A serene journey passing protected rivers, waterfalls and a tranquil fjord. The road runs along an arm of the worlds longest fjord, the Sognefjord, before curving up the steep slopes to the mountain. Further on, the road follows the protected Gaula river system, which is famous for its many waterfalls, but also has white-water rapids and tranquil mountain lakes.
Trails have been laid along selected stretches of the river to provide better access to the waterfalls, which are well worth seeing. Here, children and adults can enjoy trout fishing at its best, and wander along well-maintained trails by waterfalls and rapids. There are boats for hire, but those who prefer to hike through the mountains also have plenty of opportunities. The tourist centre in Balestrand is a good point of departure for day trips, and the boat ride to Fjærland with its Glacier Museum is a splendid way to explore nature in this locality.
National Tourist Route Gaularfjellet from Balestrand to Eldalsosen and Moskog and from Eldalsosen to Sande has a total length of 130 kilometres.
The stretch between Mel and Mjell on the Gaularfjellet plateau is closed during the winter season. http://www.nasjonaleturistveger.no/en/gaularfjellet