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Trolltunga – Norway's Most Spectacular Rock Formation Trolltunga is one of the most scenic and spectacular cliffs in Norway, hovering 700 metres above Ringedalsvatnet lake. Situated at the western edge of the Hardangervidda plateau, near the town of Odda, Trolltunga was carved by the icecap that once covered most of Scandinavia. The hike through high-mountain terrain up to Trolltunga (1180 m) is long and demanding, but you are rewarded with magnificent views. From the main trailhead at P2 in Skjeggedal, the round-trip hike is 28 km with an ascent of almost 800 metres. The estimated hiking time is 8–12 hours. There is an additional trailhead at P3 Magelitopp. The round-trip hike from P3 Magelitopp is 20 km with an ascent of about 320 metres. The estimated hiking time is 7–10 hours. Hikers need to be properly equipped and in good shape. All the info you need about hiking to Trolltunga: https://trolltunga.com/.
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Claire M
Valletta, Malta305 contributions
Aug 2021
I believe that it is all in the mind. If you are determined, then you will make it. I am a sedentary worker, have an active lifestyle but do minimal to zero excercise/training. I feared this day but it is totally worth all the money, foot aches and pains. Unforgettable scenery.
I recommend starting as early as possible. The first trail (parking P2>P3) is very steep and demanding so we prebooked for the van shuttle to take us from P2 parking > P3 parking~start of trail at 7.30AM and returned to P2 using same shuttle service at around 4:30PM (return van shuttle to P2 paid at point of return). P2 Parking, tolls and shuttle bus are pricey, but I believe one can avoid parking+toll charges as there is also a shuttle from P2 parking to Tyssedal.
We did the hike by ourselves (since it was August) and there are marks along the way to keep you going in the right path. We paced the hike by stopping for 20min breaks at every 5km. Make sure to take enough water/snacks/food as you will need it. At Trolltunga there will be a queue for people who want to take photos on the rock formation. Be prepared to wait. It was lovely to see people taking each others photos.
We found perfect weather conditions - no rain, nice breeze, sun peeped through the clouds for brief moments and wore different layers yet it still got very cold or hot at some points! Proper hiking shoes are fundamental and do not under estimate the return hike. Some downhills hurt as much as the uphills.
Enjoy it, respect everyone and leave no trace :)
Written September 29, 2021
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SophieAndCallum
Buxted, UK164 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
We used Trolltunga Active for a guided hike up to Trolltunga. It meant that we did it over two days as we stayed in their arctic domes at the top of the mountain overnight! Incredible experience! Would 100% recommend.

It also meant that we got to see Trolltunga completely by ourselves. Without the throng of people which I think for us personally would ruin the experience.

Do you need a guide? We asked ourselves the same thing. In the summer months I would say no, apparently it is a busy trail in peak season and should be easy enough to find your own way. However, in winter and the shoulder seasons, I would say definite yes. Even in late May there was still a considerable amount of snow up top. The trail was not obvious, but the guides know the way. Especially in the shoulder season, where the snow is melting, the guides know where the edges of the lakes are and where the safe places to pass over the fast flowing waterfalls are.
The equipment that Trolltunga Active gave us (poles and snow shoes) also made the hike a lot more manageable, we saw a fair few people on our way back down climbing up without snow shoes and it looked very hard work!! Sinking to the knees every step!

Esther our guide was incredible, her knowledge of and enthusiasm for the surroundings made the hike all the more enjoyable. The domes were super cosy, the view was incredible and the food was delicious.

The whole hike was super enjoyable, the views were just incredible. It is absolutely not just about the picture on the tongue, you have to be in it for the entire experience! However, once you reach your destination of the tongue it is 100% worth it!

NB/: remember to take sunglasses and sun cream even if it seems cloudy!! The snow reflect the UV!!
Written June 18, 2022
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Parva
5 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
The hike route itself is great! But very long and hard so be ready for a 8 to 12 hours hike

The parking + mandatory tax road to get to parking is 50 euros. You also need to pay extra 20 euros to get a bus and avoid a very long not-interesting route.

