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Norwegian Scenic Route Geiranger-Trollstigen: Hiking Trails and Viewpoints

Veien fra Geiranger til Åndalsnes går fra fjord til fjell og kjennetegnes av serpentinsvinger som slynger seg oppover de bratte fjellsidene. Den 104 kilometer lange ruten går via to av norges mest kjente landemerker, Geriangerfjorden som står på UNESCO sin verdensarvliste og Trollstigen, veien med de mange hårnålssvingene og det fantastiske utsiktspunktet over Romsdalen.

Veien er et godt utgangspunkt for mange fine turer som gir nye perspektiver på det dramatiske landskapet. Denne guiden inneholder 12 utvalgte opplevelser som er verdt å stoppe for, med frodige daler, fjellgårder og rikelig med fjordutsikt.

Nasjonal Turistveg Geiranger-Trollstigen starter like nord for den 27 kilometer lange turistveien over Strynefjellet.

Vinterstengte veier

Veien går over to fjellpass og begge stenges vanligvis fra november til mai. Sjekk gjeldende status for veiene.

Ferger

Sjekk avgangstider på Entur (Eidsdal ferjekai, Norddal til Linge ferjekai, Norddal).

Hvis du kommer fra vest, for eksempel fra Ålesund, må du ta ferge fra Hellesylt til Geiranger. Det er stor prisforskjell på de ulike fergene og avgangene fra Hellesylt og Geiranger så om du reiser på budsjett er det mye penger å spare på å velge riktig ferge og avgangstider.

Sjekk avgangstidene på Entur (Hellesylt ferjekai, Stranda til Geiranger ferjekai, Stranda) og kjøp billetter på visitflam.com.

Tips

  • Det er mulig å oppleve flere av de omkringliggende signaturopplevelsene med buss. Buss 211 går til Flydalsjuvet og Dalsnibba fra Geiranger. Fra slutten av juni til midten av august går buss 220 mellom Geiranger og Åndalsnes. Denne bussturen inkluderer en kort stopp ved Trollstigen. Bestill billetter med FRAM.
  • Denne veien og de omkringliggende attraksjonene er noen av de mest besøkte i Norge. Vurder å reise om våren eller høsten for å unngå den største turisttrafikken.
  • Valldal er kjent for frodige frukt og jordbæråkre. Det selges ofte frukt og bær langs veien.
  • Det er mange campingplasser, hytter og hotell å bo ved langs veien.

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Flydalsjuvet

Geirangerfjord

Viewpoint
Easy
 

Flydalsjuvet

As you drive down into Geiranger you’ll come to Flydalsjuvet viewpoint, 300 meters above the fjord. From here you can see over the village and across the fjord. To the right-hand side, the scenic route climbs up 11 hairpin turns with Ørnesvingen at the top.

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Vesteråsfjellet

Geirangerfjord

Hiking Trail
Easy
1 km · 1 hr

Vesteråsfjellet

Westerås Farm sits in the hills above Geiranger. It’s a popular spot to visit with a restaurant and accommodation and is the starting point for several short hikes.

Vesteråsfjellet is just a 20 minute walk away and features a viewpoint down over the village and fjord below. Further along the same trail is another viewpoint, Løsta.

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Storseterfossen Waterfall

Geirangerfjord

Hiking Trail
Medium
2.9 km · 2 – 3 hr

Storseterfossen Waterfall

The trip to Storseterfossen Waterfall is another popular hike from Westerås Farm, heading up into the valley behind the farm.

The trail is made easy by stone steps laid by Sherpas. A path has been built in behind the waterfall, allowing you get up close and feel the raw power of the rushing water.

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Skageflå Mountain Farm

Geirangerfjord

Hiking Trail
Medium
4.4 km · 4 – 6 hr

Skageflå Mountain Farm

A visit to Skageflå is best combined with a fjord cruise from Geiranger. The boat docks at the edge of the fjord and then it’s a steep hike up the mountainside to the abandoned farm.

You can hike back down and catch the next boat returning to Geiranger, or continue hiking to Geiranger via Homlongsætra.

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Ørnesvingen

Geirangerfjord

Viewpoint
Easy
 

Ørnesvingen

The road out of Geiranger winds up a steep mountainside and towards the top sits Ørnesvingen, or Eagle’s Bend. A viewing platform has been constructed on the outside of the bend from where you can admire a panorama of the Geirangerfjord.

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Vardefjellet

Sunnmøre

Hiking Trail
Medium
6.4 km · 2 – 4 hr

Vardefjellet

As you cross the Norddalsfjord on the ferry from Eidsdal to Linge, you pass under the nose of Vardefjellet mountain. Used by the Vikings to warn people below of impending attacks, the summit features wide-ranging views of the fjord and surrounding mountains. The trailhead is just a short drive from the Linge ferry terminal.

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Gudbrandsjuvet

Sunnmøre

Viewpoint
Easy
 

Gudbrandsjuvet

After leaving village of Valldal the road travels through the fertile valley of the same name, past strawberry fields and alongside the Valldøla River.

At Gudbrandsjuvet, a series of platforms have been built over and around the deep, narrow canyon through which the river rushes.

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Steindalsstølen

Sunnmøre

Hiking Trail
Easy
1.4 km · 1 – 2 hr

Steindalsstølen

A few kilometers past Gudbrandsjuvet, a short detour down a side road brings you to the trailhead for the family-friendly hike up to a former mountain farm. Steinsdalsstølen sits at the entrance to Steindalen Valley and is home to flocks of grazing sheep in the summer months.

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Bispevatnet Lake

Romsdalen

Hiking Trail
Medium
2.4 km · 1.5 – 2.5 hr

Bispevatnet Lake

Just prior to reaching the Trollstigen Viewpoint are a number of small parking bays. From here, a trail leads up to the blue-green Bispevatnet Lake. The lake sits in the shadow of Bispen mountain and holds deliciously fresh water. The peaceful nature by the lake stands in stark contrast to the busy viewpoint below.

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Trollstigen

Romsdalen

Viewpoint
Easy
 

Trollstigen

With its thirteen hairpin turns Trollstigen is without doubt one of the most recognised stretches of road in Norway.

The viewpoint consists of a series of walkways and platforms at the edge of the landscape. Step out 200 meters in the air and watch the vehicles crawl along the road below.

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Stabbeskaret

Romsdalen

Hiking Trail
Demanding
10.1 km · 5 – 7 hr

Stabbeskaret

Trollstigen is located in the north-western corner of Reinheimen National Park and is home to several trailheads leading into the mountains.

Hiking to Stabbeskaret takes you across typical mountain terrain and leads to the top of Trollveggen. From there you can see down along the Romsdal Valley below.

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Trollstigfoten

Romsdalen

Hiking Trail
Easy
2 km · 1 – 1.5 hr

Trollstigfoten

At the base of Trollstigen is a large car park and the starting point for this easy trail through the woods around the Istra River. Wander in the shadows of the tall mountains known as the King, the Queen, and the Bishop.

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Romsdalseggen Ridge

Romsdalen

Hiking Trail
Demanding
10.3 km · 7 – 10 hr

Romsdalseggen Ridge

Right by Åndalsnes lies Romsdalseggen Ridge, home to one of the most popular day hikes in all of Norway. The challenging trail navigates a steep ridge with sweeping views of the Romsdal Valley. The steep descent back down into Åndalsnes leads past the famous Rampestreken Viewpoint.

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