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Trolltunga | Norway

Hiking to Trolltunga Cliff in Norway

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Season

July to October

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Nearest city

Bergen is 3.5 hours away from the Skjeggedal trailhead

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Duration

2 days

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Skill level

Intermediate to advanced

Thrilling hike with incredible landscapes and unreal photo-ops

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 metres (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!

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Group Hiking to Trolltunga Cliff in Norway

$420 per person · 2 days

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 with your other hikers from the group and spend a night in a beautiful campsite not far from Trolltunga, with stunning views over the untouched Nordic scenery!

Itinerary

Day One: Hiking to Trolltunga cliff

Your Trolltunga adventure starts at the P2 Skjeggedal trailhead around 11:30 am. The first climb of the day is a steep four-kilometer (2.5 miles) incline along an asphalt road. The scenic trek full of muddy patches and photo-ops will be worth every step, especially once you’ve reached the cliff — highlight of your trip. Witness one of the most glorious sunsets of your life as the day dims out. Head to one of the designated campsites with your guide.

The descent will likely take you less to complete, but will be challenging nonetheless. Settle in at a campsite and warm up with homemade reindeer stew — a local culinary specialty, and hot tea/coffee or chocolate. If the weather permits it, take a swim in a secret pond nearby. The perfect end to a perfect day is a chat by the campfire with your buddies or fellow campers.

Day Two: Head back to the trailhead

Wake up early in the morning, when the fog still veils Lake Ringedalsvatnet. Enjoy the views of a glacier-fed lake and head back to the trailhead. This will take anywhere from three to five hours. You should be back at the parking lot between 1:00 pm-3:00 pm, depending on the weather and the pace of the group. As soon as you step back into civilization, you’ll be planning your next Trolltunga hiking adventure, for sure!

Things you need 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 travelling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Ullensvang, NO, please refer to the Visit Norway website.

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’s included?

What you get on this adventure:

  • A professional, knowledgeable, medically-trained, wilderness guide
  • Unlimited time on Trolltunga
  • Lunch, dinner, breakfast, 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
  • 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?

Here’s a list of the equipment you 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)
  • Snacks
  • 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
  • Swimsuit
  • Sunhat
  • Beanie
  • Gloves
  • Headlamp
  • Toiletries (sunscreen, hand sanitizer, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera — optional (but recommended)

What can I expect from hiking with a guide?

Hiring a local guide offers you the chance to experience Norway’s beauty to the fullest. Local guides know all the hidden gems the area has to offer, will explain the history and geology during the hike, and will customize your day to the desires of your group. Because there is so much to see and do in Trolltunga, this is one location where it really pays to have a guide by your side to make the most out of this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Why should I book with 57hours?

With us, it’s all play and no work for you! 57hours is an open platform that connects you with trained and certified outdoor adventure professionals all over the world. Using our tech-savvy, we make it super easy to find and book adventures worth tackling, with guides worth booking, all gathered from the first-hand experiences of the locals who adventure in these amazing locations.

What about group sizes and pricing?

The tours listed above are not private and all pricing is per person.

The minimum group size on these Trolltunga hiking tours is three guests and one guide, but larger groups can be accommodated.

Private trek tours can be offered for an additional 10% extra cost. If you would like to go on a private hike, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

What is the minimum age requirement?

  • Everybody over the age of 18 is welcome to book this hiking adventure.
  • Minors as young as 12 may be permitted to join private tours on a case-by-case basis. If you plan to hike with anyone under the age of 18, please contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

What about bad weather?

Tours are scheduled to fit with the seasons and ideal hiking conditions. When the weather does not cooperate, your guide will know the correct course of action to take. Whether that’s shifting to a more favorable location or postponing until conditions approve, your guide will know just what to do. In the event of predictably bad weather, you will be contacted prior to the trip to discuss suitable alternatives.

Do I need an insurance policy?

We highly recommended that you cover all your bases with both emergency medical and travel insurance. With medical insurance, if you have an accident or medical emergency on or off the mountain, you’ll avoid paying out of pocket for costly expenses. This covers everything from hospital treatments to emergency air transportation and more.

As we’ve recently seen, travel plans can be abruptly halted, so it’s a good idea to purchase travel insurance that covers cancelled flights, natural disasters and other scenarios that may interrupt your travel plans. For peace of mind, we suggest you consider both options of insurance.

If you need assistance selecting the right insurance for your group, let us know and we will be happy to help!

Cancellation policy

With 57hours, you benefit from both our own cancellation policy as well as that of the individual guiding service that delivers your adventure. All policies regarding cancellation will be clearly laid out by your guide after booking your adventure, but rest assured that our own cancellation policy will work on top of what is provided by your guide.

For this adventure, 57hours offers a Moderate Cancellation Policy, which states:
If Client cancels the Booking anytime prior to thirty (30) calendar days in advance of the trip contemplated by the booking, Client is entitled to a full refund. For cancellations fourteen (14) to twenty nine (29) calendar days in advance, Client is entitled to a refund in the amount of fifty percent (50%) of the total amount paid when Booking. For cancellations zero (0) to thirteen (13) days in advance, the Client is not entitled to any refund.

For more information on terms and conditions, please visit our Terms of Service page.

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) around 11:15 in the morning. It is possible to park there when it’s not full, but it’s expensive (600 NOK per day). It is recommended to park at your hotel and take a taxi to the meeting point. From there, you’ll head to your tour. The guide will choose the appropriate terrain dependent on conditions and the hiking ability of the group.

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