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). However, 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 will reveal how steep and beautiful is the valley under you. Of course, you will have several small stops for snack and drinks on the way. At the same time, your guides enhance your hiking experience with lots of good motivation, their local knowledge about the nature, local history and the best lunch & picture spots. During the tour, your attention is directed to many details that you would otherwise pass without noticing.
Soon, you will stand on top of the famous rock formation peeking out 700m above the valley. You can see the majestic blue lake Ringedalsvatnet and Folgefonna Glacier in the far distance. When you look to your right, you will notice that your guide is abseiling down to get the best shots of you. Yes, it is picture time! After the photoshoot you can enjoy a bit more time around Trolltunga and then we start to head back. By this time, you will already know that you have some good people by your side. The incredible views and your travel companions simply turn this hike into one of your most precious memories!
Professional Guide, Storyteller & Motivator carrying safety and first aid-equipment
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)
Transport from P2 to P3 and back (if the weather conditions allow it)
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.
Approximately 8-12 hrs • 20-28 km return • 800-1200 m 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.
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 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. 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:
(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.
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”).