European route E39

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E39 shield

Route information
Length: 1,330 km (830 mi)
Major junctions
North end: Klett (Norway)
South end: Aalborg (Denmark)
Countries: Norway, Denmark
Highway system
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,[1] 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 Trondheim, there are connections to E 6 and E 14. In Ålesund, to E 136, in Bergen to E 16, in Haugesund, to E 134, in Kristiansand to E 18, and in Aalborg to E 45.

Norwegian part[edit]

Route of E39 shown on map of Western/Southern Norway

In Norway, E39 is part of Norwegian national road system, and is as such developed and maintained by the public roads administration.[2] 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.

Sør-Trøndelag county[edit]

  • Zeichen 215 - Kreisverkehr, StVO 2000.svg E6 707 Klett junction
  • AB-Brücke.svgUdduvoll bru

road under construction: 15 km new E39 from Staurset to Renndalen in Halsa expected October 2010.

Møre og Romsdal county[edit]

Halsa ferry dock
  • Ferry icon.png ferry from Halsa to Kanestraum in Tingvoll (20 minutes)
Gjemnessund Bridge
  • E136 at Skorgenes, jointly with E39 until Spjelkavika
Roundabout in Ålesund
  • Ferry icon.png ferry from Solavågen to Festøya in Ørsta (20 minutes)
  • Ferry icon.png ferry from Volda to Folkestad (12 minutes)

Sogn og Fjordane county[edit]

E39 bend at Anda near Sandane Airport
  • Ferry icon.png Ferry from Lote to Anda (10 min, 1-2 departures per hour)
Nordfjord and E39 ferry Lote-Anda

Hordaland county[edit]

Hagelsund Bridge
Nordhordlandsbrua pontoon bridge at Bergen

Rogaland county[edit]

Vest Agder County[edit]

  • AB-Brücke.svg Fedafjorden Bridge
  • Tunnel.png Vatlandtunnelen (3184 m)
  • Tunnel.png Kirkeheitunnelen (835 m) 835 m

E18 At Kristiansand

The E39 Ferries[edit]

The E39 ferries are mainly operated by Fjord1. Except the Volda-Folkestad ferry, which is operated by Tide Sjø.

Fjord1 ferry at Arsvågen dock.

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. [1] [2] E39 includes the following ferry routes from North to South (approximate crossing time in minutes):[3] The Norwegian government plans to replace the ferries with bridges and tunnels.[4]

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:[5] and Fjord Line (Seasonal).[6]

Kristiansand - Hirtshals 3 hours 15 minutes

Tabliczka E18.svg European route E18[edit]

The Kristiansand-Hirtshals ferry also connects the E18 motorway from Oslo to Kristiansand to the European network.

Danish part[edit]

E 39 in Denmark, exit 3

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:


  1. ^ Meiner vegen var for dårleg strødd
  2. ^ National Public Roads Administration of Norway, website
  3. ^ Fjord1 website
  4. ^
  5. ^ Color Line
  6. ^ Fjord Line