Trolltunga is one of the most spectacular scenic cliffs in Norway. Trolltunga is situated about 1100 meters above sea level, hovering 700 metres above lake Ringedalsvatnet. The view is breathtaking. The hike starts in Skjeggedal and goes through the high mountains, takes 10-12 hours (27,5 km in total to Trolltunga and return) and the ascent is about 1000 meters. It is a long and demanding hike. The trail is marked from the parking lot in Skjeggedal to Trolltunga. Along the trail there are signs showing the distance left to Trolltunga.
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Autumn, Spring, Summer
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We will begin our trip from Bergen early in the morning, around 06:00 AM, we will take a ferry across Hardanger fjord and will arrive to Skjeggedal around 08:30 AM. The hike starts in Skjeggedal, and you’ll follow the path by feet to Topp. From Topp you can enjoy have a breath-taking view of Folgefonna National Park, before the trip continues towards Tyssebotn. In Tyssebotn you’ll find giant marmites, deep holes in the mountain made by sand and stone rotating in the now drought Tyssestrengene waterfall. This was the world’s fifth tallest waterfall, before the power station was built. The hike ends at the very highlight of the trip – Trolltunga or troll’s tongue. A memorable nature attraction, with a stunning view of the Ringedal lake and the Folgefonna glacier. Plus, standing on the edge will make you experience some butterflies in your stomach.
Good to know: Total length of the hike: 2×14 km, ascent 1000 m. Suitable for people in rather good physical shape/condition. Bring hiking clothes/shoes according to the forecasted weather. Bring food for 10 hours, a 30-40L. backpack, and some extra warm/change of clothes in your backpack.
Duration: 8-12 hours
CONSIDER CAREFULLY WHETHER YOU ARE IN GOOD ENOUGH SHAPE AND HAVE THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT BEFORE SETTING OUT. There is partly mobile phone coverage (Telenor) along the route. The hike is usually possible to do from mid-June, depending on when the snow melts in the mountains. Normally one can hike to Trolltunga until mid-September. WARNING – DO NOT HIKE TO TROLLTUNGA IN WINTERTIME.
All nature based activities are at your own risk. You will need sturdy hiking boots, bring extra warm clothing, rainwear and be prepared for bad weather. Bring map and compass, plenty to eat and drink, a torch and a simple first aid kit. Weather in the high mountains can change quickly – check the latest weather forecast before going to Trolltunga. Do NOT hike to Trolltunga in strong wind, heavy rain or in foggy weather. It is always colder in the mountains than down by the fjord. Respect the nature.
Every year there are search and rescue operations for hikers in serious trouble. Prepare well and be a responsible and safe hiker. Start early in the morning. Norway is far north, meaning daylight is short from September and nights are very cold. We recommend starting at latest 8:00 in the morning.
– Return transfer to Bergen
– Ferry tickets
– Guide throughout the hike
The price includes transit across the bridge and toll roads charges. Meals are not included. Nature centre ticket: 16€/adult, 8€/child 3-15 y.