Havøysund National Tourist Route

Havøysund National Tourist Route

Located in Finnmark county, Norway, the Havøysund National Tourist Route is one of the most scenic drives of the country. It's a challenging route and boasts a varied landscape including views of the beach, fjord and mountains. 

The road, County Road 889 (Fylkesvei 889), is asphalted and links the villages of Smørfjord and Havøysund. It’s 85.7 km long. The road hugs the shore, passing by naked rock in a barren and untamed landscape. The journey offers an exhilarating driving experience, with superb views. 

The road is fascinatingly varied. This epic route passes through some stunning scenery. An incredible journey, an unforgettable experience. This is definitely one road trip that you want to record with lots of photographs. Parts of the road traverse a barren rocky landscape with the Arctic Ocean on one side and rugged outcrops on the other. There are lots of viewpoints, official and unofficial. The road is a delight to drive, with every kind of twist and turn. The landscape is stark and dramatic and there are few signs other than the road to show that anyone has ventured here before. The road to Havøysund runs mostly along the coast, but with a few short and steep hills across the fell. As with any road close to the sea, the weather can change drastically and very suddenly. Storms are not uncommon and riding is not advised in high winds and heavy rain or snow.


Roads: Road 889
Length: 67km
Highest elevation: 233m asl
Ferries: 0
Winter notice: Open to traffic throughout the year. May be closed for short periods in winter when the weather is bad.

 

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NOTICE: Due to the spread of COVID-19, many points of interest and roads are closed and travel is not recommended. Please follow all local health authority directives before venturing off, and stay safe.