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.

History

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.

Experiences

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. 

National Tourist Route Geiranger-Trollstigen runs from Langevatn to Strynefjellet and Sogge Bru in Romsdalen, a total distance of 104 km (Road 63). On part of this stretch you must take a ferry from Eidsdal to Linge. If you want to experience a fjord cruise, you should include the ferry route between Valldal og Geiranger as part of a round trip of the World Heritage area, or as part of the stretch from Geiranger to Trollstigen. On the very same day you can experience the best that both fjords and mountains can offer.

Parts of National Tourist Route Geiranger - Trollstigen are closed during the winter season. The stretch from Langevatnet -Geiranger is usually closed in November and reopens in May. Trollstigen is usually closed in October and reopens in May. 

Red flags in the map show where the road will be closed.

There are restrictions on the length of buses on this section and the maximum length is 13.1 metres.


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