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Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the shortest road to Hardangervidda? What is the location of the National Park Route? Here you will find the answers to frequently asked questions about Hardangervidda and the National Park Route. 

1. What is the location of the Hardangervidda National Park Route- the Telemark Mountain Route? 

The National Park Route is the driving route that runs south-east of Hardangervidda, from Heddal by Tuddal and Gaustatoppen (or alternatively by Tinnsjøveien) - Rjukan - Skinnarbu - Rauland - Edland - Haukeliseter in Telemark.

2. What is the Hardangervidda National Park Route?

  • The Hardangervidda National Park Route is a driving route for car tourists that runs between east and west. It is well-suited for you who are taking a holiday by car in Norway in the spring, summer or autumn.
  • The National Park Route runs along a road with some of the most stunning scenery that Telemark has to offer.
  • From the National Park Route you can experience  Hardangervidda, Gaustatoppen, Rjukan, Rauland and the Haukeli Mountain.

3. How long is the journey distance between the sites along the National Park Route?

  • Heddal - Rjukan via Tuddal/Gaustatoppen: 66 km / 1 1hour  10 min
  • Heddal - Rjukan via Tinnsjøvegen (rv 37): 69 km / 1 hour
  • Rjukan - Rauland rv 37: 47 km / 45 min
  • Rauland - Haukeli via rv 362 Arabygdi: 41 km / 40 min
  • Haukeli - Haukeliseter E-134: 27 km / 25 min

Total 179 km (via Tuddal/Gaustatoppen), 3 hour of driving

4. What is the shortest route to Hardangervidda?

5. Can you drive to the  Hardangervidda National Park by car?

From the National Park Route, which follows the south-eastern part of the plateau, there are no road to the national park. There is a several hour walk to the park from all the entry gates.  

The National Park is only a small section of the plateau. If you want to experience Hardangervidda, there are many easily accessible sites outside the National Park that you can visit. 

Location of the Hardangervidda National Park Route:

The National Park Route - distance in kilometres and car travel time

Journey distance from - to  Km Tid
Heddal-Rjukan via Gaustatoppen 66 1hour 10min
Heddal - Rjukan via rv 37 69 1 hour
Rjukan - Rauland, rv 37 47 45 min
Rauland - Haukeli, rv 362 41 40 min
Haukeli - Haukeliseter, E-134 27 25 min
Total (via Gaustatoppen) 179   3 hours
 Rjukan - Imingfjell via Austbygde  64  1hour 25min

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