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Norway from a Vantage Point: Trollstigen Skywalk

19 Jun , 2015  

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Trollstigen Skywalk is a scenic platform built in Western Norway, over the picturesque landscape of Trollstigen Mountain Plateau and Trollstigen Road. This is a serpentine roadway with eleven hairpin bends and an elevation of over 850 meters; it is part of Norwegian National Road 63 that connects the town of Andalsnes in Rauma and the village of Valldal in Norddal Municipality.

The name Trollstigen means “troll’s ladder” and desinates one of Norway’s most beautiful areas, stretching between imposing fjords. The skywalk inaugurated in 2012 is designed by Reiulf Ramstad Architects and is one of the five architectural projects developed across the Trollstigen National Tourist Route.

trollstigen skywalktrollstigen national tourist route, norway (3)The project comes with many visitor facilities, varying from a mountain lodge with restaurant and gallery to water cascades, bridges, and paths to outdoor furniture and pavilions meant for viewing the scenery.

Trollstigen is closed during late autumn and winter due to extreme weather conditions. A normal operating season starts in May and ends in October.

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