Scenic route Lyseveien in Norway /

The scenic route Lyseveien, also known as the Lyse Road or Lysevegen, is a mountain road in Norway. It is not one of the 18 National Scenic Routes, but it is certainly one of the most beautiful roads of Norway. It is not only a practical way to reach Lysebotn village, but also an adventurous way. The road has 27 hairpin bends and a 1202 yard (1.1 kilometer) long tunnel that goes around 340 degrees.
 

Where is the route located? /

The scenic route Lyseveien is located near the village of Lysebotn in the Lysefjord in Norway. The village, fjord and about half of the mountain road are in Rogaland province, the other half of the road is in Agder province.

The Lyseveien is 18 miles (29 kilometers) long in total, but is best known for the 3 mile (6 kilometer) long stretch at Lysebotn. From the village you can also sail over the Lysefjord, this fjord is mainly known for the overhanging rock formation Preikestolen.
 

General information about the scenic route Lyseveien /

If you want to make a road trip through Norway, the scenic route Lyseveien should definitely be on your road map! The mountain road runs from Sirdal to Lysebotn and is a total of 18 miles (29 kilometers) long, especially the last part of the route is why many road users visit the route every year. On road maps, the mountain road can be found as Fv500.

The scenic route Lyseveien is located in a popular part of Norway, namely on the Lysefjord. The 26 mile (42 kilometer) long fjord is known for its beautiful nature and the light-colored granite that gives the fjord the name Light Fjord. The well-known rocks Kjeragbolten and Preikestolen are also both located in the Lysefjord. Both rocks can only be reached by taking a walk of several hours.

You can also combine the scenic route Lyseveien with a boat trip on the Lysefjord, so that you can view the area from the water. From Lysebotn you can take the ferry to Forsand, which takes you across the entire Lysefjord.

Because there is a lot of snow in winter, the mountain road is closed to traffic from about the end of October to May. The village of Lysebotn remains accessible via ferries.
 

What makes the route special? /

With a length of 18 miles (29 kilometers), the scenic route Lyseveien is not a very long route, but it is one of the most spectacular routes in Norway. The Trollstigen is known worldwide for its 11 hairpin bends and attracts many tourists every year. The Lyseveien, also called Lyse Road or Lysevegen, counts more than double. The mountain road has a total of 27 hairpin bends.

The road connects Lysebotn, Mount Kjerag and Sirdal Municipality. From Sirdal, road users drive towards the Lysefjord. At Lake Andersvatn they reach the highest point of the route, which is 950 meters above sea level. At the mountain Kjerag, where the route is at 640 meters above sea level, the descent to Lysebotn begins. In 27 hairpin bends and a 1202 yard (1.1 kilometer) long tunnel you descend and you arrive at the village.

On the other side of the Lysefjord is the scenic route Ryfylke, this 161 mile (260 kilometer) long route is officially one of the most beautiful routes in Norway. Further on is the scenic route Jaeren, which runs along the southwest coast of Norway.