Trollstigen has a new amazing lookout point

Photo: Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter AS

Photo: Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter AS

Trollstigen, in the heart of Romsdal, has a new lookout point, reports Aftenpsoten. This is one of the most visited attractions in Norway. The mountains which encircle the Trollstigen road are enormous. Names like Kongen (the King), Dronningen (the Queen) and Bispen (the Bishop) confirm their majesty in this mountain world.

Trollstigeplatået has by far been the largest focus area for the National Tourist Routes Project, both by scale and budget.  Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter (RRA), based in Oslo, won the invited competition for the project in 2004. The look out point is situated by a dramatic mountain pass between the deep fjords that cut into the west coast. This panoramic site can only be visited in summer season since weather conditions in winter makes it impossible to get there. The project consists of a series of elements: Flood barriers, water cascades, bridges, paths, landscape furniture, pavilions and panoramic platforms. All the elements are moulded into the landscape, something which allows the visitor an intimate experience of this stunning place. The architecture is like a thin thread that lets people observe the landscape from various spatial positions. The construction materials are corten steel and in-situ concrete.


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Trillstigen in 2004. Photo:

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