Trolltunga or Troll's Tongue

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Trolltunga is one of the most spectacular scenic cliffs in Norway and Tripadvisor has named Trolltunga as one of the world’s ten most amazing destinations. Take a trip to find out why - but be aware that it is a long and demanding hike. 

Trolltunga is a spectacular rock formation 1,100 metres above sea level that projects horizontally out from the mountainside some 700 metres above Ringedals Lake in Skjeggedal nearby Tyssedal in Odda municipality. We recommend you to check the official website of Trolltunga in order to be well prepared. 


When to hike

Plan your trip some time between mid-June and the end of September, due to snow conditions in the mountains. This is also peak season for our hotel, so book your stay early. Guided tours are a lot more fun and safer, so we recommend you to use a guide at any time. From October to the end of May, guided hiking only! Trolltunga Active offers guided tours on a range of trails. 


Plan your trip

We suggest that you arrive at Hotel Ullensvang the day before you plan to take the hike. Order a large packed lunch with fruit, chocolate and drink the evening before so you do not have to wait in the morning. After a good night's sleep and a delicious breakfast, you are ready for the drive to Skjeggedal near Tyssedal in Odda municipality. We recommend starting the hike from Skjeggedal at the latest by 08.00 - preferably before. If you start the hike at 08.00, you should have time to get back to the hotel in time for dinner (served from 19.00 to 21.00). After a long hike followed by a good meal with drinks, there is nothing better than a comfortable bed to sleep in. After breakfast the following day, you can relax in the hotel’s wellness area and swimming pools.



You can order transportation to Skjeggedal/ Trolltunga online Shuttlebus Hardanger. Daily departures from 1. June - 15. October. 


The drive takes around 25 minutes. The hike to Trolltunga starts in Skjeggedal.  The hike up and down again takes between 10 - 12 hours. The classic trail is 14 km one way and the height differences is around 1,000 metres. The trail is marked from the parking lot in Skjeggedal to Trolltunga. Along the trail there are signs showing the distance left to Trolltunga.


You can also start the trip from Mågelitopp (pre-booked parking only). That alternative reduces the hiking time to 7 - 10 hours. 




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