Aursjøvegen between Sunndalsøra and Eresfjord is about 100 km and takes you from a deep fjord to a high mountain terrain that is contrasting and beautiful - an experience that makes whoever hold their breath. Follow the road up Finnsetlia, inwards towards the dam at Aursjøen (862 masl) and down through Torbudalen and Litldalen to Sunndalsøra. You will drive through a series of 180-degree hairpin turns and close to the highest point of the road are both potholes and the many hundred-meter-tall rock formation Aurstupet - Sunndal's answer to Trolltunga. The road, which was originally built as a construction road in 1947-50, offers many raw nature experiences, and is a good starting point for trips in the Eikesdalsfjellene and Dovre area.
Nature attractions in Aursjøveien
Only 400 meters from the road is the rock formation Aurstupet. Follow the signs from the road. Note that the parking place is small, and it is important to make sure that you do not put the car too far out on the edge. In addition, park to clear the road for meeting traffic. A little further down in Finnsetlia you will find the Norwegian nature's own pothole. You are guaranteed a fresh experience if you choose to take a bath. The pothole is located about 100 meters from the road and there is a sign leading the way.
Marked hiking trails, viewpoints and picnic areas
You will find many marked hiking trails, viewpoints and picnic areas along Aursjøveien, and the area has several mountain lakes that are suitable for fishing and canoeing. Aursjøhytta by Aursjødemningen is owned by Kristiansund and Nordmøre Turistforening and is serviced from June to September. The cottage also has its own self-catering section which is open all year.
If you want an extra challenge when crossing Aursjøveien, we recommend you to travel by bike. It is about 70 km from Eikesdalen to Sunndalsøra, and we encourage you to have good light and reflection on the bike through the special tunnel in Finnsetlia. In this tunnel the road goes in a circle inside the mountain! The biking adventure is a real fitness test, while you also get a great nature experience.
- Aursjøveien is a toll road that in 2022 will be open from 15 June.
- The road remains open until the snow comes in October.
- The road stretch is particularly suitable for motorcycles and SUVs, and of course ordinary cars.
- We do not recommend caravan or larger motorhome due to narrow and winding tunnels.