Vedahaugane. Photo: Kjetil Rolseth

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.

You will come away with powerful impressions, and the contrasts between the fjord and the high mountain region where snow lies on the ground for most of the year are compelling.

The road is closed in winter but the stretch from Aurlandsvangen is open as far as the viewing point at Stegastein all year round. Together with the Lærdal Tunnel, it is a unique roundtrip from Gamle Lærdalsøyri to Aurlandsvangen.

Travel information

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Norwegian Scenic Route Aurlandsfjellet runs from Aurlandsvangen to Lærdalsøyri. Among the attractions close to this stretch are the villages of Lærdalsøyri, Flåmsbana, Aurlandsdalen and Nærøyfjorden. Driving through the Lærdal Tunnel, the world’s longest road tunnel with a length of 24.5 km, will allow you to enjoy a wonderful round trip.

Traffic and road information

Telephone +47 815 48 991

Traffic alerts in map (Norwegian only)

GPS, Lærdal:
61.101395, 7.460039
GPS, Aurlandsvangen:
60.910982, 7.191303

THE ROAD IS CLOSED. Norwegian Scenic Route Aurlandsfjellet is closed over the mountain during the winter season between the Aurland/Lærdal municipal boundary and Nalfarbakkane above Aurlandsvangen. The stretch is normally closed in November and reopens in June. The road from Aurlandsvangen to the Stegastein viewing point is open all year round.

There are restrictions on the length of buses and the maximum length is 12,4 metres.

Information comming

The Norwegian Public Roads Administration builds infrastructure in the form of rest areas and viewpoints along Norwegian Scenic Routes.

We kindly ask that questions regarding tourist information be directed to local and regional tourism operators.

Useful links

The 18 Norwegian Scenic Routes

The Norwegian Scenic Routes attraction comprises 18 selected drives through beautiful Norwegian nature. The experience is enhanced by innovative architecture and thought-provoking works of art at designated viewpoints and picnic areas. The development project is being carried out by the Norwegian Public Roads Administration.

All Scenic Routes