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The northernmost section of Road 63 between Åndalsnes and Valldal is called Trollstigen (The Troll Ladder), a 6-kilometre mountain pass with eleven hairpin turns on a steep 9% incline.

The northernmost section of Road 63 between Åndalsnes and Valldal is called Trollstigen (The Troll Ladder), a 6-kilometre mountain pass with eleven hairpin turns on a steep 9% incline. The highest point of the pass is approximately 850 metres (2,788 ft).

Since the road is so narrow with many sharp bends, vehicles over 12.4 metres (40 ft) in length are prohibited from driving the road and it is closed to all traffic in the winter months. From the parking lot at the top of the pass, a 10-minute walk brings you to a viewing platform overlooking the twisting road and the lovely Stigfossen waterfall.

This winding road was officially opened in 1936 by King Haakon VII after eight years of construction and is considered a remarkable feat of Norwegian engineering and construction. Not surprisingly, it is one of Norway’s most visited attractions. This same motorway, Road 63, also contains a steep, twisting section nicknamed "The Eagle Road” close to Geiranger village.

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