Transport systems in the
mountains and skiing areas
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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The road system here is severely
limited by the mountains and winter weather. Some roads are
closed throughout the winter, others may be closed for hours or days.
Travelling by convoy and waiting in tunnels can be quite an experience!
See the smaller areas for more details.
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. "Slow" boats operate on the Telemark canal during
The Bergen - Voss - (Flam)
- Geilo - Gol - Nesbyen - Oslo line is a tribute to engineering and
perseverence. It is also a good way to access some of the mountain
areas, especially in winter.
Bus and coach services
Buses and longer-distance
coach services link within and beyond the area.
There are no major airports
in the mountains, some places take small planes, subject to weather
conditions. Other choices are: Stavanger, Bergen and Haugesund airports
to the west; Kristiansand to the south; Sandefjord (Torp) airport
to the south east; Oslo airport to the east