Stoltzekleiven – Munkebotn

Hiking from Fjellveien i Sandviken, a well prepared but rather steep row of stairs takes you all the way up to Sandviksfjellet mountain, with a very nice view of the fjord and the town. At this point, you are 313,5 meters above the starting point in Fjellveien. These stairs are popular for working out, and it is the location for the annual Stoltzekleiven opp uphill mountain race, the world’s steepest, taking place in early October. Best until now is Thorbjørn Ludvigsen, who used 7.54 minutes from Fjellveien to the top in 2016. Accordingly, the recommended route down from the top is not via the stairs, but rather via Munkebotn (turn left on the top) or Skredderdalen (turn right).

You also hike further south along the walkway to Fløyen, where there are several options downhill.

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