Climb to a unique lookout: the Troll’s Tongue
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The hike to Trolltunga is unique, even in Norway. This amazing rock has become world famous through social media. However, it is not easy to reach. It is a long hike of at least eight hours. You do get a unique view of the surrounding fjords in return.
The hike to Trolltunga is often underestimated. Take into account about 8 to 10 hours of walking (back and forth). And therefore longer, if you make a lot of stops (with photos). This is a tough trip and certainly not just a walk. Make sure you have enough warm clothes with you for when the weather turns. Which happens regularly in the Norwegian fjords. Also make sure you have enough food and drink with you.
Trolltunga is around 350 metres above the Ringedalsvannet, near the Tyssedal in the Odda region. From Odda you have to go to Skjeggedal via Tyssedal. There is a track signposted with the letter T, which starts at the Mågelibanen, the former gondola station. It’s a fairly steep climb to the top.
From the top it’s another 3 hours before you get to Trolltunga, so it will take you between eight and ten hours in total (there and back).
There are huts in the area you can book through the Norwegian Trekking Association, and you can pitch a tent somewhere along the route (do check where camping is allowed). Camping along the way is a good idea because it means you can see the Troll’s Tongue at sunrise or sunset.