Juvasshytta

Juvasshytta

Juvasshytta is a mountain resort at an elevation of 1.841m (6,040ft) above the sea level, located in Jotunheimen, in Lom municipality, in Norway. With a name that sounds like it came from Star Wars, the road to the summit is the highest road in Northern Europe.

The road to the summit is asphalted and usually open from May to September. It was built in 1936. At the summit there’s a mountain tourist station with restaurant and accommodation. The last 9 km are tolled. At the end of the road a ski center is situated, which lies in a height of 2.469 m.

The road to Juvasshytta is pretty steep. 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 the climb includes sections up to 16.0%.