Geiranger with Trollstigen Pass
Experience the UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord, a ferry ride across the beautiful Norddalsfjord, and an exciting drive with 11 hairpin turns on the famous Trollstigen (The Troll's ladder) Pass – all on one excursion.
Get ready for an exciting full day exploring the world-famous, stunning Geirangerfjord, which is surrounded by snow-capped mountain peaks, beautiful waterfalls, and lush vegetation. First we drive from Geiranger up the incredibly steep Ørneveien (Eagle Road), which rises up to over 2,035 ft above sea level. You see the Ørnesvingen viewpoint and a waterfall at the summit. The vista here encompasses Geiranger, the Geirangerfjord, with its sheer mountainsides plunging into the sea, and the Seven Sisters waterfalls. Then we drive along Eidsvatnet Lake and proceed to Eidsdal, where we ferry across the fjord to Linge. Back on dry land, we head out again for the mountains, stopping at the impressive Gudbrandsjuvet gorge. Then we drive down the Trollstigen (the Troll’s Ladder) Pass, a 66-mile-long mountain road with incredible views of abrupt mountainsides, precipitous waterfalls, deep fjords, and fertile valleys. The Trollstigen mountain road descends out of the mountains on 11 hairpin turns at a 9% gradient and is surrounded by lofty peaks appropriately named Kongen (the King), Dronningen (the Queen), and Bispen (the Bishop). At the bottom, it’s time for a hot beverage and snack before continuing to the gentler terrain of the Romsdalsfjord. We conclude up our day with dinner in the City of Roses, Molde, before embarking on our waiting Hurtigruten ship.