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The Hardangervidda National Park Route

- A holiday by car along the Hardangervidda National Park Route - the Telemark Mountain Road

Map of the Hardangervidda National Park Route:

a holiday by car - autumn along the National Park Route

A mountain hike with the children.

The Hardangervidda National Park Route

Welcome to a holiday by car along the Hardangervidda National Park Route- in the spring, summer and autumn!  

The Hardangervidda National Park Route, also known as the Telemark Mountain Road (Fjellveien), will allow you to experience Hardangervidda and the the stunning mountains in Telemark in the spring, summer and autumn. It is perfect for exploring the area by car. 

Where is the Hardangervidda National Park Route?

The Hardangervidda National Park Route follows the mountain roads in Telemark. It runs from the Heddal Stave Church (Heddal stavkirke), past Tuddal and the mountain Gaustadtoppen, to the town of Rjukan. It continues to Rauland through Skinnarbu by the Møsvatn lake, and alongside the Totak lake through the Arabygdi village to Haukeli and the Haukeli Mountain. There are several ways to access the Hardangervidda mountain plateau along the route.

The route is marked as "Fjellveien i Telemark". It has multiple information boards with maps that show you where to find the main points of interest along the way!

Enjoy the magnificent scenery along the route:

  • The mighty Gaustatoppen, the tallest mountain in Telemark
  • Hardangervidda, the largest high mountain plateau in Northern Europe
  • Enjoy the grand view at the Observation Points along the route
  • The mountain passage between Tuddal and Rjukan, between Rjukan and Rauland, and across the Haukeli Mountain
  • Traditional mountain village communities with old farms in Tuddal and at Rauland
  • The small town with distinctive architecture at Rjukan
  • Valleys, lakes, rivers and waterfalls

There are several options for things to see and do along the route:

What will you see along the National Park Route?

Here are some suggestions for holidays by car along the National Park Route. Pick the one that appeals to you!

The best of Hardangervidda, 5 days - for your first visit to the area, includes the highlights

Outdoor experiences and hikes, 4 days - for easy hikes and beautiful scenery

The children's favourites,  3 days - for activities for children along the National Park Route

Art and culture, 2 days - for those interested in art, crafts, museums and exhibitions

Experience the Tinn villages, 3 days - a taster of Norwegian crafts, food and cultural heritage 

Plan your holiday by car now! Here are some practical tips.

Enjoy your journey along the National Park Route - the Mountain Road of Telemark!

Map 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

Take the Krossobanen cable car to the top station and walk the Solstien (the Sun Trail) - the shortest way from the village of Rjukan to Hardangervidda

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