We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Afraid of height - but really impressed

I am not a trained hiker, but that was really okay and no problem. It is roughly from 1.300 m to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Hamburg, Germany
Great Walk - Amazing View!

What a great way to spend the day. There is plenty of parking at the bottom of the hill. You walk... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Moss, Norway
Read all 241 reviews
All photos (387)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“waffles”(15 reviews)
“sunny day”(6 reviews)
“two hours”(4 reviews)
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 30,000 people make the trip up to the summit every year to enjoy the fantastic views from...more
Stavsro, Rjukan 3660, Norway
+47 35 08 05 50
Reviews (241)
Filter reviews
79 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewswafflessunny daytwo hourssouthern norwayamazing viewshigh seasonhiking bootstourist cabinsmall cafearrive earlyparking placehundred meterssmall childrenkeep in mindstarting pointmountain topall ages
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 79 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago

I am not a trained hiker, but that was really okay and no problem. It is roughly from 1.300 m to 1.800. For very untrained persons it is difficult, I guess. If you like it harder, with more horizontal climbing and jumping from sttone to...More

Thank Hans-from-de
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great way to spend the day. There is plenty of parking at the bottom of the hill. You walk up - everyone can make it if they take their time. The views from the top are fantastic and there are signs there telling...More

Thank SootyShearwater
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drive from Oslo to Tuddal and parked The car on The big parking. Please note that during The high season you need to arrive early. We came at 10am on a saturday, and got one of The last parking spaces. The walk from there...More

Thank Boye N
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

We spend 4 days at the Hogstul hytterne (Tuddal) and decided to do a full day hike to Gaustatoppen. We decided to do the expert trail starting from Selstali - I was an amazing hike with extreme scenery. It took app 3 h and 45...More

Thank Jens D
Reviewed July 5, 2018

The peak of the mountain is an amazing place to view large swathes of southern Norway. However this is possible only on a clear summer day and we weren't lucky to have such weather on our visit except in patches when the sun shone through....More

1  Thank Sid1206
Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

We drove to the Stavro parking place and started our walk from there. Parking is free. It was a nice day, no wind, a bit of sun. Clear skies and amazing view! All ages can participate, it's a safe walk but rocky keep in mind.

1  Thank enurweb
Reviewed October 3, 2017

2 hour easy walk from the parking lot- amazing view- make sure to go ALL the way out on the tip- the last 150m are the best.

1  Thank sveinung1963
Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

Absolutely Fantastic views in all directions in any point you are, amazing colors in autumn, berries to pick, tons of fresh air, magical nature!

Thank Gille L
Reviewed August 15, 2017

This peak is said to have one of the best views in Norway. Sure it does not have fjords or the sea, but this peak is so much higher than the surrounding mountains, that this gives you a very nice veiw of the area. I...More

Thank Odd-Marcus P
Reviewed August 10, 2017

After taking the train (Gaustabannen) to the mountain top, we enjoyed some spectacular views. On a clear day you can see 1/6th of Norway's land mass from the top. Looked like it was great hiking up there as well. I would not plan on eating...More

Thank Chip1701
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 4 hotels in Rjukan
Park Hotel Rjukan
74 reviews
4.85 km away
Gaustablikk Resort
125 reviews
5.44 km away
Skinnarbu Nasjonalparkhotell
26 reviews
19.68 km away
Kalhovd Turisthytte
13 reviews
24.52 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 14 restaurants in Rjukan
Gvepseborg Panorama Cafe
85 reviews
7.21 km away
Rjukan Hytteby Kro
82 reviews
4.20 km away
Gaustablikk Hoyfjellshotell
66 reviews
5.50 km away
Vestfjorddalen Konditori & Spiseri
22 reviews
4.75 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 14 attractions in Rjukan
163 reviews
1.69 km away
120 reviews
6.48 km away
49 reviews
4.25 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Momotaro T
May 29, 2017|
Response from Jan Birger O | Reviewed this property |
Fjellbussen "The mountain bus" is in the summer vacation, from June 24th until August 20th. Price: 50 NOK pr. adult o/15 year. Check visitrjukan-com/ tema / fjellbussen-til-og-fra-destinasjon-gaustatoppen
Google Translation
October 14, 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Alessa_Corsilli | Reviewed this property |
It is about a 2 to 2.5 hours hike up. Dress well and be prepared for all kinds of weather.
Benji H
September 17, 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Bjmikk | Reviewed this property |
Hi Benji! The average temperature for Gaustablikk in October is around 2-3 degrees Celsius. So it can be a bit cold, so I would recommend you to wear a good jacket and pants. Bring with you some extra clothes to put on at... More
Google Translation