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Destination: a road trip through Norway; a rather epic itinerary

After watching all the endless Instagram and TikTok posts featuring unnaturally good-looking influencers casually hip-swaying their buts into a breathtaking Norwegian panorama, it's now time for you to embark on your own adventure. Because reels are just reels.


Therefore, I've compiled a delightful list to assist you in planning your road trip itinerary

through Norway. Depending on how long you plan to stay in Norway, my earnest advice is to attempt connecting as many of the routes below as possible. Make sure to make a selection beforehand and carefully chart your course. Unless you have a generous two or more weeks planned for Norway, it's unlikely you'll manage to explore all the routes. 


a car on a scenic road in Norway

But don't fret about any fear of missing out (FOMO), as each route is equally breathtaking and spectacular. Even if you only witness three, you'll return home with stunning vistas etched in your memory. I'll confess straight away; having lived in Norway for almost nine years, I still have four routes to cross off my list. However, I do have a few favorites: Sognefjellet, Varanger, and Rondane. But pay no heed to my preferences; forge your own path. The blue-marked names are linked to Google Maps for easy saving and routeplanning.


Godspeed! Gute reise! Bon-voyage! Toedeledokie!


   Traversing the rugged Atlantic coastline, this engineering marvel (it's partly a bridge = spoiler) connects small islands, providing panoramic views of the ocean and dramatic coastal landscapes.


   Known as the "Troll's Path," this mountainous road boasts hairpin bends, steep inclines, and breathtaking views, including the cascading Stigfossen waterfall.


   This combined route links the serene Geirangerfjord with the exhilarating Trollstigen Road, offering an unforgettable journey.


   Along the southwestern coast, this route showcases white sandy beaches, sand dunes, and traditional farmlands, providing a delightful contrast to Norway's mountainous landscapes.


   Extending into the Arctic wilderness of Finnmark, this route takes travelers through expansive tundra, coastal landscapes, and charming fishing villages.


   Traversing the Helgeland coast, this route captures the iconic Seven Sisters mountain range and picturesque coastal scenery.


   Encircling the island of Senja, this route highlights rugged coastlines, fishing villages, and mountainous landscapes, enhanced by ever-changing light conditions.


   Winding through the Ryfylke region, this route offers diverse landscapes, including fjords, mountains, and lush valleys, complemented by architectural viewpoints.


   As the highest mountain pass in Northern Europe, this route provides stunning views of glaciers, high mountain plateaus, and the renowned Jotunheimen National Park.


    Unfolding through high mountain terrain, this route reveals dramatic fjord views, snow-capped peaks, and the charming village of Aurlandsvangen.


    Crossing a high mountain plateau, this route features expansive landscapes, crystal-clear lakes, and panoramic views of the Jotunheimen mountain range.


    This historic route takes travelers through mountainous terrain, showcasing remarkable stone architecture and offering breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks.


    Encompassing Rondane National Park, this route provides access to Norway's oldest national park, known for its high mountain plateaus and diverse flora and fauna.


    Encircling the northernmost island in the Vesterålen archipelago, this route offers views of the Arctic Ocean, rugged coastlines, and bird cliffs.


    This historic route takes travelers through mountainous terrain, showcasing remarkable stone architecture and offering breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks.


    Meandering through Gaularfjellet mountain, this route presents stunning fjord views, waterfalls, and the unique Utsikten viewing platform.


    Running through the beautiful Hardanger region, this route features fruit orchards, cascading waterfalls, and panoramic views of the Hardangerfjord.


    Along the coastal region of Møre og Romsdal, this route unveils picturesque fishing villages, coastal landscapes, and the famous Atlantic Road.





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