Join a roundtrip by bus to Trollstigen and Trollveggen during the summer season. Excursions on specific days from the port of Åndalsnes. The tours will be operating as soon as the Trollstigen Road is open. Trollstigen road opens late in May, and usually closes in the end of October, depending on the weather conditions and amount of snow. This excursion lasts for about 2,5 hours, and the ticket includes:
The bus trip up Trollstigen, and a 25 minutes photostop at the viewpoints at Trollstigen platau.
The bus trip from Trollstigen to Trollveggen.
Photostop and the entrance to the Trollveggen Visitor Centre, where you can watch the dramatic movie about the Trollveggen history.
Bus back to Åndalsnes.
The trip is suitable for all ages.
Trollstigen, the road 63, is a part of the Norwegian Scenic Route; Geiranger - Trollstigen. Driving Trollstigen is a dramatic and exciting experience. The road twists through 11 hairpin bends as it climbs up to Stigrøra (858 metres above sea level). Some places it's cut into the mountain; and some parts are built on top of stone walls. An impressive bridge in natural stone carries it across the Stigfossen waterfall. At the top there are severeal upgraded viewpoints and a new café that opens during the summer. The road opened in the summer of 1936.
The walkways and steps leading to the outlook points have an even, flowing rhythm and invite the traveller to stroll around and experience the mighty landscape. The largest viewing platform is dramatically located, jutting out over a ridge with a perpendicular drop of approximately 200 metres. This has different outlook points for those who dare not go out to the furthest point, while those who are bolder can go all the way to the tip of the platform where the railings end in a glass panel.
Trollveggen is Europe's highest vertical mountain wall. The peaks reach heights of nearly 1,800 metres into the sky. The upper 1000 m is vertical, and there is an overhang of nearly 50 meters! Scandinavian rock climbing started in the Romsdal Alps, which boast some of the world's most difficult climbs. On the opposite side of the valley, the Romsdalshorn peak towers to a height of 1,555 metres. Trollveggen Visitor Centre is located under the Troll Wall, and the visitor centre is a spectacular building with large panoramic windows towards Trollveggen. In the auditorium you can watch the film about the dramatic history of the Trollveggen. Climbing, rescue, drama and spectacular footage of base jumping and climbing in Troll Wall is shown, along with unique images and sound clips from Trollveggens long and unique history as a destination for adventure sports. The center includes: · Auditorium where the dramatic story of the Trollveggen is shown in a 14 min long film · Cafeteria · 200 m2 souvenir shop · A majestic views through the panoramic window of the restaurant towards Trollveggen. Read more about the Trollveggen Visitor Centre
Tips: If you have the whole day at your disposal, from 8 o'clock in the morning to late afternoon, we would reccommend you to take the Golden Route sightseeing bus from Åndalsnes to Geiranger and return. In Summer there are daily departures between Åndalsnes and Geiranger. Photostop for 25 minutes in Trollstigen, and 10 minutes stop at the Eagle's Bend. Please read more about the Geiranger - Trollstigen - Åndalsnes sightseeing bus here!