There are eighteen National Tourist Routes in Norway. Ten of them are located in Western Norway. Common to them all is that the roads are going through some of the wildest and most beautiful scenery that Norway has to offer.
We give you a brief overview of the National Tourist Routes in Western Norway. Power up your car, fasten the seat belts and have a fabulous trip with beautiful scenery along the roads in Western Norway.
Season: Summer. This also depends on whether the roads closed in winter are open.
Road Trips: In Western Norway, we have fantastic opportunities for active leisure. The fjord area is like a great playground for those who love activities and adventures. Fill up the car with your gear and take a road trip in Western Norway. Here you can explore the stunning scenery. You can be active and use the nature around you. Or you can also just relax and enjoy the beautiful and wild nature.
There are eighteen National Tourist Routes in Norway. Ten of them are located in Western Norway, in the fjords. Common to them all is that the roads are going through some of the wildest and most beautiful scenery that Norway has to offer. Here is a brief overview of the National Tourist Routes in the fjords.
The route between Geiranger via Trollstigen to the Atlantic Road, Kristiansund and Molde includes one UNESCO World Heritage (the Geirangerfjord), two National Tourist Routes (Geiranger – Trollstigen and the Atlantic Road), one National Park (the Aursjøvegen Road) and one “construction of the twentieth century” (the Atlantic Road).
The Atlantic Road zigzags across low bridges that jut out over the Atlantic Ocean, linking the islands between Molde and Kristiansund in the western fjords. The eight kilometer long road is voted as the construction of the century in Norway, and is one of ten National Tourist Routes in the Norwegian Fjords.
If you want to see Norway, you should spend some days on a roundtrip in the western part of the country. This is a travelogue where you will meet the best of the fjords, mountains, rivers and glaciers.
Late summer 2022, I had a great road trip in the deep fjords of the Sognefjord and the beautiful coastal landscapes in Sunnfjord and Nordfjord. The road trip went through the old county of Sogn og Fjordane, now part of the larger county of Vestland. It started and ended in Oslo.
Great hikes, boat trips, a church from the middle ages, national tourist route, rib-boat trip, fjord cruise, an outdoor museum and beautiful nature are some key words from this fantastic adventure which took eight days to complete.
A few years ago I had a roundtrip in the Ryfylke and Hardangerfjord area visiting some of Norway´s most famous and beautiful tourist-icons. I hiked to Preikestolen by the Lysefjord and experienced the waterfalls in Odda, Lake Bondhusvatnet in Kvinnherad, Vøringsfossen Waterfall in Eidfjord and hiked parts of Dronningsstien Panoramic Trail in Hardanger.