Trollstigen is Norway’s most visited tourist road, and this masterpiece in engineering in the midst of majestic natural landscape will make your drive a true joy ride.
The eleven magnificent hairpin turns of Trollstigen offer numerous highlights of fantastic scenery along the mountain road. Each bend has its own name, often named after the person who supervised the construction work on that particular section. At some locations you will discover that the road is carved into the mountain itself and in other places built in stone.
Historically, Trollstigen used to be an important transport passage between the villages Valldal in Indre Sunnmøre and Åndalsnes in Romsdalen. When the road opened in 1939 it wasn’t long before Trollstigen became a tourist attraction.
Surrounded by powerful mountains, the highest summit above the mountain road is 1600 metres above sea level. There is a restored hiking path to climb for those who wish to experience Trollstigen by foot.
The mountain road crosses an impressive bridge made of natural stone and the highest point on the road is 852 metres above sea level.
Trollstigen is part of the National Tourist Route Trollstigen – Geiranger, a two-hour drive with spectacular views and sights that runs all the way from Trollstigen to the bottom of the famous Geirangerfjorden. The road normally opens at the end of May and closes by October / November.