Route 8

The coast

Route 8 is the coastal route, which is one of our longest but still not too challenging to drive. You drive along the Sognefjord to Lavik and then on narrow roads to Leirvik and on to Salbu (just before Sørbøvågen).

The route is defined as simple

Routes defined as easy are suitable for everyone regardless of experience

Length
96 km

Popularity
5out of 10

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From here, the road runs through the charming "forest" on narrow roads to Hellevik. Perhaps stop in Dale and take a trip over the spectacular Dalsfjord Bridge? Now the trip continues Sande, through Ytredalen to Vadheim, where you'll see high mountains on both sides of the valley. From Vadheim to Balestrand you drive along the Sognefjord and we really recommend a stop in the industrial town of Høyanger with its long and relevant industrial history with the processing of Hydro's aluminum products as an industrial mainstay.

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How can I navigate the route?

This depends primarily on whether you have installed a GPS, navigate by App on your mobile phone or prefer paper printouts. Here we describe the most common workflows:

  • Download the GPX file for the route you want to your computer
  • Import the file to your route planning tool (e.g. Garmin's Basecamp or Tom Tom's MyDrive)
  • Export the route to your GPS in the usual way
  • Check that the route is calculated correctly in your GPS (It is recommended that the GPS is set to select the fastest route and any avoidance turned off for the route to be calculated as described).
  • Have a great trip!
  • Download the GPX file for the route you want to your mobile phone
  • Send/open the file in the App that belongs to your GPS model (e.g. Garmin's Drive or Tom Tom's MyDrive)
  • Send the route to your GPS (follow the instructions that come with your GPS and App)
  • Check that the route is calculated correctly in your GPS (It is recommended that the GPS is set to select the fastest route and any avoidance turned off for the route to be calculated as described).
  • Have a great trip!

Many of the routes on Hubriding use the app Ride with GPS app for route planning and navigation of the routes. You can download this as a free version or pay for extended use. Click on the Send to Device link on the map on this page, when the app has started and you see the current route, click Navigate and then just follow the route.

  • Click on the link in the map on the page and the map will open in a new window
  • Print the map, with or without description
  • Have a great trip!