Not that far by car from Trollstigen is the Unesco world heritage town of "Geiranger" at the end of the stunning Geirangerfjord. This was also our starting point going up to the mountain "Dalsnibba" starting from sea level. This climb was way more intense than Trollstigen with around 1500 meters up to the top it was about twice the elevation gain compared to Trollstigen. It started with a few switchbacks through the small town before arriving at a first short plateau where there was also a viewing point for the fjord. Just after the viewing platform we reached a part of the historic old road called "Knuten" which is basically a tunel/bridge/loop combination which served as a way to manage the elevation back in the days with their vehicles. The road was constantly going upwards from there with a few more switchbacks coming up at the second half of this part that takes you to the second plateau at around 1000 metres sealevel. You are going from pretty green and in our case orange vegetation of bushes and all sorts of plants to a high alpine like scenery of just pure rock and only some lichens. On this second plateau you reach a clear mountain lake before turning into the last part of the climb, this time up to highest point. Another 500 metres of pure climbing with a few swithbacks to get done. Once you made it up to the top you get rewarded with one hell of a view over the whole region, the Geirangerfjord at the very bottom and you can even see the middle parts of the road you somehow just managed to make your way up on. The cool thing about this peak is really that it is so extracted from other mountains around and that makes it apear even higher. After enjoying the view and having a coffee at a small shop at the top, we went back the same way again as it got pretty cold up there. It was early september but you could still see some snow on the mountains around. Same as with the Trollstigen it is also rather difficult to plan a roadcycling loop here because there is no other roads that bring you back to Geiranger anywhere near. But what you could do if you would like to ride a bit longer and aren't afraid of a bit of gravel, to go to the historic road called "Gammle Strynfjellsvegan" which means basicy "old mountainroad at Stryn" and ride it down towards Hjelle and than take the new road back up towards Geiranger or viceversa. We did only check out the road with the car, but it is also a beautiful area and as the name says you are passing the Stryn glacier. Here is our strava roadmap for the Dalsnibba.
Atlantic Ocean Road
The "Atlanterhavsvegen" is besides the Trollstigen probably the most famous road out of Norway or at least that one particular arc like bridge that basicly everyone might have seen a photo of already at some point. After two climbing rides we decided to check out this road for a more mellow third ride. I am gonna keep it short with this one same as the ride was. So the road is about 15km long going from island to island via small bridges and all flat besides that one famous bridge, which is about 10 metres of elevation. You are basicly always riding right next to the ocean which is nice and the road really looks cool on photos, but it isn't really that spectacular in reality to be honest. Especially compared to Dalsnibba and Trollstigen. So I wouldn't recommend travelling there just for this road, but if you are in the area close to it as we were then you can definitly check it out. We did only ride the Atlantic Ocean Road and a bit further and then the same way back again because we didn't have that much time but you could definitly plan some various loops around that area as it has way more roads to offer than the more mountainous regions. Here is the strava route for the Atlanterhavsvegen only.
this is just a random non-professional at all little gopro video I made for fun out of the material from our rides in Norway in 2017.