Norwegian County Road 63
County Road 63
|Norwegian: Fylkesvei 63
Nynorsk: Fylkesveg 63
|Length:||103.6 km (64.4 mi)|
|South end:||Skjåk Municipalityin|
|Road up to Dalsnibba
Ferry to Hellesylt
Ferry to Linge over the Norddalsfjorden
Ferry to Geiranger
|North end:||Rauma Municipalityin|
|Counties:||Møre og Romsdal, Oppland|
|Major cities:||Geiranger, Eidsdal, Sylte|
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). The road passes by a number of notable landmarks, which has led to the earmarking of the route as national tourist route.
Path (from south to north)
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.
At Eidsdal, a ferry is required in order to cross the Norddalsfjorden. 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.
- Djupvatnet, highest point on the road (1,038 metres or 3,406 feet)
- Geirangervegen (hairpin road)
- Djupvasshytta; road up to Dalsnibba
- Kvandall Bridge
- Opplenskedalen — Road closure point in the winter
- Hole Bridge
- Flå Bridge
- Ferry from Geiranger til Hellesylt (May 1 to September 30, 8 trips per day)
- Geiranger village
- Ørnevegen hairpin turns
- Oppskreds Tunnel (600 metres or 2,000 feet)
- Eidsdalselva Bridge
- Eidsdal village
- Norddal →
- Ferry from Eidsdal to Linge over the Norddalsfjorden (10 minutes, 3 trips per hour)
- Sjøholt ←
- Muri Bridge
Ferry from Sylte to Geiranger (June 15 until August 15, 2 trips per day)discontinued 2015
- Tafjord →
- Sylte village
- Uri Bridge
- Hols Bridge
- Gudbrandsjuvet Bridge
- Langdalen — Road closure point in the winter
- Stigfossen Bridge
- Trollstigen hairpin turns
- Kverna Bridge
- Hanekamhaug — Road closure point in the winter
- Veblungsnes ←
- Sogge Bridge
- Åndalsnes, →Dombås ←
- "Winter road closures in Norway". Retrieved 29 July 2009.
- "Geiranger-Trollstigen page on the National Tourist Routes website". Retrieved 29 January 2016.
- "Eagle Road". Norwegian Tourist Board. Retrieved 29 July 2009.[dead link]
- "Eidsdal-Linge ferry". Fjord1. Retrieved 29 July 2009.
Road 63 (Norway) travel guide from Wikivoyage