Trollstigen is one of Norways Tourist Icons. It is part of the Geiranger-Trollstigen National Tourist Route, 18 kilometer from Åndalsnes by the Romsdalsfjord. Map to use: Romsdalsfjella Nord 1:50000.

The Trollstigen Mountain Road with it´s 11 hairpin turns is closed during winter. The road usually opens late May or early June, depending on the amount of snow and the avalanche danger in the surrounding mountains.


Season and Safety

Many of the activities, attractions, roads and accommodations mentioned on this website are open only in summer and are closed in winter. Season and opening times will vary, it usually opens in the summer and closes in the autumn, depending on, among other things, the amount of snow and the risk of landslides and avalanches in the area.

Important information about roads in Western Norway: There are restrictions on the length of vehicles on many of the roads in Norway. Many roads in Western Norway are prone to landslides and avalanches, especially in rainy and snowy weather. There might also be a chance that some of the roads are closed in short periods, especially during winter, due to weather and danger of rock- and snow avalanches and other dangerous conditions. Some of the roads in Western Norway are closed during winter! Winter tires are required in winter. Read more about Tyre Requirements in Norway...

It is important to take precautions for weather and road conditions, both when you drive and when you are out in nature in Norway. It is recommended to use a guide on the tours described on this website. Read more about safety and your own responsibility...

Visit Northwest

Visit Northwest is the official destination company for the Romsdalsfjord, Romsdal and Nordmøre area.

INFORMATION ABOUT TROLLSTIGEN MOUNTAIN ROAD – Many of the roads in Western Norway can be prone to landslides and avalanches, especially in rainy and snowy weather. Trollstigen Mountain Road is one of these exposed roads.

FJORDS NORWAY - Panorama view from Trollstigen in Romsdal.
Panorama view from Trollstigen in Romsdal.

Trollstigen Mountain Road

Trollstigen in Romsdal.
Trollstigen in Romsdal.

Season – Summer. This depends on whether the Trollstigen road, which is closed in winter, is open.

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 viewpoint at Trollstigen.
From the viewpoint at Trollstigen.

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.

There are restrictions on the length of vehicles on Trollstigen Mountain Road.

Gudbrandsjuvet between Trollstigen and Valldal

FJORDS NORWAY - Gudbrandsjuvet Viewpoint.
Gudbrandsjuvet Viewpoint.

Between Valldal and Trollstigen, 11 kilometers from Valldal, you should stop at the new view point at Gudbrandsjuvet. This is one of many architectural constructions made in connection with the road´s status as a National Tourist Route.

Here you can stay at Juvet Hotel, remember to book well in advance. This hotel has won many prizes for its special construction and integration into its wild and beautiful surroundings. At Valldal you should taste the strawberries from the local farms, this is a must – the best strawberries in the world!

Road Trip – 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) and one  “construction of the twentieth century” (the Atlantic Road).

Åndalsnes – the “Hub” by the Romsdalsfjord

Åndalsnes, the city by the Romsdalsfjord.
Åndalsnes, the city by the Romsdalsfjord.

Åndalsnes is the natural center of Romsdal. This is because Åndalsnes is the hub for roads and railways and lies in the middle of many of the most spectacular sights and activities in the area around the Romsdalsfjord.

Åndalsnes is a perfect place to stay if you want to experience Trollstigen, Trollveggen, Rauma Railway, Romsdalsgondolen, Rampestreken viewpoint and the Romsdalseggen hike. Geiranger and the Geirangerfjord are well-known tourist gems located nearby. The road there, Geiranger – Trollstigen National Tourist Route, is an attraction in itself.

You can reach Åndalsnes by car, about six hours from Oslo and four hours from Trondheim. Or you can take the Rauma Railway down the Romsdalen valley to the end station at the center of Åndalsnes. The nearest airport is in Molde, from there it is about an hour by bus to Åndalsnes.

FJORDS NORWAY - The Norwegian Mountaineering Centre at Åndalsnes by the Romsdalsfjord.
Åndalsnes and the Norwegian Mountaineering Centre by the Romsdalsfjord.

Romsdalsfjord – 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 and Midsundtrappene are attractions facing the Atlantic Ocean. Trollstigen, The Troll Wall, Romsdalseggen, Rampestreken and Litlefjellet are great places to visit in the inner part of the Romsdalsfjord, where the fjord meets the spectacular and alpine Romsdal mountains. Travel green to Åndalsnes with Rauma Railway, a wild, beautiful and unique experience regardless of season. From Åndalsnes Railway Station, you can walk straight from the train and over to the Romsdal Gondola that takes you up to the city-mountain Mt Nesaksla and Eggen Restaurant. From there you have a fantastic view towards Isfjorden, down to the Romsdalsfjord and up towards the Romsdalen Valley which you have just experienced from the train ride along the Rauma Railway. The Romsdalsfjord is located in the county of Møre og Romsdal, north in Western Norway.

Accommodation at Åndalsnes and Romsdal

Grand Hotel at Åndalsnes
Frich´s Ekspress Hotel Åndalsnes
Aak Hotel in Romsdalen by Åndalsnes
Åndalsnes Vandrerhjem at Setnes at Veblungsnes
Åndalsnes Camping by Rauma River at Åndalsnes
Mjelva Camping at Mjelva at Åndalsnes
Soggebru Camping at Sogge at Åndalsnes
Trollstigen Resort at Sogge at Åndalsnes
Trollstigen Gjestegård og Camping in Isterdalen below Trollstigen
Trollveggen Camping by the Troll Wall in Romsdalen
Accommodation in Isfjorden

Åndalsnes and Romsdal – Useful Links

Online Booking Romsdalseggen Bus – Hiking Guide to the mointains in Romsdal
Norsk Tindesenter at Åndalsnes – Åndalsnes in Romsdal – Trollstigen in Romsdal – The Romsdalsfjord – Romsdalseggen – Romsdal Gondola – Rauma Railway


Here you will find an overview of recommended HOTELS in addition to SPA & BATH HOTELS and OTHER ACCOMMODATION PLACES in Western Norway. The combination of beautiful nature, activities that you can do in all four seasons and a stay at a great accommodation is unique. A stay in one of these places will do you good, both for body and mind.

There are ten restaurants that have awarded Michelin stars and Michelin awards in Western Norway. Eight of the Michelin restaurants are in Stavanger and two in Bergen. Here you will find FJORDS MICHELIN, where you will also find a list of recommended hotels in Western Norway, recommended by Michelin.

VISIT NORWAY is the official travel guide for Norway. VISIT NORWAY'S FJORD GUIDE gives you a good overview of the most beautiful fjords in Norway. USEFUL LINKS is a list of websites with great information on Norway and the Fjords.

Trollstigen and Åndalsnes – Map Overview