European route E39
|Length:||1,330 km (830 mi)|
|North end:||Klett (Norway)|
|South end:||Aalborg (Denmark)|
|International E-road network|
E 39 is the designation of a 1330 km long north-south road in Norway and Denmark, running from Klett just south of Trondheim to Aalborg, via Orkanger, Vinjeøra, Halsa ... Straumsnes, Krifast, Batnfjordsøra, Molde ... Vestnes, Skodje, Ålesund ... Volda ... Nordfjordeid ... Sandane, Førde, Lavik ... Instefjord, Knarvik, Bergen, Os ... Stord, Sveio, Aksdal, Bokn ... Rennesøy, Randaberg, Stavanger, Sandnes, Ålgård, Helleland, Flekkefjord, Lyngdal, Mandal, Kristiansand ... Hirtshals, Hjørring, and Nørresundby. Several sections are via ferry, denoted by ... in the above list. In total there are nine ferries, the highest number of ferries for a single road in Europe.
In Norway, E39 is part of Norwegian national road system, and is as such developed and maintained by the public roads administration. E39 is mostly a two-lane undivided road, only relatively short sections near Stavanger, Trondheim and Bergen are motorways or semi-motorways. Trondheim – Ålesund – Bergen – Stavanger – Kristiansand was named E39 in 2000. Kristiansund - Stavanger was earlier riksveg 1 (national highway 1, "coastal through-road"), whereas Stavanger – Kristiansand was part of E18.
- Klett junction
- Udduvoll bru
- Semi-motorway Øysand-Thamshavn/Orkanger (22 km)
- 2 Toll stations at Øysand/Buvika and Thamshavn
road under construction: 10 km new E39 from Harangen to Høgkjølen finished 2015. E39 will follow then today's route 714 Orkanger-Harangen
Møre og Romsdal county
- ferry from Halsa to Kanestraum in Tingvoll (20 minutes, fee)
- Bergsøysund Bridge 931 m
- Gjemnessund Bridge 1257 m
- Molde Airport, Årø
- → Fannefjordstunnelen direction Åndalsnes
- ferry from Molde to Vestnes (Furnes dock, 35 minutes)
- at Skorgenes, jointly with E39 until Spjelkavika
- Sjøholt → Linge ferry dock
- ferry from Solavågen to Festøya in Ørsta (20 minutes, fee)
- Furene → Eiksund tunnel
- New route without ferry Volda-Fyrde-Grodås-Nordfjordeid
- Kviven Tunnel 6 490 m
Sogn og Fjordane county
- Nordfjordeid at Leivdøla bridge, jointly with E39 until
- Ferry from Lote to Anda (10 min, 1-2 departures per hour, fee)
- Byrkjelo at
- at Espeland
- Vadheim at
- Bogstunnelen (3,482 m)
- ferry from Lavik to Ytre Oppedal (20 min, 1-2 departures per hour, fee)
- Ytre Oppedal
- Skrikebergtunnelen (1500 m)
- Jernfjelltunnelen (2 391 m)
- Matreberg Tunnel (1352 m)
- Masfjord Tunnel (4110 m)
- at Nyborg
- Motorway Vågsbotn – Eidsvåg (5 km)
- Fløyfjellstunnelen (two parallel tunnels, 3195 and 3825 m)
- 3 Toll stations at Sandviken, Nygårdsbroen and Fjøsangerveien
- Bergen Airport, Flesland
- Ferry from Halhjem to Sandvikvåg (40 min, 2 departures per hour, fee)
- at Jektevik
- Stordabrua/Stord Bridge (1076 m)
- Bømlafjordtunnelen/Bømlafjord Tunnel (7888 m, 262 m below s.l.)
- At Aksdal
- Ferry from Arsvågen to Mortavika
- 2 Toll stations at Randabergveien and Forus
- Motorway Schancheholen–Sandved (12 km)
- Stavanger Airport, Sola
Vest Agder County
- Fedafjorden Bridge
- Vatlandtunnelen (3184 m)
- Toll Handeland in Lyngdal
- Kirkeheitunnelen (835 m) 835 m
- Toll Vesterveien in Kristiansand
- At Kristiansand
- Hirtshals, Denmark (2-3 hours, 2-5 departures/day, fee)
The E39 Ferries
The E39 ferries are mainly operated by Fjord1. Except the Volda-Folkestad ferry, which is operated by Tide Sjø.
Domestic car ferries on E39 are regarded as an integral part of national highways. Ferries operate according to a published timetable and standard prices for vehicles and passengers. E39 includes the following ferry routes from North to South (approximate crossing time in minutes): The Norwegian government plans to replace all the ferries with bridges and tunnels.
- Halsa - Kanestraum 20 min.
- Molde - Vestnes 35 min.
- Solevåg - Festøya 20 min.
- Volda - Folkestad 10 min.
- Anda - Lote 10 min.
- Lavik - Oppedal 20 min.
- Halhjem - Sandvikvåg 40 min.
- Arsvågen - Mortavika 22 min.
- Kristiansand - Hirtshals 3 hours 15 minutes
From Norway E 39 goes with ferry from Kristiansand to Hirtshals in north Denmark. Ferries are run by Colorline. In Denmark E 39 is a motorway from the south of Hirtshals to the north of Aalborg. The exits are:
- 2 Hjørring N
- 3 Hjørring C
- 4 Hjørring S
- 5 Vrå
- 6 Brønderslev C
- 7 Brønderslev S
- | Store Vildmose
- 8 Tylstrup
- 9 Vestbjerg
- 10 Høvejen → Aalborg Airport
- Aalborg, Århus
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