National Geographic : 1971 Jul
Dizzying drive in a realm of twisting roads, Trollstigveien-Trolls' Path staggers 2,600 feet down a mountain side near Andalsnes, disappearing final ly into a mist-filled valley. Norwegians whimsically attribute the engineering feat to their trolls, which still live in the nation's folklore. The road snakes through the celebrated Romsdal, a re gion of towering mountains, 1,000-foot cascades, and picturesque resorts. In language clear to all, the road sign (above) warns of lack of a railing at one of many small ferry landings. Campers raise their tent on a traffic island near Mj0sa, Norway's largest lake (below). With the arrival of sum mer, Norwegians flock to their out of doors; traditionally they camp on any unfenced, uncultivated land, whether publicly or privately owned.