Meet your guide and travel companions at the Trolltunga Active Base in Skjeggedal at 14.00.
In wintertime all hikes to Trolltunga start on P2 parking in Skjeggedal. Normally, it is necessary to walk with micro spikes or snowshoes a large part of the tour, that is why the hike during this season is more challenging.
We start the tour with a 5 km uphill hike to the Trolltunga Gateway Cabin, settle in have some light food. Then outdoor winter activities- skijump, snow racer slidingcompetition, building of snow cave/snowman and more.
Followed by a good dinner and social timespending in front of the fire.
Next morning we start our adventure to Trolltunga around 08.00. Soon you will find so many marvels along the way to Trolltunga - incredibleviews on faraway snowy mountains, the Ringedalen valley and amazing formationsthat the wind has carved into snow. Even yoursimple sandwich for lunch tastes like a Michelin Star dish up here. We keep on going to see what is coming next. You willbe rewarded with Trolltunga in its winter suit majestically rising above thehalf-frozen Ringedal lake. The clouds rolling in, fighting with the beam of the sun.
Photo shoot at our"Rockstar" Trolltunga with you and the spectacular view. Then the walk back home, easier, more downhill, and hopefully a walk filled with good memeries. Return to Skjeggedal around 7-8om. Ifpossible, we use snow racers for the return down to the P2 parking
Be aware that the weather during the Norwegian winter is unpredictable, itcan change at any time. This isnature, it is pure and real up here! But do not worry, your guides are educated in reading the mountainconditions and has a lot of experience in this terrain. Your safety is our priority! Thatis why on the iciest days, we cannot guarantee that itwill be safe to go down on the rock itself. We will make sure to showyou alternative and equally beautiful photo spots and that you will feel like atrue explorer after this one-day expedition.
Professional and certified Guide, Skipper & Storyteller carrying safety, rescue 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
Overnight stay at the cabin including dinner and breakfast, and lunch for the hike
Snow racer return from P3 to P2
Level of difficulty: moderate
The weather conditions greatlydetermine the level of difficulty. Please inform your guide of any medical conditions that might impact youduring your hike or in an emergency.
· Good physicalcondition
· Not suitable forpeople with troublesome knees
· Minimum age: 15years
· Minimum numberof 2 participants for the tour to run
Approximately 28 hrs • 20-28 km return • 800 m ascent
We recommend joining the informationmeeting at Trolltunga Hotel at 9 pm the night before your hike.
2 pm. Meet your guide andtravel companions at the Trolltunga Active Base in Skjeggedal 20, 5770Tyssedal. Beware the road to Skjeggedal is your first adventure for today,depending on the weather conditions good winter tires, spikes or snow chainsare 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.
· Sturdy,waterproof and warm hiking boots
· Warm woolensocks and spare socks
· Woolen baselayer (do not use cotton: it is freezing cold when it is wet)
· Warm mid layer
· Wind- andwaterproof shell jacket and pants
· Beanie or warmheadband
· Gloves/mittensand a spare pair
· A lot of food:at least double of what you would eat on a normal day (sandwiches, nuts,chocolate, banana)
· 2 litres ofwater (nice to have: thermos with hot water)
– you cannot fillup water on the winter mountain
· Sunglassesand/or goggles (helpful in snow and wind)
· Head lamp
· Backpack withapproximately 40 litres capacity
Please make sure to leave a bit ofspace in your backpack for the micro spikes and be aware that you should beable to strap snowshoes onto the backpack you are bringing.
You can rent certainpieces of equipment on site: rain pants and jackets, hiking boots, backpacks.
The cabin has 3 available double rooms and an annex, so capacity of maximum 8 person. Its an old fashion stily bathroom, not a watercloset.
Canbin has all kitchen facilities, and a nice open fire.
To book a private guide, choose the option ‘Private guide’. A group with a private guide, can include up to 5 participants. 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.