Oslo - Bergen, The Hardangervidda Route

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A scenic drive across the Hardangervidda, Europes greatest mountain plateau, and the beautiful Hardangerfjord. This drive turns the journey between Oslo and Bergen into a unique nature experience.

An effective route between the country's two largest cities, as well as a journey filled with varied and beautiful scenery. Along the way you will find interesting places to stop, rest areas, lookouts and viewpoints.

The Hardanger Bridge make this a ferry-free connection. On this road trip you will experience the waterfalls and fjords along the Hardangerfjord, the spectacular Måbødalen with a mandatory stop at Vøringsfossen, Norway's largest waterfalls. The route follows Highway 7 that runs across the Hardangervidda mountain plateau, a mountain plateau with a National Park status. The popular Norwegian mountain town of Geilo offers excellent hiking and nature-based activities.

In Hallingdal you can stop in Hønefoss and Vikersund, located in the so-called Kunstnerdalen (The Artists Valley), a valley with beautiful surroundings and a rich cultural diversity. Whether you are starting in Oslo or Bergen the route offers a true nature experience, with many possibilities for activities and accommodations along the way.

Parts of the route has a National Tourist Route status. 

 Distance Approx. 460 kilometres
 Driving time 7 hours 30 minutes
 Ferries None
 Tolls Yes
Special conditions During the winter months, it may be required that you drive in a convoy over the Hardangervidda - this is called "kolonnekjøring". In bad weather, the road may be completely closed. Winter tires are required during the winter.