Fine art travel photography of Trollstigen, Norway by Julien Fumard

Pact With the Trolls

There was a place I loved during my first road trip in Norway. I remember at this time weather was terrible. We were driving on this road without being able to see much apart from the strange silhouette of some rocks and vegetation. After something like 20 minutes the road becomes steep and winding and between the rocks a huge waterfall can be perceived. We came back to the same place the following morning. Weather was good and landscape was totally different. Mystery and magic had disappeared but the view was breathtaking. This place is called Trollstigen and was one of my favorite places in Norway.

Fine art travel photography of Trollstigen, Norway by Julien Fumard

We decide to visit once again this place filled with great memories. Five years later, the weather is still the same. Deep fog gives us this mystic and magic road again. We can feel the presence of trolls and other faery creatures here. We should soon reach the moment when the road becomes steep and winding, when the road becomes Trollstigen. But a surprise awaits us.

The old wooden souvenir hut has been replaced by a brand new concrete touristic bunker. We will come back here after a good night of sleep. It is probably some kind of trick from Loki, the trickster god. 

Fine art travel photography of Trollstigen, Norway by Julien Fumard

Once again, weather is sunny and we can go back to Trollstigen under better circumstances and maybe find once more those impressive landscapes I loved so much. Today, the site is definitely more populated and we have the confirmation that Loki is under no circumstances responsible of the visions of yesterday : the brand new mass tourism complex is indeed real.

It is now easy to park on the brand new concrete parking. Even busses can easily find a place.

Fine art travel photography of Trollstigen, Norway by Julien Fumard

A souvenir shop, toilets and even a cafe have been set up for a better comfort. You can now come with all your family! 

Fine art travel photography of Trollstigen, Norway by Julien Fumard

The definitely modern look of the new site marries perfectly to the harshness of the surrounding nature and transcends it.

Fine art travel photography of Trollstigen, Norway by Julien Fumard

From now on, no need to walk more than a couple of meters, from the parking slot to the cafe, to enjoy the beauty of mother nature.

Fine art travel photography of Trollstigen, Norway by Julien Fumard

A great mix of art and nature have been designed by local architects to guide you through an incredible journey and let you enjoy this breathtaking place.

Fine art travel photography of Trollstigen, Norway by Julien Fumard

The path, entirely covered with concrete for the comfort of your sweet little feet, will lead you to one of the world’s most impressive view. If you are lucky, you might even see goldfishes in the turquoise mountain waters.

Fine art travel photography of Trollstigen, Norway by Julien Fumard

Flying bridges have been set up so that you can feel like a bird over the majestic waterfalls.

Fine art travel photography of Trollstigen, Norway by Julien Fumard

GSM signal is now available throughout the whole site to let you check your latest e-mails and gives you the incredible possibility to show what a wonderful place you’ve visited to your friends on Facebook, live!

Fine art travel photography of Trollstigen, Norway by Julien Fumard

A concrete playground is also available for your kids. They can now play with pure spring water without any risk of being painfully swept away by the deadly waterfall.

Fine art travel photography of Trollstigen, Norway by Julien Fumard

There will definitely not be enough places for everybody, so hurry up and come to Trollstigen!

Fine art travel photography of Trollstigen, Norway by Julien Fumard

Sighs …

Comments

  • 27/08/2012
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    Vesnita

    I was also here this year in the begining of august, for the second time (first time 5 years ago) and also had a dark foggy day. I can’t decide if I like the new look of Trollstigen buildings or not, but my 15 year old son definitivelly missed the old wooden house.

    • 04/09/2012
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      Julien Fumard

      Looks like the dark foggy days are usual in this part of Norway … Maybe because of the trolls ;)
      I feel like your son, I definitely missed the wooden house. It was far more human than this huge mass tourism complex. But once again, this is only my opinion :)

      Cheers!

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