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
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 Trondheim, there are connections to E 6
and E 14
. In Ålesund, to E 136
, in Bergen to E 16
, in Haugesund, to E 134
, in Kristiansand to E 18
, and in Aalborg to E 45
In Norway, E39 is part of Norwegian national road
is as such developed and maintained by the public roads
administration. E39 is mostly a two-lane road, only short sections
near Stavanger, Trondheim and Bergen are motorways. Trondheim –
Ålesund – Bergen – Stavanger – Kristiansand was named E39 i 2000.
Kristiansund - Stavanger was earlier riksvei 1 (national highway 1,
"coastal through-road"), whereas Stavanger – Kristiansand was part
- bridge Udduvoll bru
road under construction:15 km new E39 from Staurset to Renndalen in
Halsa expected oktober 2010.
- at Leivdøla bridge, jointly with E39 until Nordfjordeid
- Ferry from Lote to Anda (10 min, 1-2
departures per hour)
- at Byrkjelo
- jointly with E39 from Skei to Førde
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):
- 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.
International car ferry operated by Color Line:
Kristiansand-Hirtshals ferry also connects the E18 motorway from Oslo to
Kristiansand to the European network.
- Kristiansand -
Hirtshals 3 hours
From Norway E 39 goes with ferry from Kristiansand S. to
Hirtshals in north Denmark. Ferries run by Colorline.In Denmark E 39
is a motorway from the south of Hirtshals to the north of Aalborg.
E 39 in Denmark, exit 3
The exits are:
- National Public Roads Administration of Norway, website
- Fjord1 website 
- Colorline