This is undoubtedly a drive that is more dramatic than most people are used to, well perhaps not everybody of course since
what is special when driving in Norway is that in fact people live all over. Even on the narrowest mountain ledge or little
crag there will be a house. We are bound to the landscape and the natural surroundings through settlements that have offered
us a livelihood in times past. Nevertheless this is merely a diversion because on this road you will be bewitched by the
spectacular surroundings. The eleven hairpin bends of Trollstigen or the view from Ørnesvingen down towards the Geirangerfjord
will set your pulse racing. This road offers a unique experience with lush valleys, sheltered strawberry growing areas and
viewing points that will give you butterflies in your stomach as well as letting you admire some of the most wonderful views
Norway can boast of. Even the drive itself is somewhat unusual and can be nerve-wracking at times. You must have full concentration
and as a driver you will encounter challenges that will really add spice to the experience. Allow plenty of time for the trip
− stops are welcome whether you want the challenge of a hike to a lofty summit or just to enjoy the view. For those who take
the time, there’s such a lot more to be discovered.
For several centuries the road was an important transport artery between Valldal and Åndalsnes, first as a path and then as
a bridleway until construction of the Trollstigvegen road started up in 1916. Parts of the original pack horse track are still
visible and passable on foot. It’s an exciting alternative for everyone who would like to experience the road as it was in
days of old.
You will find some of the most sensational installations we have constructed on this stretch. Here you find viewing points
such as Ørnesvingen, Gudbrandsjuvet gorge and Flydalsjuvet gorge that let you explore the natural surroundings in a unique
manner. Taking the ferry on the Geirangerfjord will bring you up close to the well-known waterfalls of Dei Sju Systre, Friaren
and Brudesløret while at the same time you will experience the most renowned fjords in the world. The Geirangerfjord is on
UNESCO’s World Heritage List, and that avouches for its quality.