Trolltunga is one of the most spectacular highlights in Norway.
Trolltunga is one of the most visited and famous natural attractions to experience in Norway. Norway has a lot to offer concerning natural attractions, and only nature can create something so special as Trolltunga. This small rock struts horizontally from a cliff 700 metres above Lake Ringedal in Skjeggedal.
From June through September, experienced hikers can hike on their own. From October to May, we recommend guided hiking only. During the winter, guided snowshoe hikes are offered.
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Trolltunga, translated to “Troll’s Tongue was formed about 10,000 years ago from glacier erosion. You can still see glaciers on the mountaintops and take guided tours here. Along the way, you’ll find gorgeous blue lakes, towering fjords and impressive scenery that no picture can accurately describe.
Trolltunga is a top hiking destination, where the view is breathtaking, about 1100 metres above sea level. In general, Norway is a great hiking destination.
The Trolltunga hike takes 10-12 hours and goes through high mountains, and the ascent is about 900 metres. The hike is 23 km in total and starts in Skjeggedal. It is usually possible to hike here from mid-June to mid-September, but it depends on when the snow melts in the mountains. Planning the hike carefully and starting early in the day is essential.
The local tourist information in Odda provides the best advice. They will supply you with information, maps, and guidance on weather conditions. The weather in Norway can change fast, especially in the mountains.
The trail to Trolltunga is excellent and well-marked, with signs that tell you the distance covered and remaining. Most of the route has mobile phone reception.
Hikers need to be adequately equipped and in good shape.
For many reasons, it is recommended to go on guided hikes. Here we can recommend two local companies, Trolltunga Active and Trolltunga Adventures, that offer hikes and outdoor adventures with expert guides to Trolltunga and other exciting destinations around Odda.
Both companies offer a guided Trolltunga hike with an overnight stay at their comfortable camp, and everything you need is provided for you. (Please see more under ´Explore more´ )
Odda is the main town and point of reference you want to reach, located at the southern tip of the Sørfjorden fjord, and you can get there from Bergen or Oslo by bus or train.
There are shuttle buses between Odda, P1 Tyssedal and P2 Skjeggedal. If you prefer to start your hike from P3 Mågelitopp, an additional shuttle bus from P2 Skjeggedal will take you there.
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