Time  9 hours 58 minutes

Coordinates 15238

Uploaded March 15, 2016

Recorded July 2015

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near Slinningen, Møre og Romsdal (Norge)

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July 20th.
A very interesting day, we finally arrived at the Trollstigen, saying that little has to envy the legendary ports of the Alps, I loved the climb.
The locals know her as Trollstigen, which means something like the staircase of the trolls. This road joins the towns of Andalsnes and Valldal, avoiding the Stigfossen waterfall, which plunges just over 300 meters along the slope.
It is a well paved road, but somewhat narrow and with few areas to allow the crossing of large vehicles. In fact, access to cars over 12.4 meters long is not allowed, and the circulation of cars with caravans is discouraged. Its average inclination is 9% and it has 11 hairpin curves.

Its construction, following an ancient rural road, lasted 8 years and was inaugurated on July 31, 1936. The last refurbishment works were carried out in 2005. Trollstigen remains closed during the winter months, when it is covered by snow. It is usually passable between mid-May and, if the weather is good, until the end of October.
At its highest point has a parking lot where thousands of tourists each year leave their vehicles to access, on foot, to the viewpoint from which you can see the entire road and the spectacular Isterdal Valley.

Today we also had the mythical fjord, the Geirander, which receives more than 600,000 tourists every year and about 150 passenger boats.
Along the fjord there are many waterfalls, such as that of Syv Søstrene ("Seven Sisters"), Brudesløret ("Bridal Veil") or Friaren ("Pretender").
In 2005, the Geiranger fjord and the Nærøy fjord were declared a World Heritage Site under the name "Western Fjords of Norway"

In case we knew little by day, we embarked on an unplanned route, the RV 258 (Old Highway of Strynefjell) that made us go around in a circle, but only because of the scenery, it was worth it. It is a 27 km route between Grotli and Videseter.
It is a narrow path that slides in harmony with nature over Strynefjell. This road represents a part of the history of Norwegian roads because it was the only means of communication between Skjåk and Stryn for most of the last century. Today there is a road that remains open throughout the year, but the old road is still open for all those who want to enjoy beautiful views and a special atmosphere.
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Fjellstua

Views of the city of Alesund from the viewpoint. Easy access by the highway.
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Alesund

Alesund
Waypoint

Gasolinera Shell

Provisioning

Supermercado coop

Supermercado coop
Picnic

Comida

Parada técnica para comer junto a una iglesia.
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Trollstigen

The staircase of the trolls. Road that remains closed in winter. Very good to curve.
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Gudbrandsjuvet

Gudbrandsjuvet
Waypoint

Ferry

Ferry
panorama

Geiranger

Uno de los fiordos más turísticos de Noruega.
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Camping

Acampada libre

We were late, mainly because of the RV258 route and we found this rest area next to a lake. There are plenty of good places to camp. Yes, very cold.

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