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Traveling Northern Europe’s highest mountain pass, Sognefjellsvegen, takes you from the lush valleys of Lom, to the fjords at Gaupne. The famous road reaches 1,434 metres above sea level with endless opportunities for outdoor adventures along the way. The road first opened for cars in 1938 and became famous for being Norway’s first scenic route in 1997.
Along the route, you will be tempted to stop at the viewing points to soak in the beauty of the natural surroundings, and if you want to stretch your legs, there are multiple hikes to viewpoints and peaks accessible from the road.
From the highest point at Fantesteinen and down towards Sognefjorden, the mountain road appears untamed. Where the Hurrungane massif towers up to the heavens, the mountains open up and the landscape changes once again.
From Turtagrø, the road evolves into tight hairpin turns as you descend down to Fortun. Towards Gaupne, the final point on this stretch, the road descends to skirt the beautiful Sognefjord where the clear waters change color from green to blue in tune with the light and the weather.
Sognefjellsvegen is one of eighteen scenic routes in Norway.