Trollstigen pass


Tucked deep into the mountains off the western coast of Norway, the Trollstigen Mountain Road is one of Norway’s most dramatic and most visited attractions. Dangerous conditions here include the incline, narrow driving space, and the poor traction and visibility that come with rain and fog. It’s one of the famous scenic drives in Norway. The route is known for its 11 hair-raising hairpin turns and steep, 9% gradient. Yet despite the dangers of the one-lane road. Trollstigen (part of Norwegian National Road 63 with a length of 104km), is located approximately 15 kilometers south of Åndalsnes in the county of Romsdal, and connects Åndalsnes in Rauma and Valldal in Norddal. The road has a steep incline of 9 percent with 11 hairpin bends as it snakes its way along the steep mountainside at its a highest point, Stigrøra, at an elevation of 858 meters above the sea level. The road brutally twists and turns through the mountainous terrain and drivers can expect rock falls, narrow lanes, steep inclines and unpredictable weather. The route is at its most dangerous in the dark and wet which make it incredibly challenging to navigate.
This road has humbled many egos. It’s not for the sissies and shouldn’t be attempted by novice drivers. The road is in dreadful condition and requires strong nerves to negotiate it. Test your stomach by driving Trollstigen, one of Norway’s twistiest roads. The route’s steep 10% incline, narrow width and 11 hairpin bends make it a supremely wavy ride. An exceptional driving experience along a route steeped in tradition, through spectacular scenery of deep fjords and lush valleys – wild, wonderful and vibrant.

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