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Norway's Florli Stairs named world's most physically demanding tourist attraction

Norway's Florli Stairs named world's most physically demanding tourist attraction

Norway's famous Florli Stairs has been named the world's most physically demanding tourist attraction.

The site in Florli features the world's largest wooden staircase and sightseers have to spend an average of around four hours climbing the 4,444 steps to snap selfies at the top where there are stunning views of the Lysefjord below - and the effort required to get to the summit has earned the steps top place in research by PureGym which listed the world's most physically demanding landmarks.

Stephen Rowe, chief marketing officer at PureGym, said: "For many holiday-goers, some well-needed R R on a beach or by a pool is exactly what the doctor ordered.

"But for other tourists, a holiday is also a chance to challenge themselves to try something new or get out of their comfort zone.

"There are so many impressive tourist landmarks around the world that we’re lucky to be able to visit, but with amazing views usually comes a hard climb!”

The list was compiled using data such as the number of steps required to get to the top, the area's average temperature and the total elevation of the site.

The Manitou Incline hiking trail in Colorado was named the world's second most demanding landmark with its 2744 steps climbing 2000 feet which takes tourists an average of three hours to complete.

In third place was Poenari Castle in Romania - the former home of Vlad the Impaler who is believed to inspired Bram Stoker's vampire character of Dracula. The site is situated at the top of a mountain and is accessed via 1,480 concrete steps.

Other sites named in the top 10 include the Konpira-san Shrine in Japan, Arthur’s Seat in Scotland and Malaysia's Batu Caves.

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