Trollstigen National Tourist Route is a 106-kilometre-long stretch of road through west Norwegian nature at its most powerful, with a dizzying view of sheer mountainsides, waterfalls, deep fjords and fertile valleys.
The Trollstigen mountain road has a steep incline of 9 percent and consists of 11 hairpin bends. Encircling the road are lofty mountains. Names such as Kongen (“the King”), Dronningen (“the Queen”) and Bispen (“the Bishop”) confirm their majesty.
Since the road opened in 1936, Trollstigen has been a magnet for tourists. Being able to drive up these steep mountainsides from Trollstigfoten to Stigerøra is thanks to the skills of engineers and road builders.
Ørnevegen (“the Eagle Road”) is the name given to the steepest stretch of road up the mountainside from Geiranger to Eidsdal on road Fv63, stretching 620 metres above sea level. At Ørnesvingen you can take in the magnificent panorama over Geiranger; the waterfall "De syv søstrene" (“the Seven Sisters”), the alpine farm Knivsflå, and the most renowned fjord in the world – Geirangerfjorden, which is on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
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Western Norway is a region of narrow fjords cutting into tall mountains, of waterfalls cascading down mountainsides, and of glaciers that never melt. Spectacular architecture and exiting food made from local produce enhance the experience.
The deep blue UNESCO-protected Geirangerfjord is surrounded by majestic, snow- covered mountain peaks, wild waterfalls and lush, green vegetation.