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Norway’s most spectacular rock formation

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Winter season 2019-2020

1st OCTOBER – 31st MAY

You should hike only with a guide!

Due to the corona virus, the Norwegian Rescue Service (Hovedredningssentralen) urge you to postpone long trips in the mountains. This is not the time to add on to the burdens of local rescue teams and health services.
In the meantime, you can dream about your hike to Trolltunga one day in the future.

TRAVEL ALERT! Important information about the Coronavirus situation in Norway
If you have any questions, please contact us on mail.

Due to the corona virus Trolltunga, Odda and Ullensvang municipality are now closed for all visitors from outside our region.
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Woman standing on one leg on Trolltunga

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Norway’s most spectacular rock formation

Trolltunga is one of the most scenic and spectacular cliffs in Norway, hovering 700 metres above Ringedalsvatnet lake. Situated at the western edge of the Hardangervidda plateau, near the town of Odda, Trolltunga was carved by the icecap that once covered most of Scandinavia.

The hike through high-mountain terrain up to Trolltunga (1180 m) is long and demanding, but you are rewarded with magnificent views.

From the main trailhead at P2 in Skjeggedal, the round-trip hike is 28 km with an ascent of almost 800 metres. The estimated hiking time is 8–12 hours.

There is an additional trailhead at P3 Mågelitopp. The round-trip hike from P3 Mågelitopp is 20 km with an ascent of about 320 metres. The estimated hiking time is 7–10 hours.

Hikers need to be properly equipped and in good shape.

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Trolltunga with snow

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Hiking Trolltunga. Safety first:

On the way back from Trolltunga

© Photo: Sverre Hjørnevik / Fjord Norway

When to go

You can go to Trolltunga almost year-round.

June 1st– September 30th :

We recommend hiking with a guide, but experienced hikers can hike on their own.

October 1st  – May 31st :

You should hike only with a guide!

Note that the weather can change fast.
You should adapt your preparations and the equipment you bring accordingly.

Woman in yoga-pose on Trolltunga

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Trolltunga Hiking season safety wheel
Trolltunga 28 km from P2. Duration: 8-12 hours. Ascent: 800m

No es una foto más al borde del precipicio... Es la sensación de haber superado un reto: 26 kilómetros de ruta, 13 de ellos bajo la lluvia, y una noche de acampada en la montaña, con las vistas más increíbles que hemos visto jamás... Una experiencia inolvidable y que repetiríamos sin dudarlo. Lo mejor de todo, es que lo hicimos juntos... ♥️👫⛺️
📍Trolltunga (Odda), Noruega🇳🇴 ———————————————————
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Под тобой примерно 400 метров и прекрасный вид на фьорд. Ты прекрасно понимаешь, что тебе бы сосредоточиться на окружающей картинке, но ты не можешь, тебе немного страшно. А тут ещё этот ветер совсем некстати. Но ты все же решаешься, присаживаешься и свесив ноги вниз ощущаешь каждый из этих четырёхсот метров, эту пустоту и снова этот ветер. Страх проходит, когда ты стоишь и наблюдаешь это все со стороны. Как же тут красиво, как же хочется ещё раз свесить ноги, почувствовать прикосновение пустоты и смериться с присутствием ветра. А теперь хочется ещё сильнее! ...

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Trolltunga, meaning "Troll Tongue," is a rock formation located 3,608 ft. (1,100m) above sea level in Odda, Hordaland county, Norway. The cliff famously juts out horizontally from the mountain, hovering about 2,300 ft. (700m) above the north side of the lake Ringedalsvatnet. Trolltunga is now one of Norway's most popular hikes. With the advent of crazy social media posts on Facebook and Instagram, the site has become a national icon and major tourist attraction. In 2016, over 80,000 people completed the hike to the notorious cliff.
Would you hike 8 mi. (13.5km, each way!) to get here? Let us know in the comments!

This post concludes our Norway inspiration week. Vote for the country you want featured next in our story on Friday!

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Thanks to Dong Zhang (we couldn't find his IG 😥) for the original photo.

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Dos que en 4 días se van a Japón!!! A seguir haciendo lo que más les gusta 📸❤️👫
📍Foto con móvil desde la impresionante Preikestolen, Noruega
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Язык Тролля🇳🇴
В пересчете получилось 34 км пешим ходом, 44 567 шагов, 339 этажей, 1541 ккал, и около 5ти часов хорошей активности.
Что за странные вещи организм начинает творить после 30го км пешком, необъяснимо. Последние км обратно мы бежали. Видимо, за костюмом Кларка Кента🦸🏻‍♂️🤪
Сумасшедшие виды, сумасшедший опыт.
Стоило ли оно того - рассудите сами🙈

