Stegastein Viewpoint above the Aurlandsfjord

Stegastein Viewpoint is part of the Aurlandsfjellet National Tourist Route, 650 meters above Aurland and the Aurlandsfjord. Great view from the viewpoint towards the Aurlandsfjord and the surrounding mountains.

Go Fjords - Flåm by the Aurlandsfjord

The road up to Stegastein is open all year, but during winter the road is closed just above Stegastein.

Stegastein Viewpoint

Panorama View from Stegastein Viewpoint in Aurland, Norway
Panorama View from Stegastein Viewpoint

Stegastein Viewpoint is a wooden platform, made of of glulam, which juts 30 meters out from the mountainside by the Aurlandsfjellet National Tourist Route. The panorama-view, 650 meters above Aurland and the Aurlandsfjord, is one of the best views in the fjords. The viewpoint is designed by Todd Saunders and Tommie Wilhelmsen and was completed in 2006.

The road across Aurlandsfjellet is a journey across a mountain landscape of snow and rocks with the occasional sprig of grass. Aurlandsfjellet National Tourist Route is a 47-kilometer-long stretch of road between Aurland by the Aurlandsfjord and Lærdal by the Sognefjord.

The driving distance from Flåm to Stegastein is 18 kilometers and from Aurland eight kilometers. The last part of the road, between Aurland and Stegastein is steep and narrow, with a total of seven hairpin turns. There is a parking place just above Stegastein Viewpoint. The Road is closed above Stegastein during winter.

E-tour from Flåm to Stegastein

At Flåm you can rent a small electric car, and you can experience Stegastein Viewpoint and the area around Flåm and Aurland. The electric car is an urban two-seater which is fun and easy to drive, and the GPS-guide will supply you with loads of interesting things along the way. Season: Mid March – September.

Sightseeing Tour by Bus to Stegastein

Join a guided tour from Flåm to Stegastein Viewpoint. Departures at Flåm and Aurland. The tour will take one to two hours. Season: All year.

Snow Shoe Hike above Stegastein

Drive up the Aurlandsfjellet  Road to the point where the road is closed during winter, just above Stegastein Viewpoint. This is a great area to do Snow-Shoe Hike. This is in the high mountains, just at the tree line above the fjords, with a fantastic view down to the Aurlandsfjord and the surrounding area. A combined Guided Show-Shoe Hike and a Viking Dinner at Flåm can be ordered at Fjord Tours. Season: January – March.

The Nærøyfjord and Aurlandsfjord Area – What to See and Do

The Nærøyfjord is one of the worlds most beautiful and dramatic fjords. It is included in UNESCO´s World Heritage List. Join a Fjord Safari, a Fjord Cruise or experience the fjord in a kayak. See the view from Stegastein Viewpoint or taste the local Goat Cheese in Undredal by the Aurlandsfjord. The Nærøyfjord and Aurlandsfjord are part of the 204 kilometer long Sognefjord which is located in the northern part of the county of Vestland, in the middle of Western Norway.

Accommodation in Aurland

VANGSGAARDEN has preserved traditions that go all the way back to the 17th century. Rooms and cabins with views over the Sognefjord and the mighty mountains. Here you can stay in historical surroundings and taste local food in the Gastropub which belongs to the hotel.

29/2 AURLAND has the name after the farm’s land and title number. This area has been settled since the Viking Age, and there are several old burial mounds in Aurlandsvangen Village, which, in its day, was the main seat of King Sverre’s maternal line. The buildings on the farm are not that old, of course, but the building we call ‘the fish house’ is one of the oldest buildings in Aurland, dating from the early 18th century.

HOTEL AURLANDSFJORD is located in the center of Aurland. The terrace has a great view over Aurland and the Aurlandsfjord. From the hotel it is a short distance to the bus that can take you to Stegastein and Flåm.

LUNDE CAMPING is located by the Aurlandselvi River, only 1.5 kilometers from the center of Aurland. Plenty of space for your tent and campervan in addition to cabins and rooms for rent. There is also a service building with shower and toilet facilities, kitchen and laundry room.

FJORDS – Accommodation in Western Norway

Great Hotels in the Fjords of Norway
Bath and Spa Hotels in the Fjords of Norway
Fjords Living – Special Accommodation in the Fjords of Norway

FJORDS – Useful Links

Go Fjords – Big and Small Fjord Experiences
Visit Norway – Official page for Norway
Fjord Norway – Official page for Fjord Norway

Stegastein Viewpoint – Map Overview