Trollstigen - mighty mountains - magical nature
Trollstigvegen, or Trollstigen as it is often called, is a stretch of road on county road 63 in Rauma municipality in Romsdal in Møre og Romsdal. Trollstigen is an old mountain pass between Valldal in inner Sunnmøre and Åndalsnes at the bottom of Romsdalen, and is one of Norway's most visited tourist attractions.
In the steepest section, the road zigzagged from deep in Isterdalen up to Stigrøra and the road is surrounded by several mountain well over 1 000 meters. The most famous is Stig Botn Hornet and Bispen. Slightly further west you will find Dronninga and the King, and to the northeast is the famous Trolltindene Troll claws and rear of Trollveggen.
The road is closed in winter and is usually open from mid-May until the snow falls in autumn.
Summer 2012 opened stretch officially as one of Norway's National Tourist Routes, with new great restaurant, service facilities and utkikspunkt on top.
The troll wall
The Troll Wall is a steep rock wall. Here you will find Europe's highest vertical cliff. It is approximately 1 meters from the bottom of the valley and up to the top of the Troll Wall, 700 meters of which is one vertical drop. Parts of the mountain massif hang over the wall.