Solstien – the shortest way from Rjukan to Hardangervidda

Solstien is a 4.3 km easy and family-friendly walk with a beautiful view of Gaustatoppen and Hardangervidda. It takes you from Gvepseborg, the top station of Krossobanen, to Hardangervidda on gravel roads, steps and past viewpoints with amazing views of the Norwegian mountains.

The route in brief
4,3 km one way
2 tim
Vertical rise:
214 m (approx. 886-1,100 metres above sea level)

Getting here

From the centre of Rjukan take the rv37 road towards Rauland. After about 2 km, follow the signs to the right for the Krossobanen cable car. You can park at Krossobanen’s lower station free of charge.

Take the Krossobanen cable car to the upper station at Gvepseborg and the starting point for the walk.


Useful information

The best time to do this walk is in the summer and early autumn, from the beginning of June until mid-October. This is considered an easy walk, which makes it suitable for the whole family – but wear decent shoes as the trail includes a few slopes and gravelly sections.



Always follow the Norwegian mountain safety code when you walk in the mountains. Prepare thoroughly before setting out and respect nature. This is also important if you are used to mountain hikes.


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