Hikes on Gausta
The Gausta area is known for its fantastic hiking and magnificent nature. The varied landscape of Gaustatoppen and Vestfjorddalen is perfect for shorter hikes and day trips, with or without a guide.
Gausta’s most famous mountain is Gaustatoppen, but the area also offers other less-known hiking trails. Keep on scrolling to read more about the best peaks and trails in Gausta. “God tur”, as we say in Norway!
Hiking to Gaustatoppen
The most popular and easiest hike starts at Stavsro by the lake Heddersvatn, on the south side of the mountain. This is an easy trail suitable for all ages. The hike is 4 kilometers long and takes about 2 hours (one-way), depending on how many breaks you take.
From Svineroi, the bottom station of the Gaustabanen railway, you can take the Langefonn trail to the top. This route is shorter but steeper compared to the trail from Stavsro.
Start from Selstali Seter in the west and hike south through Gausdalen, before turning east up the mountain and connecting to the southern trail up to the top. (Gausdalen, located on the west of Gaustatoppen, is a national park and an experience in itself!) This is a medium to challenging hike, suitable for those with previous hiking experience.
Hikes on Gausta
Skipsfjell is the name of the mountain located in the middle of Gausta. It has one of the best viewpoints in the area. From the top at 1088 metres above sea level, you can enjoy magnificent views of the entire Gausta area, including Gaustatoppen, Kvitåvatn and Rjukan. Hiking up here (or around the whole mountain) is suitable for all ages and takes a few hours.
Ørnenipa is a popular mountain in Vatnedalen, located in the northeastern part of Gausta. The peak is located at 1315 metres above sea level and offers good hiking and beautiful views of Gaustatoppen the Gausta area. The popular trail from Vatnedalen takes about 4 hours (round trip).
This moderate hike to Toreskyrkja starts at Lake Heddersvatn next to Stavsro. The hike is 3,6 km and approximately 1–1,5 hours long (one way).
This challenging hike takes you from Vatnedalen to Toreskyrkja at 1,371 metres above sea level. At the summit you can enjoy spectacular views of Gaustatoppen, Tuddal, and the mountains in Telemark.
Hikes near Gausta
Take Krossobanen up to Solstien and enjoy the view over Hardangervidda and Gaustatoppen. This is a familiy-friendly and easy walk of 4.3 km around.
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