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Gaustatoppen Photo: Stegarud Foto Gaustatoppen Photo: Ove Bergersen Gaustatoppen Photo: Espen Halvorsen Gaustatoppen Photo: Asbjørn Torgersen Gaustatoppen Photo: Hans-Dieter Fleger Gaustatoppen Photo: VisitRjukan Gaustatoppen Photo: VisitRjukan
Gaustatoppen Photo: Stegarud Foto
Gaustatoppen Photo: Ove Bergersen
Gaustatoppen Photo: Espen Halvorsen
Gaustatoppen Photo: Asbjørn Torgersen
Gaustatoppen Photo: Hans-Dieter Fleger
Gaustatoppen Photo: VisitRjukan
Gaustatoppen Photo: VisitRjukan
If you have a desire to hike to Gaustatoppen, the best place to start is Stavsro. The path is 4km one way, and suitable for both children and adults.

Hike facts

Effort level
  • Challenging
Duration
  • 5 hours
Landscape
  • Mountain
Season:
June - September

Contact information

Description

The best place to start off on a trek up to the top is from Stavsro (1,173 metres). 

The trail is well marked with red T's all the way up and it is approx. 4 km one way. It takes most people about two hours to reach the summit and a little less on the way down.

You might find stones with wave patterns on them from when the mountain was at the bottom of a long lost ocean

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  • Hiking Hiking

Facilities

  • Season

    • august
    • july
    • june
    • september
  • Nature and terrain

    • stony
    • mountains
  • Grading

    • challenging
  • Duration

    • 5 hours

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Gaustatoppen

The best place to start off on a trek up to the top is from Stavsro (1,173 metres).  The trail is well marked with red T's all the way up and it is...

Gaustatoppen

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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.

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.

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.

Where to stay in Rjukan

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