotaro T
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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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14 October 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.
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Benji H
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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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