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Trollstigen road last week of May?

What are the chances the Trollstigen road will be open the last week of May this year? If open, would there be any public buses going over it? Do they adjust the bus schedule based on when the road opens? I haven't been able to find any buses running from Andalsnes to Geiranger before mid-June. I'd consider driving myself if I could at least be sure the road will be open. Thanks.



8 Answers


answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Haugesund

contact the norwegian Public Roads Administration
they keep the roads open
http://www.vegvesen.no/en/Home




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Oslo

Hi

I grew up just minuttes from Trollstigen, but I don't live there anymore, so I tried calling the tourist information office at Åndalsnes, but they didn't answer at the moment. But I read in online edition of the local newspaper that the cafeteria at the top normally opens May 1st, but for some reason they will open June 1st at the earliest, it looked like it was due to the owners trying to sell the place, so I don't think it had anything to do with the road opening. I have asked around a bit to se if I can find the opening date, I will post it as soon as I find it.




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Oslo

Hi I haven't been able to get an opening date for Trollstigen yet, I tried calling the tourist information office again today, but still no answer so I tried sending a mail instead, but here are some more info:

Opening dates the last 20 years:
1988 - 16. may 1989 - 26. may
1990 - 12. may 1991 - 08. may
1992 - 27. may 1993 - 28. may
1994 - 20. may 1995 - 28. may
1996 - 24. may 1997 - 06. june
1998 - 15. may 1999 – 14. may
2000 - 26. may 2001 – 21. may
2002 - 23. may 2003 – 28. may
2004 – 29. may 2005 – 01. june
2006 – 23. may 2007 - 23. may

Winter in the area has been at an all time low this year, so unless there is some maintainance that delays the opening, it should be open early this year.




answered by
a VirtualTourist member

Thank you so much for your help




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Oslo

Hi

I finally got an answer from the tourist information office at Åndalsnes. They expect the Trollstigen road to open approxomately May 20th this year. But they said approxomately.




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Oslo

A nice lady from tourist information office at Åndalsnes called me today. And explained that they only get 3-4 days notice before the Trollstigen road opens. But that it normally opens any time from mid-May to late-May.

The reason for all the uncertainty is that the road can't be opened, for peoples safety, until some avalaunches has gone. Which is a thing I wasn't aware of, and that will of course add to the uncertainty of when the road opens.




answered by
a VirtualTourist member

Thanks again SailorRoar. Very helpful. I will keep my fingers crossed.




answered by
a VirtualTourist member

Just wanted to pass on, in case anyone else is following this thread for info, that an opening date has now been posted on the website (www.trollstigen.net):

"The TROLLSTIGEN Road - RV 63
Trollstigen opens wednesday, 20th may 2009, 9 am!!"





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