Trollstigen.
Trollstigen. Photo: Jarle Wæhler, Statens vegvesen

Bendy roads along precipitous mountains

A driving experience along a tourist route rich in tradition with the dramatic scenery that is distinctive to Western Norway.

Geiranger-Trollstigen offers numerous highlights, and the eleven hairpin bends of Trollstigen as well as the view from Ørnesvingen down to the Geirangerfjord may set your pulse racing.

Lush valleys, sheltered strawberry-growing areas, precipitous mountains and vantage points guaranteed to make you dizzy offer some of Norway’s most scenic views.

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. 

 

Travel information

Length
104 KM
MASL
0 - 1038
Sea crossing
1 ferry

Norwegian Scenic Route Geiranger-Trollstigen runs from Langvatnet to Strynefjellet and Sogge Bru in Romsdalen. On part of this stretch you must take a ferry from Eidsdal to Linge. 

Traffic and road information

Telephone +47 815 48 991

Traffic alerts in map (Norwegian only)

GPS, Sogge bru:
62.53207, 7.736939
GPS, Langvatnet:
62.014219, 7.393992

If you want to experience a fjord cruise, you should include the ferry route between Geiranger and Hellesylt, as part of a round trip of the World Heritage area, or as part of the stretch from Geiranger to Trollstigen.

THE ROAD IS CLOSED. Parts of the Norwegian Scenic Route Geiranger - Trollstigen are closed during the winter season. The stretch from Langvatnet-Geiranger is usually closed in November and reopens in May. Trollstigen is usually closed in October and reopens in May.

There are restrictions on the length of buses on this section and the maximum length is 13.1 metres. In the menu below you will find useful links that we hope will be helpful. For more tourist information, please contact local and regional tourist agents.

Experiences

You will find some of the most sensational installations we have constructed on this stretch. Here, viewing points such as Ørnesvingen, Gudbrandsjuvet gorge and Flydalsjuvet gorge 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 fjord in the world – the Geirangerfjord, which is on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. If the weather is cloudy, the Norwegian Mountaineering Centre (Norsk Tindesenter) at Åndalsnes offers activities for climbers, exhibitions presenting Norwegian mountaineering history, and a movie from the Norwegian mountains.

Passing between fjords and mountains, the route presents the opportunity to explore a mixture of alpine terrain and green valleys. Rushing water and mountain farms feature throughout the landscape. Perched over Geiranger, Vesterås Farm is the starting point for several relaxed hikes, including Storseterfossen waterfall. Further around the fjord, the picturesque Skageflå Mountain Farm is best reached by first taking a ferry before a steep hike up the mountainside. If you wish to avoid the boat trip and the steep climb, we recommend the hiking trail from Geiranger via Homlongsetra. The peak of Vardefjellet, near Valldal, was a lookout point in the Viking Age. Around Trollstigen, trails lead up into the mountains and Bispevatnet Lake offers a peaceful moment under the shadow of a mighty mountain.

This route is characterised by high mountains and deep fiords. The cycle ride is easiest if you start at Grotli. It is a tough alpine stretch of road, but you will have a nice descent down to Geiranger and the Geiranger fiord. The next stage includes a climb up through Ørnesvingen, but an easy ride from there and down to Norddalsfjorden and to the ferry across to Linge. The final stage includes a rather long climb, but at the top of Trollstigen and during the descent to Åndalsnes you will be greatly rewarded. Traffic is heavy on the route Geiranger-Trollstigen during high season, so you might prefer to make your trip in early June or September.


The Norwegian Public Roads Administration builds infrastructure in the form of rest areas and viewpoints along Norwegian Scenic Routes. We kindly ask that questions regarding tourist information be directed to local and regional tourism operators.

Useful links

The 18 Norwegian Scenic Routes

The Norwegian Scenic Routes attraction comprises 18 selected drives through beautiful Norwegian nature. The experience is enhanced by innovative architecture and thought-provoking works of art at designated viewpoints and picnic areas. The development project is being carried out by the Norwegian Public Roads Administration.

All Scenic Routes