Trolltunga Sunset-Sunrise Winter

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If you want to experience the snowy white mountains and prefer to split the hike to Trolltunga into two days, Sunset-Sunrise tour is ideal for you. We hike to Trolltunga and sleep in one of our spacious glamping domes with their spectacular view over the valley. During this winter-wonderland sleepover, you will encounter peace and silence unlike anywhere else.

We call our tours to Trolltunga "winter" from December to May as you will encounter a lot of snow during the entire day. During this period, it is very likely to use snowshoes or spikes on the hike. Be aware that the snow conditions can be varied through out the season, which determines the difficulty of the hike.

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Trolltunga Active

Skjeggedal 20

5770 Tyssedal

About the activity

In wintertime the tours to Trolltunga start on P2 parking in Skjeggedal. During this time of a year, it is necessary to walk with micro spikes or snowshoes, that is why the hike during this season is more challenging. We also have several uphills ahead of us but because it is a sunset tour, there is no reason to rush. You have enough time to find the right pace, admire the views and listen to all the information your guide has to share. On the way up, we will stop in our "base camp" and leave our backpacks here. There we will also enjoy small snacks and hot drinks to have more energy for the last part of the hike. Now it is only the last short stretch to Trolltunga left.  

As the evening will slowly close in, we might meet the last hikers going down. Usually once we reach "the Troll's tongue", we are alone out there. Here it is time for taking pictures and soaking up the atmosphere of the rocky dominant. After the photoshoot, you can look forward to a cup of hot chocolate, a warming fire and a delicious dinner. Once we are back in the domes, you can curl up in your warm sleeping bag and relax after a looong day out in nature.

After a good sleep in the dome, you wake up to a new morning. After enjoying breakfast, freshly brewed coffee and tea, 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.

If possible, we slide with snow racers for the return down to the P2 parking. A fun and easy last 4 km.

Be aware that the weather during the Norwegian winter is unpredictable and it can change at any time. Your guides are educated in reading the mountain conditions and has a lot of experience in this terrain. Your safety is our priority! That is why on the iciest days, we cannot guarantee that it will be safe to go down on the rock itself. We will make sure to show you alternative and equally beautiful photo spots and that you will feel like a true explorer after this overnight expedition.

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"

Hot drinks in the dome

Warm sleeping bag and liner

Hiking poles

Micro spikes or snowshoes if needed

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

Information about local nature and history

Free transport to the meeting point provided by our partner Trolltunga Hotel as part of accommodation at the hotel

Snow racer return from P3 to P2

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Difficulty and requirements

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.

Requirements:

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

Approximately 28 hrs • 28 km return • 1200 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. Beware the road to Skjeggedal is your first adventure for today, depending on the weather conditions good winter tyres, spikes or snow chains are crucial.

Weather

During the winter, the conditions in the mountains are unpredictable. They can change from minute to minute. Temperature can be deceiving as the wind plays an important role in how cold it feels. Similarly, the snow conditions have a great impact on how easy or hard the hike gets. Fresh powder snow is great for skiing, but strenuous to walk on with snowshoes.  

A general thumb rule is: 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. On a sunny day remember that the snow reflects the sun light which makes it stronger – suncream and sunglasses are essential!

We do not cancel tours due to bad weather. Even if the conditions look harsh, they can also turn out to be much better once we reach the mountains. The only times we cancel is when the bad weather becomes dangerous. 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 (nice to have: thermos with hot water – you cannot fill up water on the winter mountain, but you can melt snow)  
  • Sturdy, waterproof and warm hiking boots
  • Wind- and waterproof shell jacket and pants
  • Warm mid layer
  • Woolen base layer (do not use cotton: it will make you freeze when wet)
  • Warm clothes for when you’re sitting still in the evening
  • Warm woolen socks and spare socks
  • Beanie or warm headband
  • Gloves and mittens and a spare pair
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Head lamp  
  • Backpack with min. 40 litres capacity

Please make sure to leave enough space in your backpack for a sleeping bag liner, your dinner and the micro spikes. 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

There 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.  

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 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.

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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).

Is there a free transport to the meeting point/P2?

The transport is free only if you are staying at our partner hotel - Trolltunga Hotel. The hotel provides free transport to the meeting point as part of the accommodation.

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