"The World’s Most Beautiful Night Walk” to the summit of Gaustatoppen - where you’ll get Norway’s greatest view.
On a clear day, you can see one-sixth of mainland Norway from the summit. And deep down in the valley, 1600 meters below your feet, you’ll see Rjukan. A beautiful small town with consistent architecture, industrial heritage and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Start: Stavro parking lot
Duration: 2,5 hours one way*
Altitude: 1100 – 1883 masl
Length: 4.5 km
Season: July - September
Climate: Bring warm windproof clothes even if the weather forecast is good.
Tripadvisor Traveler Reviews: 94 % recommend this hike.
Travel tip: *There is a former secret Cold War facility that enables you to get to the top of Gaustatoppen Mountain, from the inside.
Entering this facility is like stepping into a classic James Bond movie. First a tram takes you almost a kilometer inside the mountain, before you switch over to a cable car and continues on a rocky journey at an 40 degrees incline.
After just 15 minutes you have reached the summit.
Read more about hiking at visitnorway.com
Photo by Aleksander Myklebust