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Route55

Has anyone driven route 55 in Norway in late May? I know the mountain pass is closed in the winter but curious about road conditions in late May.

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Route 55 usually opens sometime in May. That is not a guarantee that the route will stay open until its usual closure time in November. Last August, the Bergen rail line from Oslo to Bergen and several roads (including a portion of the Norway-in-a-Nutshell route) were closed for a few days due to the weather. No one expects this in August — but it can happen. A great information source for Norway road openings/closures in real time is www.vegvesen.no It is the official Norwegian government website for road conditions throughout Norway. It is in Norwegian, but the maps are self-explanatory. The site with the lowdown on routes popular with travelers is www.nasjonaleturistveger.no