Scenic route Gamle Strynefjellsvegen in Norway /

On the scenic route Gamle Strynefjellsvegen, the route itself is the attraction. The ancient road connects western Norway with the eastern of southern Norway and annually attracts many tourists who want to drive on the old and beautiful route. It used to be the only road between the two areas. The route is also popular with cyclists.
 

Where is the route located? /

The Gamle Strynefjellsvegen is located in two regions, namely in Western Norway and Southern Norway. This means that the road also lies in two counties, these are the counties of Vestland and Innlandet. The border between the counties is at the lake Langvatnet, which the road passes by.

The scenic route Gamle Strynefjellsvegen is the connection between Videsaeter and Grotli and is not suitable for cars with caravans. You really have to drive the age-old tourist route with only a car, caravans were never taken into account when building the age-old road with curves.

You can easily make your road trip longer and more spectacular by also driving the scenic route Geiranger – Trollstige, which is located near the Gamle Strynefjellsvegen. That route goes through the famous Geirangerfjord and over the Trollstigen. The scenic route Sognefjellsvegen is also nearby, so you can easily make a bigger ride!
 

General information about scenic route Gamle Strynefjellsvegen /

The scenic route Gamle Strynefjellsvegen is a total of 16 miles (27 kilometers) long and revolves around an ancient mountain road. Where it used to be the only connection between Western and Southern Norway, it is now a tourist route. Through traffic can now use different and wider roads. The centuries-old road was completed in 1894 and consists of several old bridges. Along the way you will also see hand-brick walls and rows of guard stones, which serve as guardrails. It is also special that stone slabs can still be found along the road, in the past these were used by travelers as a place to spend the night.

The route runs through the mountains and is at its highest point at 1139 meters above sea level. The nature along the road is really beautiful, it is recommended to drive it in the autumn when nature has taken on the autumn colors. Norway is also known for the many waterfalls, these can also be found along the road. The well-known waterfalls Øvstefossen and Videfossen are definitely worth a stop.

The 16 mile (27 kilometer) long ancient road can be found on road maps as road 258. In the winter months it is not possible to drive on the road, because it is closed due to the heavy snowfall in the area. This is usually from October to June, but it depends on the weather when the road will close and reopen later.

It is not surprising that the scenic route Gamle Strynefjellsvegen is one of the most beautiful routes in Norway. It even has National Scenic Route status, officially making it one of the 18 most scenic routes in Norway.
 

What makes the route special? /

The route is not only special because it is one of the oldest roads in Norway, which is visible with the old bridges and other buildings, but also because of the beautiful nature. The road goes through the mountains, past special waterfalls and is close to the village of Hjelle. This village is located at the end of the Hjelledalen valley, on Lake Strynsvatnet.

The special route is not only popular with motorists and motorcyclists, cyclists also like to drive on the route. They are advised not to drive the route during the high season or especially in the morning or evening hours. Then there is less traffic on the route and they can also cycle more safely.

The location of the scenic route Gamle Strynefjellsvegen is also special, because it is close to the National Scenic Routes Geiranger – Trollstigen and the Sognefjellsvegen. Complete your tour of Norway and see more of this beautiful country by combining the routes.