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Gaustatoppen Hostel is a cosy hostel, situated in an area of dramatic natural beauty, only a few hours drive from Oslo.
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Mount Gausta - Gaustatoppen Mount Gausta is with its 1883 AMSL the highest peak in Southern Norway. In both summer and winter Gaustatoppen is a point of interest. Every year around 30.000 people visit the peak. One can hike up the mountain, but there is also a cable car, built by NATO, inside the mountain. This cable car is open for tourists during the summer and some days during the winter. The view from the summit is impressive, as one can see an area of approximately 60,000 km², one sixth of Norways mainland. Inside the mountain there is an elevator system, built for military purposes, which has recently been made available for the public. This ascends from the base of the mountain almost to the summit. The mountain is popular for downhill skiing in winter, and competitions have been held on its slopes. These competitions include the "Norseman triathlon", 'Norseman Xtreme Triathlon, billed as "the world's most brutal iron-distance triathlon.
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Find out more about our ski resort hostels. Image taken from Hafell Ski Resort