Fortunately, there are still roads which are not simply designed to get you from A to B as quickly as possible. National Tourist Routes are beautiful driving tours that are a little out of the ordinary. The Norwegian Public Roads Administration has created these routes for you to explore. They offer spectacular viewpoints, facilities, car parking, outdoor furniture, paths and artwork. Bold innovative architecture set in magnificent landscapes is a hallmark of all the National Tourist Routes. Along the Tourist Route through Lofoten, these are some of the “attractions” you will encounter:
The rest area has granite furniture, magnificent views over the sea to the south east and a toilet building which mimics the steep mountains of the raw Lofoten landscape.
Next to the beautiful beach surrounded by majestic mountains is a photographic viewpoint. A narrow path made from railway sleepers leads down to the beautiful beach.
Facing the ocean is a rest area in the shape of an amphitheatre, with car parking and toilet facilities.
This is a rest area that offers fantastic views over Vestvågøya. It is surrounded by long screens and benches that provide protection against the wind and weather.
The rest area is situated south of Sildpollen, and a wooden walkway has been built that floats on the landscape. It offers fantastic views across to the stunning mountains and Sildpollneset chapel.
For more information on other spectacular viewing points, service buildings and rest areas in Lofoten, visit www.nasjonaleturistveger.no