Route 45 is a road going east from Ålgård in Norway, until it hits fylkesvei 987, that leads you over the mountains at Vest-Agder. In Norway they have so many beautiful roads and Route 45 is just one of many, but we went by on a fantastic autumn day where all the leafs had turned yellow and orange there was no wind and we had all the time in the world to stop and enjoy a fantastic day.

The most spectacular part is the 34 km from Byrkjedal, where you literally just go straight at the foot of low mountain ridge to the right, along side a river with cold water from melted snow.

road turns left between the mountainsRoute 45 in Rogaland, Norway, taking a sharp turn to the left, between autumn colored trees on the mountain sides
river running in a valleyriver with rock fall running at the foot of a mountain along route 45 in norway
mountain side covered by vegetationNorwegian mountain side dressed in autumn colors from various vegetation like trees and grass
rock fall on a grassy hill siderock fall on a green slope and in a river at the bottom of a mountain side in norway