Trollstigen Mountain Road has been drawing visitors since its opening in 1936. With 11 hairpin turns and a 9-percent incline, the epic road is surrounded by three equally epic mountains: Kongen, meaning "the King," Dronningen, "the Queen," and Bispen, "the Bishop." As for Trollstigen, its name means "Trolls' Path." Norwegian folklore talks of trolls roaming through the mountains at night and changing to stone when they are hit by the morning sun.
Several rest areas and lookout points can be found along the road. The road is open seasonally from May to October and closed during the colder months.
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