Norwegian Scenic Route Geiranger-Trollstigen connects the regions of Sunnmøre and Romsdal across majestic mountains and fjords. The 104 kilometer route travels past two of Norway’s most famous landmarks, the UNESCO World Heritage listed Geirangerfjord and the winding Trollstigen road.
Along the journey, hiking trails and roadside viewpoints deliver new perspectives of the dramatic and changing landscape. This guide features 12 selected adventures worth stopping for, featuring lush valleys, mountain farms, and plenty of fjord views.
The Geiranger-Trollstigen scenic route begins just north of the 27 kilometer Norwegian Scenic Route Gamle Strynefjellsvegen.
Two sections of the route are closed over winter. The stretch from the start of the scenic route at Langvatnet to Geiranger is usually closed between November and May. Trollstigen is typically closed from October to May.
Check the current status and see closure dates from recent years.
The scenic route includes a ferry between Eidsdal and Linge. The ferries depart frequently and run from early in the morning to late at night. The crossing takes about 12 minutes.
Check departure times on Entur (Eidsdal ferjekai, Norddal to Linge ferjekai, Norddal).
If you’re coming from the west, from Ålesund for example, there is a ferry from Hellesylt to Geiranger. This ferry also serves as a fjord cruise traveling the length of the Geirangerfjord, and is priced accordingly. The ferry runs between April and October and takes one hour. If you have a car it’s a good idea to book in advance.
Check departure times on Entur (Hellesylt ferjekai, Stranda to Geiranger ferjekai, Stranda) and buy tickets on visitflam.com.
• The scenic route can be traveled by local bus. Bus 211 runs to Flydalsjuvet and Dalsnibba from Geiranger. From late June to mid-August bus 220 runs between Geiranger and Åndalsnes and includes a short stop at Trollstigen. Book tickets with FRAM.
• This road and the surrounding attractions are some of the most visited in Norway. Consider traveling in the spring or autumn to avoid most of the cruise and bus tourists.
• Valldal is famous for its fruit and in particular strawberries. Make sure to keep an eye out for some local produce for sale during the summer.
• There are many campgrounds, cabins, and hotels to stay in along the route.