Juvasshytta is the highest road in Northern Europe
Juvasshytta is a mountain resort at an elevation of 1.854m (6,082ft) above the sea level, located in Jotunheimen, in Lom municipality, in southern Norway. With a name that sounds like it came from Star Wars, the road to the summit is the highest road in Norway as well as Northern Europe.
Located in Innlandet county, the road to the resort is paved and pretty steep, hitting a grueling 16.0%. through some of the ramps. It’s private but usable by the public. The road opens from May to September and closes the rest of the year. It was built in 1936 and the last 9 km are tolled.
Starting from Galdesanden, the ascent is 13.8 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 1.283 meters. The average percentage is 9.3 % but hits a 16% through some of the ramps.
It is really a stunning trip and can highly be recommended. The drive offers great views of Juvvatnet Lake. Stone fields border the road. Remember to check the weather and driving conditions before, and whether or not the road is open at www.gpss.no.
Located on a glacier, at the foot of Norway's highest mountain; Galdhøpiggen, a minor paved road runs along the southern shore of Juvvatnet Lake, and ends at Galdhøpiggen Summer Ski Centre, at 1.864m (6,115ft) above the sea level.