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NORWEGIAN SCENIC ROUTES

Beautiful road trips

NORWEGIAN SCENIC ROUTES

Our most beautiful road trips

Stegastein viewpoint, Norwegian Scenic Route Aurlandsfjellet .
Photo: Harald Christian Eiken / Video & Multimediaproduksjon
Stegastein viewpoint, Norwegian Scenic Route Aurlandsfjellet .
Photo: Harald Christian Eiken / Video & Multimediaproduksjon

Along selected roads in Norway, natural wonders are amplified by art, design, and architecture …

Tungeneset at Senja .
Photo: Steinar Skaar / Statens vegvesen Architect: Code arkitektur as
Tungeneset at Senja .
Photo: Steinar Skaar / Statens vegvesen Architect: Code arkitektur as

… meant to bring you closer to nature in new and surprising ways.

Sohlbergplassen viewpoint .
Photo: CH / Visitnorway.com Architect: Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk
Sohlbergplassen viewpoint .
Photo: CH / Visitnorway.com Architect: Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk

From the far north to the deep southwest, Norwegian architecture and design have stepped into the landscape …

Steinsdalsfossen in the Hardangerfjord region .
Photo: Bjørn Andresen / Statens Vegvesen Architect: Jarmund / Vigsnæs AS
Steinsdalsfossen in the Hardangerfjord region .
Photo: Bjørn Andresen / Statens Vegvesen Architect: Jarmund / Vigsnæs AS

… to intervene in the scenery along 18 especially beautiful roads.

Trollstigen in Northwest .
Photo: Øyvind Heen / Visitnorway.com
Trollstigen viewpoint .
Photo: Roger Ellingsen / Statens Vegvesen / Nasjonaleturistveger.no Architect: Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter as

You’ll find unexpected rest stops …

Toilets on the Norwegian Scenic Routes .
Photo: Nasjonaleturistveger.no
Toilets on the Norwegian Scenic Routes .
Photo: Nasjonaleturistveger.no

… breathtaking viewpoints …

Gaularfjellet .
Photo: Trine Kanter Zerwekh / Statens vegvesen
Gaularfjellet .
Photo: Trine Kanter Zerwekh / Statens vegvesen
Vøringsfossen in Hardanger .
Photo: Statens Vegvesen / Nasjonaleturistveger.no Architect: Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk AS arkitektkontor
Vøringsfossen in Hardanger .
Photo: Statens Vegvesen / Nasjonaleturistveger.no Architect: Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk AS arkitektkontor

… and astonishing art installations.

Steilneset in Vardø .
Photo: Jarle Wæhler / Statens vegvesen Artist: Louise Bourgeois Architect: Peter Zumthor
Steilneset in Vardø .
Photo: Jarle Wæhler / Statens vegvesen / nasjonaleturistveger.no Artist: Louise Bourgeois Architect: Peter Zumthor

Meet the award-winning Scenic Routes.

The Atlantic Road, Fjord Norway .
Photo: Heine Schjølberg
The Atlantic Road, Fjord Norway .
Photo: Heine Schjølberg

The best of two worlds

Imagine driving along a road with stunning views of fjords, mountains, waterfalls, and glaciers. At the perfect moment, you arrive at a spectacular viewpoint where you can stop and take it all in without having to concentrate on your driving.

On 18 Norwegian roads, this is exactly what will happen. Here, Norwegian architecture and design are interacting with the nature – not to obstruct, but to enhance and enable new experiences. The Norwegian Scenic Routes combine nature, architecture, and design into something greater than the sum of its parts – and they are some of Norway’s natural highlights.

See it for yourself in the video below, about four friends that drive the Norwegian Scenic Route Sognefjellet together.

The 18 panoramic drives are some of the most beautiful road stretches in Norway and will take you along the coast and across mountains in the northern, western, and central parts of Norway. In total, they cover 2,136 kilometres, and on each road, you’ll see several groundbreaking sites – whether it’s viewpoints, art installations, or resting areas with extremely fancy toilets.

