Dalsnibba and Trollstiegen – twisty roads, stunning scenery!

Date: 09/08/2017
From/To: Hornindal – Afarnes
Distance: 242 Km
Total Distance: 10344 Km
Weather: Cold, Cloudy, Sunny
Road: Gravel, Paved

Here is the accommodation on the farm, it looks even better in sunshine.

We started early to ride the Gamle-Strynefjellsvegen, the Dalsnibba, Geiranger and the Tollstiegen. Not a long distance but beautiful roads, partially single lane gravel, partially hairpins up and down. When we came to the first lake, we saw some fog just on the top of the lake. It looked fantastic.

Then we climbed up for the Gamle-Strynefjellsvegen scenic route. The road was partially single lane with hairpins, we were happy that nobody came the other way J. And here we got even more snow close to the road. And this close to the end of summer, imagine what it looks like here in winter.

The next road is the Nibbevegen which leads to the top of the Dalsnibba. When we reached the bottom, the weather looked good, so we decided to pay the toll and climb the road.

Arriving at the top we had sunshine for 5 minutes, then the clouds came in and the view was gone. Sine we had time, we waited for 20 minutes.

The clouds were gone again by this time and we had again a great view. Then we started to decend and stop a the Geiranger view point. Here you can look down the Geiranger fjord. The cruize liner in the background gives a bit of perspective on how high this really is.

Then we decended to Geiranger and climb out the other side. Here you can see the fjord from another direction.

On the side of the view point is a small waterfall running over glas pannels.

When we took a break, we stumbled across the ‘Gudbrandsjuvet’, another waterfall with stunning viewpoints.

And last but not least, we made it to the ‘Trollstiegen’. It took a bit of walking before we got this shot below, but it was worth it.

This was really an amazing day. I think that was the day with the most scenic views so far. Tomorrow we have another highlight, the ‘Atlantic Road’.

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