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National Tourist Route Varanger runs along the Varangerfjord and the
coast of the Barents Sea. From sheltered birch forests and marshlands
across plains to rugged cliffs and a dramatic lunar landscape, this
route offers a contrast-filled journey through scenery characterised
by its Arctic climate.
National Tourist RouteHavøysund takes you to theHighNorth. The route
follows the Arctic Ocean and meanders through a rugged landscape
of cliffs and untamed nature where the bare mountains touch the
oceans edge.
National Tourist Route Senja runs from Gryllefjord to Botnhamn on
Norway’s second largest island. The drive along the outer edge
of Senja island, along “the Devil´s Teeth”, is a journey through a
constantly changing landscape. Deep fjords, glistening beaches,
precipitous mountainsides and vital fishing hamlets define the local
National Tourist Route Andøya runs along the outer edge of Andøya
island, and offers a magnificent view of white sandy beaches, cragged
peaks and the wide expanse of the ocean. The drive over Andøya
island is characterised by an impression of wide marshes, with
mountain peaks rising abruptly to 700 metres above sea level.
National Tourist Route Lofoten takes you on a drive throughmagnificent
scenery anda vibrant coastal culture. The landscape is filledwith contrasts
ranging from the dramatic expanse of the ocean to craggy alpine peaks,
glistening white sandy beaches, fishing hamlets in sheltered ports and
verdant agricultural communities.
National Tourist Route Helgelandskysten is connected by six
ferries, and offers a contrast-filled motoring experience through
a verdant cultural landscape, peaks, glaciers, coasts and ocean
currents. Various natural phenomena are found along the
route. In the south you pass the Torghatten mountain with
is characteristic hole and the peaks of The Seven Sisters, and in the north
you can see the Svartisen glacier and the world’s strongest tidal
current, the Saltstraumen.
Atlanterhavsvegen is a good example of how people and nature can
interact successfully. The seven bridges that arch between the islets
and skerries on the edge of the ocean not only present a magnificent
view, they are also an outstanding feat of engineering.
An exceptional driving experience along a route steeped in tradition,
through spectacular scenery of deep fjords and lush valleys - wild,
wonderful and vibrant. The historic Trollstigen road, with its 11
hairpin bends, was opened in 1936, and in 2005 the
Geirangerfjord was included on UNESCO’s World
Heritage List.
The Rondane mountains exude a majestic serenity as if assured of
their own grandeur and stability. The area can be explored in both
summer and winter. The route follows the east side of Rondane
National Park, passing through scenery that alternates between the
cultural landscape on one side of the road and the mountain massif
on the other.
Gamle Strynsvegen
The road between the east and west of Norway, which dates back
over 100 years, is an experience in its own right. Old stone walls
Photo: Hjalmar Steinnes
Photo: Bård Løken
Photo: Yngvild Meinseth
Photo: Werner Harstad
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