European route E39
|Length:||1,330 km (830 mi)|
|North end:||Klett (Norway)|
|South end:||Aalborg (Denmark)|
|International E-road network|
E 39 is the designation of a 1330 km long north-south road in Norway and Denmark, running from Klett just south of Trondheim to Aalborg, via Orkanger, Vinjeøra, Halsa ... Straumsnes, Krifast, Batnfjordsøra, Molde ... Vestnes, Skodje, Ålesund ... Volda ... Nordfjordeid ... Sandane, Førde, Lavik ... Instefjord, Knarvik, Bergen, Os ... Stord, Sveio, Aksdal, Bokn ... Rennesøy, Randaberg, Stavanger, Sandnes, Ålgård, Helleland, Flekkefjord, Lyngdal, Mandal, Kristiansand ... Hirtshals, Hjørring, and Nørresundby. Several sections are via ferry, denoted by ... in the above list. In total there are nine ferries, the highest number of ferries for a single road in Europe.
In Norway, E39 is part of Norwegian national road system, and is as such developed and maintained by the public roads administration. E39 is mostly a two-lane undivided road, only relatively short sections near Stavanger, Trondheim and Bergen are motorways or semi-motorways. Trondheim – Ålesund – Bergen – Stavanger – Kristiansand was named E39 i 2000. Kristiansund - Stavanger was earlier riksveg 1 (national highway 1, "coastal through-road"), whereas Stavanger – Kristiansand was part of E18.
- Semi-motorway Øysand-Thamshavn/Orkanger
- Toll Øysand
road under construction: 15 km new E39 from Staurset to Renndalen in Halsa expected October 2010.
Møre og Romsdal county
- Gjemnessund Bridge 1257 m
- Molde Airport, Årø
- → Fannefjordstunnelen direction Åndalsnes
- ferry from Molde to Vestnes (Furnes dock, 35 minutes)
- at Skorgenes, jointly with E39 until Spjelkavika
- Sjøholt → Linge ferry dock
- Furene → Eiksund tunnel
- Road under construction. New E39 Volda-Fyrde-Grodås named Kvivsvegen. New route for E39 will be along to Fyrde, where a new road to Grodås. From Grodås the new E39 til be along present and jointly with until Nordfjordeid. Construction began January 2009, completion in 2012.
- ferry from Volda to Folkestad (12 minutes)
Sogn og Fjordane county
- Nordfjordeid at Leivdøla bridge, jointly with E39 until
- Byrkjelo at
- Espeland at
- Vadheim at
- Bogstunnelen (3,482 m)
- ferry from Lavik to Ytre Oppedal (20 min, 1-2 departures per hour)
- at Nyborg
- Fløyfjellstunnelen (two parallel tunnels, 3195 and 3825 m)
- Ferry from Halhjem to Sandvikvåg (40 min, 2 departures per hour)
- Jektevik at
- Stordabrua/Stord Bridge (1076 m)
- Bømlafjordtunnelen/Bømlafjord Tunnel (7888 m, 262 m below s.l.)
- At Aksdal
- Ferry from Arsvågen to Mortavika
- Mastrafjordtunnelen (4424 m)
- Byfjordtunnelen (5875 m)
- Fedafjorden Bridge
Vest Agder County
The E39 Ferries
The E39 ferries are mainly operated by Fjord1. Except the Volda-Folkestad ferry, which is operated by Tide Sjø.
Domestic car ferries on E39 are regarded as an integral part of national highways. Ferries operate according to a published timetable and standard prices for vehicles and passengers.   E39 includes the following ferry routes from North to South (approximate crossing time in minutes): The Norwegian government plans to replace the ferries with bridges and tunnels.
- Halsa - Kanestraum 20 min.
- Molde - Vestnes 35 min.
- Solevåg - Festøya 20 min.
- Volda - Folkestad 10 min.
- Anda - Lote 10 min.
- Lavik - Oppedal 20 min.
- Halhjem - Sandvikvåg 40 min.
- Arsvågen - Mortavika 22 min.
International car ferry operated by Color Line:
- Kristiansand - Hirtshals 3 hours 15 minutes
European route E18
From Norway E 39 goes with ferry from Kristiansand to Hirtshals in north Denmark. Ferries are run by Colorline. In Denmark E 39 is a motorway from the south of Hirtshals to the north of Aalborg. The exits are:
- 2 Hjørring N
- 3 Hjørring C
- 4 Hjørring S
- 5 Vrå
- 6 Brønderslev C
- 7 Brønderslev S
- | Store Vildmose
- 8 Tylstrup
- 9 Vestbjerg
- 10 Høvejen → Aalborg Airport
- Aalborg, Århus
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