How to get here

Just 180 km from Oslo, 800 meters above the Unesco World Heritage site of Rjukan. In the heart of Telemark a true gem is waiting to be found. Welcome to Gausta, welcome to more mountain.

By car

Most guests arrive to Gausta by car.

From Oslo: Gausta is a 183 km drive from Oslo, approximately 2.5 hours. On your way you pass the cities Drammen and Kongsberg. The last bit of the road leading to Rjukan is called FV37.

From Gardermoen airport: From Gardermoen it is 232 km to Gausta when you drive via Oslo. Expect a 3.5 hour drive depending on traffic. From Oslo drive towards Drammen and then Kongsberg before taking Fv37 towards Rjukan.

From Oslo Torp (Sandefjord): Gausta is 173 km from Sandefjord. Take the E18 towards Tønsberg, where you change to Fv312 towards Kongsberg, before taking FV37 towards Rjukan. In the summertime it’s possible to drive via Tuddal, not always during the snow season.

By bus

Express buses to Rjukan depart daily from Oslo, Porsgrunn and Skien.

By air

The closest international airport is Oslo Lufthavn (Gardermoen) 232 km from Gausta. To get to Gausta you can rent a car or use a coach service to Rjukan (several departures each day). From Rjukan there’s a free shuttle bus up the mountain to Gausta during the high season.

Sandefjord airport (Oslo Torp) is 173 km away. Daily coach service to and from Rjukan.


Get here

In the heart of Telemark.

180 km from Oslo. 440 km from Gothenburg. Next to Hardangervidda National Park and Rjukan-Notodden Unesco World Heritage Site.

Get around

Ski-in, ski-out

Most lodging (cabins and appartments) at Gausta is located next to the slopes offering ski-in, ski-out.


All cabins and lodgings offer free parking close to where you’re staying. Extra parking space is available at Gausta Skisenter, Gaustablikk Hoyfjellshotell, Stavsro and Bygget.

Read more: Parking at Gaustatoppen

Shuttle bus

During the winter and summer season there’s a shuttle bus from Rjukan free of charge, going up to Gausta and back several times a day. Making it easy and cheap to get around to see the sights in the valley and experience the mountains.

Read more: See timetable

Tesla shuttle service

If you are you staying in a Gausta cabin, yet have reserved a table at Gaustablikk? Then you can get a free lift in Gaustablikk’s electric shuttle service.

Read more: Ride with Tesla to Gaustablikk restaurant


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