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Backpack and hiking boots


The weather in the high mountains can change suddenly. Always check the weather forecast before starting. Never hike to Trolltunga if there is a strong wind, heavy rain or fog. Remember that it is always colder up in the mountains than down by the fjord. Unfortunately, every year we have to rescue hikers who are poorly equipped or insufficiently prepared.

Your minimum required equipment includes: waterproof hiking boots, warm jumper, wind-/waterproof clothing, hat, gloves or mittens, extra set of clothing, sunglasses and sun protection, headlamp, plenty of food and water, first aid kit and an emergency bivouac shelter.

Equipment can be rented at the Trolltunga Active store. For detailed information on hikes, maps and nearby accommodation, please email

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!
  • Keep your campsite and toilet visits downhill from trails and away from streams.
  • Bring back all your garbage (including used toilet paper). Discard it in the rubbish bins in the parking lots.
  • Small rubbish bags are available from your bus driver.


  • Don’t pollute our streams or lakes!
  • Don’t light campfires between April 15th and September 15th
  • No camping at the trailhead.
  • Never attach stickers onto signs or information boards.
    This information is vital to all hikers!

Summer – under the inner layer
In the summer,  it can be nice and warm, but remember that the weather in the high mountains can change quickly! Bring extra clothes! We recommend wearing wool clothes all year round! Wool  warms when it is cold, and has a cooling effect in the heat. If you are surprised by bad weather, wool is the safest option. If you get wet, wool will continue to keep you warm.

Photo: Åse Marie Evjen

Middle layer
Outside your inner layer you wear an insulating layer.

It can be a wool sweater, down jacket, fleece or primaloft jacket.

A primaloft jacket will also insulate a little even if it gets wet, while down jackets loses its insulating ability when it gets wet.

Photo: Eivind Børve

Inner layer
A thin, insulating layer. Wool is preferable, because it insulates well, even if it gets wet and sweaty.

Wool will keep you much warmer compared to, for example, cotton, which loses all its insulating ability as soon as it gets wet.

Photo: Eivind Børve

Rain and windproof outerwear
The mountain winds can get quite cold. Rain and windproof outerwear is a must.

To avoid sweating, it is a good idea to open the vents on the shell cloth or remove the middle layer.

Photo: Therese & Tor


Hiking Trolltunga. Safety first:

Summer packing list:

Top hiking mistakes:

2 woman on trail to Trolltunga

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