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Scenic Drive

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Scenic Drive

We plan to drive from Bergen to Oslo, with an overnight in Gol. The overnight is scheduled for early September. Can you help me with the best places to stop for for scenic views, etc.

Thank you..

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1. Re: Scenic Drive

Do you know these already? https://www.nasjonaleturistveger.no/en

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2. Re: Scenic Drive

As Infojunky suggest the drive is the sightseeing, you dont need aim at particular «stops» for scenery. Drive leisurely and the scenery will come to you, but you need to lift your eyes from the asphalt.

Some drives are perhaps a bit more scenic, but in western Norway all drives are basically scenic. But clearly you get a bit more by driving over Aurland mountain road instead of E16 tunnel beneath

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3. Re: Scenic Drive

You have at least 3 options, and all of them are scenic:

Option 1: E16 Bergen-Voss-Aurland-Lærdal-52-Hemsedal-Gol:

Part A:

On your way from Voss to Aurland be sure to include the old road Stalheimskleiva in your trip https:/…

At Gudvangen you could take a boat trip at the beautiful Nærøyfjorden by ferry or kayak

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If you're not going by boat you could see some of the fjord if you're driving to the village of Bakka

You could also visit the goat cheese-village Undredal

At Flåm you have of course Flåm railway. And it's a good place for hiking as well.

At Aurland Stegastein lookout is a must. And if you do have a lot of time (which I guess you don't) hiking to mountain Prest is also very, very nice. Grat view of Aurlandsfjorden.

Part B:

From Aurland to Lærdal the snow road is the most scenic option (unless you have driving the world's longest tunnel on your bucket list). From Lærdal you will pass by Borgund stave church which is a beauty. Mountain crossing at Filefjell.

Option 2: E16 Bergen-Voss-Aurland-50-Hol-Gol

Part A: The same as option 1

Part B: Driving Aurland valley. The road is more narrow than option 1, and there are a lot (!) of tunnels. In my opinion this road is a little funnier to drive than road 50. The mountain crossing is also nicer. But you will miss the snow road and Borgund.

Option 3: 7 Bergen-Hardanger-Geilo-Gol

https://www.hardangerfjord.com/eidfjord/

Hardangerfjord is a little less dramatic than Nærøyfjorden and Aurlandsfjorden, but you will see more of it. The most interesting parts are the Eidfjord area (Kjeåsen mountain farm, Måbødalen canyon, Vøringsfossen waterfall) and the mountain plateau of Hardangervidda.

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4. Re: Scenic Drive

When is this? Fv50 Aurland-Hol runs along regulated lakes (the hydroelectric power plants is the very reasonthe road exists), and the first part of the summer they are almost empty of water and not very scenic.

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