There we were, at the bottom of the best known and probably most winding road in the country.
I weren´t willing to admit it, but I really felt a bit nervous – with a big car, which was not mine.
But the big tour buses drove up there and even two of the giants got past each other without huge problems, so it won´t be that bad … will it? Let’s give it a try, I thought…
The Trollstigen shows its true face
And? It was a cakewalk! The Trollstigen, although looking quite frightening, has a soft side 😉 The road is so well-developed, with enough concentration nothing can go wrong. An advantage was certainly that we were driving it relatively early in the morning and there was virtually no oncoming traffic.
After only a few minutes we reached the top, and got rewarded for the initial thrill with an incredibly impressive view.
I had seen numerous photos of this curvy road prior to the trip, but it´s a different feeling to see it with your own eyes. And the surrounding nature is just breathtaking as well. In the valley fog and clouds playing an amazing game and you don´t know where to look first between many mountains. It took eight years to complete this special road and it was finally opened 80 years ago.
Just a bit further more dramatic mountain landscapes were waiting for us. Simply stunning.
In the morning, on our way to the Trollstigen, we were afraid that we won´t have a good view from above because it was so misty. But when we arrived it was clear as it could be. So do not panic if you come into a deep fog – at the Trollstigen everything´s well again.
The Trollstigen: Definitely one of the best days so far.
From Andalsnes over the Trollstigen to the Geirangerfjord – and all accompanied by bright sunshine.
My experiences at the different fjords I will share in a separate post, but until then, here are some impressions of the trip on one of the most winding roads in Norway.