Gaustatoppen, 1883 meters above sea level, is a pretty sight there it thrones over Rjukan and is covered in snow.
Gaustatoppen is a favorite destination for all freeriders, and with Gaustabanen opportunity opens also for anyone who wants to experience the winter to the summit without skis.
Highlights at Gaustatoppen
Experience winter at the summit
The tour up to Gaustatoppen
Gaustabanen will be open every day from February 11th to May 20 th, from 09 am - 5 pm. Please notice that Gaustabanen may close in short notice due to weather conditions.
You can also get up to the summit on you own. Best route is to go up by Svineroi Seter (mountain farm).
The trip takes approximately 2.5 hours to the top.
The freeride down
A route called Langefonn is marked and designated as safe in terms of avalanches. Please note, however, that all traffic is at your own risk! Tougher downhills are along the ridge north from the tower. There are seven runs eastward with varying degrees of difficulty and a mean decrease of less than 40 degrees.
NB! Taking the easy way to the top with Gaustabanen Langefonn is the only route down you can run without a guide.
This is something that the Board of Gaustabanen and Tinn Municipality have set as a requirement to be able to transport skiers to Gaustatoppen. This means that if you want to drive in these zones, you must first send a request directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is intended as a preventive measure, in addition to creating added value and security for you as freerider .
We cannot stress it enough, that all traffic to the summit is at your own risk .
Gaustatoppen without skiis
Winter at Gaustatoppen can be a special experience for more than the freeriders. Take Gaustabanen to the top and enjoy a waffle in the sun in 1800 meters altitude. On a clear day the view is fabulous.
The road from Svineroi to Tuddal is closed in winter , so it is best to park your car at Svineroi cabin. You can also take a free bus “Fjellbussen” that runs 5 times a day between Rjukan and Destination Gaustatoppen.