Norway's Turistveger or Special Scenic Tourist Roads


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July 18th 2018
Published: July 18th 2018
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Norway has 16 roads that have been selected as having outstanding scenery. Some of them also can be a challenging drive with narrow roads and steep ascents and descents. Five of the routes are further north than we went. Of the others we drove all or part of seven of them and hope to do an eighth before the end of the trip.
Here are my Top Trumps of Turistveger:
Helgelendskysten - a several day's drive along a series of islands linked by bridges and ferries. Did about two thirds of this over 4 days.

Views 5*
Steepness 0*
Hairy pins 0*
Narrowness 1*
Ferries 5*
Bridges 4*
Enjoyable drive 5*
Highlights:
Torghatten the mountain with a hole through
Seeing an elk
Helgelands Brua ( bridge)
Lowlights:
None

Atlanterhavsvegen (Atlantic Highway) - a road about 36km long linking a whole series of skerries with incredible bridges. For much of the way the ocean is both sides of you. Drove over two days stopped in the middle overnight.
Views 5*
Steepness 0*
Hairy pins 0*
Narrowness 1*
Ferries 0*
Bridges 5*++
Enjoyable drive 5*
Highlights
Incredible bridges
Croissants at cafe for breakfast
Lowlights
None

Trollstigen/ Geiranger. - an iconic road with amazing steep sections and winding hairpins over the mountains. Drove over early one day.
Views 5*++
Steepness 5*++
Hairy pins 5*++
Narrowness 4*
Ferries 0*
Bridges 1*
Enjoyable drive 5*
Highlights
Early morning at Trollstigen with incredible views
Road crossing a magnificent waterfall
Views over Geiranger Fjord
Lowlights
Challenge to brakes on descent 12% for 10km
Geiramger itself we did not find as a pleasant place to stop though scenery was stunning. Only place we met an angry Norwegian!

Sognafellet - a road crossing major mountains with lots of snow in the scenery and views of glaciers. Drove in two days.
Views 5*+
Steepness 4*
Hairy pins 4*
Narrowness 3*
Ferries 0*
Bridges 0*
Enjoyable drive 5*
Highlights
Highest road in Northern Europe 1434m. Slept at over 4000 feet.
Views of glaciers.
Incredible cairns - real works of art.
Lowlights
None

Aurlandsfjellet -the snow road linking Laerdal and Gjende. Now they have built the longest road tunnel in the world 25km long which is a lot quicker but less scenic. One afternoon drive to viewpoint at top.
Views 5*
Steepness 5*+
Hairy pins 5*+
Narrowness 5*+
Bridges 0*
Ferries 0*
Enjoyable drive 0* - -
Highlights view Stegasten of Aurlansfjord
Lowlights
Nighmare long reverse down narrow 1 in 8 hill followed by German git in large camper. Drivers jamming themselves in everywhere making narrow road even narrower. Very stressful.
Less stressful reverse uphill on way down. Glad to get back on main road! Lesson learnt don' t do these roads when they are busy - go early.

Hardanger - known as the waterfall road. Drove almost by accident one day as we could not find any parking at Odda. Stayed overnight at Steindalsfossen.
Views 3*
Steepness 2*
Hairy pins 1 *
Narrowness 3*
Bridges 0*
Ferries 0*
Enjoyable drive 2*
Highlights
Fleeting views of waterfalls
Steindalsfossen waterfall where you walk under curtain of water the one waterfall we could park and enjoy.
Lowlights
No where to stop and relax to see scenery.

Ryfylke - a narrow winding road from.Rondal across high mountains and then on to Lysefjorden. Drove over 3 days.
Views 5*++
Steepness 4*
Hairy pins 4*
Narrowness 5*+
Bridges 3*
Ferries 0*
Enjoyable drive 5*++
Highlights
Stunning views back to Rondal and over the mountains.
Allmannajuvet zinc mining complex with amazing architecture and great coffee and cake.
Sauda a really lovely town.
Sand a beautiful village.
Lowlights
For Bernie a thunderstorm in Sauda.




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