Transport systems in the
mountains and skiing areas of Agder and Rogaland (West)
Mountains bring dramatic scenery and good
snow in the winter, but also make for difficult transport. Some roads are closed in the
winter, all roads can be slow and winding, needing a lot of work to keep them
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RV 9 runs
north from Kristiansand through Byglandsfjord, Valle, Bukle and
Hovden to the E134 near Haukeli.
RV 45 runs mainly north east from Sandnes near
Stavanger to Sinnes in Sirdal. Another section runs from RV 9 in
Setesdal to Dalen in Telemark. The missing part is the Suleskard
road, only open in the summer.
RV 42 runs east from the coast at Egersund to Tonstad
in Sirdal, winds over the hills to Evje in Setesdal then on to the
other coast at Arendal.
FV 468 runs north up Sirdal from RV 42 at Tonstad,
through Sinnes and the RV 45 to Adneram.
road runs from Adnerham in Sirdal to Setesdal, and only open in
Lysebotn road runs from Adneram to Lysebotn, at
the end of Lysefjord, with ferries to Stavanger. Only open in the
There is a car ferry between
Stavanger and Lysebotn at the end of Lysefjord. In winter it
is the only way in. During the summer it is very popular with tourists,
with views of Pulpit rock and Kjerag along the way. You may need to
There are several fast boat
services between Stavanger and Lysebotn at the end of Lysefjord.
Most are for tourists and give views of Pulpit rock and Kjerag along
the way. There is also a lovely old slow boat at Byglandsfjord in
There are no railway services
in this area.
Bus and coach services
There are bus and coach services
within Sirdal and Setesdal, and also to the west coast towns, south
to Kristiansand and east into Telemark and towards Oslo.
There are no airports within
this area. Choices are:
Stavanger airport to the west
Haugesund airport to the west
Kristiansand to the south
Sandefjord (Torp) airport to the south east
Oslo airport to the north