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Sight for soar eyes!

Nice to sit down, there is heat inside and toilets. Toilets cost 20 NOK though... They serve soup... read more

Reviewed June 16, 2018
Kristiansand, Norway
via mobile
Nice cafe with lots of seats

This is a nice cafe with lots of seats, but the prices are high. And they probably should be... read more

Reviewed August 15, 2017
Odd-Marcus P
Lakselv, Norway
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16 Jun 2018
“Sight for soar eyes!”
19 Jun 2018
“After hiking to the top you expect more”
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Gaustatoppen, Rjukan, Norway
+47 35 09 41 50
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Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

After hiking to the top on an cold and foggy day you really want to have a friendly reception and a nice warm cup of café and waffels. Anything it could be this place was not. Firstly we werent’t allowed to sit on a table,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank yara v
Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

Nice to sit down, there is heat inside and toilets. Toilets cost 20 NOK though... They serve soup, waffles, coffee, tea and cold drinks. Staff was a bit stressed out, maybe because of the Viking Challange race. There is a nice terrasse to see an...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank enurweb
Reviewed September 9, 2017 via mobile

This magnificent place always gives you a surprise, one way or another. We had a perfect stay at the cabin, lovely service and 3 seasons of changing weather.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Svenn S
Reviewed August 15, 2017

This is a nice cafe with lots of seats, but the prices are high. And they probably should be. Considering the effort to get the goods up here. Of course they use the train inside the mountain, but still there's some stairs and lots of...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Odd-Marcus P
Reviewed August 24, 2016

We went up the mountain with the train, and had coffee and tea in the hytte. The waffles were still warm and tasted good. The tables were not cleaned. The view is absolutely great.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank jolav12
Reviewed July 21, 2016

We arrived on top of Gaustatoppen when it was raining. So we needed a place to hide and feel warm. Turisthytte offered us shelter and warm waffle, coffee. Food cost was affordable. A great place to sit and take rest after hours of hiking. You...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank RaxyRichardGomes
Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

It is hard to match the views here on a clear day. Weather observation afficionados can enjoy this place on bad days. Perfect starting point for suicide alpine skiers. Many opportunities to fall off a cliff while taking memorable selfies. There is often a long...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Julius K
Reviewed September 30, 2015

The waffels at this mountain hut on the top of Gaustatoppen are very nice. The personell is friendly and gave us some tips regarding the way down.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank jethroborsje
Reviewed August 19, 2015

Tradtional Norwegian wooden interior, waffles, coffee and hot cocoa, would have been a great view if the weather was clear. The train inside the mountain is recommended.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank charlotte589
Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

Say no more. View is pretty spectacular too. Can't go to the top of Gaustatoppen without having waffles here

Date of experience: July 2015
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