Gaustatoppen hike

Last Sunday we went for the “usual” summer hike somewhere in Norway, this time it was Gaustatoppen which is the tallest mountain in Norway(1883 m, yeah, kinda disappointing, I know).
The cool thing about this mountain is that from the top, when it’s not cloudy,  you can see circa one sixth of Norway’s mainland, including the Oslo,(For reference it takes 2 and half hours drive to get from Oslo to Gaustatoppen).

To get to the top you have two options, either hiking up or taking the funicular: we obviously did the hike.
The hike is not among the most difficult, the complete round trip is circa 9.7 km and it takes no more than 5 hours. The way up is nothing but uphill, and the way down is only downhill. Bring with you some kind water repellent clothes, it’s still an “high” mountain and nothing will stop clouds from floating over it. Strongly suggest to use proper hiking shoes since the road is made out of stones and they can be pretty slippery sometimes.

Once on the top you can enjoy the view or a waffle/coffee at the cabin you will find up 🙂

The hike can be done in a single day.



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