STEGASTEIN VIEWPOINT

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

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

 

Norway in a Nutshell by Fjord Tours

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 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-kilometre-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 8 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. Order the E-tour at Fjord Tours. Season 2020: 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. Book the tour at Visit Flåm. 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 2020: January – March.

Accommodation in Aurland and Flåm

Vangsgaarden in Aurland or Flåm Marina in Flåm is a perfect base if you want to experience the Stegastein Viewpoint. It is a short distance to the fjords and the mountains and the activities, attractions and sights in the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord area.

The Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord Area

The Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord in Sogn are two of the worlds most beautiful and dramatic fjords. The name Nærøyfjord origin from the norse god ‘Njord’, the God of the Seafarer and the sea.

The Aurlandsfjord is a 29 kilometer long branch of the Sognefjord. At Mt. Beitelen, 11 kilometers from where the Aurlandsfjord starts, the Aurlandsfjord devides into two fjords; the Aurlandsfjord and the Nærøyfjord. Along the Aurlandsfjord we have the villages Undredal, Aurland and Flåm. The Aurlandsfjord continues 18 kilometer inwards to Flåm where it ends.

The two fjords are part of the original Norway in a Nutshell Tour, and the season is all year round. Read more about what to see and do in the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord area.

FJORDS – Useful Links:

Fjord Tours: Norway in a Nutshell
Fjord Tours: Plan and book fjord travel, accommodation and activities
Go Fjords: Big and Small Fjord Experiences
Fjord Pass: Great Discounts on Activities and Attractions in the Fjords
Visit Norway: Official page for Norway
Fjord Norway: Official page for Fjord Norway

Stegastein Viewpoint – Map Overview