Hjølmoberget: a steep paved road in Norway

Hjølmoberget is a mountain pass at an elevation of 853m (2,798ft) above the sea level, located within the Hardangervidda National Park, in the Conty of Hordaland, in central southern Norway.

The serpentine road to the summit is paved but pretty steep (with sections up to 14.5%) and narrow. The road has some narrow parts, impassable for 2 medium cars. Not recommended if you don't know how to reverse.  Buses with more than 20 seats should not try this road. In winter, road conditions over the mountains change from hour to hour and often you will find yourself driving in a convoy behind large snowploughs striving to clear the road for drivers. In bad weather, the road may be completely closed. Winter tires are required during the winter.

There’s a parking lot at the summit. Starting from Øvre Eidfjord, a village at the southern end of the lake Eidfjordvatnet, the ascent is 10.5 km long with 22 hairpin turns. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 842 meters. The average percentage is 8.01%.
Pic: Eirik Sæbø


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