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Norway Road Trip Itinerary Through House High Snow Walls

Sometimes it is about having the opportunity to experience something exactly as it is, neither more nor less. For many, the strongest impression on a Scandinavian Road Trip is the feeling of being in a place where there are few human traces. Our Norway Road Trip itinerary brought us to the Snow Road route from Lærdal towards Aurlandsvangen.

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From our red painted hut at Vindedalen, a tiny place in a remote valley with only one resident left, we overlooked the spectacular Sognefjorden, the largest and second longest fjord in the world. But that wasn’t to be the only superlative of our visit to beautiful Norway. We were to hit one of the most beautiful roads in the world, the Snow Road, Aurland, Norway. Use this Norway travel guidebook for your travel planning!
Scenic Route Aurlandsfjellet

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Only a few kilometers east along the windy coastal road in direction of Lærdalsøyri started the Norwegian snow roads scenic route Aurlandfjellets (road 243) over 47 kilometers in direction of Aurlandsvangen, also called the Aurlandsfjellet Snow Road as it keeps man-high snow along the edges of the mountain pass road during summer time.

Norway Road Trip Itinerary Aurlandsfjellet

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Norway Snow Road

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Possibly the most beautiful road in the world, the snow road Norway winds up the mountain passing some battered wooden barns and holiday huts in patches of light forest.

Norwegian Scenic Route Aurlandfjellets is one of the worlds most beautiful roads. The snow road in Norway reveals most spectacular views over Norwegian fjords.

Arriving above the treeline dozens of waterfalls emerged from the snow-covered mountain tops to make their way through rocky mountain slopes growing soon with other waters into a torrent heading to the valley.

Scenic Route Aurlandsfjellet

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On the top of the mountain pass, just over 1’306 meters, an icy wind was blowing mist and snowflakes over the hostile landscape.

Arguably we negotiated the best of Norway Self-Drive Tours as snow walls double the size of our car which flank the snow road scenic route despite summer time. Aquamarine blue ice covering mountain lakes caught our eyes enhanced by snow-covered rock walls, where crystal-clear water drops trickled from ice-cones.

Scenic Route Aurlandsfjellet

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The lonely landscape amazed us, as we continued our self-drive Norway tour over the most beautiful road from the fjord to the mountains and from lushly overgrown valley slopes to the stone desert in the high mountains within a short distance.

Scenic Route Aurlandsfjellet

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Mind Boggling Views Over Aurlands Fjord

Just before the road declines to Aurlandsvangen, a spectacular view of dark clouds covering the surrounding ragged peaks of Aurland Fjorden contrasting with the clean white snow and remaining patches of dried grass blew our minds.

Scenic Route Aurlandsfjellet

A few hundred meters downward we reached Stegastein, a spectacular man-made viewing point, a wooden construction reaching out over the valley to provide the best possible view over the fjord. The viewpoint is accessible from Aurlandsvangen even in winter time, not so the rest of the Scenic Route Aurlandsfjellet.

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Scenic Route Aurlandsfjellet

We headed down to the shore at Aurlandsvangen to spoil ourselves with a cup of coffee and one of the Norwegian specialties,  carrot cake, only to head for our next adventure of the Norway in a nutshell tour starting in Flåm : a boat ride through the whole length of Sognefjorden to Bergen and return (according to Norwegians) by the world’s most beautiful train ride on the Bergen to Oslo route, changing in Myrdal to the historic Flåm Railway. More about this in a later post.

Scenic Route Aurlandsfjellet

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Scenic Route Aurlandsfjellet

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