Welcome to Gaustatoppen, the majestic mountain that soars 1883 meters above sea level, providing a view of one-sixth of Norway's landscapes.
This iconic mountain attracts over 120,000 visitors each year. Here, you can experience a blend of natural beauty, fascinating history, dining options, events, and world-class skiing that will get your adrenaline pumping.
Located in the Gausta area, near the charming town of Rjukan in the heart of Telemark, South Norway, Gaustatoppen is easily accessible and a sought-after destination for hiking enthusiasts. Join us on a journey to explore the breathtaking panoramic views and understand why Gaustatoppen holds a special place in the hearts of all who visit this magnificent destination.
The weather and conditions at Gaustatoppen today
Skiing from Gaustatoppen
Experience world-class skiing at its finest during the winter and spring at Gausta! Here, you'll discover a well-marked trail down Langefonn, along with exhilarating steep chutes that will thrill advanced skiers. Please note that these trails are off-piste and undertaken at your own risk.
To fully relish skiing from the majestic Gaustatoppen, knowledge, experience, and the right equipment are essential. Furthermore, keeping a keen eye on weather conditions and avalanche warnings is crucial to ensure a safe and unforgettable adventure.
Make the most of our Winter Map, offering an overview of ski slopes and lifts both at Gausta Ski Center and on Gaustatoppen. Your skiing adventure awaits!
Photo: Alice Vigneron
A unique dining experience that combines 3-course meals and stories from the Cold War - perfect as a corporate event or the end of a conference or kick-off
Join a guided tour of Gaustatoppen, where you'll hear the intriguing history and explore the hidden rooms that were once of vital importance
Best time to visit Gaustatoppen
Gaustatoppen can be visited all year round. The mountain is just as beautiful regardless of the season, and each season has its charm. In the autumn the mountains are coloured in red and orange. During winter the snow is sparkling and the skiing is magical, and the summer's long and bright days offer fantastic hikes.
The best months for hiking are usually July - September, with a peak in late July and early August. At this time, there can be long queues along the path from Stavsro. If you want to experience the mountain during this period, we recommend going up extra early or later in the day. And it is well worth it, since you also get to experience the sunrise or sunset!
The best months for skiing are usually early spring during March and April. During this time of the year, the days are longer and there is usually more snow, while the weather conditions are milder compared to earlier in the winter. The snow usually stays all the way into May. Many even celebrate Norway's National Day, May 17th, on skis from Gaustatoppen (!)