Norwegian County Road 63

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County Road 63
Norwegian: Fylkesvei 63
Nynorsk: Fylkesveg 63
Route information
Length: 103.6 km (64.4 mi)
Major junctions
South end: 15 in Skjåk Municipality
  Norwegian-road-sign-640.10.svgRoad up to Dalsnibba
Ferry icon.png60 Ferry to Hellesylt
Geiranger village
Norwegian-road-sign-640.10.svgØrnevegan
Tunnel.pngOppskreds Tunnel
Eidsdal village
91Norddal
Ferry icon.pngFerry to Linge over the Norddalsfjorden
650Sjøholt
Ferry icon.pngFerry to Geiranger
92Tafjord
Sylte village
95N →Døving
95S →Døving
Norwegian-road-sign-640.10.svgTrollstigen
174Veblungsnes
North end: E136 in Rauma Municipality
Location
Counties: Møre og Romsdal, Oppland
Major cities: Geiranger, Eidsdal, Sylte
Highway system

County Roads in Norway

Fv62 Fv64

Norwegian County Road 63 (Norwegian: Fylkesvei 63 or Fv63) is a Norwegian county road in Møre og Romsdal county and a very small part in Oppland county, Norway. It begins at Norwegian National Road 15 along the lake Langvatnet in Skjåk Municipality in Oppland county and it heads north where it ends at the junction with the European route E136 highway near the town of Åndalsnes in Rauma Municipality, Møre og Romsdal county. The route runs for 103.6 kilometres (64.4 mi) including a single ferry crossing over the Norddalsfjorden. The vast majority of the road is in Møre og Romsdal county, only the southernmost 2.5 kilometres (1.6 mi) lie in the extreme western part of Oppland county. Both the Langvatnet–Geiranger and Trollstigen sections of the road are closed during winter and spring (usually early November to late May) due to the weather conditions (snow and avalanches).[1] The road passes by a number of notable landmarks, which has led to the earmarking of the route as national tourist route.[2]

Path (from south to north)[edit]

From Langvatnet in the south the road passes the lake of Djupvatnet. From here, the mountain of Dalsnibba can be approached via a minor road. The road descends through a series of hairpin turns northwards towards the village of Geiranger, offering views of the Geirangerfjord in the process. From Geiranger, the road ascends the mountainside through another series of hairpin turns; this section of road is known as the Ørnevegen ("Eagle Road") and reaches a height of 620 metres (2,030 ft) above sea level.[3]

At Eidsdal, a ferry is required in order to cross the Norddalsfjorden.[4] The ferry connects Eidsdal with Linge, from where the road passes through a number of small settlements, including Sylte, before running through the valleys of Valldalen and Meiadalen.

The northernmost section of the road includes the Trollstigen ("The Troll Footpath"), a further series of hairpin turns which descend a particularly steep mountain. From the Trollstigen the road runs in an approximate north-west direction before terminating at the junction with the E136 highway near Åndalsnes.

Diagram[edit]

Skjåk Municipality, Oppland county
Stranda Municipality, Møre og Romsdal county
Norddal Municipality
Through Valldal valley near Langdal
Rauma Municipality

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Winter road closures in Norway". Retrieved 29 July 2009. 
  2. ^ "Geiranger-Trollstigen page on the National Tourist Routes website". Retrieved 29 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Eagle Road". Norwegian Tourist Board. Retrieved 29 July 2009. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Eidsdal-Linge ferry". Fjord1. Retrieved 29 July 2009. 

External links[edit]

Road 63 (Norway) travel guide from Wikivoyage