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.
Map of the route
Closed for the winter
- Estimated open:
- 104 km
- 0 – 1038
- Sea crossing
- 1 ferry
Norwegian Scenic Route Geiranger-Trollstigen runs from Sogge Bru in Romsdalen and Langvatnet to Strynefjellet . 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
- GPS, Sogge bru:
- 62.53207, 7.736939
- GPS, Langvatnet:
- 62.014219, 7.393992
Emptying toilets from motorhomes and caravans is not permitted in our toilets. The facility is not designed for such use. The nearest dump stations are at Isterdalen, Valldal and Geiranger.
The road is closed for the winter!
The roads in Trollstigen and Langvatnet to Geiranger are closed in winter.
TROLLSTIGEN: Previous closures are 5 October and 7 December. Previous openings are 11 May and 12 June. NOTE: Opened road may be closed for a period at night and closed at short notice in bad weather.
LANGVATNET to GEIRANGER: Previous closures are 18 November and 9 January. Previous openings are 9 May and 17 June.
Time for closing and estimated opening can be seen by clicking on the snow icon in the map.
The stretch Trollstigen is narrow with a number of bends. There are restrictions on the length of buses on this section and the maximum length is 13.3 metres.
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. You may 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.
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.
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.