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The road between Åndalsnes and Geiranger is called "The Golden Route". Dramatic and exciting is a short description of Trollstigen. The road twists through 11 hairpin bends as it climbs up to Stigrøra (858 metres above sea level). In some places it is cut into the mountain; in others it is built on top of stone walls.

An impressive bridge in natural stone carries it across the Stigfossen waterfall. At the top there is a viewpoint, restaurant and the Trollstigen Road Museum exhibiting photos, models and hand tools from its construction.

The mountains which encircle the road are enormous; Store Trolltind a mighty 1.788 metres above sea level, and mountains called Kongen (the King), Dronningen (the Queen) and Bispen (the Bishop) confirm their majesty in this mountain world. Stigfossen waterfall gushes down the mountainside towards the luscious Isterdalen valley.

Trollstigen was opened the 31 July 1936 by the reigning King Haakon the 7th, after 8 years under construction. Even today the road is a good example of the art of engineering and construction.



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