Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING

You need:

·         Wind and waterproof clothing.

·         Hiking boots

·         Base layers/woollen layers

·         One warm layer

·         A backpack of minimum 35 litres.

·         A warm hat/beanie

·         At least one big lunch pack consisting of nutritious and easy to eat food (like sandwiches).
Snacks and protein bars are not real food, but a nice supplement.

·         1 litre of water

·         Sunglasses and Sunscreen

·         Bring all of the above and try to pack as light as possible.

It is possible to rent jackets, pants, boots, and backpacks at the Trolltunga Active Base in Skjeggedal. Hiking poles are included in the price.

 

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You need:

·         Wind and waterproof clothing.

·         Hiking boots

·         Base layers/woollen layers

·         One warm layer

·         A backpack of minimum 35 litres.

·         A warm hat/beanie

·         Two lunches consisting of nutritious and easy to eat food (like sandwiches). Snacks and protein bars are not real food, but a nice supplement.

·         1 litre of water

·         Sunglasses

·         Bring all of the above and try to pack as light as possible.

It is possible to rent jackets, pants, boots, and backpacks at the Trolltunga Active Base in Skjeggedal. Hiking poles are included in the price.

You need:

·         Wind and waterproof clothing

·         Hiking boots

·         Base layers/woollen layers

·         One warm layer

·         A backpack of minimum 35 litres

·         A warm hat/beanie

·         One lunch consisting of nutritious and easy to eat food (like sandwiches). Snacks and protein bars are not real food, but a nice supplement.

·         Minimum 1 litre of water

·         Sunglasses

·         Bring all of the above and try to pack as light as possible.

It is possible to rent jackets, pants, boots, and backpacks at the Trolltunga Active Base in Skjeggedal. Climbing equipment and bicycles are included in the price.

 

You need:

·         Wind and waterproof clothing.

·         Hiking boots

·         Base layers/woollen layers

·         One warm layer

·         A backpack of minimum 35 litres.

·         A warm hat/beanie

·         Two lunches consisting of nutritious and easy to eat food (like sandwiches). Snacks and protein bars are not real food, but a nice supplement.

·         1 litre of water

·         Sunglasses

·         Bring all of the above and try to pack as light as possible.

It is possible to rent jackets, pants, boots, and backpacks at the Trolltunga Active Base in Skjeggedal. Climbing equipment and bicycles are included in the price.

 

You need:

·         Windproof clothing.

·         Hiking boots

·         One warm layer

·         A backpack of minimum 40 litres.

·         A warm hat/beanie

·         One lunch consisting of nutritious and easy to eat food (like sandwiches).

·         1 litre of water

·         Sunglasses

Pack as light as possible. Everyone must carry his or her own equipment, which is quite a lot. The backpack must have minimum 40 litre.

 

·         Windproof clothing (upper and lower body)

·         Winter boots

·         One base layer of thermals/wool (upper and lower body)

·         One extra insulating layer (ex. Down jacket)

·         Extra socks

·         Gloves

·         A warm hat/beanie

·         A backpack of minimum 35 litres.

·         One lunch consisting of nutritious and easy to eat food (like sandwiches). Snacks and protein bars are not real food, but a nice supplement.

·         2 litres of water (It is not possible to fill up water in the winter mountain)

·         Sunglasses

·         Sun lotion/sunscreen

·         Bring all of the above and try to pack as light as possible.

It is possible to rent jackets, pants, boots and backpacks at the Trolltunga Active Base in Skjeggedal. Hiking poles and snowshoes are included in the price.

 

·        Windproof clothing (upper and lower body)

·         Winter boots

·         Two sets of base layers, thermals/wool (upper and lower body)

·         One extra insulating layer (ex. Down jacket)

·         Extra socks

·         Gloves

·         A warm hat/beanie

·         A backpack of minimum 35 litres.

·         Two lunches consisting of nutritious and easy to eat food (like sandwiches). Snacks and protein bars are not real food, but a nice supplement.

·         2 litres of water (It is not possible to fill up water in the winter mountain)

·         Sunglasses

·         Sun lotion/sunscreen

·         Bring all of the above and try to pack as light as possible.

It is possible to rent jackets, pants, boots and backpacks at the Trolltunga Active Base in Skjeggedal. Hiking poles and snowshoes are included in the price.

 

You need:

·         Wind and waterproof clothing.

·         Hiking boots.

