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ACTIVITIES NEAR TROLLTUNGA

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Activities near Trolltunga

In addition to Trolltunga, our area offers a wealth of rewarding activities and challenging adventures. The natural surroundings make it truly magical.

Enjoy kayaking on the Sandvinvatnet Lake. If you prefer a faster pace, sign up for a RIB fjord rafting tour. Consider a walk on HM Queen Sonja’s Panoramic Hiking Trail (Dronningstien) from Kinsarvik to Lofthus or a hike to the Bondhusdalen Valley. Or how about cider safari? Taste your way through a delicious selection of ciders from Hardanger in combination with a fjord cruise, stunning scenery and good food.

You can explore the pristine Folgefonna National Park, and go downhill skiing even in July! For a really exotic adventure, join an experienced guide for a glacier trek.

For the most enriching Trolltunga adventure, we recommend hiking with an experienced guide and spending a night at the camp that awaits you in the mountains. If you’re brave, sign up for the Trolltunga Via Ferrata tour – with a climb up the mountainside!

Please note that we strongly recommend at least a two-night stay in our area. That will give you time to savour Trolltunga and enjoy additional adventures.

To find out more about the exciting activities and adventures offered, please visit these official websites:

www.hardangerfjord.com/ullensvang
www.hardangerfjord.com

Activities near Trolltunga:

Trolltunga Active

Experience one of the most spectacular rock formations in the world together with Trolltunga Active. The company offers several memorable activities on and around Trolltunga, focusing on wow-factor, quality, sustainability, and not least safety. The expert guides are motivators and storytellers that will bring you on a journey filled with picturesque viewpoints and sceneries, and amazing stories along the trail!

Photo: Trolltunga Active

Trolltunga Adventures

Hiking in groups for authentic mountain experiences including staying overnight at Trolltunga and in Hardangervidda National Park. You may wake up to a spectacular view near Trolltunga, and having meals based on Norwegian traditions on the way.

Photo: Trolltunga Adventures

Trolltunga Via Ferrata

Are you yearning for a more challenging and exciting adventure? Then Trolltunga Via Ferrata is perfect for you! We climb the 250–metre Via Ferrata route, before walking the final 3 km to Trolltunga. Our return is a hike down the Trolltunga Trail.

Photo: Algirdas Zabitis

Folgefonni Glacier Team

Offers a range of activities in and near Folgefonna National Park. Guided glacier hike at Juklavass glacier. Guided hike and ice climbing from Botnabreen glacier to Jordalsbreen glacier. Guided glacier hike between Fonnabu cabin and Holmaskjer cabin, historic tourist route crossing Folgefonna glacier – overnight tour. Kayaking on the fjord or on glacier lake.

Photo: Folgefonni Breførarlag, Jondal © Désiré Weststra

FONNA Glacier Ski Resort, summer ski

Fonna is a summer ski centre on the glacier Folgefonna. Alpine skiing for the whole family, freestyle park, cross country tracks and snow shoe
hikes options. Amazing views from the top of the ski lift over the Hardangerfjord, the glacier and the North Sea.

Photo:  Daniel Tengs

Fjordcruise with RIB – Trolltunga Active

Be adventurous and join Trolltunga Active on their RIB Boat Fjord Safari on the Hardangerfjord. Along the route, you`ll see different attractions, spots of wildlife, and their professional guides will tell fascinating natural- and cultural stories from the area.

Photo:  Trolltunga Active

HM Queen Sonja’s panoramic hiking trail

HM Queen Sonja of Norway is a passionate mountain hiker, and this is one of her favorite hikes in the Hardangerfjord region. The trail is in the high mountains between Kinsarvik and Lofthus and offers magnificent fjord views. The hike is long and demanding with a steep descent towards Lofthus.

Photo:  Celine Jessen / Algirdas Zabitis

Hike to the Bondhus glacier / Bondhusdalen Valley

Lake Bondhusvatnet: Green Easy hike. 4,6, km. 2 hours. Suited for baby carriages, bikes and motorized wheelchairs.The hiking trail from Sunndal to the lake Bondhusvatnet has a very interesting history. The 2.3 km long gravel road is in good condition. It winds along the river, between towering mountains in a beautiful cultural landscape.
Start and end point: Bondhus. Parking: From Sunndal through the village Bondhusbygda 500 m to the car park at the entrance to the valley Bondhusdalen. Sign by the county road.

