Trolltunga Winter Wonderland

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"A trip to the cabin" is deeply rooted in Norwegian culture. A dream of the simple, uncomplicated cabin life where they can escape from everyday hustle and bustle. Escape to our Trolltunga Gateway Cabin, combine the winter tour to Trolltunga with fun winter activities, a tasteful dinner in front of the fireplace. Winter in the mountain, Trolltunga, and personal service from our professional guide.

4600
NOK*
28
h
Trolltunga Winter Wonderland
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Meetup point

Trolltunga Active

Skjeggedal 20

5770 Tyssedal

About the

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 09.00 . 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.

What's included?

Professional and certified Guide, Skipper & Storyteller carrying safety, rescue and first aid equipment

Hiking poles

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

Snow racer

Overnight stay at the cabin including dinner and breakfast, and lunch for the hike

Good to know

Difficulty and requirements

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

Duration and distance

Approximately 28 hrs • 20-28 km return • 800 m ascent

Meet up

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.

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.

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.

What to bring

·        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)

·        Sunscreen

·        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.

Additional info

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.

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FAQ

The long-term weather forecast looks bad. Is it safe to hike?

The long-term weather forecast can be unreliable. We rely on the forecast 2-3 days in advance. Besides, old Norwegian wisdom teaches us: there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing. If you are booked on a hike with us and the weather conditions are so bad that they might threaten our safety, we will cancel the tour.

Cancellation due to bad weather. Will I get a refund?

If you choose to not show up for your tour, there is no refund. If we cancel due to the weather, you get a full refund or change to another day. This might happen due to high avalanche risk or strong winds. Please read our General Terms and Conditions for more information.

Is the meeting at Trolltunga Hotel the night before the hike mandatory?

No, however it is highly recommended. This is where you meet one of our guides and your travel companions in person. The guide will tell you about tomorrow’s weather conditions, what to wear, what to bring and safety precautions. You are welcome to ask any questions that you have.

Can I rent equipment at the Trolltunga Active Base?

Yes, you can. We rent out wind- and waterproof/-resistant jacket, pant, shoe and backpack.

There is a minimum of two people on the tours. What happens if I am the only one?

We will ask you to move your booking to another day and you will be refunded if this is not possible. Alternatively, you can wait until the evening before the hike and see if there are any last-minute bookings. If that does not happen and you still want to hike, you must pay for two.

Do I need a guide to hike Trolltunga outside the main season?

It is not mandatory, but it is recommended to use a guide in the period of 1 October – 31 May. This is due to uncertainty related to weather, snow, rivers, which previously have led to several rescue operations.

Can I bring my dog on a guided tour?

Notify us in advance. It depends on the other guests in the group, and the guides of that tour. We also have guides with dogs, and it is important for them to know about this case in advance. This is a long hike and is not suitable for some breeds especially small dogs. The Via Ferrata tours are not for dogs.

I have food allergies, is that a problem?

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

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