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Let’s face it, one of the fun things about Norway is the weather. Very heavy snowfalls in winter, heavy rain, sometimes storms (special mention to Hans, who has just crossed the country), and therefore roads that can be closed.

In summer, it’s quite rare. In winter, it’s more frequent, especially for many scenic roads that are closed for a good part of the year due to excessive snow.

But with these climatic conditions, roads are often damaged and need to be repaired (Trollstigen is often closed for a few days even during summer).

Fortunately, there’s a website that lists ALL road closures, in real time. What’s more, it tells you which sections are closed and when they’re expected to reopen. Now let’s find out in more detail

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WARNING – Trollstigen is closed for 2024 season

June 20, 2024 – With a new landslide, the Troll Road (Trollstigen) is closed.

And it’s closed for the ENTIRE 2024 season. Its future is more than uncertain, as more and more landslides occur, leading to costly closures and renovations. The Norwegian state is no longer willing to finance work on one of the country’s most beautiful roads.

So, what happens next? We already know that the famouse road won’t open this summer. Will they charge tolls to finance it? Will they close it or abandon it? Unfortunately, we don’t know anything yet.

Norwegian road conditions and closures live

So I was saying, there’s a super important site you need to know about to find out which roads are closed and when they’re reopening.

That site is Vegvesen.no. It also includes a planner. But let’s take a closer look at how the visualization of road conditions in Norway works!

First of all, when you access https://www.vegvesen.no/trafikk/ you then need to go to Apne Kartet (which means “open map”) to access the map of the country.

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vegvesen website roads closed norway

Then it’s super simple, you just zoom in on the areas you’re interested in. There you will see a lot of symbols:

  • roadworks sign: indicates that the road is under construction but accessible
  • no-entry sign: indicates that the road is closed. Sometimes there’s a detour sign (in Norwegian, otherwise it’s no fun).
  • a little camera: these are webcams, to see road conditions live, super practical

Knowing that a road is closed is great, but the most important thing is to know when it reopens. To do this, for each road, each closure or work, they indicate on the left the date when the work will be completed, the date when the road will open and the time.

This is official data, so it’s reliable. It’s written in Norwegian, so you’ll have to translate it (copy and paste the text into google translate or deepl, for example), or else your browser allows you to translate directly (the 3 little dots at top right, there’s an option to translate).

Basically, with this site, you can really know the status of all the roads, you can have access to route calculation based on closed roads, it’s super convenient. (You can click on the images below to enlarge them and see the information shown, in French)

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Closed roads Norway map

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Norway’s annual scenic road closures

There are temporary roadworks that can occur due to weather problems or renovations, but there are also annual closures for quite a few roads.

Generally speaking, these are roads in the central fjords, some of the most beautiful roads in the country, which are closed for 6 to 8 months a year due to heavy snowfalls.

In the following table, you’ll find details of the roads and their opening/closing times in previous years, to give you an idea. After all, a route remains open until conditions permit.

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