Trolltunga Sunset-Sunrise Summer

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This is your chance to be up in the mountains when the sun plays the most spectacular light games – at sunset and sunrise! Trolltunga Active has chosen the spot thoroughly, so our base camp is located at a good distance from the main trail. 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.

We call our tours to Trolltunga “summer” from May to November because either the snow has started to melt or it has already disappeared in some parts. Please note that there is a price difference at the beginning and at the end of the season as more hiking gear is required (snowshoes and microspikes might be used because of slushy snow).

4550
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Trolltunga Sunset-Sunrise Summer
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Meetup point

Trolltunga Active

Skjeggedal 20

5770 Tyssedal

About the activity

The meeting spot is in Trolltunga Active base at P2 parking in Skjeggedal where we will get you prepared for the awaiting adventure. Then we take the shuttle bus to P3 to save some time and energy (normally it is possible from June-September but also depends also on the conditions on the road). There is no need to hurry as this tour is about having “all the time in the world” to enjoy the vast landscape – numerous mountain lakes, steep rock faces of the valley Ringedalen and Folgefonna glacier in the distance. On our way, we will make few short stops to refresh ourselves and listen to the information about the area. Approximately 3km before Trolltunga, we stop in our camp to taste a cup of hot/cold beverages and some snacks. If you want you can leave your backpacks here, and then we will be ready to hike the last stretch.

When we arrive to the "Troll's toungue" most hikers are already heading down, so we will get to see this special place without crowds. Here we take pictures, explore the surroundings and simply enjoy our time. Even though the Norwegian summer days feel almost endless, we will head back to the dome where a delicious dinner is waiting for you. Then 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 the evening skies.

After a good sleep in the dome, you wake up to a new morning. You can take second visit to Trolltunga, while your guide prepares the breakfast in the tent OR you can 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 back to the civilisation. Normal time to be back at the starting point is between 14pm and 15pm the second day.

What's included?

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

Overnight stay in one of the Arctic Domes

Afternoon snack, dinner & breakfast with "a taste of Norway"

Warm sleeping bag and liner

Hiking poles

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)

Information about local nature and history

Transport from P2 to P3 and back (if the weather conditions allow it)

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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

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.

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

950There are three Arctic Dome glamping tents available with a capacity of maximum 6 people in each tent. If you would like to have your own private glamping tent, please select the “Book private dome” button.

To book a private guide, 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.

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FAQ

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.

What are the facilities by the domes for Sunset-Sunrise 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 your guide at the meet up at the start of your Sunset-Sunrise tour.

I have food allergies, is that a problem?

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

Will we get a dome for ourselves?

If you do not book a private tour, you normally share dome with other participants of the tour. To guarantee a private dome, you must place a booking for 5 persons. Then mark «Private guide, xx participants» in the cell for your first name, and your full name in the cell for the last.

How many persons can stay in one dome?

One dome has a capacity of maximum 6 people. In case of a family or a close group of friends, it is possible to fit 7 people.

Can I get private sleeping arrangement at the camp?

There are 6 sleeping spots available/dome, and the usual offer is that all participants share the dome. To get a private dome you must book a private tour.

If you prefer to sleep in a regular tent, we can also put up a normal tent for 3 persons and then all social happenings, dinner & breakfast are going to take place in the dome, and you are going to sleep separately in the tent (contact us in the "special request" part of our website).

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