Our adventures

Experience Norway's most beautiful view, a unique overnight stay, and exciting history a short drive from Oslo!

Join us on this 36-hour mountain getaway to experience the diversity between the busy city life in Oslo and the silence on top of one of Norway's most spectacular mountains. On this adventure tour you will also learn more about Norwegian culture, and exiting parts of our history.

According to Lonely Planet, the 1883 meter tall peak of Gaustatoppen is Norway's most beautiful mountain. The view from the top has been rated as Norwegians favourite view, and on a clear day, you can see one-sixth of Norway from the mountaintop. From a distance, the characteristic peak looks similar to Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. But, don't worry, it is an easy hike up the beautiful view that awaits. On our way to Gaustatoppen, we will have a visit to Norway's largest stave church from 1250AC. At the top of the mountain, we will sleep in a rock-made mountain lodge originating from 1893. The now refurbished lodge is a spectacular sight, and a comfortable bed to spend the night in. We promise that the sunrise and sunsets up here are second to none. 

On day two the group will go down the to the small industry society, Rjukan. Situated in a deep valley, the small community has been troubled by a lack of sun large parts of the year. As a result, the local community went together in 2013 and bought sun-mirrors. Placed on the very top of the valley side, the mirrors reflect sun down to the community. In Rjukan, we will visit Norway's most famous industrial site.

The industrial site Vemork got famous after a series of highly dangerous and successful operations during the second world war. Most famous is the Norwegian heavy water sabotage, also known as Operation Gunnerside. The British Special Operation Executive later evaluated Operation Gunnerside as the most successful act of sabotage in all of WW2. Numerous books, movies and documentaries have been made about the operation. For those interested, we recommend the Netflix available, and critically acclaimed Norwegian tv-series "The Battle for Heavy Water" (Kampen om Tungtvannet) from 2014. 

On our way back to Oslo, we will have a stop at Søstrene Storaas Hotel (The Storaas Sisters). At the family-owned hotel, we will enjoy a delicious and homemade three-course lunch. Inspired by their Danish and Carribien ancestors, their kitchen focus on culinary experiences combining both Norwegian and international food traditions with love. 




Level 2 out of 5. Please read more about our level of difficulty here.  You do not need a lot of previous hiking experience to join this trip. 


Have a look at the full equipment list by clicking "Equipment list" in the menu above.  



We stay on the top of Gaustatoppen at the mountain lodge situated there. The mountain lodge is comfortable, but not luxurious. 




The guide speaks English.


We reserve the right to make changes to the program, and the price. The day to day program is indicative, and changes may occur. Please have a look at our terms and conditions


Minimum: 4 people; Maximum: 7 people.

WHAT'S INCLUDED?          

  • Professional nature guide.
  • Accommodation for 1 night
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and a three course-lunch on day 2 (as described in the day to day program). 
  • All local transport from Oslo and back again


  • Drinks and snacks.

DAY 1: Oslo AIRPORT - gaustatoppen

We meet at the airport hotel at 9.30 am. From here, we start the drive towards Gaustatoppen, and on the way, we stop by Heddal Stave Church. The church was built in 1250 AC and is Norway's most prominent Stave Church.  Here in the beautiful the church, we have lunch before continuing towards Gaustatoppen. The hike towards the top will take us about 3-4 hours; the path is well maintained and improved by Sherpas from Nepal a few years ago. Inside Gaustatoppen there was for many years a secret railway leading to NATO's earlier monitoring station at the top of the mountain.

From the top, we can marvel at the view, rated by Norwegians to be the most beautiful in Norway. The evening will be spent relaxing in the small cabin situated on the top of the mountain, while we enjoy the sun setting behind the hills on the horizon. The staff at the hotel will serve us a delicious Norwegian dinner, and we are the only ones sleeping in the dormitory of this unique accommodation.

Accommodation Mountain Lodge Ascent 700m Distance 8,8km Meals L D Descent 0m Time 3-4 hrs Transport 2,5 hrs

DAY 2: on historical ground

Our day starts with a fresh cup of coffee and a marvellous sunrise. After breakfast, we start the hike back down to the car. It will take us about two hours. From here, we go down to Rjukan, the small town is listed on UNESCO’s world heritage list. Rjukan is a historic industrial town, which played a key role during WW2 in Norway. Rjukan Waterfall provided the basis for the world’s largest Power Station at the time it was built. During our stay, we will visit the old power station Vemork. Vemork now functions as the Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum. It’s an impressive site, and you will get a close encounter with war history, and learn about one of the most daring and successful operations against Nazi Germany.  “The Heroes of Telemark” as they have been named, blew up the heavy water production and prevented the Germans from developing nuclear weapons.

Our snack is enjoyed at the museum, and then we head back towards Oslo. One hour away from Rjukan, we will have a stop at Søstrene Storaas Hotel (The Storaas Sisters). Here, we will be served a delicious three-course dinner made from local Norwegian ingredients. This is the perfect ending to our two-day trip, and we toast to a short, but eventful adventure. Back in Oslo around 7 pm. 

Distance 8,8km Meals B L Descent 700m Time 3-4 hrs Transport 3-4hrs

Take a good look at this list, and make sure you bring with you everything you need. This list is meant to give you a guideline, so that we have everything we need on the trip, regardless of the weather. The weather in Norway in this period can be anything from a warm summer day to a cold day with snow (not very likely, but it can happen). However we don’t want you to buy a lot of new stuff, so please bring what you have, or maybe you can borrow from someone. Bring as little as possible, you don’t have to dress up for anything on this trip.

Please contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions.


Preferably synthetic or wool. 

Base Layer

Wool or synthetic, we recommend wool. 


Bring a good Mid Layer. 

Shell jacket

Gore-Tex or similar. The jackets must be windproof, have a hood, and make sure you don’t get wet even if it rains all day. Also good ventilation under the arms. 

Shell pants or hiking pants


Insulated jacket 

Down or synthetic. To put on at the mountain tops, and in the evening. 




Wool is the best, bring several pairs, fresh socks help reduce gall. 


Bring a warm cap, and something to protect you from the sun is also smart. 

Head over/skarf






Hiking shoes

Bring good hiking shoes that you have used before.


A daypack for a warm jacket, food, water, snacks and the few things that you need for the one night at the cabin. 



Water bottle



And sunblock for your lips. 




Remember a lot of free space on your memory card. 


Remember new batteries. 

Ear plugs


Hiking poles



Chocolate, nuts or energy bar.

Bed linens and towels are included.