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The Bergen Railway is one of the most scenic in the world and traverses the Hardangervidda Mountain Plateau Photo: NSB

Getting to Hallingdal and around

The Hallingdal region stretches from Flå in the east to Geilo in west.

Oslo - Sandvika - Gol - Geilo - Brimnes - Bruravik - Granvin - Indre Arna - Bergen

Take the main road from Oslo and drive westwards, following the signs to Bergen. After around two hours and 135 kilometres, you reach Hallingdal. Continue across Hardangervidda to Hardangerfjord. Take the ferry between Brimnes - Bruravik. There is a junction to fv. 52 at Gol and fv. 50 at Hagafoss in Hol.

Alternative route: From Oslo and Larvik, take rv. 280 or 287 via Drammen through Norefjell/Kunstnerdalen ("The Artists' Valley").

Roads:

  • E18
  • E16
  • Fv. 7
  • Rv. 7
  • E39
  • Fv. 52
  • Fv. 50

Distance: 490 kilometres

Approximate travel time: Six hours and 45 minutes

Oslo - Sandvika - Gol - Hol - Aurland - Voss - Bergen

Drive through the mountains and tunnels along the Sognefjord to Aurland. From here you take the E16 towards Bergen or Lærdal.

Alternative route: From Oslo and Larvik, take rv. 280 or 287 via Drammen through Norefjell/Kunstnerdalen ("The Artists' Valley").

Roads:

  • E18
  • E16
  • Fv. 7
  • Rv. 7
  • Fv. 50
  • E39

Distance: 500 kilometres

Approximate travel time: Six hours and 45 minutes

Oslo - Sandvika - Gol - Borlaug - Lærdal - Aurland - Voss - Bergen

Drive from Hemsedal through the high mountains to Borlaug. From here, follow the E16 along the Lærdal River to the Sognefjord and further on to Bergen.

Alternative route: From Oslo and Larvik, take rv. 280 or 287 via Drammen through Norefjell/Kunstnerdalen ("The Artists' Valley").

Roads:

  • E18
  • E16
  • Fv. 7
  • Fv. 52
  • E39

Distance: 520 kilometres

Approximate travel time: Seven hours

Other main roads

The Fjell & Fjord region is linked to the regions in the north, east and south via E16, E134, fv. 13, fv. 40, fv. 51, fv. 53 and fv. 55. Fv. 13 has junctions to fv. 7 at Granvin and to E16 at Voss. 

The rv. 7/fv.7 is part of the scenic Hardanger National Tourist Route.

Tips: Fv. 50 and fv. 52 have no ferry crossings. There are tunnels in the west and cyclists should be aware that bicycles are not allowed in some of them.

Alternative routes: Seltun - Lo (E16), Aurlandsvegen (fv. 243), Stalheimskleivi (E16) and Bruravik - Ulvik - Hvolven (fv. 572). These are pleasant alternatives for those travelling by car. 

Be prepared for snow at mountain passes from as early as October.

Public transport

Park the car for a couple of days and make use of the public transport available. Two train routes, several busespassenger boats and car ferries facilitate your travels in the region.

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Distances

From             To                                  Kilometres
Oslo Flå 137
Oslo Nes 172
Oslo Gol 192
Oslo Ål 218
Oslo Norefjell 105
Oslo Hemsedal 223
Oslo Geilo 242
Oslo Eidfjord in Hardanger 330
Oslo Flåm, Sogn 330
Bergen Eidfjord 149
Bergen Flåm 160
Bergen Geilo 237
Bergen Norefjell 364
Bergen Hemsedal 278
Bergen Ål 262
Bergen Gol 287
Bergen Nes 307
Bergen Flå 342
Oslo Bergen 479

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The Bergen Railway is one of the most scenic in the world and traverses the Hardangervidda Mountain Plateau - Photo: NSB

Getting to Hallingdal and around

The Hallingdal region stretches from Flå in the east to Geilo in west.

Getting to Hallingdal and around

Source: Visitnorway

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Geilo is easily accessible by car, and there are daily train and bus connections from Oslo and Bergen. The closest airport is at Fagernes.

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