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The mountain Gaustatoppen

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The mountain road over Gaustatoppen between Rjukan and Tuddal is a spectacular scenic experience.

You start off up the narrow, steep, twisting road from Tuddal and continue up to Flistjønnskaret at an altitude of 1,260 metres. This is one of the highest mountain passes in Norway, and from here you can see Gaustatoppen towering magnificently above you on your left with Heddersvann lake on your right.

Further on you will pass Svineroi, where there is a turning off to the right to the area around Gausta and Kvitåvatn, where there are several hotels and other places offering accommodation and various different activities.

From Svineroi, the road winds its way down to Rjukan.

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    • summer
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    • spring
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    • lookout point
    • mountainous terrain

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The mountain Gaustatoppen - Photo: Nancy Bundt

The mountain Gaustatoppen

The mountain road over Gaustatoppen between Rjukan and Tuddal is a spectacular scenic experience. You start off up the narrow, steep, twisting road...

The mountain Gaustatoppen

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Attractions in Rjukan

The Gaustatoppen Mountain and the Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum are among the main attractions in Rjukan.

Where to stay in Rjukan

Stay in Rjukan itself or choose one of the surrounding areas of Gausta, Skinnarbu, Tinnbygdene or Hardangervidda.

Tourist information in Rjukan

The tourist information office is centrally located in the town centre.

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.

Hardanger National Tourist Route

Follow the scenic Hardangerfjord in Fjord Norway, where for over a century travelers have come to see mountains, fjords, waterfalls and glaciers.

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.
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