Where the sky is high
A journey through distinctive cultural landscapes and idyllic coastal towns along the North Sea.
This is a road that differs to some extent from many other scenic routes, it’s quite simply a regular all-purpose road. To get the strongest impressions, you should probably stop the car, or perhaps take the time to drive along some of the little side roads. The coastal landscape is unique and completely unlike anything you will find in other parts of Norway.
Detours down to pebble beaches and sand dunes provide memorable impressions of ocean and light, lighthouses and cultural monuments.
- 130 km
- 0 – 274
Norwegian Scenic Route Jæren runs from Bore to Flekkefjord  . Kvassheim lighthouse, one of the many lighthouses along the coast of Jæren, makes for a lovely detour.
For cyclists: This is a bike ride close to the North Sea. Note that strong winds may be a challenge for cyclists in this open landscape. If you would like a route with less traffic, you can follow National Cycle Route1, the Coastal Route, on the “outside” of the scenic route. This stretch is also part of the European “North Sea Cycle Route” EuroVelo 12.
Traffic and road information
Telephone +47 815 48 991
- GPS, Bore:
- 58.791251, 5.596858
- GPS, Flekkefjord:
- 58.297222, 6.672724
- GPS, Sogndalstranda:
- 58.325717, 6.283858
At Jæren you will find Norway’s longest sandy beaches, an entire 70 km of sand dunes with their own flora and fauna. These flat beaches are perfect for hiking, and the entire coastline can be explored on foot.
Many shipwrecks have occurred along the Jæren coast and the unique coastline necessitated the development of special rescue techniques. Kvassheim lighthouse was equipped with a foghorn when it was built, in order to guide shipping traffic safely past the coast of Jæren. The lighthouse is splendidly situated against the background of the open sea. Today the lighthouse is open to anyone who wants to take a break and learn something new.
The 18 Norwegian Scenic Routes
Norwegian Scenic Routes are roads that run through unique Norwegian nature. Along the roads you will find artworks, viewpoints and rest areas with innovative architecture in beautiful landscapes.