Trollstigen is one of Norways Tourist Icons. It is part of the Geiranger-Trollstigen National Tourist Route, 18 kilometer from Åndalsnes by the Romsdalsfjord.

Go Fjords - 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 the Troll Wall (Trollveggen) with 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.

Roadtrip – Geiranger – Trollstigen – The Atlantic Road

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).

Summer Ski at Trollstigen

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 to Mt Alnestind (1679 masl).

Romsdal and the Romsdalsfjord Area – What to See and Do

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. Ona Island and Lighthouse, The Atlantic Road, Midsundtrappene, Trollstigen, The Troll Wall, Romsdalseggen, The Romsdal Gondola and Litlefjellet are great places to visit. The Romsdalsfjord is located in the county of Møre og Romsdal, north in Western Norway.

Accommodation at Åndalsnes and in Romsdal

Grand Hotel Bellevue at Åndalsnes
Aak Hotel at Sogge outside Åndalsnes
Hotel Geist at Øran at Åndalsnes
Åndalsnes Vandrerhjem på Setnes
Åndalsnes Camping by Rauma River
Mjelva Camping at Mjelva outside Åndalsnes
Trollveggen Camping by the Troll Wall
Accommodation in Isfjorden

FJORDS – Accommodation in Western Norway

Great Hotels in the Fjords of Norway
Bath and Spa Hotels in the Fjords of Norway
Fjords Living – Special Accommodation in the Fjords of Norway

FJORDS – Useful Links

Go Fjords – Big and Small Fjord Experiences
Visit Norway – Official page for Norway
Fjord Norway – Official page for Fjord Norway – Åndalsnes – Romsdalseggen – Romsdal Gondola
Official Tourist Information – Visit Romsdal – Åndalsnes and Romsdal

Trollstigen and Åndalsnes – Map Overview