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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.

Travel info Aurlandsfjellet

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!

The ascent up the mountain begins a short distance after the start of the route at Lærdalsøyri. Taken from the green hillsides in Erdalen valley. 

Photo: Roger Ellingsen
The ascent up the mountain begins a short distance after the start of the route at Lærdalsøyri. Taken from the green hillsides in Erdalen valley.

Photo: Roger Ellingsen
Skålane, an idyllic mountain hamlet near the road across the mountain.

Photo: Roger Ellingsen
Skålane, an idyllic mountain hamlet near the road across the mountain.

Photo: Roger Ellingsen
High snow banks can be encountered in mid-June. 

Photo: Jarle Wæhler
High snow banks can be encountered in mid-June.

Photo: Jarle Wæhler
The new road crosses the old one. The 24.5 kilometre tunnel between Lærdal and Aurland runs through the mountain under the point where the photo was taken.

Photo: Roger Ellingsen
The new road crosses the old one. The 24.5 kilometre tunnel between Lærdal and Aurland runs through the mountain under the point where the photo was taken.

Photo: Roger Ellingsen
Good roads and magnificent scenery provide attractive conditions for a motorcycle trip.

Photo: Roger Ellingsen
Good roads and magnificent scenery provide attractive conditions for a motorcycle trip.

Photo: Roger Ellingsen
A glimpse of sun near Kvammadalen.

Photo: Werner Harstad
A glimpse of sun near Kvammadalen.

Photo: Werner Harstad
The mountain road passes through a snow-rich mountain area where the snow comes early in the autumn and stays well into summer. Here seen from an elevation of 1300 metres where the road starts descending to the Aurland fjord.

Photo: Helge Stikbakke
The mountain road passes through a snow-rich mountain area where the snow comes early in the autumn and stays well into summer. Here seen from an elevation of 1300 metres where the road starts descending to the Aurland fjord.

Photo: Helge Stikbakke
Aurlandsvangen and the Aurland fjord seen from the viewing platform Stegastein.

Photo: Helge Stikbakke
Aurlandsvangen and the Aurland fjord seen from the viewing platform Stegastein.

Photo: Helge Stikbakke
Viewing platform offering a magnificent panorama over the Erdal Valley. Elevated walkway cast in concrete leads you to the artwork “DEN” at its end. This unique artwork reflects the forces of nature. “DEN” was created by the American artist Mark Dion. Architect: Lars Berge

Photo: Steinar Skaar
Viewing platform offering a magnificent panorama over the Erdal Valley. Elevated walkway cast in concrete leads you to the artwork “DEN” at its end. This unique artwork reflects the forces of nature. “DEN” was created by the American artist Mark Dion. Architect: Lars Berge

Photo: Steinar Skaar
Old wooden houses in Aurlandsvangen, the administrative centre of Aurland municipality. National Tourist Route Aurlandsfjellet between Aurland and Lærdal starts at Aurlandsvangen.

Photo: Jarle Wæhler
Old wooden houses in Aurlandsvangen, the administrative centre of Aurland municipality. National Tourist Route Aurlandsfjellet between Aurland and Lærdal starts at Aurlandsvangen.

Photo: Jarle Wæhler
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.

Photo: Jarle Wæhler
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.

Photo: Jarle Wæhler
Overview map of the stretch, with locations described under the "Architecture" menu. Red flags indicate tourist routes that are closed during the winter season.

If you wish to plan your journey or consult more detailed maps you will find links to maps and route planners in the menu "Travel info".
Overview map of several stretches located within the same region.

If you wish to plan your journey or consult more detailed maps you will find links to maps and route planners in the menu "Travel info".
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.
Here you can find two simple maps of the route and the region. Map 1 provides a geographical overview of the route. There are other National Tourist Routes in the region. If you wish to visit several routes, Map 2 will give you a quick overview. For a more detailed planning of the journey or to see more detailed maps, follow the links under the menu "Travel info".
Aurlandsfjellet