The Åkra fjord
When driving to or from Haugalandet from eastern Norway,
you meet the Åkra fjord, nearly 30 km long, streching from Kyrping
to Fjæra in Etne community in Hordaland. The locals and former visitors
know the narrow road in the steep mountain side along this fjord as a scaring
experience. But this is about to come to an end. For some years no, a new
and modern road has been under construction, beeing finished next year.
May be this will give the visitors in this spectacular part of fjord Norway
the possibility to enjoy the impressions?
Fjordway made a planned photo tour, and started from Haugesund,
70 km west of this fjord, in overcast weather conditions. But when arriving
just east of Etne and the outskirt of the fjord, something happened. The
sun was fighting its way through the clouds.
New road soon completed
When arriving Kyrping, the
most south western point of the fjord, only a slim
belt of clouds was left. This is where the narrow
road starts, but this part will soon be eliminated by another new tunnel.
Meeting a bus, a large truck or an unexperienced driver of a motor home
could be a daring experience, but not anymore.
The new, modern road is soon completed.
Like waterfalls? Falling a total of 612 m, Langfoss
is one of the highest waterfalls in Norway, starting
high in the mountain making the fjord area even more beautiful. Parking
and resting facilities make this a popular place
to take a break.
Goats in the road
Small farms are numerous along
the fjord. And their goats may suddenly be in the
middle of the road. Watch out for them, even on the new part of the
The Fjord tour will continue in some days....