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GUIDED BUS TRIP TO THE VIEWPOINT AT MOUNT GAULARFJELL, 703 METERS ABOVE SEA LEVEL

The journey lasts 40 minutes and is 37 km distant from the centre of Balestrand. The road to Gaularfjell is one of the designated national tourist routes of Norway. It passes along some of the branches of Sognefjorden and passes small farms and beautiful natural scenery. Then the road gets quite curvy climbing up the mountain side through nine sharp bends before you get to the top and the viewpoint.

The viewpoint is built by the Norwegian Road Administration and designed by Code architects after a competition. The idea is to make the viewpoint appear as a clear shape in the landscape and provide a spectacular sight. Before its completion, the viewpoint already has international attention.

The structure is a triangular concrete surface, with corners pointing towards north, south and west. Each corner is shaped specifically in relation to the landscape. You have to combat any fear of heights, but the effort is certainly worth it. The viewpoint’s surface is 420 square meters. It looks like an unfolded blanket for a picnic. So sit down, relax and enjoy the view.

You will be surrounded by 1500 m high mountains. It is also fascinating to see other vehicles down there doing the same climb as you. Come and drive with us. It would be a memorable trip combining beautiful mountain and fjord scenery, the art of old road engineering and modern architecture.

Pratical information

Facts about the trip to “Utsikten”

Opening day of new viewpoint was 23.06.2016
Season 2018 (bus tour) 01.05. – 27.09.

Departures from Balestrand centre/harbor:
* Tuesday 2pm
* Thursday 2pm
Additional departures is possible on request.

Prices:
Adult NOK  390
Children (from 0-16) NOK 250

Number of persons 2 – 16 pax.

Duration aprox. 2 hours.

BOOKING
http://www.balestrandtour.no/en
Balestrand Tourist Information Office, tel. +47 99231500