Mc on the road over Valdresflye.
Valdresflye. Photo: Harald Christian Eiken,

Where the road floats above the treeline

A drive with a panoramic view of the mountains and wide expanses at the gateway to Jotunheimen.

The road swoops and stretches out ahead in long sweeps of undulating terrain.

A drive with a panoramic view of the mountains and wide expanses at the gateway to Jotunheimen, through cultural landscapes with mountain dairy farms and traditional tourist enterprises.

Up on Valdresflye you get the feeling of “hovering” above the mountain plateau with a great view towards many of the mountain peaks of Jotunheimen National Park. Large parts of the route runs above the tree line, with the highest point at 1389 meters above sea level.

Valdresflye is like a large painting where the road swoops and stretches out ahead in long sweeps of undulating terrain. The route forms part of a number of circular drives, and is an alternative if you are heading north.

Travel information

49 km
890 – 1389

Norwegian Scenic Route Valdresflye runs between Hindsæter and Garli [51], with a detour to Gjende. This is an excellent alternative if you are heading north, or it can be included in a wide variety of round trips. Norwegian Scenic Route Valdresflye is an innate leg in several roundtrips.

For cyclists: Beware of strong winds in large open areas high up the mountains. The route includes some long climbs, and car traffic may at times be quite heavy. In time, this route will be part of National Cycle Route 5.

Traffic and road information

Telephone +47 815 48 991

Traffic alerts in map (Norwegian only)
Traffic alerts in telephone app (Norwegian only)

Map information

GPS, Hindsæter:
61.618944, 8.972654
GPS, Garli:
61.269397, 8.863413

Gpx file download for gps and navigation app.
In this file, the direction of travel is from Garli to Hindsæter. Gpx files for all Scenic Routes. Any alternative driving pattern must be adapted by the users themselves.


Emptying toilets from motorhomes and caravans is not permitted in our toilets. The facility is not designed for such use. The nearest dump stations are at Vågåmo and Fagernes.

Winter information


The road between Garli and Maurvangen is closed in winter. Previous closures are 15 December and 9 January. Previous openings are 22 March and 5 April. NOTE: Opened road may be closed for a period at night and closed at short notice in bad weather. Time for closing and estimated opening can be seen by clicking on the snow icon in the map.


At Valdresflye you can stop your car almost anywhere, and take a long or short hike into the mountains. Whether you like rocky mountain terrain or soft forest ground, you are sure to find hiking trails that suit your preferences along this route.  

Bitihorn and Synshorn are attractive peaks that offer stunning views of Bygdin. To experience the famous but challenging Besseggen Ridge, take a short detour to Gjende. 

Experience cultural landscapes with active mountain dairy farms and traditional tourist enterprises in the Norwegian mountains. Mountain dairy farms where you can buy butter, sour cream and cheese made in the traditional way.

Useful links

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.

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