Is hiking up to Gaustatoppen not challenging enough for you? Then you should sign up for the Viking Challenge racecourse that takes you all the way up to 1830 meters above sea level!
Every year hundreds of runners run the 11 km long road from Rjukan up to Gaustatoppen. But here, of course, it is not the length but the incline that demands endurance – the race means climbing 1600 meters. Cross the finish line beside the cabin at Gaustahytte and you get your reward – a breathtaking view Norway’s mountain region. 1/6th of it to be exact!
Next year’s Viking Challenge will take place on Saturday 22 June, so check your calendar dates now!