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“Stavanger, Norway”
Review of Trolltunga

Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Odda
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed December 16, 2012

Worked in Stavanger for 12 months back in 2006/07. Didn't get much chance to appreciate it's scenery due to work and travel commitments, however fantastic country and great people. Beautiful in winter. A lot of very excellent restaurants with wonderfull food. Unfortunately very expensive!!!

5  Thank Billd33
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Reviewed December 14, 2012

We did this hike last summer, when I was working in Norway. To get to Trolltunga we took a train to Odda. Then we rented a car and drove in direction to Skjeggedal. There is a parking lot where you can leave the car, costs 100 NOK for a day. We rode up the funiculur, check the availability during the time you plan to come. It's worth taking it to save you legs for hiking. The hike itself is lovely. It's not so tough, but long. We took many breaks for taking photos. By the way, don't bring a lot of water with you, you can fill your bottle with crystal water along the way. Beware of late august/september though, when the ice has melted down completely and the water is not running like in early summer, it doesn't taste as good then.
So, you just follow the red T's during your hike. If you lose it, just go back to the last T you saw.
It took us about 4 h in total to get to Trolltunga, we took it easy. Surprisingly, we saw only a few tourists on our way which was great, it really felt like it was us and the nature. Especially if you compare to huge crowds at Preikestolen and Kjerag.
Once you get to Trolltunga, the view is STUNNING! I read that someone suggested to wear dark t-shirt to get a better picture, we wore a red and a yellow t-shirt, it looked great on the photo!!! Afterwards we went up on a little cliff above Trolltunga and ate our picnic with a magnificent look over the fjord beneath us.
When we came down to the funiculur we found that it was closed so we had to take a marked 30 min hike through the woods to get back to the parking lot. When we finally reached our car our legs were like spaghetti, but we felt absolutely happy. It was a perfect day. :)

33  Thank Marina_Andreas
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

A MUST-DO if you're in western Norway and have the means of getting there and the physical stamina to make the trek. I highly, highly recommend camping out for a night. I also recommend hiking the stairs up, although it can really be pretty scary at times. If you're really scared, take the trail, but the stairs are pretty convenient.

28  Thank EmVern
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

Unbelievable. This is quite a long hike, but once you get to the Troll's tongue it is instant gratification. It took us 9 hours round-trip (including time for pictures and lunch). We stayed at the Tyssedal Hotel, which is the closest to the trail. There is a road almost directly across from it that winds up to the parking lot for the hike. You do need to pay 100 NOK to park for the day (what a joke), and the machine does take credit cards. We took the stairs to the old funicular that is no longer in use, but there is a trail through the woods that I've heard takes twice as long. Many people we saw camped overnight and split up the hike, which I think would be a good idea if you have the time and weather. There are red 'T's that mark the trail, and you should never go more than a minute or two without seeing one as it could be easy to lose your way. One word of advice - wear dark clothing as you will stick out better when getting your picture taken on the rock. Check out the pictures, they speak for themselves. I was looking forward to this hike the most, even over Preikestolen and Kjerag. The picture on Kjeragbolten is tough to beat, but Trolltunga was the best overall day we had.

153  Thank live1284
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