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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
Tungeneset at Senja .
Photo: Steinar Skaar / Statens vegvesen

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

Sohlbergplassen viewpoint .
Photo: CH / Visitnorway.com
Sohlbergplassen viewpoint .
Photo: CH / Visitnorway.com

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
Steinsdalsfossen in the Hardangerfjord region .
Photo: Bjørn Andresen / Statens vegvesen

… 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

… and astonishing art installations.

Steilneset in Vardø .
Photo: Jarle Wæhler / Statens vegvesen
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.

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.

Plan your trip

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

Statens Kartverk, Geovekst og kommuner - Geodata AS
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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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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