In wintertime all hikes to Trolltunga start on P2 parking in Skjeggedal. A long yet unforgettable day lies ahead of you. Normally, it is necessary to walk with micro spikes or snowshoes a large part of the tour. First you must “conquer” the steep uphill. This hike is a challenge, but you are prepared! All you hear is the crunching sound of your snowshoes breaking the ice layer and your breath. The fresh mountain air fills your lungs, and you finally reach the top of that long hill.
Soon you find so many marvels along the way to Trolltunga - incredible views on faraway snowy mountains, the Ringedalen valley and amazing formations that the wind has carved into snow. Even your simple sandwich for lunch tastes like a Michelin Star dish up here. We keep on going to see what is coming next. You will be rewarded with Trolltunga in its winter suit majestically rising above the half-frozen Ringedal lake. The clouds rolling in, fighting with the beam of the sun.
Be aware that the weather during the Norwegian winter is unpredictable, it can change at any time. This is nature, it is pure and real up here! But do not worry, 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 one-day expedition.
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
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
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 • 28 km return • 1200 m ascent
thWe 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.