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EUROPEAN ROUTE E6 (Norwegian : Europavei 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
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 , 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
Lillehammer
, Dombås , Oppdal , Melhus to Trondheim
Trondheim
.

Beyond Trondheim, the E6 meets Stjørdal
Stjørdal
, Verdal , Steinkjer , Grong , Mosjøen , 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
Nordkapp
. The E6, meanwhile, turns south towards Lakselv and Karasjok , then runs on the west bank of the 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
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
Trelleborg
to Kolomoen south of Hamar
Hamar
, about 690 km. The Swedish E6 motorway and the Norwegian motorway up to Kolomoen were completed in 2015. This motorway is also connected to central Europe by uninterrupted motorway (via E20 ). Some stretches further north also have four lanes or motorway standard. The rest of the road is ordinary road, usually 6–10 m wide. Some parts in the north of Norway
Norway
are less than 6 m (20 ft) wide, making it very tight when heavy vehicles meet. The northern half of the road, north of Trondheim, is also often fairly curvy, making high speeds in such parts a possible safety hazard.

E6 passes over treeless mountain passes in a few places in Norway. In the winter, bad weather and snow storms can cause the road to be temporarily closed, though unlike many minor roads, it is kept open wherever practical. Because the road is the main artery through the country, cyclists and leisure travellers avoid the southern sections owing to the excessive traffic, though in the north traffic is sparse anyway.

HISTORY

This road was called E 6 in the old "E" road system before 1975 and previously continued to Rome
Rome
(introduced in Sweden
Sweden
1962 and in Norway 1965).

It was given the number E 47 (but not signposted) in the new system on most of the Scandinavian part ( Helsingborg
Helsingborg
Olderfjord ), and E 6 only for the northernmost 460 km (290 mi) (from Olderfjord in Finnmark ). After a political negotiation, the whole part passing through Scandinavia was given the number E 6 in the new system, introduced in Scandinavia in 1992.

The E6 became 4-lane motorway all the way from Trelleborg
Trelleborg
to Oslo
Oslo
in 2015, although the road is sometimes wider. The new Svinesund Bridge opened in 2005, replacing an earlier and narrower bridge from 1946.

REFERENCES

* ^ "Top 10 Drivers\' Drives". National Geographic . Retrieved 3 August 2016. * ^ Lonely Planet : Norway. Lonely Planet. 2011. p. 415. ISBN 978-1-742-20472-7 . * ^ "Norway". International Cyclist. Retrieved 3 August 2016. * ^ "Strait Crossings 2001". CRC Press. 2001: 173. ISBN 978-9-026-51845-4 .

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