On most tours we provide transport from the P2 parking to the Mågelitopp/P3 parking (if the weather conditions allow it)! At Mågelitopp, we will walk among several traditional Norwegian cabins and we might put on spikes or snowshoes if necessary. After that we must “conquer” the steepest uphill of the hike - Gryteskar.
After the uphill, we need to traverse along the mountain to reach the "Troll's Tongue". Be prepared for many incredible views waiting for you along the way. You can admire the snowy mountains, the Ringedalen valley with its waterfalls and amazing formations that the wind has carved into snow. Can there be a better reward for the uphills? Naturally, there are several breaks on the way to refresh yourself and simply enjoy the atmosphere within the group while your guides explain more about local history and nature. Listen to the guides' advices, they know all the best photo spots! Soon enough you will arrive to Trolltunga in its winter suit rising above the "Lake of the Rings" and with Folgefonna glacier in the distance. Here it is time for photoshoot and more stories.
Be aware that the weather during the Norwegian winter is unpredictable, it can change at any time! Trolltunga Active has arranged guided winter tours to Trolltunga since 2015 and our experienced and professional guides have the utmost respect for the mountains. They will share their knowledge with you, show you how to prepare and hike safely during winter and how to 'read' the weather. 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 one-day adventure.
Professional guide and instructor carrying safety and first aid-equipment
Micro spikes or snowshoes if needed
Pictures: your guides help you with taking photos during the entire tour
Information about local nature and history
Transport from P2 to P3 and back (if the weather allows it)
Free transport to the meeting point provided by our partner Trolltunga Hotel as part of accommodation at the hotel
Level of difficulty: Expert
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. Beware the road to Skjeggedal is your first adventure for today, depending on the weather conditions good winter tires, spikes or snow chains are crucial.
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.
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 weather. We will inform you in case of cancellation. Please read our cancellation policies for more information.
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.