2005 Trollstigen (Noorwegen)
Trollstigen Trollstigen is Norway’s most visited tourist road, and this masterpiece in engineering in the midst of majestic natural landscape will make your drive a true joy ride. The eleven magnificent hairpin turns of Trollstigen offer numerous highlights of fantastic scenery along the mountain road. Each bend has its own name, often named after the person who supervised the construction work on that particular section. At some locations you will discover that the road is carved into the mountain itself and in other places built in stone. Historically, Trollstigen used to be an important transport passage between the villages Valldal in Indre Sunnmøre and Åndalsnes in Romsdalen. When the road opened in 1939 it wasn’t long before Trollstigen became a tourist attraction. The Trollstigen is surrounded by mighty mountains that reach an altitude of over 1600 meters. To the west of the road lie the mountains of Bispen (1450 m), Kongen (1614 m) and Dronninga (1701 m), to the east of the road Stigbottshornet (1583 m) and the Storgrovfjellet (1629 m). There is a restored hiking path to climb for those who wish to experience Trollstigen by foot. If you want to walk along the Trollstigen, you can use the old mountain path, which has been renovated in recent years. The mountain road crosses an impressive bridge made of natural stone and the highest point on the road is 852 metres above sea level, on the border between the municipalities of Rauma and Norddal. Trollstigen is part of the National Tourist Route Geiranger - Trollstigen, a two-hour drive with spectacular views and sights that runs all the way from Trollstigen to the bottom of the famous Geirangerfjorden. The road normally opens at the end of May and closes in October / November.