Bondhusbreen glacier: Blue Moderate

Photo:  Åse Marie Evjen

Historical Kayak Tour on Sandvin Lake

Kayaking at the Sandvins lake is like a trip through the Norwegian history. The lake is surrounded by a cultural landscape, and it is said that this lake and landscape inspired the painting «Bridal Procession on the Hardangerfjord». On this tour you will pass the Tjørnadalsfossen and Strandsfossen waterfalls as well as the Buarbreen glacier. The mountains rise from the lake with the Folgefonna Glacier resting on the top. You are in the middle of all this, sitting in your kayak.

Photo:  Trolltunga Active

Tyssedal Via Ferrata

99% of Norways electricity is produced by waterpower. Experience how it all started by climbing the spectacular Via Ferrata trail next to the water pipes in Tyssedal. An adventure that will take your breath away with the amazing scenery. Witness the extreme altitudes and conditions where the pioneer workers manually built the waterpower constructions more than 100 years ago.

Photo:  Trolltunga Active

Glacier hiking at Buarbreen

Every day this summer, you can join a short glacier hike. It requires no prior knowledge. You can borrow the necessary equipment and be well taken care of by your guide. The trip from Buer to Buarbreen is a varied trip through cultural landscapes and forests. There is a lot of water here, suspension bridges and several other bridges and ropes to climb over the mountain. At the blue cabin by the glacier, you meet the guide and can adapt your equipment.

Season: Summer
Time: 10 and 14
Age: 13+
Total time: 6 hours. About. 3 hours with a guide.
NB! About. 1.5-hour walk on your own from/to the car park before and after the guided glacier walk.
Price: NOK 1090 per person
Parking: Buer, 9 km from the centre of Odda Equipment: Bring a jacket, trousers, gloves, good mountain boots, food and drink.
Booking: buarbreen.no

Buer restaurant is open from 10 to 22.30. Here, you can buy smoked fresh cinnamon rolls for the trip, eat lunch (13.30–15.30) or book a table for dinner from 17.30
Information and booking at buer.no

Cliff camping above the fjord

Spend the night in a hanging tent suspended on a cliff above the fjord.
From the camp you gaze at the spectacular glacier views ahead of you while you enjoy your typical norwegian outdoor dinner.
The portaledge tents you sleep in were developed by professional climbers for multi-day climbs. You are accompanied by an experienced guide so you don’t need prior climbing experience – just a good sense of adventure!

Photo: Estangard 

Cliff Picnic or Dinner – NEW

A taste of Cliff Camping and the beautiful Hardanger region.
Would you like to experience how it is to relax in a hanging tent suspended on a cliff 400m above the fjord? You are looking for an extraordinary way to spend the evening? Do you have a special occasion you want to celebrate? Then let us set the mood for your memories to share. Enjoy incredible views, a scenic picnic or dinner setup, and a peaceful time out in nature together with your favourite people.

Be it a wedding proposal, a brunch with your besties, a romantic candle light dinner, a family reunion, a bachelor party, or a first date, we create the perfect set up for an adventurous get together.

Photo: Estangard 

Nordic Forest Bathing – NEW

Deeply immerse yourself in the Nordic forest & reconnect with nature
The Nordic people have always had a very strong connection and appreciation for nature. Still today, this is strongly rooted in their culture, with outdoor life being a big part of their identity. This slow and mindful hike takes you into the Nordic forest where you immerse yourself deeply and reconnect with nature to recharge, relax and disconnect from the noisiness of our modern lives.

Photo: Estangard 

Cider safari in Hardanger

This summer you have the opportunity to go on a unique fjord cruise on the Hardangerfjord. Glide past majestic mountainsides, glaciers, charming fjord villages, and hundreds of thousands of fruit trees in Sørfjorden – Norway’s largest fruit orchard, where you can visit several of the cider producers and get an introduction to production, culture and taste.

You can choose to start the trip, from either Lofthus or Odda. You also have the choice of visiting one or several cider producers. You can also book dinner and overnight packages at either Hotel Ullensvang or Utne Hotel, or just book tickets for the fjord cruise.

You can book here.

Photo: Øystein Haara / The Fjords

Fjord cruice on the Hardangerfjord

Get close to the scenery as you glide through the Hardangerfjord and the beautiful landscape in Norway’s largest orchard. Majestic mountain peaks, contrast-filled glaciers, charming settlements and fruit trees as far as the eye can see. It is easy to understand why Sørfjorden has been a favorite destination since the 19th century.

With its 183 km, the Hardangerfjord is Norway’s second longest fjord after the Sognefjord, and the fifth longest fjord in the world. The longest side arm of the Hardangerfjord is the Sørfjord, and this is where this fjord cruise takes you.

You can book here.

Photo: The Fjords