Uniqueness of the Scenic Routes
Varanger – The road to the Arctic Ocean
A drive in the fluctuating light of the ocean and sky – towards the expanse of ocean and unique rock landscape. You sense the culture and the history – the crucible of people and a dramatic life.
Norwegian Scenic Route Varanger is 160 km long and travels between Varangerbotn and Hamningberg.
Havøysund – Towards the farthest north
A drive through a landscape in which nature has the upper hand. A supplement to the North Cape; the end point of Havøysund and the islands beyond offer a surprise encounter with a thriving community on the Finnmark Coast.
Norwegian Scenic Route Havøysund is 67 km long and travels between Kokelv and Havøysund.
Senja – Ocean, fjords and mountains
The drive offers a journey through constantly changing landscape with fjords, mountains and vibrant villages sheltered from the expanse of ocean. The great experience is the close encounter with the ocean.
Norwegian Scenic Route Senja is 102 km long and travels between Gryllefjord and Botnhamn, with detours to Mefjordvær and Husøya. A drive along the outer edge of the island; an alternative route, together with Andøya, to the E6.
Andøya – Where the ocean comes ashore
On the drive through landscape unprotected from the Norwegian Sea, the fishing village of Bleik depicts the encounter between man and nature.
Norwegian Scenic Route Andøya is 58 km long and travels between Bjørnskinn and Andenes. A drive along the outer edge of the island; an alternative route, together with Senja, to the E6.
Lofoten – Along the wall of jagged peaks rising from the expanse of ocean
A drive through a well-established destination with magnificent scenery and a vibrant coastal culture. The midnight sun on the seaward side and the fishing village on the other side offer a wide range of experiences.
Norwegian Scenic Route Lofoten is 230 km long and travels between Å and Raftsundet, with detours to Nusfjord, Vikten, Utakleiv, Unstad, Eggum and Henningsvær.
Helgelandskysten – From mountain peaks and cascading glaciers to archipelago and lush coasts
A driving experience filled with contrasts; close encounter with coasts, glaciers and beautiful scenery packed with history. An alternative detour to the E6, with a magnificent view of the ocean and archipelago. Svartisen, Torghatten and the islands offer enjoyable experiences.
Norwegian Scenic Route Helgelandskysten is 433 km long and travels between Holm and Godøystraumen, with a detour to Torghatten.
Atlanterhavsvegen –The road across the sea
The well-known experience “the road across the sea” with bridges that arch between the islets and reefs. The road travels through coastal scenery along the rough Hustadvika Bay, where the ocean has challenged traffic for centuries.
Norwegian Scenic Route Atlanterhavsvegen is 36 km long and travels between Kårvåg and Bud.
Geiranger - Trollstigen – Bendy roads along precipitous mountains
A driving experience along a tourist route rich in tradition with the dramatic scenery that is distinctive to Western Norway – high mountains and deep fjords – which entices both car and boat tourists. The fjord and road have been utilised by an active industry for generations.
Norwegian Scenic Route Geiranger-Trollstigen is 104 km long and travels between Langevatn and Sogge Bridge.
Gamle Strynefjellsvegen – Along stone walls and guard stones
The old roadway between east and west is a museum experience in itself. It is a historic alternative to the new trunk road across Strynefjellet Mountain.
Norwegian Scenic Route Gamle Strynefjellsvegen is 27 km long and travels between Grotli and Videsæter.
Rondane – Along the blue mountains
A drive that offers close encounter with Norwegian nature in the easily accessible borderland between high mountains and ancient cultural landscapes. The area, with its distinctive geology along the first national park in Norway, offers experiences and inspiration at an easy-going pace.
Norwegian Scenic Route Rondane is 75 km long and travels between Venabygdsfjellet and Folldal and between Sollia church and Enden.
Sognefjellet – Above the roof of Norway
The Scenic Route travels from the cultural landscape in Lom across the highest mountain pass in Norway to the innermost part of Sognefjorden. The gateway to Jotunheimen from the west has long traditions as a thoroughfare.
Norwegian Scenic Route Sognefjellet is 108 km long and travels between Lom and Gaupne.
Valdresflye – Where the road floats above the treeline
A drive with a panoramic view of the mountains and wide expanses at the gateway to Jotunheimen, through cultural landscape with mountain farms and tourism businesses steeped in tradition in the high mountains. An innate leg in several roundtrips, and an alternative to travellers heading north.
Norwegian Scenic Route Valdresflye is 49 km long and travels between Garli and Hindsæter with a detour to Gjende.
Gaularfjellet – From Sognefjorden to Fosseheimen, the realm of falling waters
A serene alternative to the trunk roads from Sunnfjord to Sogn. Along the protected water systems and the quiet arm of the fjord to the tourist village of Balestrand, this section could be included in a number of roundtrips.
National Tourist Route Gaularfjellet is 114 km long and travels between Balestrand and Moskog, and between Sande and Eldalsosen.
Aurlandsfjellet – The snow road between the fjords
From fjord to fjord across a barren mountain noticeably marked by the snow, and with the view of Aurdalsfjorden as the grand finale. Together with the Lærdal Tunnel, it is a unique roundtrip from Gamle Lærdalsøyri to Aurlandsvangen.
Norwegian Scenic Route Aurlandsfjellet is 47 km long and travels between Aurlandsvangen and Lærdalsøyri.
Hardanger – Mountains, fjords, waterfalls and glaciers
Several drives through a traditional tourism area. Waterfalls and glaciers are powerful side scenes that have been visited by tourist for more than a century. The nature has fostered boat building, fruit and industry.
Norwegian Scenic Route Hardanger comprises four sections: Granvin - Steinsdalsfossen, Norheimsund - Tørvikbygd, Jondal - Utne and Kinsarvik – Låtefoss, with a total length of 158 km.
Hardangervidda – From high mountain plateaus to the nature of Western Norway
A journey filled with contrasts, from open mountain expanses to the encounter with the fjord landscape of Western Norway. Vøringsfossen and Måbødalen constitute a rough passage from the east to the west.
National Tourist Route Hardangervidda is 67 km long and travels between Eidfjord and Haugastøl.
Ryfylke – Along verdant fjords and stark mountains
A drive in the borderland between archipelago and moors from Lysefjorden to Sauda and at the mountain pass to Røldal. The road provides access to an important recreational area and a popular hiking ground.
Norwegian Scenic Route Ryfylke is 260 km long and travels between Oanes at Lysefjorden and Håra.
Jæren – Where the sky is high
A journey through distinctive cultural landscapes and idyllic coastal towns along the North Sea. Detours down to pebble beaches and sand dunes provide memorable impressions of ocean and light, lighthouses and cultural monuments.
Norwegian Scenic Route Jæren is 130 km long and travels between Bore and Flekkefjord.