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Unique cold war era tram inside the mountain.

Originally built for military purpose in the 1950s it is since 2010 open to the public. The... read more

Reviewed July 30, 2018
Gunnar M
Oslo, Norway
A steep funicular through the mountain

If you are afraid of the dark and steep climbs/heights, this is not for you! This is a 8 minute... read more

Reviewed July 5, 2018
Mumbai, India
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“cold war”(6 reviews)
Gaustabanen, the cable car inside Gaustatoppen mountain has been a well-kept secret. Gaustabanen consists of a battery driven car on a cable that carries passengers approximately 860 metres horizontally up inside the mountain. Right in the centre of...more
Svineroi, Rjukan 3660, Norway
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Reviewed July 30, 2018

Originally built for military purpose in the 1950s it is since 2010 open to the public. The rolling stock is the original but obviously the controls and access has been updated to modern standard. The ride takes you via train change inside the mounting to...More

Thank Gunnar M
Reviewed July 5, 2018

If you are afraid of the dark and steep climbs/heights, this is not for you! This is a 8 minute journey through the mountain on a 39 degree incline which takes you up from the base of the mountain to the top (Gautatoppen). Unless one...More

Thank Sid1206
Reviewed August 15, 2017

The train cost 350,- kr for one person up and down. You can always take it just up and walk down if you want. The ride takes about 20 minutes and is quite nice. You ride inside the mountain, through these old tunnels, made by...More

Thank Odd-Marcus P
Reviewed August 10, 2017

This small inside-the-mountain train takes you up to Gaustatoppen (the top of the mountain) and some spectacular views of 1/6th of Norway's land mass on a clear day. We really enjoyed the ride and the views from the top. It is a masterful engineering feat....More

Thank Chip1701
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

Great experience with kids to go to the top of the mountain through the inside! It is an impressive build and show some post war history when Gaustatop was a monitor station for NATO. It is indeed a pricy excursion but definetely worth it. Would...More

Thank Danaike
Reviewed July 30, 2017

This probably one of the most special way to get up a mountain. Since the train was build for the military, it is not very luxurious. If you have problem with loud sound, you should take some earplugs for the tram. The funicular is very...More

Thank Thierry G
Reviewed July 24, 2017

It takes about 15 minutes to go to the top (or back). First the tram for 800 meter, then the 40 degree escalator for over a km nearly all the way to the top! At the top you can enjoy the view over a 1/6...More

Thank Olav A
Reviewed July 11, 2017

It is really nice to be able to be up in the mountains for people who are unable to hike! The mountain bus ride from the town towards the gausta was a very good experience on its own. Then the long tunnel and funicular, the...More

Thank TasiraS
Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

Excellent ride with very knowledgeable carriage drivers. It was much longer than we expected and was fun. What a view when you get to the top!

Thank Norkrainian
Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

Mt Gausta is not only considered one of Norway's most beautiful mountains (the "jewel of Telemark"), at 1883 m (6178 feet) above sea level its summit was also of strategic importance for the military during the Cold War. A radio tower and listening station was...More

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