Trolltunga Summer Hike

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It is no wonder that Trolltunga is on your bucket list. Experience some of the wildest nature scenery Norway has to offer. Together with your guide and your travel companions you will have a fun, impressive and stressless day - the highlight of your holiday!

1500
NOK*
10
h
Trolltunga Summer Hike
Moderate
3
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Meetup point

Trolltunga Active

Skjeggedal 20

5770 Tyssedal

About the

hike

In summer, we meet at P2 in Skjeggedal and take the shuttle bus to start the hike at P3 to save some time and energy (normally it is possible from June-September but also depends also on the conditions on the road). But be prepared, it can still take 7-9 hours to hike rest of the summer trail to Trolltunga! It is up to you and your motivation if you will see the first long uphill as the highway to hell or stairways to heaven. Either way, when you reach the top of the hill, you will be rewarded with milder hiking terrain and amazing views.

Along the way, several viewpoints reveal how steep and beautiful is the valley under you. At the same time, your guides will enhance your hiking experience with lots of good motivation, their local knowledge about the nature and the best lunch spots. During the tour, your attention is directed to so many details that you would otherwise pass without noticing.  

Soon, you are on top of the famous rock formation peeking out 700m above the valley. You look over the majestic blue lake Ringedalsvatnet and Folgefonna Glacier in the far distance. Then you look to your right, where your guide has abseiled down get the best shots of you. Yes, it is picture time! After the photoshoot you can enjoy a bit more time around Trolltunga and we start to head back. By this time, you already know that you have some good people by your side. The incredible views and your travel companions turned this hike into one of your most precious memories!

What's included?

Professional Guide, Storyteller & Motivator carrying safety and first aid-equipment

Hiking poles

Micro spikes or snowshoes if needed

Information about local nature and history

Pictures: your guides help you with taking photos during the entire tour

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 P2 to P3 (return ticket within the shuttle bus operating hours)

Good to know

Difficulty and requirements

Level of difficulty: moderate

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.

Requirements:

  • Good physical condition  
  • It is not suitable for people with troublesome knees
  • Minimum age: 15 years
  • Minimum number of 2 participants for the tour to run
Duration and distance

Approximately 8-10 hrs • 20-28 km return • 800 m ascent

Meet up

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.

Weather

Even though you are visiting Norway in the summer, be aware that the weather conditions are highly unpredictable. They can change from minute to minute. Temperature can be deceiving as the wind plays an important role in how cold it feels. You might start your hike with summer temperatures in the valley and hike up the mountains where there are still big patches of snow. On rainy days low temperatures and cold winds can make the hike quite challenging, even in summer. On a beautiful day sunny day, you need to keep in mind, that you are very exposed on the mountain, make sure you prepare for hours out in the sun and stay hydrated.  

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.

What to bring
  • A lot of food (sandwiches, nuts, chocolate, banana)
  • 2 litres of water (we can fill up water on some spots along the hiking trail)
  • Hiking shoes
  • Wind/waterproof shell jacket
  • Mid layer
  • Cap or hat
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Backpack with approximately 35 litres capacity

If rain and low temperatures are forecasted bring also:  

  • Woolen base layer (do not use cotton: it is freezing cold when it is wet)
  • Warm mid layer  
  • Wind/waterproof shell pants
  • Spare socks  
  • Beanie or headband
  • Gloves

(Early and late in the season: Please make sure to leave a bit of space in your backpack for the micro spikes and be aware that you should be able to strap snowshoes onto the backpack you are bringing.)

You can rent certain pieces of equipment on site: rain pants and jackets, hiking boots, backpacks.

Additional info

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.

In the main season, there are public busses from Odda to the Trolltunga Active Base in Skjeggedal. For Trolltunga Hotel guests: the stop for the public bus is 100 m, just across the street from the hotel (it is called “Vasstun”).

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FAQ

Why to join a guided tour?

Your guides are not just signposts. They are here also to provide you a safe trip, tips and trick on hiking and outdoor life and an explanation of local fauna a flora. During the tours, they share with you a lot of stories about local history and culture, best lunch spots and viewpoints. We also should not forget about your fellow travellers – you meet new people from all over the world and create great memories. All this combined explains how a simple hike can turn into an unforgettable experience!

The long-term weather forecast looks bad. Is it safe to hike?

The long-term weather forecast can be unreliable. We rely on the forecast 2-3 days in advance. Besides, old Norwegian wisdom teaches us: there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing. If you are booked on a hike with us and the weather conditions are so bad that they might threaten our safety, we will cancel the tour.

Cancellation due to bad weather. Will I get a refund?

If you choose to not show up for your tour, there is no refund. If we cancel due to the weather, you get a full refund or change to another day. This might happen due to high avalanche risk or strong winds. Please read our General Terms and Conditions for more information.

Is the meeting at Trolltunga Hotel the night before the hike mandatory?

No, however it is highly recommended. This is where you meet one of our guides and your travel companions in person. The guide will tell you about tomorrow’s weather conditions, what to wear, what to bring and safety precautions. You are welcome to ask any questions that you have.

Can I rent equipment at the Trolltunga Active Base?

Yes, you can. We rent out wind- and waterproof/-resistant jacket, pant, shoe and backpack.

There is a minimum of two people on the tours. What happens if I am the only one?

We will ask you to move your booking to another day and you will be refunded if this is not possible. Alternatively, you can wait until the evening before the hike and see if there are any last-minute bookings. If that does not happen and you still want to hike, you must pay for two.

Do I need a guide to hike Trolltunga outside the main season?

It is not mandatory, but it is recommended to use a guide in the period of 1 October – 31 May. This is due to uncertainty related to weather, snow, rivers, which previously have led to several rescue operations.

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