Day 17: From Aurland to Laerdal

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The Laerdalstunnel which connects Aurland and Laerdal is the longest road tunnel in the world. It's 24.5 km long.
At the camp ground I got a flyer which told us that there's a fair in Laerdal and since it isn't far from Aurland (and Aurland was too quiet for my taste :p) we drove up there.

Since 2000 Aurland and Laerdal are connected by a tunnel. The Laerdal tunnel is a 24.5 km (15.2 mi)-long road tunnel, the longest road tunnel in the world. Before 2000 you had to drive the Aurlandsvegen which is also called the "snow road". The Stigastein overview is located at the road.

After the experience with the Aurlandsvegen the day before we choose the tunnel instead. It took us about 25 minutes to pass it.

Laerdal was very crowded because of the fair and we decided to look for a camp ground before we enter the village for the fair. We found a nice one at the banks of the Sognefjord.

The weather was great and we were fancy to go to the fair were you could buy all kinds of stuff. The food was great aswell.

Gamle Laerdal (old town Laerdal) has over 160 protected buildings, mostly lovingly restored. Some of the houses there date back to the mid-18th century.

It got very hot in the afternoon and we went back to the camp ground for a break from sightseeing ;)
huibdos says:
I remember the tunnel, it was just like in the 'Efteling' getting to the big halls inside:)
Posted on: Aug 25, 2009
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View on the camp ground
View on the camp ground
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