Norway’s longest continuous stone steps were built in 2017, with a staggering 2,212 steps up to the top of the spectacular Rørsethornet (659 metres above sea level) in Midsund. Project manager Kolbjørn Ove Stølen is now planning to ‘step up’ this Norwegian record, so that there will be a total of 3,500 continuous stone steps to the summit.
In this little island paradise in Northwest, Sherpas from Nepal have also built stone steps up to the lofty summits of Digergubben, Bløkallen and Midsundhornet, and part of the way up to the top of Akslahornet. This project is known in the municipality as Midsundtrappene (the Midsund steps), which together will comprise more than 9,000 steps by the time the project is finished. Stølen estimates that the final price will come to around NOK 30 million, including the steps and parking facilities and other necessary facilities.