Geiranger – Trollstigen is a road through west Norwegian nature at its most powerful, with a dizzying view of sheer mountainsides, waterfalls, deep fjords and fertile valleys. Since tourism was in its infancy, tourists from all over the world have visited Geiranger and Trollstigen.
The Trollstigen Mountain Road has a steep incline of 9 percent and consists of11 hairpin bends. Encircling the road are lofty mountains. Names such asKongen (the King), Dronningen (the Queen) and Bispen (the Bishop) confirm their majesty.
Trollstigen has been a magnet for tourists since the road opened in 1936. Being able to drive up these steep mountainsides from Trollstigfoten to Stigerøra is thanks to the skills of engineers and road builders. They also set their mark on Geiranger, where Ørnevegen, Geirangervegen and the road to Dalsnibba all offer some elevating drives to unique viewpoints.
Viewpoints along the road
There are six panoramic view- and rest areas along the Geiranger – Trollstigen National Tourist Route:
For centuries, travellers have stopped at Flydalsjuvet to enjoy the view. Here you will find a rest area with services and a viewing platform towards the Geirangerfjord.
Ørnesvingen too has been widely used by travellers as a place to stop and enjoy the view. The location offers a magnificent view of Geiranger and the Geirangerfjord.
You will also find a service building at the ferry landing at Linge. Ferry connection to Eidsdal.
Gudbrandsjuvet has a viewing platform, a bridge over the Gudbrandsjuvet Gorge, commercial and service facilities and a new parking lot.
Juvet Landscape Hotel aims to be different from other design hotels in that it showcases the nature that surrounds it rather than focusing on its own architecture.
Trollstigplatået features two viewpoints with great views over the Trollstigen Mountain Road. Read more …