For those who want the easiest variant up to Gaustatoppen can take the trail that goes inside the mountain, Gaustabanen. In 15 minutes, it carries you up to 1800 meters. From the exit of Gaustabanen you have about 80 meters to go up a stone staircase to Gaustatoppen Tourist Cabin, if you want to enjoy a good waffle for a great view before heading down again.
It is also possible to walk one way and take Gaustabanen back. Please note that if you leave from Stavsro it is 3 km in between Gaustabanen and Stavsro. During the weekends and autumn holidays there will be a bus between the places, but on ordinary weekdays you will have to walk.
Parking and bus for trips to Gaustatoppen
There may be parking challenges at Stavsro on the nicest autumn days, but don't worry, during weekends and autumn holidays, a shuttle bus is put in. If it is full at Stavsro you will be shown to the alternate car park at Bygget in the Gausta area and then the bus goes to the desired starting point. There is also a bus from / to Tuddal and Rjukan. For timetables and tickets see here.