The road across the Valdresflye plateau offers sweeping views of mountains and open expanses, from which it seems to swoop into the Jotunheimen massif like the beginning of an endless journey. To the north, you can catch a view of the Jotunheimen National Park, where the mountains are steeper and wilder than to the south, where the landscape widens into serene, rolling hills. Here, cultural landscapes dominate, with mountain pastures and a number of tourist lodges that have long traditions of catering to travellers.
Much of the road is above the treeline; it reaches its highest point at 1 389 metres above sea level. No matter where you choose to stop you will find excellent opportunities for hiking. The area near Gjende lake has a wide network of marked trails for hikes of varying lengths and difficulties. The most famous hiking route goes along the Besseggen ridge.
National Tourist Route Valdresflye runs from Garli to Hindsæter (County Road 51) over a total distance of 49 kilometres, including the short side road to Gjende. The mountain crossing is closed in the winter season.
About the series
The map series includes 18 titles, one for each of the Public Roads Administration defined 'National scenic routes' with descriptions and photographs shown on a map. The maps include information on attractions, places to stay and eat, viewpoints and marks places with spectacular scenery.
All information is presented in three languages (Norwegian, English and German)
|Series||Nordeca National Tourist Routes|
|Product Type||Folded Map|
|Dimensions||14.0cm x 26.0cm x 1.0cm|
|Language||Norwegian, English, German|
|Item weight||0.18 Kg|
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