Day one of our road trip continued to a very narrow and steep road called Trollstigen (troll’s stairs). My friend was excited to show me the view from the top, but was dreading driving the Trollstigen, in case a bus came down and she’d have to back up. Luckily, that didn’t happen. We were there early evening and it wasn’t as busy as we were both worried about. The view from the top was amazing. Rugged mountains, waterfalls, narrow roads. Norway is amazing!
We hadn’t had dinner yet, but unfortunately, the cafeteria was closing so there wasn’t any food worth grabbing. We decided to a look around the shop filled with trolls and other touristy things. I only bought a fridge magnet, as I don’t really like trolls much to the dismay of my friend, haha! I took photos of the few trolls I did find cute-ish.
After we did our touristy things, we went back down the Trollstigen. My friend was convinced that we had to go back to find the way to our accommodation in Valldal. And for some strange reason, our Google Maps showed us in that direction as well. But we went the wrong way! So up we went on the Trollstigen for the third time! My poor friend still dreaded possibly getting stuck by a bus coming down, but even the third time on the Trollstigen, that didn’t happen!
We first went to the Gudbrandsjuvet, before settling in for the night at Jordbærstova in Valldal, a lovely guesthouse with super comfy beds and excellent facilities, and even complementary fresh strawberries and fresh apple juice! I highly recommend this place, if you’re looking for a friendly place to stay.