National tourist route in Fjord Norway from Bergen to Sognefjord, Ålesund and Trondheim.
One of the most outstanding characteristics of this road is that it is desolate and traverses a landscape which, apart from the transmission lines that bear witness to the presence of humans, appears to be totally untouched. This is not only the most striking feature but also perhaps what makes the drive an exotic experience. Most tourist routes are stunning no matter what direction you drive in but this particular stretch presents its most dramatic side if you start the trip at Lærdal and drive towards Aurlandsvangen. You will come away with powerful impressions, and the contrasts between the fjord and the high mountain region where snow lies on the ground for most of the year are compelling. The road is closed in winter but the stretch from Aurlandsvangen is open as far as the viewing point at Stegastein all year round. Many people find this point as spectacular as the view.
From the verdant meadows in Lom and the lush cultural landscape of Bøverdalen you can catch a glimpse of towering mountains in the far distance, as the road slowly ascends through the valley. It makes its way up to the summit sign posted at 1.434 metres, making the road northern Europe’s highest mountain pass. Along the road you will be tempted to stop at the viewing points to soak in the beauty of the natural surroundings. At the Mefjellet stop you will find Knut Wold’s stone sculpture which allows us to view the mountain landscape from a different perspective. Continuing down towards the Sognefjord, the mountain region appears untamed, and where Hurrungane towers up to the heavens the mountains suddenly open up and the landscape changes once again. Towards Gaupne, the final point on this stretch, the road descends to skirt the beautiful Sognefjord.
This road offers a unique experience with lush valleys, sheltered strawberry growing areas and viewing points that will give you butterflies in your stomach as well as letting you admire some of the most wonderful views Norway has to offer. You will find some of the most sensational installations we have constructed on this stretch. Here you find viewing points such as Trollstigen, Ørnesvingen, Gudbrandsjuvet gorge and Flydalsjuvet gorge that let you explore the natural surroundings in a unique manner.
Few places bring you closer to the ocean and let you feel part of it in the same way as Atlanterhavsvegen. Here you will feel the effects of winter storms and enjoy days of sunshine in the summer. The road is a visual delight as it curves elegantly from islet to islet over its seven bridges. The natural surroundings and feats of modern engineering combine to create a unique driving experience. The trip takes you from the fertile cultural landscape of the coast across moorland to bare crags along the weather-beaten, open bay of Hustadvika. Atlanterhavsvegen has been described as the world’s most beautiful car drive. It is an intense experience that will give you an insight into a harsh world where you must tolerate a gust of wind.
Day 1: Bergen - Voss - Nærøyfjorden - Flåm - Fjæreland - Skei
Day 2: Skei – Hellesylt - Geiranger - Ålesund
Day 3: Ålesund - Molde - Kristiansund - Trondheim
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