Norwegian Landscapes – Roadways in Hardanger

We stayed in Røldal for a week last October and travelled around the Hardanger area on day trips to take various hikes. Here are a few images of the various roadways (from highways to dirt tracks) we found ourselves on.

Due to work on one of the many tunnels on highway E134, we had to wait our turn to take the “old road” in a caravan of cars heading in one direction on our initial approach to Røldal
As we took the “old road” to circumvent the Haukelitunnelen, we actually had a view of a part of exposed tunnel (with a small creek of water flowing over the top)
Here is a look at the narrow, winding highway that typifies some of the scary mountain roads in Norway
Highway 520, a National Tourist Route we took south from Røldal, with bright orange (as well as wooden) poles that denote where to plow in the winter season
We drove on this poorly maintained dirt road off route 520 to park and hike into the wilderness towards Nedre Sandvatnet
This is the sign that warned us at the outset that the road was “of poor standard”
Pausing our hike along the dirt road to conquer a small boulder
A road heading off highway 520, the National Tourist Road between Røldal and Sauda, crosses over a dam at the end of a wind-blown lake
This length of highway E13 south of Røldal has a number of small tunnels so the road can follow the the water of Øvra Lonavatnet through the steep rock of the shoreline
We walked along this dirt path/road into the Sunndal valley to hike to the Bondhusbreen glacier – this is looking back towards where we parked

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