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© Ove Bergersen


Visit Mount Gausta "Gaustatoppen" this winter!

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 100 000 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.

© Ove Bergersen
© Ove Bergersen
© Ove Bergersen
© Stegarud Foto
© Steinar Talmoen
© Steinar Talmoen
© Stegarud Foto
Great view from Gaustatoppen, © Telemark Superski

3660 Rjukan


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