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BikeRaceInfo's
King of the Mountain Cycling

An international guide to paved climbs

Europe: Norway

Climb

Mtn. Range

Height (Feet/
meters)

Location

Races
Tours

Comments

Aurland-Laerdal (Nalfarhoegdi)

4284/
1306
Sognefjorden, Central Southern Norway. Startes at sea level in Aurland.

Provides excellent views of the worlds longest fjord— Sognefjorden.
Flydal-Geirangerfjord South

3149/
960
Geirangerfjord, Western Norway. Starts at sea level, at the bottom of the Geiranger fjord.


Juvasshytta

6025/
1837


Highest road in northern Europe—but it's unpaved.
Lysebotn


Stavanger.


Lysefjord (Lysebotn-Edneram)

3116/
950
Southwestern Norway, near Lysefjord.

Noted as one of Norway's "wildest climbs" and one of Europe's most spectacular because of its 36 switchbacks (2 of which disappear in a tunnel).
Nibbeveien

4907/
1496
Starts at sea level.

Highest road climb in Norway. The last 5km are unpaved but rideable by bike.
Oevre Aardal-Turtago

4287/
1307
Jotunheimen. Starts at sea level.


Ovre Ahrdahl-Turtago


Jotungeimen.


Sognefjell

4723/
1440
Central Southern Norway, near Sognefjorden/
Jotunheime.
Tour of Jotun-
heimen.

Spiral


Southwest of Oslo.
This climb, a little more than a kilometer in length, has a constant grade of between 11 and 12% and ends at a mere 200 m a.s.l. The strange thing about it is that it is designed as a tunnel with six switchbacks, each pair of three switchbacks constitutes one and a half loop. Effectively this means that while climbing inside the mountain you are looping around three times. A very strange toll road that has become a tourist attraction.
Stalheims-
kleivi





Trollstigen

2296/
700
Western Norway, south of Aandalsnes at R63. Starts at Byteskrea.

(a.k.a. Trolls Ladder and Trolls Path).
Vassbygdi

1837/
560
Southest of Sognejjorden and east of Aurlan on R50.


Xrneveien Geiranger North

2047/
624
Western Norway, near Geirangerfjord. Starts at sea level at the bottom of the Geiranger fjord and climbs up the Flydal valley.

(a.k.a. Eagles Road).