·         Base layers/woollen layers

·         A backpack

·         A hat/beanie

·         1 litre of water

·         Sunglasses

·         Bring all of the above and try to pack as light as possible.

It is possible to rent jackets, pants, boots, and backpacks at the Trolltunga Active Base in Skjeggedal. Climbing equipment is included in the price.

 

Check the weather forecast the day before. If the weather is nice, then you do not need more than windproof clothing and some water and snacks. In case of bad weather, bring waterproof and warmer clothing.

It is nice to have a warm sweater if the weather is very cold. Al necessary equipment is included in the price. This includes insulating suit, life jacket and goggles.

Water and lunch. Remember your sunglasses and sunscreen. A towel is nice to have when you get back.

·         The normal hike follows the main trail; you walk on your feet 14 km to Trolltunga and the same way back.

·         On the via ferrata you cycle 6 km from the starting point, walk from the bikes up to the start of the via ferrata route, climb about 250 meters up to the main trail, walk the last 3 km to Trolltunga, and follow the main trail back.

 

We almost never cancel the classic tour due to weather. Weather conditions that makes us cancel the hike in advance could be storm combined with large amounts of heavy/cold rain and possibly a thunderstorm.

The via ferrata will be cancelled if there is a thunderstorm forecasted, or large amounts of rain.

The winter expedition might be cancelled if the weather is extremely cold and windy.

If the weather is bad, but not enough to cancel in advance you meet up as normal. The guide will inform the guests about the conditions on the mountain and ask if you still want to hike or move your booking to another day. The guide might also explain that there is a chance of not getting to Trolltunga due to the weather.

If Trolltunga Active cancel the hike, you will be refunded.

If you decide to hike and have to turn around there is no refund.

 If you choose not to hike and do not move the booking then there is no refund.

No. However, it is highly recommended. This is where you can meet a guide face to face and ask questions you might have. The guide will be talking about al the tours for the next day.

Yes. We rent out jackets, pants, backpacks, shoes, hiking poles, via ferrata equipment and bicycles.

Our guests have our priority and discounts, but it is also possible to rent without being on a guided tour.

 

Yes. However, we do not rent out equipment unless you have a certification in the use of the equipment. The certification has to be presented on arrival. Please contribute to the maintenance of the via ferrata by paying the maintenance fee.

 

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.

No. The cycling is a very long and important part of the tour. It takes to much time to walk the road we are cycling on and we need that time for climbing.

 

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.

The via ferrata tours are not for dogs.

We have many food options for those with different allergies. Notify us in advance and this is usually not a problem.

Last chance to book a tour is the evening before the hike at 17:59 (before 6pm). It might be possible to book after this, but that requires enough spots available. You can still show up at the tour meeting and see if there are any free spots.

You can leave your bags at the Trolltunga Active Base for a fee. There is no fee if you are on a guided tour.

General Questions

The hike is 28 km back and forth. The hike takes approximately 10 hours depending on  the hikers physical condition.

The furthest you can drive is Mågelitopp (see question about Mågelitopp). Please note: Only a limited number of parking is available there. 
The public parking lot is located in Skjeggedal by the Trolltunga Active base. A Trolltunga Shuttle runs up to Mågelitopp during summer.

 

In the summer season (15th of June to 15th of September) there are public shuttle busses run from most hotels in Odda to Skjeggedal.

Trolltunga Public Shuttle Bus

Before 15th of June and after 15th of September Trolltunga Active provides transportation if you are staying at Trolltunga Hotel.

Otherwise, you can get there by taxi.

More information

 

It's possible to drive up in the main season if you are early enough. The road from Skjeggedal opens at 05:30 and the first 30 cars will get a spot. There is also a shuttle bus driving up and down. Driving or taking the bus up this road will cut off the first 4km. and save you about 1 hour.

No. The road to Mågelitopp closes early and there is no up going traffic, apart from the shuttle bus and the locals.

No, camping is not allowed. You can only camp after the first 7 km. of the trail. The exception is if some of the inhabitants in Skjeggedal lets you camp on their lawn. Trolltunga Active has nothing to do with this.

The long-term forecast is very unpredictable. The forecast can`t be trusted longer than two days in advance.

That depends on the weather and the experience of the hiker.

No. Last store is the Trolltunga Active Base in Skjeggedal.

No. The cabins are for emergencies only. The Mountain Guard will remove you unless there is an emergency.

At the Trolltunga Active base, in the main shopping street in Odda and at the Touris Information.

There are showers and washing machines at the tourist information in Odda.

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