Stryn is a good base to explore several scenic drives in the region. From my beautiful apartment with a view, I set off early to Gamle Strynefjellsvegen.
Along the way, the road skirts the southern edge of Oppstrynsvatn, offering good lake and mountain views that are worth a stop or two.
The Gamle Strynefjellsvegen was built to cater for tourists traveling between Skjåk and Strynin 1894. It took Swedish immigrants over 10 years to build this mountain road, and a team of some 200 people kept it clear during the winter up until the 1950s. Although 27km long, prepare to spend a few hours slowly enjoying the drive and making many stops along this national scenic route.
Although a tunnel highway was built in 1978 as a faster alternative, saving 15km and much more time, this national tourist route continues to be popular and well worth a detour if you are in the area.
At the end of the road, there is a rest stop with a hotel and restaurant where you can have a well-deserved late lunch.
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