The Best of Romsdal & the Troll Path

8 hours | Alesund | A E S - 1 0 5
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Points of Interest

  • Trollveggen
  • Valldal
Includes meal, Easy activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Departing your ship, you'll board your motorcoach at the pier and drive along the Storfjord past charming suburban houses with well-kept gardens and Stordal known for its furniture production on the way to Valldal. Nestled among the alpine mountains and steep, green hills, this lush valley is famous for its natural wonders and as well as its fertile ground perfect for growing cherries, apples, raspberries, and strawberries. The annual Strawberry Festival celebrating the ripe, juicy fruit is one of the major attractions here every July.

After a brief break, you'll continue your scenic drive along the famed Trolls' Path, or Trollstigen. This windy mountain road is narrow with many sharp bends, although it has been widened in recent years. Once you get to the top there is a viewing balcony a short walk away, overlooking the road with its bends and the beautiful Stigfossen waterfall.

Now would be the perfect time for a lunch break. You'll enjoy a delicious traditional Norwegian country buffet, with your choice of local beer or mineral water.

Returning to your motorcoach, you'll then travel to see the 'Troll Wall' or Trollveggen, as the locals say. It's long been a prestigious goal for climbers and base jumpers alike. It's the tallest vertical rock face in Europe, about 3600 ft from the base to the summit at its tallest. At its steepest, the summit overhangs the base by nearly 160 ft.

On the return journey, travel via Andalsnes and the Romsdalsfjord before ascending to the Orskog mountain plateau, a popular destination for alpine and cross-country skiers and the return to the ship via Borgundfjord.

Special Notes:

Participation is limited. This tour may not be available subject to weather conditions.

Tour order may vary.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for a scenic drive enroute to Valldal

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
01:45
Time at site:
00:30
Inside visit:
Yes
Walking distance:
50
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes

Narrated scenic drive enroute via Gudbrandsjuvet Gorge and Trollstigen for photo stops, lunch at Trollstigen Gjestegard (lunch may also be in Valldal)

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
01:30
Time at site:
01:15
Inside visit:
No
Walking distance:
200
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Drive to Trollveggen for photostop

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:25
Time at site:
00:20
Inside visit:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
02:25