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.
The road up to Stegastein is open all year, but during winter the road is closed just above Stegastein.
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.
Driving to Stegastein
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.
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.
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.
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 Safari.
Flåm, Aurland, Gudvangen and Bakka are perfect starting points for experiences in and around the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord, two of the world’s most beautiful and dramatic fjords that are also included in UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Join a fjord safari, a fjord cruise or enjoy the two fjords from a kayak. See the fantastic view from Stegastein viewpoint and taste the local goat cheese in Undredal. Visit the Viking village Njardarheimr in Gudvangen and experience the history and culture of the Viking Age. There you can also join guided kayak trips, walk along the Nærøyfjord or enjoy the fjord view from the surrounding mountains. Flåm Railway is the train journey from fjord to mountain, perhaps the most beautiful train journey in the world. Combine this train journey with cycling along Rallarvegen which goes from the high mountains via Flåmsdalen Valley to Flåm. Aurlandsdalen Valley is one of Norway’s most popular hikes. The Nærøyfjord and Aurlandsfjord are both 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.
“Sakte” is a collaboration between companies that provide adventures, accommodation, dining and short-travelled food- and products. “Sakte” are located in the area around the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord and is an offer for those who want to contribute to a sustainable society in the world heritage area.