A serene journey passing protected rivers, waterfalls and a tranquil fjord. The road runs along an arm of the world’s 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. National Tourist Route Gaularfjellet has a total length of 130 kilometres. From National Tourist Route Gaular you can visit Førde and
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Utsikten. From the Vetlefjord, the road winds up the mountain slope before reaching its highest point at Nystølsvatnet Lake. The lay-by at Utsikten offers a panoramic view of the valley and the magnificent mountain landscape.
Likholefossen. The Gaula River is powerful and untamed, and walking out onto the elegant steel bridge over the Likholefossen waterfall brings you into close contact with the mighty force of the water, especially when the river is running high. Proceeding from the bridge, you can stroll on the «waterfall trail» along the protected river.
Vallestadfossen. This exuberant, cascading waterfall at the mouth of Haukedalsvatnet Lake is a breath-taking sight.
Hestad chapel. The old chapel is beautifully situated on the narrow tongue of land between Viksdalsvatnet Lake and Hestadfjorden.
Rørvikfjellet. From the viewpoint on the Rørvikfjellet mountain there is a panoramic vista of the beautiful Haukedalsvatnet Lake, with the Jostedalsbreen glacier visible in the horizon.
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.