Trollstigen or Troll’s Ladder, as it is translated, is a sight to be seen.

Not as nimble as the trolls that protect the country, us mere mortals have to resort to cars to get up and down the rings of this ladder.

There are many beautiful drives in Norway, I would even go as far to say that every drive in Norway is beautiful, but within it’s lush green valleys and beautiful mountains lies one of the most dangerous roads in the world: Trollstigen.


Photo: Andreas Misera
Photo: Andreas Misera

Constantly topping every top ten most dangerous roads in the world list, it’s a wonder what type of person sets out to take it on. The road has a mild incline of 9% but with it’s many hairpin turns, narrow lanes, and falling rocks, risk factors add up.


With  country so famous for its jagged peaks, it makes sense that trans-versing them could prove to be a bit of a challenge. This particular national road connects Andalsnes in Rama and Valldal in Norddal. Just in case you happen to be in the area and wanting a bit of a slow scenic detour. Be forewarned due to its narrow lanes, vehicles over 12.4 meters are not allowed on the roads because it would be impossible for two cars of this size to pass each other successfully.

Would you brave the road? What about the Atlantic Road, a less mountainous coastal roads where you can drive through the waves?