New 2024! Trolltunga Sunset Experienced Hiker

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Our popular sunset-sunrise hike is now available for experienced hikers without a guide. If you want to stay overnight close by Trolltunga, hike on your own, and without carrying all the camping gear yourself, this is the trip for you!

This is your chance to be up in the mountains when the sun plays the most spectacular light games – at sunset and sunrise! 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.

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Trolltunga Active

Skjeggedal 20

5770 Tyssedal

About the activity


Drop by the Trolltunga Active base at P2 parking in Skjeggedal and contact one of our guides working in the shop. He/she will prepare you for the awaiting adventure with necessary information, answer questions if you have, and hand out your dinner and liner to bring to the mountain.  

At our base we have a store where you can rent gear that you might need for the hike, windjacket/pants, hikingboots, backpack. And buy other hikinggear like hat, sunglasses, socks..

You choose yourself if you want to start the hike from P2 or take the shuttle bus up to P3 (shuttle is not included in the tour), tickets can be booked here. The hike normally takes between 4-8 hours up to the camp for hikers doing the trail on their own. Make sure you take your time and enjoy the stunning views. It is up to you if you want to go straight to Trolltunga or drop by the camp on the way there.

Its also possible to climb the Trolltunga Via Ferrata and stay at the camp. The via ferrata is a more adventures access to Trolltunga. This can be arranged either by joining the guided daytour Trolltunga Via Ferrata Or if you are an experienced via ferrata climber you can book a ticket to climb the via ferrata on your own. These tours you must book seperate, are extras to the overnight package.  

When you arrive to the camp you will be welcomed by one of the Trolltunga Active guides. The guide will show you around, and is available in camp for questions and stories during your stay. Between 6-9pm the guide will prepare and serve your dinner.  

The accommodation in the dome is shared with other experienced hikers, and it is important to respect each other. Some might go to Trolltunga for sunset, some may go for the sunrise. To make sure everyone get a good night sleep we want it to be quiet in camp from 11pm-6am.  

After a good sleep in the dome, you wake up to a new memorable day in the mountain. The guide have prepared breakfast, that is served between 7-9am. If you want to take a second trip to Trolltunga or start the walk down is up to your preference. Depending on when you get up in the morning and start your hike at what time you will be back down. (Normally 4-6 hours to hike down.)

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What's included?

Camping equipment: tent, sleeping bag, liner, sleeping pad

Dinner and breakfast

Fun, stressless and impressive hiking experience

Hiking poles on demand

Hot drinks in the dome

Information about local nature and history

Overnight stay in one of the Arctic Domes

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  
  • 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 28 hrs • 20-28 km return • 800 m ascent

Meet up

At our store in Skjeggedal, address: 

Trolltunga Active

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
  • Food for 2 lunches and additional snacks (e.g. sandwiches, nuts, chocolate)
  • 2 litres of water
  • Hiking shoes
  • Wind- and waterproof shell jacket
  • Mid layer
  • Warm clothes for when you are sitting still in the evening
  • Spare socks
  • Cap or hat
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Head lamp  
  • Backpack with min. 40 litres capacity

If rain and low temperatures are forecasted bring also:  

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

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.

Additional info

There are two Arctic Dome glamping tents available in the camp for experienced hikers. Each Dome has a capacity 8 persons.  

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.

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FAQ

How many persons can stay in one dome?

One dome has a capacity of maximum 8 people.

Will we get a dome for ourselves

The Trolltunga experienced hiker have capacity of 8 persons per tent and is in that way comparable to a dorm room. If you are a group of 8 persons, you will have the dome by yourself. (Or you can book a private dome, price of 8 persons.)

Can I do the Via Ferrata and then come to the domes?

Yes- you can either join our guided daytour Trolltunga Via Ferratat. Or if If you have previous climbing experience, you can do the Via Ferrata without a Guide and then come to the dome. Check out the “Via Ferrata without Gude” to get more details about the trail, gear rental and requirements.

When do we return from the overnight stay back to P2?

Depending on when you start hiking in the morning. Normally people use between 4-6 hours down to P2.

What are the facilities by the domes for the overnight tour? Are there any toilets by the domes?

There is a drop-toilet available outside the dome tents. The glamping tents possess very basic facilities, as we operate in a very remote area. There are no shower facilities and no electricity.

Do you have any vegan options on Sunset-Sunrise Tour?

We have vegan options, just inform the person at the base when you choose your preferred dinner.

I have food allergies, is that a problem?

We have many food options for those with different allergies. Notify us in advance.

Can I rent equipment at the Trolltunga Active Base?

Yes, you can. We rent out wind- and waterproof/-resistant jackets, pants, shoes and backpacks.

Can I pay the maintenance fee with VIPPS?

Yes. Our VIPPS account is 567407 Trolltunga Active.

Can I use bathroom during the tour?

No, there is no possibility during the tour. Therefore, we kindly ask you to use the bathroom before you meet your guide. There are public toilets at the tourist info, by the bus station, in the shopping mall SØRFJORDSENTERET in Odda and at Hotel Ullensvang in Lofthus.

Do I need any certification for Via Ferrata?

No, you do not need certification. Norway is an honest country that also trusts in the honesty of its visitors. If you tell us, you and your travel companions have the experience needed, we will believe you. After all it is your life that depends on your experience. Do not risk, just to save money!

Do I need any previous experience to climb without a guide?

Yes, all people in the group must have climbing experience. You cannot "guide" persons without climbing experience. People without climbing experience, must join the guided tours.

How do I get from Odda to Skjeggedal (P2 parking/Trolltunga Active Base)?

There are several ways to get from Odda to Skjeggedal: by car, bus or taxi. The buses are only operating in the high season (usually they start to operate from around 20th of May and run until around 25th of September). Check out the exact operation dates, times and prices here: Shuttle buses and the contact on taxi here: Taxi

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.

When do we return from Trolltunga Sunset-Sunrise back to the meeting point/P2?

Normally, we return to P2 around 2-3pm. However, everything is based on the weather and agreement between the guide and the participants.

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