legend has it that a troll family lives right below the Stigfoss brua
at theTrollstigfoten you have a splendit view of the Stigefossen
the way down is narrow and steep with sharp switchbacks
this is our next challenge: the Trollstigen road with the Stigfoss brua
a viewing platform stretched way-out over the precipice
Riksveg 63 from Sylte to Andalsness leads you through one of the most scenic parts of southern Norway.
fertile Valldalen valley you pass the Gudbrandsjuvet ravine and then slowly work your way up to the Trollstigen Mountain Plateau
that ends at the modern visitor center.
A footpath will bring you to a platform, perched far over the cliff, from where
This narrow road was opened in 1936 and recent
improvements allow even tourist buses to negotiate the 11 hairpins at a 10% slope. Halfway down is the Stigfoss
brua, an arch-shaped bridge that crosses the thundering Stigefossen waterfall.
Our first visit to the area was in June
2013 with pouring rain, but when we returned in June 2014, we had clear skies and could really enjoy the magnificent scenery before
and during the spectacular descent.
The Trollstigen should rank high on everybody's bucket list.
curious sheep block the road, we do not mind, more time to take in the scenery
the road snakes through an alpine landscape with lakes and patches of snow
The towering Bispen (Bishop) and Kongen (King) peaks
The tourist center at StigerÝra, just before the Trollstigen downhill experience
a paved footpath leads to several viewing platforms
the start of the Stigefossen waterfalls
the footpath winds along the mountain edge
way down in the valley is our endpoint for today, the Trollstigen Camping
the platform is definitely not for those suffering from acrophobia
Nature provides for a grand backstage at the Trollstigen Camping
there is also a platform above the Stigefossen