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The Troll’s road

Experience the Trollstigen mountain road by the UNESCO-protected Geirangerfjord, one of Norway's most dramatic and most visited attractions.

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.

Gudbrandsjuvet, Geiranger
Gudbrandsjuvet
Jarle Wæhler / Statens vegvesen
Ørnesvingen, Geirangerfjorden
Ørnesvingen
Jarle Wæhler / Statens vegvesen
Trollstigen, Geiranger
Trollstigen
Nasjonale Turistveger
Stirøra, Trollstigen
Stirøra
Jarle Wæhler / Statens vegvesen

Things to do

Getting here and around

By plane:
  • There are many daily flights from the largest towns and cities in Norway to Ålesund Airport Vigra, which is the closest airport, located about a two hours drive away.
By road:
  • There are daily express bus departures to the area from Oslo, Trondheim and Bergen.
By train:
  • There are daily train departures from Oslo (approximate travel time 5,5 hours) and Trondheim (approximate travel time 4 - 5 hours) to Åndalsnes, which is the closest railway station.
  • From Åndalsnes there are connections by bus to Ålesund and Sjøholt all year round, and over the Trollstigen Mountain Road to Valldal and Geiranger in the summer.
By boat:
  • During the summer you can take the northbound Hurtigruten (the Norwegian Coastal Voyage) from Bergen to Geiranger and Trollstigen. In the winter, Hurtigruten does not does not enter the Geirangerfjord but goes to Ålesund. You then have to catch a bus from Ålesund to Geiranger.

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