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Mr. Trollstigen: That's why this is

one of the country's most beautiful

Edmund Meyer has for over 40 years had his daily work at both ends of Trollstigen. He knows the famous nature attraction better than most, and is often referred to as Mr. Trollstigen himself. Here is his explanation of why the legendary stretch of road is visited by around 1 million people every year. Hear Meyer describe Trollstigen in the video here ...

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CONTENTS: MAJA HÅBET, ODDGEIR VISNES, JENS HOLSBØVÅG-LYNGSTAD

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Åndalsnes in Romsdalen, also known as Norway's Tindehovedstad , is with its 2,283 inhabitants one of Norway's smallest cities. Here is, among other things, the Rauma line, which offers one of Europe's most beautiful train rides , several of Norway's highest mountain peaks, the Norwegian Peak Center and one of Norway's most popular nature attractions, Trollstigen.

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The road that takes your breath away

The drive up to the top is both fascinating and nerve-wracking. Here you get to experience steep, western Norwegian nature at its best. - The joy and experience that guests get when they visit Trollstigen , they get it nowhere else, says Edmund Meyer, also known as Mr.Trollstigen. - You never get two equal days in Trollstigen and the weather changes all the time. It is simply a panorama for everyone, with all kinds of interests.

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The impressive stretch of road winds through 11 hairpin turns along steep mountain sides. The sharp turns are either carved into the rock or built up of natural stone. Trollstigen crosses Stigfossen with an impressive natural stone bridge, and the highest point along the road is 852 meters above sea level. Trollstigen is part of the National Tourist Route Geiranger-Trollstigen, and is one of the country's most visited tourist routes.

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World-class architecture

Trollstigen is a visual pleasure, which tingles in the stomach when you look down towards the valley floor. At the top of the sharp turns you will find Trollstigen Café . The impressive building contains both a café and souvenir shops, with self-produced souvenirs. On the outside you can admire world-class architecture, with water mirrors, bridges and paths - leading to impressive viewing ramps. There are also several other restaurants and accommodation options along and near Trollstigen.

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Wonderful mountain hikes

Trollstigen is surrounded by impressive mountains at well over 1,000 meters. Here you will find, among others, Stigbottshornet, Bispen, Dronninga and Kongen. A little further northeast is the famous Trolltinden with Trollklørne and the back of Trollveggen .
Meyer says that if you set aside the day, you can go on an incredible number of beautiful walks from Trollstigen. - Going for trips to Stabbeskaret is very popular. Of course, the man is also an important mountain before it descends, he laughs. - And not least trips up to Kongen, Bispen and Bispevannet , here it is simply fantastic.

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Mr. Trollstigen

Trollstigen, also known as Trollstigveien , has been important for several hundred years for traffic between Valldal and Åndalsnes. In 1875, a small family came walking down the old Kløvstien to Sogge . There they settled down and bought their own farm. In 1936, Edmund Meyer's grandfather, Torvald Meyer, was present at the grand opening of the road over Trollstigen, together with the Norwegian king. - 76 years after my grandfather helped open the road, the Norwegian state gave me the keys to run Trollstigen Café and Gudbrandsjuvet Café, says Meyer, proud of the family's history.

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