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At 1883 metres the Gaustatoppen looks majestic standing tall above the other peaks for miles around.
The walk up to the summit is challenging due to the angular and, in places, loose rocks that must be navigated through.
However, the views that open up as you gain altitude are fantastic. The path is easily distinguished thanks to the Red 'T's' that are painted on rocks, as well as the fact that the lichen has been worn away on the rocks that have been stepped on countless times.
This route can be exposed to the elements in places, so prepare well by packing a hat, multiple layers and of course a good waterproof jacket.
Upon reaching the summit you enjoy marvellous panoramic views in all directions, provided there is a break in the clouds.
On a clear day you can see an area of approximately 60,000 km2, which equates to a sixth of Norway’s total land mass, on a clear day you may even see Sweden far off in the east. Equipment