Trolltunga is one of the most spectacular scenic cliffs in Norway. Trolltunga is situated about 1100 meters above sea level, hovering 700 metres above lake Ringedalsvatnet. The view is breathtaking. The hike starts in Skjeggedal and goes through the high mountains, takes 10-12 hours (23 km in total to Trolltunga and return) and the ascent is about 900 meters. It is a long and hard hike. The hike is usually possible to do from mid-June, depending on when the snow melts in the mountains. Normally one can hike to Trolltunga until mid-September. Consider carefully whether you are in good enough shape and have the right equipment before setting out. There is no mobile phone coverage along the route.
WARNING - DO NOT HIKE TO TROLLTUNGA IN WINTERTIME, except from mid-March when you can join guided snowshoe hikes with Trolltunga Active.
All nature based activities are at your own risk. You will need sturdy hiking boots, bring extra clothing and be prepared for bad weather. Bring map and compass, plenty to eat and drink, a torch and a simple first aid kit. Weather in the high mountains can change quickly - check the latest weather forecast before going to Trolltunga. Do not hike to Trolltunga in strong wind, heavy rain or in foggy weather. It is always colder in the mountains than down by the fjord. Respect the nature.
Every year there are search and rescue operations for hikers in serious trouble. Prepare well and be a responsible and safe hiker. Start early in the morning. Norway is far north, meaning daylight is short from September and nights are very cold. We recommend starting at latest 8:00 in the morning.
If you want to stay overnight in the mountain area around Trolltunga you have to bring your own tent.
Contact Odda Tourist Office at firstname.lastname@example.org for more detailed information about the hike, accommodation and maps.
The outdoor adventure company Trolltunga Active offers guided tours.
Alt. 1: Guided tour along the trail to Trolltunga. (end-May - mid-October)
Alt. 2: A guided bike, hike and via ferrata climb to Trolltunga. (end-May - mid-October)
Alt. 3: A guide snowshoe hike to Trolltunga (mid-March - end-May)
TRAVEL AND PARKING, PRIVATE CAR
Drive to Tyssedal (6 km from Odda) on route 13. Follow signs to Skjeggedal and Trolltunga. After about 7 km you reach the parking place in Skjeggedal. Parking in Skjeggedal (200 NOK/day) or Tyssedal (100/day) (2016). The parking fee is used to finance public facilities in the area.
BETWEEN ODDA AND SKJEGGEDAL (starting point for the hike)
Trolltunga shuttle: (15 June - 15 Sept.) Pick-up service from the major providers of accommodation in Odda.
You have to book your ticket in advance: www.oddataxi.no Tel: 53 64 14 44
Public bus service: Route 995, www.skyss.no. (no booking, cash only)
TRAVEL FROM BERGEN
Bus route 930 Bergen-Odda www.skyss.no (no booking, cash only)
TRAVEL FROM OSLO
Alt. 1: Train Oslo-Voss www.nsb.no . Bus route 990 Voss-Odda www.skyss.no (no booking, cash only)
Alt. 2: Coach service "Haukeli ekspressen" Oslo-Odda www.nor-way.no (Book online)
TRAVEL FROM STAVANGER AND PREIKESTOLEN
Coach service "The Trolltunga-Preikestolen express" (during high season) Stavanger-Preikestolen-Røldal-Odda-Tyssedal-Lofthus-Kinsarvik. www.tide.no (Book online)