Posted March 23rd, 2012, 12:43 AM
I actually did both of these as ship excursions. I did the Atlantic Road from Molde and I did the other one while in Alesund. The Atlantic Road trip was ok, but probably my least favorite of the entire 12 day Celebrity cruise. It wasn't bad, just not particularly memorable. The one bridge you see in the pictures of the road was cool, but not spectacular. If you have to pick one of them, I would pick the Trollstigen Road. It's a beautiful roadway. Unfortunately, the highest part of this trip (the one shown in the website where it overlooks the valley) was totally covered in misty fog when we were there. We could barely tell there was a valley below us. So if you go, I hope you have the weather shown in the picture on the website. But I still would vote for Trollstigen.
Here is a link to my Atlantic Road pictures:
and here is a link to my Trollstigen Road (and other things) pictures:
Thank you so much for sharing your experiences! Between that and your wonderful photos....you helped make my decision very easy.
We will not be driving, so I am not concerned about the heights and hairpin curves of the Trollstigen Road. I hope we get a clear day too...but was lovely even in the fog/cloud cover.
My gut feeling was to see as much "inland" Norway as we could. But we may never be able to visit Norway again...so trying to make wise choices.
Thanks again for your advice!