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Gaustatoppen

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

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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More about this area

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.

Tourist information in Rjukan

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

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.

Hardangervidda

The vast mountain plateau of Hardangervidda is one of Europe's largest. It is also home to Northern Europe’s largest stock of reindeer.

Key facts about Rjukan

Rjukan is an old center for industry and has approximately 3,000 inhabitants.
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