Road 53: Fodnes – Vang
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Road 53 — also called Tyinvegen — is the stretch of road that runs between road 5 at Fodnes in Lærdal and Tyinkrysset in Vang, via Årdal. The length of the road is 71.6 km, of which 13.3 km in the Eastern Norway and 58.3 km in the West. The section is best known for the Tyin — Årdal mountain pass.
Tyinvegen starts where road 53 takes off from E16 at Tyinkrysset. It passes the former Tyin Hotell, continues along the southwest bank of the lake Tyin and crosses over the mountain and down to Øvre Årdal. It continues along the southern shore of Årdalsvatnet to Årdalstangen and then along the southern shore of Årdalsfjorden. The road ends in the junction with road 5 approx. 1.5 km from Lærdal.
It was the German’s during WW2 that built the first road on this stretch between Årdalstangen and Øvre Årdal.