Gaular Mountain National Route

The road over Gaularfjell takes you into Fosseheimen from the mighty Sognefjord, which is the world’s longest and Norway’s deepest fjord.

Sværefjorden in Balestrand.
Sværefjorden in Balestrand.
Photo: Jarle Wæhler / Statens vegvesen
The bridge over Likefossen waterfall.
The bridge over Likefossen waterfall.
Photo: Jarle Wæhler / Statens vegvesen

The protected Gaular waterway, with its many lively rapids and waterfalls and shining lakes, is like a row of pearls along the road. The drive is exciting and varied, along narrow fjords, on twisting roads up steep mountainsides, over high mountains to sheltered valleys.

The route offers a peaceful alternative to the main roads between Sogn and Sunnfjord. Here children and adults can experience trout fishing at its best and wander on good paths beside waterfalls and rapids. It is also possible to rent a boat or take a walk in the mountains. In Balestrand there are museums and galleries and a wide selection of services.

Gaularfjellet National Tourist Route runs between Balestrand and Moskog and is 84 kilometres in length.

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Changed   11/24/2014  

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