Trollstigen is one of Norways Tourist Icons. It is part of the Geiranger-Trollstigen National Tourist Route, 18 kilometer from Åndalsnes by the Romsdalsfjord.
The Trollstigen Mountain Road with it´s 11 hairpin turns is closed during winter, it usually opens late May depending on the amount of snow in the surrounding mountains.
Trollstigen Mountain Road
Trollstigen is together with Geiranger and the Geirangerfjord one of the most visited attractions in Norway. The mountains which encircle the Trollstigen road are enormous. The Stigfossen Waterfall gushes down the mountainside towards the luscious Isterdalen Valley and in the middle of all this the Trollstigen Road winds its way up the mountainside.
From the Trollstigen Mountain Platou there is a short walk to the new Viewpoints which are great for taking in the breathtaking views towards the Trollstigen Road, the waterfalls, the river and the Isterdalen Valley. Only five to ten minutes walk from the parking. At the platou itself there is a restaurant and souvenir shops.
Activities at Trollstigen
You can also hike in the surrounding mountain area. Popular goals are the edge of Trollveggen (more than 1000 meters vertical fall) or to the mountain Bispen (the Bishop) just above the Trollstigen Road.
In May, when the road opens after being closed during winter, and during early summer, Trollstigen is a popular goal for Summer-Skiers. After the skiing you can swim in the Romsdalsfjord from the city-center of Åndalsnes.
The route between Geiranger via Trollstigen to the Atlantic Road, Kristiansund and Molde includes one UNESCO World Heritage (the Geirangerfjord), two National Tourist Routes (Geiranger – Trollstigen and the Atlantic Road), one National Park (the Aursjøvegen Road) and one “construction of the twentieth century” (the Atlantic Road).
The last weekend in May 2017 we visited Isfjorden in Romsdal, and one day we decided to drive up the Trollstigen Mountain Road. The mountain road had opened four days earlier after being closed during the winter. We brought the skis with us, and decided to ski towards Mt Alnestind (1679 masl).
From snowy mountains to beautiful coastline of islands and reefs. Experience all this in one day due to the short distance from mountains to coast. Trollstigen, Midsundtrappene, Romsdalseggen and Litlefjellet are great places to visit. The Romsdalsfjord is located in the county of Møre og Romsdal, north in Western Norway.