Many renowned Norwegian architects and designers have contributed to the project, such as Snøhetta, Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter, Jensen & Skodvin, and Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk. A few foreigners have been involved as well, among them French-American Louise Bourgeois and Swiss Peter Zumthor.

Plan your trip

Check out the 18 roads and find out where you want to go.

Practical info

Some of the Norwegian Scenic Routes are pretty narrow, especially for caravans and motorhomes. It might only be possible to pass oncoming traffic on designated passing places. Because of this, you might experience queues in the high season.

Some Norwegian Scenic Routes are closed during winter. Please consult nasjonaleturistveger.no before you go.

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Plan your trip

Check out the 18 roads and find out where you want to go.

Norwegian Scenic Routes from north to south
Norwegian Scenic Route Varanger is 160 kilometres long and travels between Varangerbotn and Hamningberg. Read more
Varanger
Norwegian Scenic Route Havøysund is 67 kilometres long and travels between Kokelv and Havøysund. Read more
Havøysund
Norwegian Scenic Route Senja is 102 kilometres long and travels between Gryllefjord and Botnhamn. Detours to Mefjordvær and Husøya. Read more
Senja
Norwegian Scenic Route Andøya is 58 kilometres long and travels between Bjørnskinn and Andenes. Read more
Andøya
Norwegian Scenic Route Lofoten is 230 kilometres long and travels between Å and Raftsundet. Detours to Nusfjord, Vikten, Utakleiv, Unstad, Eggum, and… Read more
Lofoten
Norwegian Scenic Route Helgelandskysten is 433 kilometres long and travels between Holm and Godøystraumen, with a detour to Torghatten. Read more
Helgelandskysten
Norwegian Scenic Route Atlanterhavsvegen is 36 kilometres long and travels between Kårvåg and Bud. Read more
Atlanterhavsvegen
Norwegian Scenic Route Geiranger-Trollstigen is 104 kilometres long and travels between Langevatn and Sogge Bridge. Read more
Geiranger-Trollstigen
Norwegian Scenic Route Gamle Strynefjellsvegen is 27 kilometres long and travels between Grotli and Videsæter. Read more
Gamle Strynefjellsvegen
Norwegian Scenic Route Rondane is 75 kilometres long and travels between Venabygdsfjellet and Folldal and between Sollia church and Enden. Read more
Rondane
Norwegian Scenic Route Sognefjellet is 108 kilometres long and travels between Lom and Gaupne. Read more
Sognefjellet
Norwegian Scenic Route Valdresflye is 49 kilometres long and travels between Garli and Hindsæter with a detour to Gjende. Read more
Valdresflye
National Tourist Route Gaularfjellet is 114 kilometres long and travels between Balestrand and Moskog, and between Sande and Eldalsosen. Read more
Gaularfjellet
Norwegian Scenic Route Aurlandsfjellet is 47 kilometres long and travels between Aurlandsvangen and Lærdalsøyri. Read more
Aurlandsfjellet
Norwegian Scenic Route Hardanger comprises four sections, with a total length of 158 kilometres: Granvin–Steinsdalsfossen, Norheimsund–Tørvikbygd,… Read more
Hardanger
National Tourist Route Hardangervidda is 67 kilometres long and travels between Eidfjord and Haugastøl. Read more
Hardangervidda
Norwegian Scenic Route Ryfylke is 260 kilometres long and travels between Oanes at Lysefjorden and Håra. Read more
Ryfylke
Norwegian Scenic Route Jæren is 41 kilometres long and travels between Ogna and Bore. Read more
Jæren
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    Get inspired

    On these destinations, you’ll find some of our most spectacular scenic roads.

    Practical info

    Some of the Norwegian Scenic Routes are pretty narrow, especially for caravans and motorhomes. It might only be possible to pass oncoming traffic on designated passing places. Because of this, you might experience queues in the high season.

    Some Norwegian Scenic Routes are closed during winter. Please consult nasjonaleturistveger.no before you go.

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