Trolltunga Adventures in Winter

1 October – 31 May

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Join a unique Trolltunga winter adventure!

It’s now winter in scenic Hardanger. January, February, and the other winter months, are perhaps the most exotic times to experience Trolltunga. Winter offers unforgettable sunsets and sunrises – and there is a deep peace to be found on the snow-covered high mountains. However, winter is also the most challenging time for a mountain hike; you’re in for a real expedition! Fortunately, two professional local tour companies, Trolltunga Active and Trolltunga Adventures, have expert guides with the knowledge and experience to make your adventure possible, and to keep you safe.

Trolltunga Active started its guided winter hikes just after Christmas. They offer several options. The first is their all-day Trolltunga Winter Hike. Another option is the Trolltunga Sunset-Sunrise Winter, a two-day hiking adventure that includes an overnight stay in a spacious “glamping” dome at their mountain camp. Or you can combine the guided hike with a stay in a traditional Norwegian mountain cabin – the Trolltunga Winter Cabin Experience.

Trolltunga Adventures start their guided Trolltunga Winter Hike in March.

Experience snow-covered Trolltunga in the Arctic glamping tents.
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Snow lingers in the high mountains of Hardanger, so each of these winter adventures is offered daily until 31 May, contingent on demand and weather conditions. Your guides will provide equipment such as crampons, hiking poles and snowshoes.

The difficulty of these short winter expeditions will vary with the weather, snow and ice conditions. On the iciest days, we avoid going out on Trolltunga itself, the outcrop that juts out 700 metres above Ringedalsvatnet lake. There are, however, equally beautiful spots from which to capture dramatic photos.

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If the Trolltunga winter hike seems overly long or challenging, Trolltunga Active offers many other winter adventures and activities. Check out their full  winter offerings! And you can read more about the other company’s winter programme on Trolltunga Adventures’ website.

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Trolltunga looks especially majestic when it is covered by snow!

Trolltunga covered by snow is an experience of a lifetime! During the winter, the mountain is pristine and delightfully uncrowded. At this time of the year, you will have the Trolltunga almost for yourself. Granted, the challenging conditions and sudden weather changes call for good preparation. Professional experienced guides will make sure you have a safe and memorable adventure.

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During the day, the light changes. Maybe you get to see a colourful sunset and soon after experience the fantastic light that the blue hour is known for, before it gets completely dark.
The day ends with a magical walk in the dark, maybe a clear sky, stars, and a white full moon. Or, with rain, snow, fog, and wind.

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At this time of year, weather conditions are constantly changing. On the rocky trail, slick ice may be hidden just beneath the snow. Fortunately, the guides make sure you have the necessary equipment you need (ice spikes, snowshoes, etc.) in accordance with the changing conditions.

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Days are much shorter in the winter; that’s why everyone has a headlamp. The guides take their time and are careful to follow the trail. Snow and fog may make it difficult to see the trail-markers and cairns, even with the help of a GPS or map and compass. In the winter, the mountains really do demand experience.

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Rental of hiking gear

Trolltunga Active offers rental of hiking gear.

You should hike only with a guide!

Local guide companies:

Trolltunga Active
Trolltunga Adventures

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Photo: Ole Fiksdal / Trolltunga Adventures

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Winter activities:

Trolltunga Winter Hike

Welcome to an extraordinary expedition! Join our winter adventure, strap on the snowshoes, explore Trolltunga and a spectacular winter landscape covered in ice and snow. Trolltunga Active has arranged guided winter tours to Trolltunga since 2015. Our experienced and professional guides have the utmost respect for this mountain wilderness, they will share their knowledge, show how to safely hike during winter, preparation, evaluate risk of avalanches, ‘read’ the weather. Our guides will always put your safety first, and ensure that you will have get a safe adventure. All while enjoying this magical winter wonderland. A winter adventure you will remember forever!

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Trolltunga Winter

Join Trolltunga Adventures for a beautiful winter adventure to Trolltunga. It’s so unique and magical to experience Trolltunga when everything is covered in snow. Yes, it’s cold, but totally worth it! This will be an adventure you never forget.
The hike to Trolltunga offers spectacular scenery, with views of mountains, fjords, deep valleys, waterfalls and glaciers.
Winter and Spring at Trolltunga is a unique experience with few/no tourists in the mountains, crystal clear air, and several meters of snow. The guide will serve a delicious lunch, hot drinks and local snacks. Trolltunga Adventures will make sure that you are safe and happy! Welcome on our Winter adventure!

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Trolltunga Sunset/Sunrise Winter

This winter, experience the Norwegian mountains up close. After hiking up to Trolltunga, we stay overnight in our Trolltunga Arctic Dome, which is formed like an igloo but with transparent walls and roof. It’s an unforgettable experience to witness the sunset and then the sunrise over this amazing snow-covered landscape.

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Trolltunga Winter Cabin Experience

The idea off “a trip to the cabin” is deeply rooted in Norwegian culture. From time to time, Norwegians yearn for a simple cabin where they can escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

This winter you are invited to partake in the Trolltunga Winter Cabin Experience. This combines the guided Trolltunga Winter Hike with an overnight stay in a traditional Norwegian cabin on the mountain. Key ingredients are fun winter activities and a tasty dinner in front of the fireplace. Trolltunga Active’s experienced mountain guide offers great stories, knowledge and good service that ensure a memorable “winter trip to the cabin”.

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Cross Country Skiing Courses

Join us to develop your fundamental skills within skiing, learn the most effective techniques. In addition we promise a lot of winter fun! Discover why cross country skiing is one of the most popular winter activities in Norway!

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Røldal Ski Center

The entire resort is situated above the treeline, offering you wide open areas for skiing and riding, as opposed to the narrow trails through woods. From one of northern Europes highest base areas, 800 m.a.s.l, six lifts transports you all the way to 1300 m.a.s.l.

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Seljestad and Røldal Cross Country Skiing Resort

You will find a network of well prepared tracks. Korlevoll and Lontjørn are situated close to Route E 134 between Odda and Røldal. Both places offer good skiing conditions for families and for individuals who deam of endless skiing opportunities.

Korlevoll Skiing Arena and Lontjørn Skiing Arena are excellent for skiing and winter activities. Floodlit. FIS approved Open: winter.

Photo: Seljestad and Røldal Cross Country Skiing Resort

Snowshoe Expeditions

You will experience a variety of landscape covered in snow, crystal clear fjords, and magnificent frozen waterfalls. Our well qualified guides will take you on adventurous journey. The Queen’s Trail, Oksen, Husedalen (the Valley of Waterfalls) have all visitors every day during summer, but is just as wonderful at winter. Join us this winter to explore this beautiful nature!

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