The walk to Gaustatoppen is a family-friendly outing, that is appropriate for children who are active and used to longer walks. The tour up starts at Stavsro, on the road between Rjukan and Tuddal. Here you will find a large free parking place. The trail is well-marked with red T´s.
For many Gaustatoppen is Norway's most beautiful mountain as it towers majestically above Rjukan and is a 1883 metres above sea level.
Gaustatoppen towers above it's surroundings in Telemark and offers great hikes (there are several interesting ways up - not just the tourist route) as well as good ski touring in the winter (check avy and snow conditions!). Roundtrip up the main trail is about 10 km and 700 vertical meters.