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.

A driving experience along a long-established scenic route with the dramatic west coast scenery of mountains and fiords, attracting tourists travelling by road or by boat.

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

Lush valleys, sheltered strawberry farms, precipitous mountains and viewpoints guaranteed to make you dizzy offer some of Norway’s most scenic views. Allow yourself enough time for the trip; stops will be welcome, whether to embrace the challenge of a summit hike 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 Sogge Bru in Romsdalen and Langvatnet to Strynefjellet [63]. On part of this stretch you must take a ferry from Eidsdal to Linge (click on the ferry icon for timetable)

For cyclists:The route is a demanding mountain ride with occasional long and steep climbs and descents. The easiest bike ride starts from Grotli. Traffic is heavy on this route during high season, so you might prefer to schedule your trip for early June or September.

Traffic and road information

Telephone +47 815 48 991

Traffic alerts in map (Norwegian only)
Scenic Routes closed in winter season

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 OPEN. Parts of the route are closed during the winter season. The stretch Langvatnet-Geiranger is usually closed in November and reopens in May. Trollstigen is usually closed in October and reopens in May. Spring is capricious in the mountains. In bad weather, the road can be closed at short notice. For the first few weeks after opening, the road may be closed at night.

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

For centuries, the Trollstigen route has been important to travellers between Valldal and Åndalsnes. First as a trail, then as a bridleway, until the Trollstigvegen road was started in 1916. Parts of the original pack trail are still visible and passable on foot.

Taking the ferry on the fiord will bring you close to the famous waterfalls of Dei Sju Systre (“the Seven Sisters”), Friaren (“the Suitor”) and Brudesløret (“the Bride’s Veil”), while at the same time letting you experience the most famous fiord in the world, the Geiranger fiord, which is on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites.

Norwegian Scenic Route Geiranger -Trollstigen provides a wealth of hiking options in an amazing and spectacular landscape of fiord and mountains. Another attractive but very steep hike is the hike up to the abandoned mountain farm of Skageflå, starting with a boat trip on the Geiranger fiord. The trail from Trollstigen up to Lake Bispevatnet offers a peaceful walk under the mighty mountains. At the foot of Trollstigen you can go for an easy circular walk along the cascading river.

Useful links

The 18 Norwegian Scenic Routes

Norwegian Scenic Routes are roads that run through unique Norwegian nature. Along the roads you will find artworks, viewpoints and rest areas with innovative architecture in beautiful landscapes.

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