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Trollstigen road last week of May?

by jules13 Online Now Apr 20, 2009 at 11:39 AM

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.

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    Re: Trollstigen road last week of May?

    by SORHUS Online Now Apr 20, 2009 at 3:57 PM

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

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    Re: Trollstigen road last week of May?

    by SailorRoar Online Now Apr 21, 2009 at 3:01 AM

    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.

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    Re: Trollstigen road last week of May?

    by SailorRoar Online Now Apr 22, 2009 at 12:38 AM

    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.

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  • Re: Trollstigen road last week of May?

    by jules13 Online Now Apr 24, 2009 at 7:49 AM

    Thank you so much for your help

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    Re: Trollstigen road last week of May?

    by SailorRoar Online Now Apr 26, 2009 at 12:43 PM

    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.

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    Re: Trollstigen road last week of May?

    by SailorRoar Online Now Apr 27, 2009 at 1:42 AM

    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.

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  • Re: Trollstigen road last week of May?

    by jules13 Online Now Apr 30, 2009 at 6:53 AM

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

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  • Re: Trollstigen road last week of May?

    by jules13 Online Now May 18, 2009 at 1:00 PM

    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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