Buss to Hike: Hiking at Trollstigen

Åndalsnes - Trollstigen - Åndalsnes

Trollstigen is famous for the road leading up to the Trollstig plateau. With its many hairpin turns the road curves up the mountain side and on the top you can enjoy a spectacular views from the various viewpoints.

However, the Trollstig plateau is also a great starting point for very nice hikes and on this round trip you will have enough time to enjoy the views from the Trollstigen plateau and also go on a hike. We recommend either the Bispevatnet lake or Alnessteinen (the Alnes Rock).

Note! The hikes are not guided. You must ensure that you have enough information about the hike before starting and bring everything you need to make sure you have a good hike.

Suggested hike 1: Bispevatnet lake
Difficulty: medium (suitable for anyone in good shape who are used to follow a marked path)
Duration: approx. 1 hour each way (a total of 2 hours active waking to go there and back)

The hike starts just across from the Trollstig plateau, by a bridge over the river or just after the bridge. Follow the road 30 m upwards and cross the road. The start of the path is marked with a red T. Follow the ridge upwards until is the terrain becomes flatter and you can see a little pond.

Turn right around a protruding rock and then continue upwards along a route marked with cairns. Approx. 100 m after the protruding rock, the path goes right crossing an area of bare rock, and then upwards through a scree slope. Keep right up another ridge, and then keep right at the next large scree slope. Then the path follows the ridge upwards, slightly turning right. When you reach the lake, you can continue upwards to a picnic area by some big rocks.


Suggested hike 2: Alnessteinen (the Alnes Rock)
Difficulty: medium (suitable for anyone in good shape who are used to follow a marked path)
Duration: approx 1 hour each way (a total of 2 hours active waking to go there and back)

The hike starts approx. 10 minutes by foot from the Trollstig plateau in the direction of Valldal. Follow the road towards Valldal until you see signs to Alnessteinen on the left side of the road.

From the start, the path goes along the river and then continues towards a lake. After approx. 300 meters, the path can be a little diffuse, but shortly after it becomes easy to see and follow all the way to Alnesvatnet lake.

From the Alnesvatnet lake follow the path that goes along the left side of the Alnes valley. After a short upwards slope you will see a large rock on the right which is a nice picnic spot. This is the Alnes Rock.


Departure from: Åndalsnes railway/bus station (and from Åndalsnes Hostel on the early departure)


 

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