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This rewarding 20-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. Prepare to be staggered by towering, snow-dusted mountains in the distance and seemingly never-ending green valleys dotted with boulders. While the end destination is phenomenal, 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.

  • 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

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Day-Hike to Trolltunga Cliff in Norway

High above the meandering fjord, a peculiar rock formation proudly juts out, just like a troll would stick out its tongue—hence its name. Hiking to Trolltunga, one of Europe’s most exciting and spectacular cliffs, is a 10 to 12-hour journey, scenic from start to finish. Join your experienced guides on a 1-day hike to the stellar cliff, and along the way they’ll take you to hidden gems and spoil you with delicious Norwegian food.

Two-Day Hike 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.

  • 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.

    A hiker sitting at the Trolltunga cliff in Norway
  • 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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Meet your guides

Stian Ruud
Stian Ruud
Before he founded Trolltunga Adventures, Stian travelled the world and fell in love with experiencing different cultures. Today he introduces the traditional Norweigan culture to his clients. Guiding only small groups ensures the clients feel as if they were hiking with their best friends, while trying out staple local specialties and discovering the stunning vistas of Trolltunga.
Trolltunga Adventures
Trolltunga Adventures
Trolltunga Adventures
Trolltunga Adventures has been organizing outdoor adventure trips in Hardangervidda National Park and beyond since 2013. They’ve arranged alternative hiking routes to Trolltunga, away from the masses. They guide the trips that will blow you away. A lot of exploration goes into each and every trip they lead — when they find a route or a location that makes their jaw drop, they know they’re onto something that you’ll be happy with!
Celine Jessen
Celine Jessen
Celine is the general manager and a guide of Trolltunga Adventures. Having grown up in Bergen, she moved to Odda in 2017 and fell in love with the Hardanger area—a place of glaciers, mountains, fjords, and waterfalls. When Celine isn’t in the mountains guiding, she spends her free time hiking, skiing, running, and fishing.
5.00 (3 reviews)
Morten B. (source: TripAdvisor)
Must experience
Ester (source: TripAdvisor)

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.


Best Experience of my Life
Lily C. (source: TripAdvisor)

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!!!

Things to know

  • 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, experienced guide carrying safety- and first-aid equipment
      • 1 or 2 days of hiking, depending on your chosen itinerary
      • Detours to hidden gems along the way to Trolltunga
      • Transport from P2 Skjeggedal to P3 Mågelitopp and back down (in case the road is closed between P2 and P3 in May and October due to snow, the hike starts at Skjeggedal)
      • Additionally, if you choose the 1-day Trolltunga hike, you get:
        • Local Norwegian lunch, hot drinks & local surprises (vegetarian and vegan options available — let us know in time)
      • If you choose the 2-day Trolltunga hike, you also get:
        • Unlimited time on Trolltunga
        • 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner, hot drinks as well as some local surprises (vegetarian and vegan options available — let us know in time)
        • Private tent, sleeping bag, and sleeping mat
        • Evening swim (when weather allows it)

    What’s not included:

      • Backpack and hiking poles (can be rented)
      • Transportation to and from Norway
      • Accommodation before and after the trip
  • The actual hike to Trolltunga lasts between 10 to 12 hours roundtrip. If the roads are open, you’ll get transferred from P2 in Skjeggedal to Måglietopp (P3), in which case, the hike to Trolltunga and back is 20 km (12.4 miles). In case the road between P2 and P3 is closed due to snow, you’ll need to start your hike at P3, making it a 28-kilometer hike (17.4 miles).

    Regardless of which option you choose—the 1-day or the 2-day tour—keep in mind that hiking to Trolltunga still means at least 10 hours of hiking. The 1-day tour requires a very good physical condition, while the overnight hike is a bit easier. Any ounce of hiking experience will be of great value on Trolltunga’s slippery rocks.

  • If you’re going on a 2-day hike, your guiding service will provide a tent, a sleeping bag and sleeping mat, food, and hot drinks. Here’s a list of the equipment you’ll need to bring:

      • Day pack large enough to carry all the items listed (minimum 35L bag + rain cover) — can be rented
      • Hiking poles — can be rented
      • Water bottle or hydration bladder (2L capacity)
      • Water and windproof jacket
      • Downjacket
      • Water and windproof pants
      • Fleece
      • Waterproof hiking boots
      • Wool socks
      • Baselayer wool pants and shirts
      • Hat
      • Waterproof gloves or mittens
      • Swimwear (for the 2-day hike)
      • Snacks
      • Spare clothes for layering
      • Headlamp
      • Toiletries (sunscreen, hand sanitizer, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
      • Sunglasses
      • Earplugs — optional
      • Powerbank — optional
      • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • Once the trip is confirmed by the guide, the cancellation policy stated below applies. 

      • All cancellations are subject to an administration fee of $50 per person. The administration fee is non-refundable.
      • Client gets a full refund for cancellation up to 4 weeks before departure.
      • A non-refundable cancellation fee of $50 per person.
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