Norway Road Trips

This page introduces several road trips in Norway. The objective is to entertain, inform and suggest itineraries for your own motorised exploration of this beautiful country.

Driving

This page is part of a collection from Norway, with photos and videos from road trips, hikes and visits to towns and places all over the country. You will also find World Heritage Sites and some very special articles.

For natives and foreigners alike, it is quite easy to drive in Norway. Historically the roads have been in a poor condition, and that is still the case. The distances are long and the country is scarcely populated. Every little farm, fjord and valley would want a connecting, paved road. This means that money spent on roads are sprinkled out thinly.

Even the major national and international roads are narrow. In addition there are not so many motorways (highways) outside the major cities.

My initial road trips are set on the Western coast. These roads are particularly infamous for their bends and steep mountainsides. In recent years a large number of very long tunnels have turned the mountains into a Swiss cheese. New bridges and tunnels open all the time, at the wish of the local population. They eradicate the need to cross over high mountains and deep fjords. Thus, the picturesque ferries disappear.

However, a drive across mountains is generally more interesting than to cut right through them. Fortunately, for the tourist, a number of mountain roads function as scenic tourist roads. They stay open in summer, a time of the year that most tourists would need them.

Map with the trips

Click the lines or markers to find links to the articles. Some articles are found on this website, in English. All trips are described in Norwegian on the sister website, Sandalsand Norge.

 

 

The selection

Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye.. it also includes the inner pictures of the soul (Edvard Munch)

All sections from Norway

Fjords

Road trips

Photos

Videos

Places

Hikes

Specials

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