The road is a result of hard work and an impressive piece of engineering work dated 100 years back in time. His Majesty King Haakon VII opened the road in the summer of 1936.
At top of Trollstigen there are viewpoints and steel walkways which allow you to get close to the dramatic mountains and waterfalls. The service building houses a café with panoramic windows, souvenirshop and toilets. The Trollstigen Plateau and the two spectacular viewpoints that provide full overview of the countryside, is designed by Reiulf Ramstad Architects. Everything is built in steel and glass and provides good protection against rough weather. The structure is designed so that it blends in with the surroundings, some parts are carved into the rock, while other parts are built on stone walls.
There are different ways to access Trollstigen. Trollstigen opens normally in May, and it closes in late Autumn, depending on the weather and driving conditions. You can use your own vehicle. Vehicles with a maximum length of 13,1 metres are allowed to drive in Trollstigen. If you don't have your own car it is possible to rent a car in Åndalsnes town. You can also rent e-bike or take bus