Aursjøvegen – Eikedalsvegen, Norway

Yesterday I arrived in Sunndalsøra in the late afternoon and  I was really happy with my Airbnb accommodation. I had rented a whole cottage for a fair price and had the cottage just for myself. This is the cottage:

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The cottage was big enough to stay here with 4-5 guests and I paid only € 66 (incl. Airbnb fees). You can book the cottage on Airbnb (I’m not affiliated with Airbnb, I just had an great experience with Siw and wish her all the best)

Since the local Döner place did not accept credit cards (this was the first and only place that did not accept credit cards during my trip), I visited Trædalsstune (which is actually the restaurant of a hotel) and decided to get the buffet. I got into a conversation with the chef cook, who explained me what what was. Norwegian food is not always the best looking food. During dinner we had more conversations and he told me that he previously worked as a cook in the Aursjøhytta, somewhere up in the mountains. He told me that I definitely should drive the Aursjøvegen and gave me a flyer. I didn’t know anything about the Aursjøvegen. I did some extensive research on my route but the Aursjøvegen was not something I read about… obviously it was quite unknown/undiscovered. I looked up some videos on Youtube and I did not had to think twice. I was going to drive the Aursjøvegen.

The road itself is a toll road, but is free for bikers and motorcyclists. You can drive up there with a car, but you have to pay toll. If I remember it correctly, it costs about 50 NOK for cars. I would not recommend driving this road with a caravan! Some parts of the road were gravel, other parts were asphalt. The road was originally constructed to be able to create a dam at lake Aursjøen, up in the mountains, and was probably still used for maintaining the dam.

Driving the Aursjøvegen, which is sometimes also called Eikedalsvegen (“Aursjø” is the lake, “Eikedal” is the village), was one of the best experiences of my Scandinavia tour. It was more spectaculair than visiting the North Cape, although the North Cape had a higher sentimental value.

I took these photos of the Aursjøvegen:

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