Stegastein - Aurlandsfjellet - www.nasjonaleturistveger.no
 

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 famous viewing platform at Stegastein. View over Aurlandsfjord.

Photo: Jarle Wæhler
The famous viewing platform at Stegastein. View over Aurlandsfjord.

Photo: Jarle Wæhler




View from the platform. Snow has fallen in Aurlandsvangen, located approximately eight kilometres from Stegastein. 

Photo: Todd Saunders
View from the platform. Snow has fallen in Aurlandsvangen, located approximately eight kilometres from Stegastein.

Photo: Todd Saunders


Stegastein viewing platform.

Photo: Vegar Moen
Stegastein viewing platform.

Photo: Vegar Moen
Open view down to the fjord 650 metres below.

Photo: Per Kollstad
Open view down to the fjord 650 metres below.

Photo: Per Kollstad
The popular viewing platform at Stegastein.

Photo: Steinar Skaar
The popular viewing platform at Stegastein.

Photo: Steinar Skaar
The popular viewing platform at Stegastein.

Photo: Jarle Wæhler
The popular viewing platform at Stegastein.

Photo: Jarle Wæhler
View of the site, with service building, platform and car park.

Photo: Jarle Wæhler
View of the site, with service building, platform and car park.

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".
Stegastein

Stegastein.

 Over a short period of time, the viewing platform at Stegastein has succeeded in becoming an attraction in its own right. The award-winning viewing platform is constructed of laminated wood and steel, and brings visitors 30 meters out into the air, 650 metres above the fjord. Here, a completely new dimension is added to the enjoyment of the majestic scenery and the unique fjord landscape. Architects: Todd Saunders/Tommie Wilhelmsen.
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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