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A steep funicular through the mountain

If you are afraid of the dark and steep climbs/heights, this is not for you! This is a 8 minute... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sid1206
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Mumbai, India
Expencive but gets you up fast!

The train cost 350,- kr for one person up and down. You can always take it just up and walk down if... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Odd-Marcus P
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Lakselv, Norway
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Gaustabanen, the cable car inside Gaustatoppen mountain has been a well-kept secret. Gaustabanen consists of a battery driven car on a cable that carries passengers approximately 860 metres horizontally up inside the mountain. Right in the centre of...more
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are afraid of the dark and steep climbs/heights, this is not for you! This is a 8 minute journey through the mountain on a 39 degree incline which takes you up from the base of the mountain to the top (Gautatoppen). Unless one...More

Thank Sid1206
Reviewed 16 August 2017

The train cost 350,- kr for one person up and down. You can always take it just up and walk down if you want. The ride takes about 20 minutes and is quite nice. You ride inside the mountain, through these old tunnels, made by...More

Thank Odd-Marcus P
Reviewed 10 August 2017

This small inside-the-mountain train takes you up to Gaustatoppen (the top of the mountain) and some spectacular views of 1/6th of Norway's land mass on a clear day. We really enjoyed the ride and the views from the top. It is a masterful engineering feat....More

Thank Chip1701
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Great experience with kids to go to the top of the mountain through the inside! It is an impressive build and show some post war history when Gaustatop was a monitor station for NATO. It is indeed a pricy excursion but definetely worth it. Would...More

Thank Danaike
Reviewed 30 July 2017

This probably one of the most special way to get up a mountain. Since the train was build for the military, it is not very luxurious. If you have problem with loud sound, you should take some earplugs for the tram. The funicular is very...More

Thank Thierry G
Reviewed 24 July 2017

It takes about 15 minutes to go to the top (or back). First the tram for 800 meter, then the 40 degree escalator for over a km nearly all the way to the top! At the top you can enjoy the view over a 1/6...More

Thank Olav A
Reviewed 11 July 2017

It is really nice to be able to be up in the mountains for people who are unable to hike! The mountain bus ride from the town towards the gausta was a very good experience on its own. Then the long tunnel and funicular, the...More

Thank TasiraS
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent ride with very knowledgeable carriage drivers. It was much longer than we expected and was fun. What a view when you get to the top!

Thank Norkrainian
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Mt Gausta is not only considered one of Norway's most beautiful mountains (the "jewel of Telemark"), at 1883 m (6178 feet) above sea level its summit was also of strategic importance for the military during the Cold War. A radio tower and listening station was...More

2  Thank Marcus R
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Formerly secret Cold War NATO-installation. Takes you deep into the mountain on a tram, then on a steep funicular railway, still in a tunnel, almost to the top of Gausta Mountain. A short, but somewhat steep flight of steps brings you up to the antenna...More

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