This is a combination of our two most spectacular tours. The Via Ferrata is undoubtedly the coolest and extraordinary way to reach Trolltunga. Yet if you do not want to leave the mountains at their best, you can make one of the spacious dome tents your home for the night! The spacious dome tent surprises you with its comfortable facilities and see-through ceiling. Only here you can enjoy a dinner with such a view while listening to sounds of the Norwegian nature.
To warm up, we walk along a lake on a gravel road before a short steep path takes you to the start of the Via Ferrata. Here we go through the safety instructions and your climb starts. The higher you get, the more unbelievable the views. Underneath, you see the dark blue lake, the valley – Ringedalen and the Folgefonna Glacier in the distance. After approximately 2 hours of climbing and short walk, we find the arctic domes waiting for us. There we enjoy a cup of hot/cold beverages before we hike the last stretch to the famous “Rockstar”. By the time we arrive to Trolltunga most visitors are heading down already, and you have time to enjoy the special view spot more in quiet.
Even though The Norwegian summer days feel almost endless, you cannot wait to go back to the dome where a delicious dinner is waiting for you. Together with your guide and your fellow travellers you spent a night in the Heart of the Norwegian mountains. It is up to you if you choose to enjoy conversations with each other, play games, read Norwegian stories or just observe the colours of evening skies.
After a good night's sleep in the dome, you wake up to a new morning – with glimpses of sun or with rolling clouds, each has a special magic in it. You can take second visit to Trolltunga, while your guide prepares the breakfast in the tent. Another option is to sleep in and wake up to the smell of the fresh brewed coffee. After enjoying breakfast, we pack our stuff together and start the hike on tourist trail back to the civilisation. Normal time to be back at the starting point is between 14pm and 15pm the second day.
Professional Guide, Storyteller & Motivator carrying safety and first aid-equipment
Overnight stay in one of the Arctic Domes
Afternoon snack, dinner & breakfast in the dome
Hot drinks in the dome
Warm sleeping bag and liner
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 greatly determine the level of difficulty. Please inform your guide of any medical conditions that might impact you during your hike or in an emergency.
Approximately 28 hrs • 24-28 km return • 800 m ascent
We recommend joining the information meeting at Trolltunga Hotel at 9 pm the night before your hike.
10:30 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’s 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. 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 a sleeping bag liner and your dinner.
You can rent certain pieces of equipment on site: rain pants and jackets, hiking boots, backpacks.
There are three Arctic Dome glamping tents available with a capacity of maximum 6 people in each tent. To book a private guide or private dome, choose the option ‘Private guide’. A group with a private guide, can include up to 5 participants/and the price is equal to 5 bookings. When placing your booking info, make a booking for 5 person, write ‘Private guide xx persons’ in the cell for your first name and your full name in the cell for the last name.
Please note: There is a drop-toilet available outside the dome tents. The glamping tents possess very basic facilities, please keep in mind that we operate in a very remote area that is inaccessible. Even though we provide different ways to keep you warm, you are still accommodated in tents which offer shelter and protect you from the elements but do not preserve heat for very long. There are no shower facilities and no electricity.
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?