Hike to Trolltunga

Climb to a unique lookout: the Troll’s Tongue

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.

Trolltunga is a remarkable rock formation sticks almost horizontally out of the rocks. You can walk to the edge of the rock and take a peek at the fjord far below. People like to take a photo from a distance with only one or a few people on the ‘tongue’, with a the amazing view behind them.

Length of the hike to Trolltunga

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.

What does the hike to Trolltunga looks like?

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.

The amazing view on the hike to Trolltunga.

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).

Best tip: Cabins to spend the night

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.

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