Hike up to Gaustatoppen is on many Norwegians bucket lists.

Statistics

Analysing terrain data

7 - 8

hrs

1,704

m

1,703

m

35

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Exposure

Exposure

The exposure grade describes the potential consequences of falling or slipping off the path.

Low Exposure: The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.

Medium Exposure: The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

High Exposure: Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.

Extreme Exposure: Some trail sections are extremely exposed where falling will almost certainly result in serious injury or death.

Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.

Description

Hike up to Gaustatoppen is on many Norwegians bucket lists.

This is the hard-going and steep way to the top, from Rjukan via Selstali Seter, up the north side of Gaustatoppen.

With a climb of 1600 metres, the north side of Gaustatoppen is a full-day adventure if you start from Rjukan railway station.

You can also drive the 18 kilometres to Selstali and start from there.