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. For additional information, please visit www.trolltunga.com
The hike goes through high mountains, takes 8-10 hours in total (to Trolltunga and return) and the ascent is about 900 meters. 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. Plan carefully and start early in the day. From Odda you can drive to Tyssedal on route 13. From Tyssedal follow signs to Skjeggedal. Parking in Skjeggedal after 7 km.
The hike starts at the beginning of the funicular Mågelibanen (not in operation) in Skjeggedal. Follow the road that starts on the left side of the funicular.The Trolltunga road is a single track, private road up the steep Mågelia hillside. It does not take you to the Trolltunga site, only up the first 400 meters ascent. The road has 17 hairpin bends.
All nature based activities are at your own risk. You will need sturdy hiking boots, bring extra warm clothing, rain wear 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.
Depending on snow and weather conditions, the season will vary from year to year.
15 June-15 September, recommended season (average year).
16 September-28 October, recommended with guide.
29 October-16 February, NOT recommended, highly dangerous.
17 February-14 June, recommended with guide (snowshoes).
For additional information, please visit www.trolltunga.com
Contact Odda Tourist Office at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.hardangerfjord.com/odda for more detailed information about the hike, accommodation and maps.