Aursjøvegen mountain road

Aursjøvegen Mountain Road

Aursjøvegen is a very scenic drive between Eidsvåg in Nesset municipality and Sunndalsøra in Sunndal municipality. It’s mostly a rough gravel road with hairpin turns, narrow tunnels and breathtaking scenery.

The road is 55 km long and reaches a high elevation of 947 meters above the sea level at Brønnhøbrøstet. There are several hairpin turns and dramatic nature that might take your breath away. The road was built between 1947 and 1950, during the development of Aura power plant.

There are sheer drops virtually along the entire route and enough hairpins to make a whirling dervish dizzy. A quick glance at the map at its sheer drops and serpentine twists and turns, confirms that this is no hype. The road is a toll road which opens at the beginning of June and stays open until the first snowfall in October/November. It is particularly well suited for motorcycles and SUVs, and of course passenger cars. The road is not recommended for caravans.
The zone is prone to heavy mist and fog and can be dangerous in low visibility conditions. Just a few hundred meters walk from the route is Aurstupet, a cliff with a magnificent view over the valley. It’s recommended to take Fylkesveg 191 from Eresfjord to Eikesdalen. This road goes along with Eikesdalsvatnet. If you keep an eye to the right you might see the mighty waterfall Mardalsfossen.
Road suggested by: Glenn Fant