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 and Safety

Many of the activities, attractions, roads and accommodations mentioned on this website are open only in summer and are closed in winter. Season and opening times will vary, it usually opens in the summer and closes in the autumn, depending on, among other things, the amount of snow and the risk of landslides and avalanches in the area.

Important information about roads in Western Norway: There are restrictions on the length of vehicles on many of the roads in Norway. Many roads in Western Norway are prone to landslides and avalanches, especially in rainy and snowy weather. There might also be a chance that some of the roads are closed in short periods, especially during winter, due to weather and danger of rock- and snow avalanches and other dangerous conditions. Some of the roads in Western Norway are closed during winter! Winter tires are required in winter. Read more about Tyre Requirements in Norway...

It is important to take precautions for weather and road conditions, both when you drive and when you are out in nature in Norway. It is recommended to use a guide on the tours described on this website. Read more about safety and your own responsibility...


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.

National Tourist Routes in Western Norway

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.

Road Trip – Geiranger – Trollstigen – The Atlantic Road

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

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.

FJORDS NORWAY - Storseisundbrua Bridge on the Atlantic Road.
Storseisundbrua Bridge on the Atlantic Road.

Go West – A Road Trip in the Fjords of Western Norway

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.

Road Trip in Sogn og Fjordane

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.

Road Trip from Nordfjord to the Sognefjord

Sometimes the road is the goal. I was heading towards Sogndal and the Sognefjord, but decided to take a detour to Nordfjord to see more of the beautiful county of Sogn og Fjordane.

Road Trip from Ryfylke to Hardanger

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.



Here you will find an overview of recommended HOTELS in addition to SPA & BATH HOTELS and OTHER ACCOMMODATION PLACES in Western Norway. The combination of beautiful nature, activities that you can do in all four seasons and a stay at a great accommodation is unique. A stay in one of these places will do you good, both for body and mind.

There are ten restaurants that have awarded Michelin stars and Michelin awards in Western Norway. Eight of the Michelin restaurants are in Stavanger and two in Bergen. Here you will find FJORDS MICHELIN, where you will also find a list of recommended hotels in Western Norway, recommended by Michelin.

VISIT NORWAY is the official travel guide for Norway. VISIT NORWAY'S FJORD GUIDE gives you a good overview of the most beautiful fjords in Norway. USEFUL LINKS is a list of websites with great information on Norway and the Fjords.

Scenic Routes – Map Overview