Gaustatoppen - Telemarken, Norway
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Walking Boots
N 59° 51.052 E 008° 39.327
32V E 480695 N 6634852
Quick Description: Gaustatoppen is the highest mountain in Telemarken
Location: Vestfold og Telemark, Norway
Date Posted: 5/18/2020 7:09:45 AM
Waymark Code: WM12FV3
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member briansnat
Views: 4

Long Description:
Gaustatoppen 1883 m, is the highest mountain in the county Vestfold og Telemark in Norway. 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 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.

There is a funicular railway inside the mountain, built for military purposes. This ascends from the base of the mountain almost to the summit. A short railway takes the passengers from the mountain base horizontally to the lower station deep inside the mountain. It was built to access the military radio relay station built at and inside the mountain top. The installation is now a tourist attraction.

Source: Wikipedia
State/Province/County/Territory etc.: Telemarken

Elevation: 1,883 m

Elevation Measurement: Meters

Access: Hiking Trail/Foot Path

Fee: No

Related URL (If available): [Web Link]

If Yes How Much?: Not Listed

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