Are you looking for an alternative path to Trolltunga? The Via Ferrata is the most extraordinary way to experience the Norwegian mountains and the iconic rock formation. Iron steps, steep rock faces, incredible views and adrenaline kicks await you!
The Via Ferrata tours ar planned from May to October, however the precise dates for opening and closing will change based on the weather conditions and the amount of snow.
You will meet your guide at P2 parking in Skjeggedal, where you will get all the necessary gear. To start the day, we will walk along a lake on a gravel road for about an hour. Then only 1 km long but steep path will lead us to the start of the Via Ferrata. Usually, here we need to catch our breath and refresh ourselves before we go through the safety instructions. Your guide makes sure that everyone is ready and the climb starts. The higher you get, the nicer the views are! Underneath you can see the blue lake – Ringedalsvatnet and you gaze towards Folgefonna Glacier on the other side of the fjord. In the course of climbing the Via Ferrata, your guide gives you tips and tricks how to climb the most safely and efficiently and soon after 200m of climbing you reach the top.
Here the view over the steep canyon opens and you spot Trolltunga from a distance. We will take our lunch at this hidden spot before you start on the last 3km hike to reach “the Troll’s tongue”. And finally it is the time to get overwhelmed by the bucket list viewpoint! Arriving at the tourist crowds at Trolltunga, the other hikers are looking at you with surprised eyes as they see the helmet hanging on your backpack. After a photo-session here, we relax a bit more and when ready, we start to head back. The way back follows main trail (or there is the option to downclimb the Via Ferrata) and you will see how enjoyable it is to “just walk” after our previous adventures.
Professional Guide, Storyteller & Motivator carrying safety and first aid-equipment
All necessary climbing gear
Hiking poles on demand
Micro spikes or snowshoes if needed
Information about local nature and history
Pictures: your guides help you with taking photos during the entire tour
Photos from the best viewpoints on Via Ferrata
Special photos with the “needle” view on Trolltunga available only on guided tours (when the weather conditions allow rappelling down)
Transport from P3 to P2 (if the weather conditions allow it)
Level of difficulty: Advanced
The weather conditions and how you personally deal with heights greatly determine the level of difficulty. Please inform your guide of any medical conditions that might impact you during your tour or in an emergency.
Approximately 8-12 hrs • 24-28 km return • 800m ascent
We recommend joining the information meeting at Trolltunga Hotel at 9 pm the night before your hike.
7:30 am: Meet your guide and travel companions at the Trolltunga Active Base in Skjeggedal 20, 5770 Tyssedal.
Conditions in the mountains can be unpredictable and change fast. Temperature can be deceiving as the wind plays an important role. Also think about the effects of sun, rain and snow conditions. Climbing the Via Ferrata, we usually move slower than if we hike, it is therefore a bigger challenge to stay warm during cold and wet days – especially on the hands. Every person’s perception is different, so make sure you bring clothes according to your personal needs.
A general thumb rule is: check the weather forecast, prepare for the worst conditions but do not overload your backpack, weight matters greatly when it is about saving energy. Use the onion look: layers that can easily be taken on and off.
We do not cancel tours due to bad weather. The only times we cancel is when the bad weather becomes dangerous weather. On the Trolltunga Via Ferrata this can be strong winds, thunderstorms or icy conditions. We will inform you in case of cancellation. Please read our cancellation policies for more information.
If rain and low temperatures are forecasted bring also:
Please make sure to leave enough space in your backpack for the climbing harness. In spring and autumn, we might additionally bring micro spikes or/and snowshoes. Inform yourself about the snow conditions prior to your trip.
You can rent certain pieces of equipment on site: rain pants and jackets, hiking boots, backpacks.
To book a private guide, choose the option ‘Private guide’. A group with a private guide, can include up to 8 participants/the price is equal to the price of 8 persons booked. For the private guide, make a booking for 8 persons, when placing your booking info, write ‘Private guide xx persons’ in the cell for your first name. And your full name in the cell for the last name.
To master the “art” of ski touring takes time. Why not combine it with exploring the beauties of the Hardanger region?
Experience snow-covered Trolltunga and the Norwegian winter up close and personal in our Arctic glamping tents.
From 12th Jan to 31st May
Set out to explore Trolltunga and its mountains covered in ice and pristine snow. An adventure far away from the business of the summer trail awaits you!
From 28th Dec to 31st May