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!
To warm up, we start the day with a 6 km walk on a gravel road along the lake before a 1 km steep path takes you to the start of the Via Ferrata. After the profound safety instructions and some insider tips, you feel ready to face the challenge ahead of you.
Step by step you climb the iron steps that lead up the steep rock face above. The higher you get, the more unbelievable the views. Underneath you can see the dark blue lake – Ringedalsvatnet and you gaze towards Folgefonna Glacier on the other side of the fjord. Suddenly, you are more present in the moment, deeply inhaling the fresh mountain breeze! After approximately 2 hours of climbing, you reach the top. Here the view over the steep canyon opens and you spot Trolltunga from far. We enjoy our lunch at this hidden spot before you start on the last 3km hike to reach “the Troll’s tongue”.
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 admiring eyes as they see the helmet hanging on your backpack. After a photo-session here, we start our journey back following the main trail 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)
1st of June - 18th of September: Transport from P3 to P2 (within the shuttle bus hours)
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?
Hop on the fastest boat of this fjord and discover the stunning landscape of the Trolltunga region from a different angle.
For some, the Via Ferrata is an “off the beaten track” and fun way how to get to the famous Trolltunga. For others, it is the biggest adventure of their lives. What is it going to be for YOU?