Top three reasons to hike to Trolltunga Cliff in Norway
The photo-ops on this hike will seem surreal
Witness the untouched Nordic scenery and the tranquil atmosphere
The Trolltunga hike is considered to be one of the best hikes in the world
This rewarding 28-km trail will take you through the Nordic wilderness, leading up to the majestic Trolltunga cliff. Located in the Hardangerfjord region in Norway, Trolltunga hides spectacular landscapes and unique sunrises. The hike’s famous feature is a rock jutting out 700 meters (2,300 feet) above Ringedalsvatnet Lake. Stop to admire the nature around you and experience the quiet and the special light in the morning, before the crowds come marching in. Prepare to be staggered by towering, snow-dusted mountains in the distance and seemingly never-ending green valleys dotted with boulders. This hike is one of those hikes where the end destination is phenomenal, but the journey itself is just as extraordinary and rewarding!
Find out more about why the Trolltunga hike is an otherworldly experience from Stian Rudd, Haugesund local.
May through September
Bergen is 3.5 hours away from the Skjeggedal trailhead
Intermediate to advanced
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Group Hiking to Trolltunga Cliff in Norway
Trolltunga is a majestic adventure to embark on! Experience Trolltunga’s sunset and sunrise from a camp 1200 meters above sea level. Enjoy two days of hiking and discover local food and nature with experienced guides! Discover the original Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock), a stunning cliff that’s almost forgotten, but as magical as the more famous Trolltunga. Try out traditional Norwegian food as you relax around the campfire and spend a night in a beautiful campsite.
Day 1: Hiking to Trolltunga
Your hiking adventure begins at 11.30 am at the Skjeggedal parking lot. Your guiding service will transport you from there up the Mågeli Road and you’ll follow the trail all the way up to Gryteskar. Here you’ll witness incredible views of Folgefonna Glacier. You’ll get to enjoy a classic Norwegian mountain lunch and, depending on the pace, you should reach the cliff around 5 pm.
The camp you’ll be staying at is a short walk from the Trolltunga cliff, allowing you to make your way back there at the sunset. Revel in a famous reindeer stew in the evening and get some well-deserved rest while having tea, coffee, or chocolate. For an extra good night’s sleep, you can go for a refreshing swim in a secret pond. Although it is cold, people don’t mind it.
Day 2: Head back to the trailhead
After waking up early in the morning, you’ll have a delicious breakfast and some coffee or tea. Head back to Trolltunga and start your way back to civilization. Expect to be back at the parking lot between 1 and 3 pm, depending on the pace of the group and weather conditions.
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It was a fantastic and unforgettable trip to Trolltunga with the Trolltunga Adventures team.
This trip was not as difficult as I expected, because we were led by the experienced guides Stian and Sondre. Stian is knowledgeable and capable, both of them are kind and thoughtful, very pleasant guides. We could just follow them and feel safe.
We had Norwegian traditional meals and overnight in the quality tent with amazing views, it was a super luxury. Experienced all kinds of weather. I just can’t explain enough how wonderful the trip was. You have to experience yourself.
Quality trip with good price.
It is highly recommended for solo travelers or groups. I think I will join this trip again with my family sometime in the near future.
This was without a doubt the most phenomenal experience of my life, attributed to the enthusiasm and kindness of my guides Stian and Thomas. I couldn’t have thought of a better way to experience Norway. I was apprehensive being alone, but Thomas and Stian couldn’t have made me feel more at home with their kind gestures, patience and even bringing me coffee in the morning! I continue to tell people about how amazing this trip was and find myself constantly missing this time. Stian and Thomas provided far more than assistance and guidance and literally made this experience the most beautiful and memorable time of my life! Thank you!!!
Get complete checklist for hiking and camping equipment.
Things to know
Covid measures in Ullensvang, Norway
57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.
We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, guides and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Ullensvang, NO, please refer to Norway’s Government website, the Visit Norway website, and Helse Norge Travel Advice.
Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!
What you get on this adventure:
- A professional, knowledgeable, medically-trained, wilderness guide
- 2 days of hiking
- Unlimited time on Trolltunga
- Breakfast,lunch, dinner, as well as some local surprises
- Tent, sleeping bag, and sleeping mat
- Night swim (when weather allows it)
- Detours to hidden gems along the way to Trolltunga
- Transport from the meeting point up the Mågeli Road (from P2 to P3), and back down the next day
What’s not included:
- Backpack and hiking poles (can be rented)
- Transportation to and from Norway
- Accommodation before and after the trip
How fit do I need to be?
There are incredible options for the less experienced in Norway, but due to the difficulty, you’ll need to be a seasoned long-distance hiker or at an excellent level of physical fitness. If you can walk for four to six hours with a little more change in elevation, you are good to go. Hikes require a high level of fitness, hiking anywhere between eight to ten miles per day. The entire round trip trail is 28-kilometer (17 miles) and will take you 800 meters up in the mountains. Any ounce of outdoor hiking experience will be of great value on Trolltunga’s slippery rocks. Keep in mind, the weather in summer can be very hot and you’ll also be packing a daypack filled with water and other things you’ll need throughout the day.
What do I need to bring?
Your guiding service will provide a tent, a sleeping bag and sleeping mat, food, coffee and tea. Here’s a list of the equipment you’ll need to bring:
- Day pack large enough to carry all the items listed (around a 30L bag) — can be rented from the guide
- Hiking poles — can be rented from the guide
- Water bottle or hydration bladder (2L capacity)
- Lightweight hiking boots or shoes
- Hiking socks
- Light trekking trousers (not jeans)
- Spare clothes for layering
- A warm sweater, polar or fleece
- Puffy jacket or equivalent mid-layer
- Warm clothing for layering
- Waterproof rain jacket
- Toiletries (sunscreen, hand sanitizer, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
- Camera — optional (but recommended)
Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.
Group sizes and age requirements
Group sizes and prices:
- The group size for this group adventure is usually between 1–10 people.
- Cost is per person and it doesn’t decrease as the group grows.
Hiking to Trolltunga Cliff in Norway can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.
Min. age requirements:
- If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
- Minors as young as 12 may be permitted to join private tours on a case-by-case basis.
If your group has hikers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
Once the trip is confirmed by the guide, the cancellation policy stated below applies.
- All cancellations are subject to an administration fee of NOK 450 ($55) per person. The administration fee is non-refundable.
- Full refund for cancellation 4 weeks before departure
- A non-refundable cancellation fee of NOK 450 ($55) per person.
Getting there and meeting location
To get to Norway, most people fly into Bergen Airport (BGO) that is 3.5 hours away or Oslo International Airport (OSL) that is 6 hours away. From both airports, you can rent a car or take a shuttle service to the meeting point.
The meeting location before the trek is a trailhead in Skjeggedal (P2). The transport from the meeting point (P2) up the Mågeli Road (from P2 to P3) and back down the next day is included in the price. The guide will choose the appropriate terrain dependent on conditions and the hiking ability of the group.