Gaustatoppen, Rjukan

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Gaustatoppen is the highest mountain in the county Vestfold og Telemark in Norway which lies in the municipality Tinn and Hjartdal. The view from the summit is impressive, as one can see an area of approximately 60,000 km², one sixth of Norway's mainland. The mountain is popular for downhill skiing in winter, and competitions have been held on its slopes. These competitions include the "Norseman triathlon", billed as "the world's most brutal iron-distance triathlon". It starts in Eidfjord and finishes at the top of Gaustatoppen. The summit is accessible on foot in the summer, on a rocky pathway of medium difficulty, although the southern side of the mountain is very dangerous and inaccessible. The wreckage of an airplane crash lies there, as it is too difficult to remove it.
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  • gaustabanen train goes horizontally into mountain then catch another one almost vertically to top inside the mountain, NATO built- amazing!  more »
  • You can either walk up to the top or take the cable car Gaustabanen which is located inside the mountain. At the top is Gaustatoppen Turisthytte where they serve coffee, tea, and waffles. Water can.....  more »
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  • Beautiful view! You can have coffee and wafles up there!
  • Pretty nice views

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