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Gaustatoppen

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Gaustatoppen Photo: Ove Bergersen
Gaustatoppen Photo: Ove Bergersen
Gaustatoppen Photo: Ove Bergersen
Gaustatoppen Photo: Stegarud Foto
Gaustatoppen Photo: Steinar Talmoen
Gaustatoppen Photo: Steinar Talmoen
Gaustatoppen Photo: Stegarud Foto

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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.

Facilities

  • General facilities

    • Café/Cafeteria
  • Activities

    • mountain hiking
  • Nature and terrain

    • lookout point
  • Other accommodation

    • tourist cabin

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Gaustatoppen

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...

Gaustatoppen

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What to do in Rjukan

Rent a canoe or join a boat trip on Lake Møsvatn, or choose hiking, biking or fishing on the mountain plateau of Hardangervidda.

Hiking in Rjukan

There is a variety of marked trails in the mountains of Rjukan. The Gaustatoppen Mountain and the old saboteurs' route are recommended.

Rjukan

Rjukan is located by the Hardangervidda National Park and is known for Gaustatoppen Mountain and the heavy water sabotages by the heroes of Telemark.

Tour suggestions in Rjukan

Hike the Gaustatoppen Mountain or the Saboteur Trail from World War II, or go cycling on the mountain plateau of Hardangervidda.

Winter in Rjukan

The mountains around Rjukan in Southern Norway are perfect for family skiing holidays.

Getting to Rjukan

Rjukan is located between Oslo in the east and the famous Norwegian fjords in the west.
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