Photographer's Note

Trollstigen is a serpentine mountain road in Rauma, Norway, part of Norwegian National Road 63 connecting ┼ndalsnes in Rauma and Valldal in Norddal. It is a popular tourist attraction due to its steep incline of 9% and eleven hairpin bends up a steep mountain side. Trollstigen was opened on July 31, 1936, by King Haakon VII after 8 years of construction. During the top tourist season about 2,500 vehicles pass daily.
The road is narrow with many sharp bends, and although several bends have been widened during the years 2005 to 2012,[3] vehicles over 12.4 metres long are prohibited from driving the road. During the 2011 and 2012 seasons buses up to 13.1 metres were temporarily allowed as a trial. At the 700 metres plateau there is a car park and several viewing balconies overlooking the bends and the Stigfossen waterfall. Stigfossen falls 320 metres down the mountain side. The pass has an elevation of approximately 850 metres.
A major tourist facility including a museum was completed in 2012. Several viewing platforms have been constructed and older constructions improved upon. Trollstigen (along with road 63) was officially opened as a national tourist route by the Minister of Transport and Communications on June 16, 2012.

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