Guided bus tour to Utsikten
Join in on a guided bus trip to the stunning new viewpoint at Mount Gaularfjell - 703 meters above sea level!
The journey starts by bus from Balestrand and on the way up to the viewpoint you will enjoy beautiful mountain- and fjord scenery. The scenic tour to the viewpoint lasts about 40 minutes. The road to Gaularfjell is one of the designated national tourist routes of Norway, and passes along branches of Sognefjorden and small farms with beautiful natural scenery. Then the road gets quite curvy climbing up the mountain side through nine sharp bends before you get to the top and the viewpoint.
The viewpoint is built by the Norwegian Road Administration and designed by Code architects after a competition. The idea is to make the viewpoint appear as a clear shape in the landscape and provide a spectacular sight. Even before its completion, the viewpoint gained a lot of international attention.
The structure is a triangular concrete surface, with corners pointing towards north, south and west. Each corner is shaped specifically in relation to the landscape. If you have a fear of heights, you might need to combat it, but the effort is certainly worth it!
The viewpoint’s surface is 420 square meters and it kind of looks like an unfolded blanket for a picnic. At the viewpoint, you will be surrounded by 1500 m high mountains.
Good to know
- Meeting point: Balestrand harbor/centre. Please be there 10 minutes before departure
- Departures on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 14:00
- Utsikten Viewpoint is 37 km from the centre of Balestrand
- Duration about 2 hours
This is a highly memorable trip combining beautiful mountain and fjord scenery, the art of old road engineering, modern architecture and stunning views!
Once you are at the viewpoint - sit down, relax and enjoy the view!