Blessed with pine-covered slopes, snow-topped mountains, still fjords, impossibly high waterfalls and gushing rivers, Norway is one of the most scenic countries on the planet. And road-tripping is the way to see it. Take these routes:


Oslo to Bergen via Hardangervidda:

This is one of the most scenic drives from the Capital to the second largest city in Norway. It traverses Hardangervidda, Europe’s greatest mountain plateau, and the stunning Hardangerfjord. It’s a route packed with picture postcard views and you’ll find yourself stopping often at points such as Vøringsfossen, Norway's largest waterfall. The Hardangervidda mountain plateau has been declared a National Park and is home to the mountain town of Geilo to which hikers flock.


Stavanger to Bergen:

This drive will take you through the verdant expanse of Hardanger region and Ryfylke with its dramatic scenery. Pass through rivers in which salmon leap, crashing waterfalls and still lakes in which the mountains are reflected. You can stop at quiet villages for a night, enjoying local hospitality and food.


Oslo to Trondheim via Rondane:

This drive of a 1000 km lets you see some of the most beautiful aspects of Norway. You can take in the mountain scenery of Rondane and stop at the fetching mountain village Røros. The Olympic village of Lillehammer is one of the other stops along the way. Deep valleys, towering mountains, their tops dusted with snow, and deep woods dot this route and you will be truly moved by all that beauty.


Bodo to Tromso via Lofoten:

This trip that takes you to the heart of the Arctic region is marked by superb mountain landscapes and a wild, rugged coastline. In Lofoten, known for its wonderful seafood cuisine, mountains seem to rise from the sea as it were. What’s exciting is the ferry ride between Andenes and Gryllefjord. In summer, the sun never sets here and in winter you might just get to see the magic of the Northern Lights.

Published on: Oct. 9, 2021 Last modified on: Nov. 1, 2021, 7:23 a.m.
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