Norwegian County Road 63

Norwegian County Road 63 (Norwegian: Fylkesvei 63 or Fv63) is a Norwegian county road in Møre og Romsdal county and a very small part in Innlandet county, Norway. It begins at Norwegian National Road 15 along the lake Langvatnet in Skjåk Municipality in Innlandet county and it heads north where it ends at the junction with the European route E136 highway near the town of Åndalsnes in Rauma Municipality, Møre og Romsdal county. The route runs for 103.6 kilometres (64.4 mi) including a single ferry crossing over the Norddalsfjorden. The vast majority of the road is in Møre og Romsdal county, only the southernmost 2.5 kilometres (1.6 mi) lie in the extreme western part of Innlandet county. Both the Langvatnet–Geiranger and Trollstigen sections of the road are closed during winter and spring (usually early November to late May) due to the weather conditions (snow and avalanches).[1] The road passes by a number of notable landmarks, which has led to the earmarking of the route as national tourist route.[2]

County Road 63 shield
County Road 63
Bokmål: Fylkesvei 63
Nynorsk: Fylkesveg 63
Route information
Length103.6 km (64.4 mi)
Major junctions
South end Fv15 in Skjåk Municipality
 Norwegian-road-sign-640.10.svgRoad up to Dalsnibba
Norwegian-road-sign-775 - Ferry.png Fv60 Ferry to Hellesylt
Geiranger village
Norwegian-road-sign-640.10.svgØrnevegan
Tunnel.pngOppskreds Tunnel
Eidsdal village
Fv91Norddal
Norwegian-road-sign-775 - Ferry.pngFerry to Linge over the Norddalsfjorden
Fv650Sjøholt
Norwegian-road-sign-775 - Ferry.pngFerry to Geiranger
Fv92Tafjord
Sylte village
Fv95 →Døving
Fv95 →Døving
Norwegian-road-sign-640.10.svgTrollstigen
Fv174Veblungsnes
North end E 136 in Rauma Municipality
Location
CountiesMøre og Romsdal, Innlandet
Major citiesGeiranger, Eidsdal, Sylte
Highway system
County Roads in Norway
Fv62 Fv64

Path (from south to north)Edit

From Langvatnet in the south the road passes the lake of Djupvatnet. From here, the mountain of Dalsnibba can be approached via a minor road. The road descends through a series of hairpin turns northwards towards the village of Geiranger, offering views of the Geirangerfjord in the process. From Geiranger, the road ascends the mountainside through another series of hairpin turns; this section of road is known as the Ørnevegen ("Eagle Road") and reaches a height of 620 metres (2,030 ft) above sea level.[3]

At Eidsdal, a ferry is required in order to cross the Norddalsfjorden.[4] The ferry connects Eidsdal with Linge, from where the road passes through a number of small settlements, including Sylte, before running through the valleys of Valldalen and Meiadalen.

The northernmost section of the road includes the Trollstigen ("The Troll Footpath"), a further series of hairpin turns which descend a particularly steep mountain. From the Trollstigen the road runs in an approximate north-west direction before terminating at the junction with the E136 highway near Åndalsnes.

DiagramEdit

Skjåk Municipality, Innlandet county
Stranda Municipality, Møre og Romsdal county
 
Road nearby Geiranger
Fjord Municipality
 
Through Valldal valley near Langdal
Rauma Municipality

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Winter road closures in Norway". Retrieved 29 July 2009.
  2. ^ "Geiranger-Trollstigen page on the National Tourist Routes website". Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Eagle Road". Norwegian Tourist Board. Retrieved 29 July 2009.[dead link]
  4. ^ "Eidsdal-Linge ferry". Fjord1. Archived from the original on 12 June 2009. Retrieved 29 July 2009.

External linksEdit

  Road 63 (Norway) travel guide from Wikivoyage