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Will you be visiting Trollstigen in 2024?

Due to increased risk of rockslides, the distinctive hairpin bends Trollstigen are closed to all traffic, including cars, cyclists, and pedestrians for the rest of the 2024 season.

The viewpoints are still open

You can still view Trollstigen from the parking area at Trollstigfoten in Isterdalen or visit the Trollstigen plateau to view it from above. The closed section is between Isterdalen in Rauma/Åndalsnes and the bends leading up to the Trollstigen plateau.

  • From Valldal: The road is open from Valldal to the Trollstigen plateau. The café and viewpoints at the top will remain open even when the road is reported closed. There will be traffic management at the Trollstigen plateau at times to avoid traffic congestion.
  • From Åndalsnes: The road is open up to Trollstigfoten. Trollstigen Gjestegård in Isterdalen will also be open if approaching from the Åndalsnes side.

Detour via Sjøholt to/from Valldal:

  • Åndalsnes – Sjøholt (E136) – Valldal (fv 650) – Trollstigen plateau (fv 63): 155 km, estimated travel time 2 hours 10 minutes.
  • From Valldal to the Trollstigen plateau: approximately 40 minutes.

One of the most iconic scenic routes in Norway

Trollstigen is one of the most iconic scenic routes in Norway. The Norwegian Scenic Route Geiranger-Trollstigen runs between Soggebru Camping in Romsdalen and Langvatnet lake in Geiranger. The scenic route cuts through Western Norway’s most awesome scenery andascends to an altitude of 852 metres above sea level. A dizzying view of steep mountainsides, towering waterfalls, deep fjords and lush valleys makes this stretch of road one of Norway's most dramatic and well-visited attractions.

The jaunt up the Trollstigen road reveals a masterpiece in engineering, but the spellbinding nature is even more impressive. Trollstigen is surrounded by colossal mountains such as Bispen (The Bishop) (1,462 m), Kongen (The King) (1,614 m), and Dronninga (The Queen) (1,544 m) to the west, and Stigbottshornet (1,583 m) and Storgrovfjellet (1,629 m) in the east. These mountains makes you feel tiny and you get a tingling sensation looking down at the valley floor.

Historically speaking, Trollstigen is an old mountain pass between Åndalsnes, at the bottom of Romsdalen, and Valldal in inner Sunnmøre. An important reason for building a road across the Stegafjellet mountain was a large annual market at the farm Devoll, but it was only when the road opened in 1936 that Trollstigen became a popular tourist attraction.

The drive is 106 kilometres, and there’s a lot to look forward to on the way. We recommend allowing plenty of time for the journey, leaving time to stop at viewpoints such as Gudbrandsjuvet gorge and Ørnesvingene. Enjoy the sights of towering mountains, lush valleys, waterfalls and gorges, or pack your walking boots and enjoy an incredible mountain hike on the way.

World-class architecture in harmony with nature

There are two architect-designed viewpoints on the Trollstigen plateau, with wonderful views of the landscape, and a visitor centre with a cafe, souvenir shop with local handicrafts, toilets, parking, beautiful reflection pools, as well as bridges and paths to viewing platforms. Everything is designed by the architectural firm Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter. The architecture is made of steel and glass and provides good shelter from the elements. The structure has been designed to blend with its surroundings, with parts carved into the rock and other parts supported by stone walls.

When is Trollstigen open?

Trollstigen is normally open from mid-May until the first snow falls in autumn, and there is no fee to drive the stretch. Please be aware that the road may close at short notice if there is a forecast of heavy rainfall or if there is a high risk of rockfalls. See traffic updates and the status of Trollstigen here: Norwegian Public Roads Administration, or call +47 22 175 175 to check. Note that the road from Valldal to the Trollstigen Plateau may be open even if the bends from the Rauma side upwards are closed.

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