Fjord Country: Stordal & Andalsnes via the Troll's Road

8 Hours
Private Activity
Shore Excursion with Guaranteed Return to Ship

From (USD) $1,111 Per Person (Based on 2)

Fjord Country: Stordal & Andalsnes via the Troll's Road

8 Hours
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Shore Excursion with Guaranteed Return to Ship

From (USD) $1,111 Per Person (Based on 2)

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      Fjord Country: Stordal & Andalsnes via the Troll's Road

      Alesund, Norway
      From (USD) $1,111 Per Person (Based on 2)
      • Fjords, peaks, and valleys: Travel along Storfjord's shore to Stordal village, up one mountain valley and down another in the Romsdal Alps to Andalsnes village, on the stunning Romsdalsfjord.
      • Old Stordal Church: Don't let the humble white wood exterior fool you; nearly every inch inside this octagonal 1789 beauty is covered with traditional Norwegian "rosemaling" paintwork. 
      • Troll's Road: Covering 11 hairpin switchbacks, this spectacular road passes the 1,000-foot drop of Stigfossen Falls and Troll Wall, Europe's highest vertical cliff. We'll stop for a 2,300-foot photo op, with lunch available.
      About This Alesund Tour

      Buckle up, sit back, and free up some photo space. We're headed on a long and very winding road, with many a breathtaking view along the way.

      As we leave Alesund, an island bastion of classic Art Nouveau architecture at the edge of prime Western Norway fjord country, we enter a world of deep blue-green lakes surrounded by towering mountains, lush rambling valleys nestled beneath the slopes, and idyllic towns and villages scattered sparingly within the majestic landscape.

      The vast scale of this place is hard to fathom till you see it. Even the most substantial man-made structures – from solitary Old Stordal Church to the larger cluster of buildings and streets that constitute the tidy town of Andalsnes – appear as nothing more than tiny specks painted on a primal canvas stretching as far as the eye can see.

      Yet in this journey of one natural high after another, the absolute peak encounter is a place built by man. Well, by many thousands of men, laboring and engineering for some 10 years to complete Trollstigen – the Troll's Road – in 1936.

      Narrow and steep enough to induce vertigo in any sane person, some of it cuts into the mountainside and some runs atop stone buttresses – with a spectacular bridge crossing the mighty Stigfossen waterfall's path to create a photo stop for the ages. 

      Each of Trollstigen's 11 prominent switchback bends has its own name, most for the foreman responsible for getting that section built. Up at the top, a ring of peaks named after chess pieces reach 5,200 feet high to encircle the viewing spot and cafe – a building with the crisp angular lines that epitomize contemporary Norwegian design. 

      The Troll's Road was – and still is – a remarkable achievement, and a thrill to experience. Even if you have to do it with your eyes closed.

      Caution: Troll Crossing

      "In the summer of the old days," as a local sign puts it, there was a primitive footpath through the Romsdal Alps – long before Trollstigen's engineers tamed them with concrete, stone, and dynamite. But according to legend, the trolls on the Troll's Path have never been tamed. They roam the mountains every night, but turn to stone in the morning sun. An official highway road sign warns drivers with a depiction of one of the creatures.

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      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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