Important: there is a long line for the bus ( specially in the morning ) but you can avoid it by booking online. Otherwise you have to wait for at least 1 hour ( August 2021 exprience).
Written August 17, 2021
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Thomas S
3 contributions
Jul 2021
As one of Norway's Instagram highlights, I didn't expect to have this place all to myself, especially as I chose a sunny July weekend to do it on, but the number of people doing this hike was insane. I estimate the number was in the 1000-2000 region, and despite me starting the hike from the lower carpark at 0500, it was already very busy and from the start until the finish it was crawling with people. Possibly it would have been more bearable if these were nature lovers, but no, the atmosphere was more like a music festival with a steady stream of people with drones and music blasting from portable speakers. I even saw a group of men carrying shisha pipes !!

By the time I reached the Trolltunga I had no enthusiasm to stand in a 20 minute queue for a photo (by the time I left, it was 40 minutes - there are signs to tell you how long to expect to wait). Even staying overnight doesn't guarantee solitude as there were about 50 tents, kind of a Trolltunga Base Camp.

The Norwegian authorities seriously need to limit numbers in the summer months.

This hike simply isn't worth the time, money and effort to do in the summer months, which of course doesn't leave much time to do it in. Maybe try in the second half of August or early September.
Written May 6, 2022
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rebk593
Sandnes, Norway116 contributions
Jul 2021
We booked parking in advance for 600kr extra to "shorten" the trip. Would recommend to start the hike as early as possible to avoid waiting in line for the photos for a long time. Hiking boots and layers of clothes as well as plenty of water and enough food for a day (8-12 hours) is a must. After about 1 hour of the hike there is a pretty heavy hill to climb. Then the terrain flattens out in the beautiful landscape. Except from the hill, the hike is pretty easy, but LONG. We used about 8 hours included several pauses and over an hour at the Trolltunga.
Written July 3, 2021
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Jessica_c_karch
Munich, Germany31 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Definitely recommended for everyone visiting Norway. It’s a long and exhausting hike, we needed 4 hours per way so 8 hours in total. So it’s definitely a must to start very early, we started our hike at 7am and were back at 5pm. You can take the bus from P2 and pre-book it, or even pre-book the P3 parking spot. It’s very crowded so prebooking is definitely recommended. The views along the way are just amazing!
Written August 9, 2021
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Talk2helena
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Jul 2022 • Friends
This was our favourite hike of our Norway trip. We arrived early to park at P2 and got the 7am shuttle up to P3 (130 NK each). Would definitely recommend pre-booking this on the website as can then skip queue. Or if organised enough pre-book the p3 car park (only 30 spaces).

Walking from P3, the 2/3rd km were relatively steep but after that the rest of the hike was reasonable. Despite having seen lots of photos in advance, the views were spectacular. Very cold at the top when waiting for photos so definitely bring layers.

We walked down from P3 to P2 at the end, but there is an option of shuttle. Our walk was 15.8 miles in total and took 8 hours with us taking our time for photos and snacks on route!

Would highly recommend.
Written July 16, 2022
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Jérémy B
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Aug 2021 • Couples
Parking fee are now nonsense :
- 80€ if you want to avoid 10 km of road
- 70€ (50+20 for the bus) if you are ready to take the bus which are like every 50 minutes ...
- ONLY 30 euros if you are ready to do a 10km useless walk by the road before even starting the hike.
Scandalous , greedy people there just want to make money out of beautiful natural places they dont actually own.
Written August 13, 2021
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Leif Arne S
34 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
We took the Shuttle bus from the parking to the starting point of the actual walk. Unless you are very fit and will enjoy 9 additional KM steep up hill walk, i will strongly recommend this Shuttle bus, since the walk from the starting point and return is 20 KM. When we arrived at Trolltunga we had a great time enjoying this unique view. Absolutely worth the efforts and a great memory. Remember to take additional clothes and sufficient food and drinks.
Written July 20, 2020
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Molly M
London, UK44 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
It took us 7 hours in total including a chilled lunch and lots of pictures. I would highly recommend the hike, the views are spectacular. The route is clearly marked all the way. We parked in P3 which you have to pre book, I would highly recommend as the alternative is walking up a concrete road for 9km before the start of the trek at P3. Take lots of snacks, warm clothes as the weather changes a lot. We started at 6am from P3 when it opens, which I would highly recommend as there was only 6 of us when we reached it.
Written August 5, 2020
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