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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!

Flotane rest area with service facilities. The site is located in scenic surroundings on the Flovatnet lake. Good opportunities for short hikes in the terrain.

Photo: Roger Ellingsen
Flotane rest area with service facilities. The site is located in scenic surroundings on the Flovatnet lake. Good opportunities for short hikes in the terrain.

Photo: Roger Ellingsen
The service facilities are operated by energy from solar panels

Photo: Roger Ellingsen
The service facilities are operated by energy from solar panels

Photo: Roger Ellingsen
Concrete tables with benches of local natural stone

Photo: Roger Ellingsen
Concrete tables with benches of local natural stone

Photo: Roger Ellingsen
Flotane rest area with service facilities. The site is located in scenic surroundings on the Flovatnet lake. Good opportunities for short hikes in the terrain.

Photo: Bjørn Andresen
Flotane rest area with service facilities. The site is located in scenic surroundings on the Flovatnet lake. Good opportunities for short hikes in the terrain.

Photo: Bjørn Andresen
Service building.

Photo: Lars J. Berge
Service building.

Photo: Lars J. Berge
Concrete tables with benches of local natural stone.

Photo: Lars J. Berge
Concrete tables with benches of local natural stone.

Photo: Lars J. Berge
In connection with the construction of the new Varahaug bridge, National Tourist Route Aurlandsfjellet (road. 243) will be closed to through traffic from 1 September 2014 to 1 June 2015. It will be possible to drive up the mountain from Aurlandsvangen to the Stegastein viewing point and to the artwork "DEN" at the Vedahaugane rest area. Please turn back at the rest area - the road continuing up to Varahaug is narrow and it is impossible to turn there. The alternative route from Lærdal goes via the Lærdal tunnel on the E16.
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".
Flotane

Flotane.

 Here you can find a rest area with benches, as well as service facilities operating on solar energy. Flotane is a natural point of departure for hikes along the old construction road leading onto the mountain plateau. Architect: Lars Berge.
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".
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