"Little Andalsnes near great Trollstigen" Åndalsnes by evaanna
Åndalsnes Travel Guide: 69 reviews and 79 photos
We were in that area twice, in 2001 and 2003. We approached the famous Trolls' Way from the direction of Oppdal, admiring the Dovrefjell Nasjonalpark on our way. The enormous waterfalls just by the roadside in Varstigen are really worth a visit. They looked so impressive the first time we were there but there was a drought in 2003 and they were only just trickling . Such a disappointment! Not the only one that day. We had been planning to go up Trollstigen as we had done before but some boulders had blocked the road and it was closed for repair till next season. Rather than wait eight months there for it to be opened we went to Geiranger by a different route - 70 kilometres added to our itinerary!
Andalsnes itself is just an ordinary town with a supermarket or two, some shops and a petrol station but the area around it is of unspeakable beauty with waterfalls rumbling down the high mountains and the magnificent fjords cutting through them. It was close to Andalsnes that we saw the first fjord in our lives and realised how picturesque Norway can be.
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