Visit Norway’s steepest road, and one of the steepest in all of northern Europe.
Norway has a reputation for steep and winding mountain roads, but one in particular outshines the rest! The Stalheimskleiva road north of Voss is not only Norway’s steepest road, but one of the steepest in all of northern Europe.
This road twists and turns around 13 hairpin bends as it ascends 1.75 km (1.1 mi) from the Nærøy Valley to the village of Stalheim, with inclines as steep as 20%. Due to the steep grades, the road is only open from May to September.
If you dare take your eyes off the road there are some spectacular sights on both sides, including the Stalheim waterfall (126 m/413 ft) and the Sivle waterfall (142 m/465 ft). The Stalheim Hotel, located at the top, also offers a great view over the road and valley.
This road is one of the highlights of the popular Norway in a Nutshell journey between Oslo and Bergen.View The Fjords