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EUROPEAN ROUTE E6 (Norwegian : Europavei 6, Swedish : Europaväg 6, or simply E6) is the main north-south road through Norway
Norway
, and the west coast of Sweden
Sweden
. It is 1,919 mi (3,088 km) long and runs from the southern tip of Sweden
Sweden
at Trelleborg
Trelleborg
, into Norway
Norway
and through almost all of the country north to the Arctic Circle
Arctic Circle
and Nordkapp . The route ends in Kirkenes
Kirkenes
close to the Russian border.

CONTENTS

* 1 Route * 2 Features * 3 History * 4 References * 5 External links

ROUTE

The Svinesund Bridge crosses the border between Norway
Norway
and Sweden
Sweden

From south to north, E6 runs through Trelleborg
Trelleborg
, Malmö
Malmö
, Helsingborg
Helsingborg
, Halmstad
Halmstad
, Gothenburg
Gothenburg
, Svinesund in Sweden, before crossing the border at the Svinesund Bridge into Norway. It then passes Halden
Halden
, Sarpsborg
Sarpsborg
, Moss to the capital Oslo
Oslo
. North of this, it passes by Gardermoen , Hamar
Hamar
, Lillehammer , Dombås , Oppdal , Melhus
Melhus
to Trondheim
Trondheim
.

Beyond Trondheim, the E6 meets Stjørdal
Stjørdal
, Verdal
Verdal
, Steinkjer
Steinkjer
, Grong , Mosjøen
Mosjøen
, Mo i Rana
Mo i Rana
, Saltdal
Saltdal
, Fauske and Hamarøy towards Bognes , where there is a ferry crossing over the Tysfjorden to Skarberget . It then runs through on via Narvik
Narvik
, Setermoen , Nordkjosbotn
Nordkjosbotn
, Skibotn and Alta to Olderfjord , where European route E69 continues north towards Nordkapp . The E6, meanwhile, turns south towards Lakselv
Lakselv
and Karasjok , then runs on the west bank of the Anarjohka
Anarjohka
, which forms the border with Finland
Finland
. Beyond the border, it passes through Varangerbotn , and Kirkenes
Kirkenes
, where the road terminates just east of the town center.

Between Trelleborg
Trelleborg
and Kirkenes, there is a more than 800 km (500 mi) shorter route using E4 and E75 , among the longest detour any European route has. In Finnmark there are several shorter alternative routes to the E6.

FEATURES

E 6 south of Narvik
Narvik

The road is a 2+2 lane motorway from outside Trelleborg