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A nice train ride to the top. Theres a asmal cafe with hot choclate and waffles. The view is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stockholm, Sweden

Went with my wheelchair in the small train inside the mountain! Such amazing view. Weather changed... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Oslo, Norway
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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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All reviews waffles sunny day southern norway high season hiking boots tourist cabin two hours small cafe an amazing view taking pictures arrive early sturdy shoes parking place hundred meters hour walk small children keep in mind
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 23 October 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 3 October 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 17 September 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
Thank Hans-from-de
Reviewed 11 September 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 1 September 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
Thank Boye N
Reviewed 24 July 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jens D
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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Sid1206
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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Momotaro T
29 May 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.
Benji H
17 September 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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