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The road runs from Haugastøl Station in the municipality of Hol in Buskerud county to Finse Station in Ulvik municipality in Hordaland county. It continues across the mountains to Myrdal Station in Aurland municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county, and then the road divides. One path goes north through the Flåmsdalen valley to the village of Flåm on the shore of the Sognefjorden and the other path heads west through the Raundalen valley to Vossevangen.
The road is named after the «rallar» or navvies, the railway construction workers and «vegen» means road, so the name literally means the «navvy road». Built from 1902 to 1904 in connection with the construction of the Bergensbanen railway line.
A journey through the fascinating culture and history in Norway
Every year, in the short season from July to September, over 20,000 cyclists travel the route.
You will pass major rivers with melted snow from the mountains, waterfalls and beautiful Norwegian fjord landscape. But Rallarvegen offers not only breathtaking scenery, it´s also a journey through the fascinating culture and history in Norway.
More info here: ut.no
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