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Rindatroll - hike

Rindatroll - hike Photo: Preikestolen Fjellstue
Rindatroll - hike Photo: Preikestolen Fjellstue

Hike facts

Effort level
  • Easy
  • 1 hour
  • Forest
March - November

Contact information


The Rindatroll stands not far from the Preikestolen mountain lodge. It is a fine little stroll, also for the smallest. The path goes through easy terrain and you'll get to the Rindavatn lake where the troll awaits you!

The Rindatroll is a kind, old troll that measures 2,3 metres. You are free to take pictures of and even climb the troll. It is made by Eldfinn Austigard from Årdal in Ryfylke. Did you like what you saw? Get in the troll-mood and visit the Fairytale Forest in Årdal!

The roundtrip takes an hour, but more if you have young children with you. There are some soggy parts - waterproof boots are advised!

Back at Preikestolen mountain lodge, we suggest a swim in the Refsvatn lake - there is a sandy beach just below the lodge. Then you have trully deserved something nice and warm at the lodge!

Trail marking

This hike is signposted and the level of difficulty indicated by colour-coded icons. Green is easiest, blue is moderate, red is demanding, and black is very demanding.


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  • Nature and terrain

    • total ascent
    • bathing spot
    • forest
    • bog
  • Grading

    • easy
    • marked trails with colour grading
  • Duration

    • 1 hour
  • Distance

    • length in km (3,3)
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Rindatroll - hike - Photo: Preikestolen Fjellstue

Rindatroll - hike

The Rindatroll stands not far from the Preikestolen mountain lodge. It is a fine little stroll, also for the smallest. The path goes through easy...

Rindatroll - hike

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