Mountain roads
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Peer Gynt road
Mountain road

Mountain roads in Norway

We welcome you to the «Peer Gynt road». 60 km through some of the most beautiful mountains. The Peer Gynt road was opened in 1956. When we drive into the Peer Gynt’s Kingdom, we pass Nisjuvatna, Dørdalen, Dørdalsknappen (1126 mas.) and approach Fagerhøi. You get a wonderful view to Jotunheimen in the west and Rondane in the north. In the middle you find Ruten and Heidalsmuen. Unique flora and exciting cultural history await you on the road over the mountains.

The Friis mountain road

Friisvegen – the road through the wilderness, the highest mountains transition between Lillehammer and Østerdalen, with the highest point of 1158 m. This tour offers many opportunities, both by car and on foot.
Follow the road RV 219 from Atna in Østerdalen and make a turn at the signpost Friisvegen. From the junction Friisvegen lead you over the mountain, past Friisbua, through Øksendalen and passing Måsåplassen and then down to Ringebu center.
Friisvegen and Ringebufjellet offer fantastic view as far as the eye can see and offers a variety of outdoor activities. We encourage all guests to use the mountain’s opportunities for relaxation and physical activity. Visit also Ringebu stave church. Ringebu stave church, built c. 1220, is one of 28 surviving stave churches and is one of the largest. The decoration in the church is in baroque style and with imposing woodcarving. King Frederick IV’s monogram on the choir screen dates from 1703 as also does the pulpit. The soapstone font survives from the original pole church. The church is located in Ringebu, 45 km north of Hafjell.

The Birkebeiner mountain road
If you choose not to do as the Birken riders and bike trip across the mountains,you can enjoy the same mountain plateau from the car. Birkebeiner Road (Tore Road) runs from Sjusjøen to Messelt in Stor-Elvdal.
From Sjusjøen the road run north past the holiday villages and mountain farms: Storåsen, Krok-sjøen, Elgåsen, Aksjøen, Storstilen and Øvre Åstbru toll plaza and Gammelskolla.
Route 27: Turn off E6 about 5 kms north of the charming village Ringebu, a very scenic road crossing the mountains between the valleys of Gudbrandsdalen and Østerdalen, and it is also the shortest distance Lillehammer – Trondheim.
Coming from the south: First up a small valley Venabygd, then crossing a plateau with the oldest mountain formations in Europe, then on National Tourist Road Rondane from Enden to Folldal, with a very scenic view to the Rondane massif.
Many activities along the route.

Bjørnson road
Turn off the E6 north of Lillehammer or at Vinstra (Gudbrandsdalen), and you are on FV 255 Bjørnsonvegen, a beautiful stretch of national highway. Along FV 255 Bjørnsonvegen is Aulestad, the home of the writer Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, author of Norway’s national anthem. Lining the route are small village churches, art galleries, handicraft shops. Don’t miss the geological potholes. FV-255 Bjørnsonvegen makes for a rewarding detour from E6, but it is also an opportunity to carry on over the mountains to the fjord country on the west coast.

Rondane mountain road
Route 27: Turn off E6 about 5 kms north of the charming village Ringebu, a very scenic road crossing the mountains between the valleys of Gudbrandsdalen and Østerdalen, and it is also the shortest distance Lillehammer – Trondheim.
Coming from the south: First up a small valley Venabygd, then crossing a plateau with the oldest mountain formations in Europe, then on National Tourist Road Rondane from Enden to Folldal, with a very scenic view to the Rondane massif.
 

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