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Summer season Trolltunga

June 1 – September 31

June 20–21 20 couples will get married at Trolltunga!
Roald Aga Haug, Mayor of Ullensvang Municipality, will be prepared to hold ceremonies starting at 5 pm on Thursday. We encourage all hikers to take their photos at Trolltunga well before 5 pm.
Those who arrive later will nevertheless have the opportunity to go out onto the famous Trolltunga, but must expect some waiting.

About 1 percent of the trail to Trolltunga is covered with snow. The snow is melting very fast now. Use proper hiking boots. Beware of fragile snow bridges that may hide dangers. Remember sunglasses and sun protection!

You will find information about guided hikes here.
Please contact the guide companies, Trolltunga Active or Trolltunga Adventures for a guided hike!

Rental of hiking gear

Trolltunga Active offers rental of hiking gear.

Shuttle buses / parking

The shuttle buses from Odda to P2 Skjeggedal began on 23 May.
The shuttle buses from P2 Skjeggedal to P3 Mågelitopp begin on 1 June.
The parking lot P3 Mågelitopp opens on 1 June.
The parking lots P1 Tyssedal and P2 Skjeggedal are open all year.

Weather at Trolltunga

In the mountains, the weather can change suddenly!
Pack so you are prepared for weather extremes.
Read the entire weather forecast.

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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 27 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.

We strongly advise against the use of drones. Any drone use must comply with regulations. Please be considerate to your fellow hikers.

We strongly advise against the use of drones. Any drone use must comply with regulations and never pose a danger to others.

Please be considerate to your fellow hikers. For their safety, we ask you not to fly a drone when there are other people on Trolltunga.

All drone pilots should register via AVINOR’s website. 

Please keep your dog on a leash
Please bring back all your litter. Including used toilet paper

Plan your trip

Information about the hike, parking, transportation and more.

Click here to plan your trip


Click here to find information about accommodation, activities and attractions near Trolltunga.

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Trolltunga in the summer:

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Hiking Trolltunga. Safety first:

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


Certified as Norwegian Scenic Hike

– We are pleased that we can now certify Trolltunga as a Norwegian Scenic Hike, a world-famous icon where nature’s own work constitutes the attraction, says Ellen Hambro, director of the Norwegian Environment Agency.

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Minister of Climate and Environment Sveinung Rotevatn during the marking of Trolltunga as a Norwegian Scenic Hike.

Photo: Åse Marie Evjen


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On the way back from Trolltunga

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