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For our world trip I first wanted to do a hike in Norway. With a backpack full of camera gear, a tent and a food collection of noodles we walk to the top of Trolltunga. It is a tough hike up, but I enjoy the nature. As Lord of The Rings nerd it even reminds me of Rivendell where the elves live. My feet are burning, but I do not feel it anymore once I’m up here and enjoying this breathtaking view!
Voor onze wereldreis wilde ik eerst nog een hike doen in Noorwegen. Met een backpack vol camera gear, een tent en een voedselverzameling aan noodles lopen we naar de top van Trolltunga. Het is een pittige hike naar boven, maar ondertussen geniet ik van de weelderige natuur. Als Lord of The Rings nerd doet het mij zelfs denken aan Rivendel waar de elfen wonen. Mijn voeten branden, maar dat voel ik niet meer zodra ik boven op de berg sta. Wat een adembenemend uitzicht! .
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I saw a picture of #trolltunga for the first time for about 5 years ago, and it became a dream to stand there on the cliff. Now that dream have come true, and wow what an absolutely amazing journey it was climbing up to the top and be rewarded with this spectacular view🖤🗻🇳🇴 #trolltunganorway #trolltungahike #hike #travel #norway #adventuretime #naturephotography #natureisamazing ...

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👫🔝Éste es sin duda uno de los mejores momentos de 2019.
✅🔓Reflexión de psicolocos de hoy:
"Felicidad no es hacer lo que uno quiere sino querer lo que uno hace."
-Jean Paul Sartre-
[🇧🇷] 👫🔝Este é sem dúvida um dos melhores momentos de 2019.
✅🔓Reflexão de psicolocos de hoje:
"Felicidade não é fazer o que se quer, mas querer o que se faz."
-Jean Paul Sartre-
[🇺🇸] 👫🔝This is undoubtedly one of the best moments of 2019.
✅🔓Crazypsycho's reflection of today:
"Happiness is not doing what you want but wanting what you do."
-Jean Paul Sartre-

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The 24km out and back hike is well worth the views! Thanks to tail_of_lynx for the tip to camp, so we could enjoy the sunset and sunrise! This gave us the place nearly to ourselves! At one point during the night I thought I was going to freeze to death, but in the end the reward outweighed the cold! I snuck down to a lower vantage point to snag this shot. It's a perspective I haven't seen which can be challenging for such a popular place! jelaine_whitaker in frame! ...

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Trolltunga, que literalmente significa "la lengua del Troll", es el nombre que recibe este lugar ubicado al final de este hike de 28 km.
Son de 10 a 12 horas por una ruta catalogada con color negro (dificultad alta) pero nuestra sensación es que no es tan dura como la gente dice. Es una caminata exigente porque es larga, sin embargo no tiene tanto desnivel como otros hikes que hemos hecho en Noruega.
Os recomendamos que os reservéis dos días para hacerla, así tendréis más probabilidades de que el clima os sea favorable. Otra recomendación es que os llevéis tienda de campaña para dividir el hike en dos días y tener más tiempo disfrutando de Trolltunga.
✅🔓Reflexión de psicolocos de hoy:
"El único límite a nuestros logros de mañana está en nuestras dudas de hoy."
-F. D. Roosevelt-
[🇧🇷] Trolltunga (língua de Troll) é o nome deste lugar localizado no final desta caminhada de 28 km.
É uma caminhada de 10 a 12 horas catalogada com cor preta (alta dificuldade). É exigente porque é longa, porém seu terreno é muito mais uniforme do que outras caminhadas que fizemos no país.
Recomendamos que você reserve dois dias para fazer o hike, você terá mais chances que o clima seja favorável. Outra recomendação é que você pegue uma barraca para dividir a caminhada em dois dias e tenha mais tempo desfrutando do lugar.
✅🔓Reflexão de psicolocos de hoje:
"O único limite para a nossa realização de amanhã serão as nossas dúvidas de hoje."
[🇺🇸] Trolltunga (Troll's tongue) is named this place located at the end of this 28km hike.
Trolltunga it's 10 to 12 hours walking, a route cataloged as black color (high difficulty), but our feeling is that it's not as hard as people say. It's a demanding walk because it's long, however its ground is much more evenness as other hikes we've done in Norway.
We recommend that you reserve two days to do it, so you will be more likely that the weather is favorable. Another tip is you take a tent to divide the hike into two days and have more time enjoying Trolltunga.
✅🔓Crazypsycho's reflection of today:
"The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today."
-F. D. Roosevelt-

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Él es mi héroe porque me lleva a estos lugares, y porque brilla en la oscuridad... 💫
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Finally made it to one of my bucket list destination Trolltunga! Never thought I would really be here and it is absolutely breathtaking!! I would love to sit on the edge of this rock all the time! Truly amazing and indescribable place! ...

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Hiking dos and don’ts


  • Bring plenty of food and drink.
  • Bring extra warm, windproof and waterproof clothing.
  • Stay together with your fellow hikers – never leave them on their own.
  • Help keep our mountain wilderness pristine! Please carry all your garbage back, discard it in the rubbish bins in the parking lots. Small rubbish bags are available from your bus driver.
  • Your campsite and toilet visits must be downhill from trails and well away from streams.


  • For safety reasons, don’t operate drones in the hiking areas.
  • Never attach stickers onto signs or information boards.
    This information is vital to all hikers!
  • Don’t light campfires between April 15th and September 15th
  • Don’t pollute our streams!
  • No camping at the trailhead