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An exceptional driving experience along a route steeped in tradition, through spectacular scenery of deep fjords and lush valleys -  wild, wonderful and vibrant. The historic Trollstigen road, with its 11 hairpin bends, was opened in 1936, and in 2005 the Geirangerfjord was included on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

The Trollstigen plateau appears in new and contemporary design, with a consistent architectural profile for all buildings, trails and viewing platforms. Of all the spectacular motoring routes in the world, we dare to claim that Geiranger-Trollstigen is in the elite division. Tourist enterprises in this region have a long tradition of arranging adventurous and memorable encounters with this untamed nature.

National Tourist Route Geiranger-Trollstigen runs from Langevatn on the Strynefjell plateau to Sogge bridge in Romsdalen valley, and includes a ferry across the Nordalsfjord from Eidsdal to Linge. The route has a total length of 106 kilometres.

The Trollstigen road and the stretch from Geiranger to Langvatn are closed in the winter season.



Information about National Tourist Route Geiranger-Trollstigen, download pdf.

Prestentation of National Tourist Route Atlanterhavsvegen and National tourist Route Geiranger - Trollstigen on Youtube.

Travel info Geiranger - Trollstigen

Ferries must be used on parts of the route. Clicking on the ferry routes indicated will bring you to an information site for the chosen route.

Ferries operate the route Eidsdal - Linge. More information on the ferry can be obtained by clicking on the links in the menu on the left. 

Gudbrandsjuvet Kafé will normally remain open in the period from 1 June to 1 September. Trollstigen Kafé will normally remain open in the period from Mai to 15 September.

Parts of National Tourist Route Geiranger-Trollstigen are closed during the winter season (see the "Map" menu and red flags). The stretch Langevatnet - Geiranger is normally closed in November and reopens in May. The Trollstigen mountain road is normally closed in October and reopens in May.

Restrictions on buses: On the route in Trollstigen the maximum permitted length for buses and coaches is 13.1 metres.

Questions concerning accommodation, hiking routes, catering etc. should be addressed to local and regional tourist agencies and enterprises. In the menu on the left you will find some links that might be helpful.

Have a good trip!

Trollstigen in moonlight.

Photo: Jarle Wæhler
Trollstigen in moonlight.

Photo: Jarle Wæhler
Photo: Jiri Havran
Photo: Jiri Havran
The mountain pass between Valldal valley and Trollstigen is barely 900 metres above sea level, but still covered in deep snow well into summer.

Photo: Jarle Wæhler
The mountain pass between Valldal valley and Trollstigen is barely 900 metres above sea level, but still covered in deep snow well into summer.

Photo: Jarle Wæhler
In the summer season Geiranger receives daily visits from cruise ships.

Photo: Jarle Wæhler
In the summer season Geiranger receives daily visits from cruise ships.

Photo: Jarle Wæhler
From the ascent to Flydalsjuvet viewing platform. Kvanndalssetra farm with the peaks of Laushornet (1502 metres) and Eidshornet (1629 metres) in the background, We can also glimpse the ascent from the fjord onwards to Gudbrandsjuvet gorge and the Trollstigen mountain road. The Ørnesvingen viewing platform is located on the topmost curve.

Photo: Roger Ellingsen
From the ascent to Flydalsjuvet viewing platform. Kvanndalssetra farm with the peaks of Laushornet (1502 metres) and Eidshornet (1629 metres) in the background, We can also glimpse the ascent from the fjord onwards to Gudbrandsjuvet gorge and the Trollstigen mountain road. The Ørnesvingen viewing platform is located on the topmost curve.

Photo: Roger Ellingsen
Cultural landscape between steep mountainsides. Opplendskedalen Valley in Geiranger, at the foot of Dalsnibba.

Photo: Jarle Wæhler
Cultural landscape between steep mountainsides. Opplendskedalen Valley in Geiranger, at the foot of Dalsnibba.

Photo: Jarle Wæhler
View through the clouds from the top of the Dalsnibba peak, at 1476 metres, down onto the National Tourist Route Geiranger-Trollstigen.

Photo: Steinar Skaar
View through the clouds from the top of the Dalsnibba peak, at 1476 metres, down onto the National Tourist Route Geiranger-Trollstigen.

Photo: Steinar Skaar
“Knuten” (The Knot), a driveable loop on the original Geiranger road from 1889.

Photo: Jarle Wæhler
“Knuten” (The Knot), a driveable loop on the original Geiranger road from 1889.

Photo: Jarle Wæhler
Ørnesvingen viewing platform high above Geirangerfjord.

Photo: Jiri Havran
Ørnesvingen viewing platform high above Geirangerfjord.

Photo: Jiri Havran
Ørnesvingen viewing platform high above Geirangerfjord.
Architect: 3RW; Sixten Rahlff

Photo: Jiri Havran
Ørnesvingen viewing platform high above Geirangerfjord.
Architect: 3RW; Sixten Rahlff

Photo: Jiri Havran
Trollstigen road.

Photo: Steinar Skaar
Trollstigen road.

Photo: Steinar Skaar
Trollstigen road.

Photo: Werner Harstad
Trollstigen road.

Photo: Werner Harstad
During the winter season County Road 63 remains closed due to deep snow and risk of avalanches. Here, the highest parts of the road above Stigrøra on the Trollstigen plateau are being cleared in early May.

Photo: Tore Humstad
During the winter season County Road 63 remains closed due to deep snow and risk of avalanches. Here, the highest parts of the road above Stigrøra on the Trollstigen plateau are being cleared in early May.

Photo: Tore Humstad
High edges of snow on mountain roads is an attraction for many people, here at Djupvasshytta.
Photo: Magne Flemsæter
High edges of snow on mountain roads is an attraction for many people, here at Djupvasshytta.
Photo: Magne Flemsæter
Overview map of the stretch, with locations described under the "Architecture" menu. Red flags indicate tourist routes that are closed during the winter season.

If you wish to plan your journey or consult more detailed maps you will find links to maps and route planners in the menu "Travel info".
Overview map of several stretches located within the same region.

If you wish to plan your journey or consult more detailed maps you will find links to maps and route planners in the menu "Travel info".
An exceptional driving experience along a route steeped in tradition, through spectacular scenery of deep fjords and lush valleys - wild, wonderful and vibrant. The historic Trollstigen road, with its 11 hairpin bends, was opened in 1936, and in 2005 the Geirangerfjord was included on UNESCO's World Heritage List.
Here you can find two simple maps of the route and the region. Map 1 provides a geographical overview of the route. There are other National Tourist Routes in the region. If you wish to visit several routes, Map 2 will give you a quick overview. For a more detailed planning of the journey or to see more detailed maps, follow the links under the menu "Travel info".
Geiranger - Trollstigen