Fjord Norway: Steep mountainsides and blue-green fjords make Geiranger and the Trollstigen Road national icons.
Viewpoint down at Trollstigen
Photo: Per Kollstad / Statens vegvesen
Enjoy the view in Geiranger
Photo: Jarle Wæhler / Statens vegvesen
Geiranger - Trollstigen is a road through west Norwegian nature at its most powerful, with a dizzying view of sheer mountainsides, deep fjords and fertile valleys. Since the childhood of tourism, Geiranger and Trollstigen have been visited by tourists from all over the world. The travel industry has been benefitting from the fjord and the road for generations.
Trollstigen has been a magnet for tourists since the road opened in 1936. We can thank the skills of engineers and road builders that we are able to drive up these steep mountainsides from Trollstigfoten to Stigerøra. They also set their mark on Geiranger, where Ørnevegen, Geirangervegen and the road to Dalsnibba offer some elevating drives to unique viewpoints.
At Stigrøra, some bold new architecture will leave a mark of our own times in the building of viewing ramps spanning thin air above Trollstigen. Elsewhere on the tourist route, Gudbrandsjuvet, Ørnesvingen and Flydalsjuvet are stopping points offering an exciting interplay between unique nature and creative architecture.
Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord represent the fjord landscape of west Norway on UNESCO's World Heritage List. During the brief months of summer, an international swarm of cruise ships float like white palaces on the fjord. But the ancient nature and the paths up to the area's high pastures and mountains bring peace to those who keep their feet on the ground.
Geiranger - Trollstigen National Tourist Route runs between Langevatn on Strynefjell and Sogge bridge in Romsdal and is 106 kilometres long. RV63.
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