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Stunning troll locations

Experience the fairytales

Looking for adventure? Go troll hunting in Norway!
Feel the presence of the mythical trolls while exploring stunning rock formations, twisting roads, caves, and cliffs.

#1

Trollstigen

One of the most famous Norwegian Scenic Routes, Trollstigen, 'The Troll Ladder', is a visual masterpiece.

You can really feel the adrenaline pumping on this iconic road!

The road twists through eleven hairpin bends as it climbs up to Stigrøra, 858 metres above sea level.

Make your way up the mountainside by car, electric bike or hike. Just remember to stop at the Trollstigen platform, with two viewpoints at the top. The view from here will stay with you forever!

#2

Trollveggen

Not far away, the impressive Trollveggen, 'The Troll Wall', has Europe's highest vertical drop, around 1,000 metres.

It's a part of the Trolltindane range, 'the Troll Peaks', in the Romsdalen valley in Fjord Norway. The world famous Rauma railway passes right by! 

Explore the dramatic history of the wall through the 14-minute film shown at the Trollveggen Visitor Center, which has been named one of the world's most beautiful buildings by Architectural Digest.

There is also a cafeteria, souvenir shop and a viewing platform towards Trollveggen.

#3

Trolltunga

Imagine standing here!

At 1,180 meters above sea level, Trolltunga, 'The Troll tongue', is sure to give you a fantastic view.

But beware, the hike up to Trolltunga is very long and demanding, and not for everyone. Always go with a guide if you are not hiking in summer!

Legend has it that Trolltunga was named after a troll that was confident that it wouldn't turn into a rock after being exposed to the sun.

#4

Trollpikken

Sooo... Maybe we should not try to imagine what this troll was doing when he was suddenly exposed to sunlight!

Trollpikken, which translates directly as The Troll's cock, became world-famous when vandals cut the rock formation off during the night. But the Norwegian people soon raised money to return Trollpikken to its former glory.

An easy hike of 2.3 kilometres each way will take you to the troll's most sacred place.

#5

Trollfjorden

Keep your camera ready for the extremely narrow Trollfjorden, 'The Troll Fjord', in Vesterålen in Northern Norway.

Winding its way past the 1,000-metre high Trolltinden peak, the three-kilometre-long fjord is just 70 metres wide.

The nature here is just as dramatic as the old fairytales!

There are daily sightseeing trips from Svolvær in Lofoten, or experience the area on a cruise with Hurtigruten.

Look out for the many white-tailed eagles that call the area home.

#6

Trollkyrkja

Trollkyrkja, 'The Troll church' in Fjord Norway, is no ordinary church. It consists of three exciting marble and chalk caves, with underground rivers and waterfalls.

The lowest cave is 40 metres long and shaped like an S. Here, you will encounter a beautiful waterfall with a drop of 14 metres straight down to a pool of marble below.

If you have more energy to spare, a climb up the beautiful Trolltindan and Stordalstinden mountains, which rise up behind the caves, is recommended. In addition, the beautiful Trolldalsvannene lakes are well worth a visit. You can even take a refreshing dip!

#7

Trollheimen

Known for its varied and dramatic scenery, Trollheimen, 'The home of the trolls', is full of spectacular mountains.

Humans have inhabited this area since the Stone Age, and it is home to a rich cultural heritage.

Enjoy excellent hiking and activities including bicycling, fishing, and skiing.

#8

Trollfoss

Roughly two hours outside of Oslo you will find Trollfoss, 'The Troll Waterfall', which is the highest waterfall in Vestfold.

Although only 12 meters high, it's nonetheless beautiful.

Even though the hike only takes 30 minutes, it is a bit steep and might not be for everyone.

#9

Troll adventures

Check out several destinations devoted to trolls and other fairytale creatures!

Get to know the 150 trolls in the Hunderfossen Fairytale Theme Park, packed with rides, adventure, Norwegian folklore and, of course, trolls! Sure to be a fun troll time for the whole family.

... you can even dine with the Trolls in the Troll Hall! 

Other great troll experiences include Villa Fridheim, one of the biggest and best kept Swiss chalet style houses in Norway. Not only that, its fairytale museum is packet with troll fun!

Want to see trolls through augmentet reality? Then take a trip to the Troll Museum in Tromsø, it will bring you closer to the magic of these creatures!

Or are you ready for a real adventure in an escape maze? The Troll Dungeon in Valldal is easy to enter, but can you find the way out?

#10

Home of Trolls

If you are more interested in the science behind the trolls, then Home of the Trolls might be a good alternative.

Here, you can come and assist the professional troll researchers in collecting material about the trolls of Trollheimen, and you get to use the latest technology that allows you to actually go out and meet the trolls using troll detectors!

A truly unique opportunity to be among the first in the world to have actually seen trolls!

#11

The troll painter

Theodor Kittelsen is known for his illustrations of Norwegian folklore, and his work has characterized Norwegians' notions of trolls and other mythical creatures. Kittelsen's trolls are grotesque and creepy-beautiful, inspired by northern and eastern Norway's landscape.

You can visit Kittelsens house, Lauvlia, in Sigdal. It is now home to a museum offering guided tours and a large collection of Kittelsen's sketches.

Tour more stunning real-life locations from the Netflix hit Troll, including Oslo, the Dovrefjell mountains, Jotunheimen, Geiranger, and more.

Follow in the footsteps of this famous troll!

And get to know our old, beloved (and slightly feared) giants a little bit better!

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