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Which route from Oslo?

We will be renting a car in Oslo to drive to Stavanger, via Kristiansand. We like museums, historical sites, and scenery (photographers).

Which route do you suggest? The coast road or E134 and 9.

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1. Re: Which route from Oslo?

Museums and historical sites is mainly found along the coast road, with sceneries of the sea and the archipelagos. Some worthwhile stops:





Kristiansand & southern coastline


For mountainous views going inland can also be spectacular.

Some routes for you:





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2. Re: Which route from Oslo?

Scenery: In my opinion none of the roads are very interesting. Inland: Dalen and Valle would be OK places for photo and maybe the mountain pass between Dalen and Valle. Coastline: None interesting places along the way, but several nice towns (like Risør, Lyngør and Grimstad - detours) and nice seaside areas (small islands and beaches) not far from the road (but you have to know where to go).

Road standard: E18 (coast road) is much better than E134/9 (especially 45 is sometimes narrow).

Museums/historical sites: E134/45/9 has a couple of stave churches and small local museums (Heddal stave church, Morgedal ski museum, Grimdalstunet, Kongsberg silver mines - you could also take the long detour to Rjukan which has a lot to offer - nature, mountain lifts and some spectacular world war II history). E18: Some more or less interesting museums in all the cities along the road, some of Norway's greatest sons (like Henrik Ibsen, Edvard Munch and Thor Heyerdahl) used to live in some of these cities. I guess inland will be the best option for early history and the coastline for modern history.

Some photo highlights from these two areas:


- Heddal stave churchhttp://www.touristphoto.no/images/nye%20bilder%202005/heddal%20stavk%202.jpg

- Nutheim


- Morgedal ski museum touristphoto.no/images/…20ski.jpg

- Grimdalstunet touristphoto.no/images/…20stabb.jpg

- Dalen i Telemark http://www.dalencamping.com/0020.jpg

- Bjørnevasshytta (between Dalen and Valle) bilder.vgb.no/19898/…img_47beec42517eb.jpg

- Valle i Setesdal http://home.online.no/~oharstad/vallebygd.jpg

- Setesdal paxber.us/avontuur/…setesdal.JPG

- Rjukan (detour) exviking.net/man/small/image/rjukan.jpg






- Verdens Ende (End of the world) outside Tønsberg www.fritschet.de/photos/LH_Verdens_Ende.jpg

- Risør …wikimedia.org/wikipedia/…Risor2.jpg

- Tvedestrand (the book town) …apressen.no/eway/imgstore/2812272d34.jpg

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3. Re: Which route from Oslo?

- Lyngør visitnorway.com/ImageVault/Images/conversion…

- Grimstad viasor.no/images.php/…20dampskipsbrygga.jpg

- Blindleia daria.no/skole/…image014.jpg


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4. Re: Which route from Oslo?

Thank you very much for your excellent help.

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5. Re: Which route from Oslo?

Thank you very much for your help. I appreciate all the work you did to reply to my question.

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