The route runs from fjord to fjord across high mountains where snow remains most of the summer. The viewing platform at Stegastein is a natural place to make a stop and offers a dizzying view over the fjord landscape.
The Nærøyfjord, included on the World Heritage List, offers breathtaking scenery. The Flåm railway line and Aurlandsdalen valley are further outstanding attractions close to the route, and well worth a detour. If you combine a visit to Aurlandsfjellet with a trip through the Lærdal Tunnel, which at 24.5 km is the world's longest, you will be struck by the contrasts this area can offer.
National Tourist Route Aurlandsfjellet runs from Aurlandsvangen to Lærdalsøyri over a distance of 47 kilometres.
The mountain crossing is closed in the winter season, but the road from Aurlandsvangen to the Stegastein viewing platform is open throughout the winter.
Information about National Tourist Route Aurlandsfjellet, download pdf.
Most of National Tourist Route Aurlandsfjellet is closed during the winter season. The stretch between Aurland/Lærdal municipal boundary to Nalfarbakkane above Aurlandsvangen is normally closed in November and reopens in June (see the "Map" menu and red flaggs). The road fra Aurlandsvangen to Stegastein viewing platform is normally open.
Restrictions on buses: The maximum permitted length for buses and coaches on this route is 12.4 metres.
Questions concerning places to stay, places to eat, itineraries etc. should be addressed to local and regional tourist agencies and enterprises. In the menu on the left you will find some links that may be helpful.
Have a good trip!