Trollstigen

Trollstigens

Trollstigen is one of the most famous national tourist routes and a visual feast. The Trollstigen (Trolls' Path) is a serpentine road in Rauma municipality, Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. Hidden deep in the mountains off the west coast of Norway, Trollstigen Mountain Road is one of Norway's most dramatic and popular attractions.

Views created by Reiulf Ramstad Architects

It is not particularly long, but the National Tourist Route from Geiranger to the bottom of the Romsdal runs for 100km. The route leads you through the majestic natural surroundings of Fjord Norway and provides stunning vistas, precipitous mountainsides and high creeks.

The adventure is framed by high hills with famous people like Kongen ("the King"), Dronningen ("the Queen"), Bispen ("the Bishop"), Trollveggen ("The Troll Wall"), Romsdalshorn and Alnestind. It winds through eleven turns to Stigrøra, 858 m asl. There is an imposing viaduct over the Stigfossen-Wasserfall.

It is hewn into the hill and backed by stonewalls. Trollstigen and two lookout points were created by Reiulf Ramstad architects. A number of parts are hewn into the rocks, while others are constructed on masonry. Trollstigen. The Trollstigveien Plateau is crossed by 2,000 vehicles in the winter time. This corresponds to one vehicle every ten seconds.

However, you will not only meet motorized cars on the Trollstigen. The Trollstigen Landscape Route in Norway provides a sensational cycle ride. Get up the 10% incline easily with an electronic bicycle from Hotel Aak in Åndalsnes or hire a normal bicycle in the citycenter. At the top of the Trollstigen plain you can admire the stunning views before returning to Åndalsnes along the Haarnadel Curve.

The Norwegian Alpine Center is located in the center of Åndalsnes. It is a sequel to the work and collection of the pioneering climber Arne Randers Heen (1905-1991) and his family Bodil Heen and the heritage they bequeathed to the community. Heen was known as the "King of Romsdalhorn" when he climbed the summit 233 time.

Bergstrasse to Geiranger, Norway

The Trollstigen is Norway's most popular touristic route, and this architectural feat in the middle of a glorious nature will make your trip a real pleasure. Trollstigen's eleven beautiful hairpins provide a host of high points in a fabulous countryside along the Bergstrasse. In some places you will notice that the street is chiseled into the hill itself and in other places in rock.

Trollstigen used to be an important traffic junction between the towns of Valldal in Indre Sunnmøre and Åndalsnes in Romsdalen. In 1939, when the street was opened, it didn't take long until Trollstigen became a touristic town. Trollstigen is enclosed by imposing peaks reaching an elevation of over 1600 metres.

The Bispen (1450 m), Kongen (1614 m) and Dronninga (1701 m) hills are to the south of the street, Stigbottshornet (1583 m) and Storgrovfjellet (1629 m) to the south. For those who want to walk the Trollstigen, there is a renovated itinerary.

Those who want to hike along the Trollstigen can use the old and recently restored hillway. Crossing an imposing rock viaduct, the highest point of the route is 852 meters above sealevel, on the boundary between the towns of Rauma and Norddal.

The Trollstigen is part of the National Tourist Route Geiranger - Trollstigen, a two-hour trip with stunning scenery and attractions from Trollstigen to the foot of the renowned Geiranger Fjord. Usually the street opens at the end of May and shuts down in October/November.

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