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Your summer wedding at Trolltunga!

This year you can get married at Trolltunga on Summer Solstice. What could be more magical than exchanging your wedding vows on Norway’s most spectacular rock, while the evening sun glows above the horizon? If you are interested, be sure to mark 20–21 June on your 2024 calendar. That’s the evening Ullensvang Municipality has set aside for weddings at this dramatic venue.

“The Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year, with sunset at 11 pm at Trolltunga. This year we have extra reason to hope for good weather, evening sun and a clear early morning sunrise,” Inger Eitrheim Johansen writes on the municipality’s website. Trolltunga’s announcement largely repeats her words there. Interested? Then be sure to register your romantic intentions with the municipality!

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Guided hike with an overnight stay

You can make your wedding day and night extra special by taking a guided hike with one of the two guide companies, Trolltunga Active or Trolltunga Adventures. This includes an overnight stay at their mountain camp near Trolltunga.

What could be more perfect for your wedding night than an exotic stay in the mountains! At the mountain camp, there will be good dining, with ingredients and beverages from local producers. If the weather gods are kind, you can enjoy a beautiful sunset while sitting around the crackling fire. And in the morning, they’ll have breakfast ready.

If you have any special wishes, please contact the guide company directly. They will do their utmost to make your dreams come true. Be sure to sign up early for these guided hikes, especially if you want an overnight stay in a mountain camp.

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Your wedding certificate

You must register and submit a valid Preliminary Wedding Certificate documenting that there are no obstacles to your marriage. Norwegian couples are usually able to obtain these mandatory certificates quickly. If either or both of you are foreign citizens, you should expect this to take up to five or six weeks – so plan ahead. Foreign citizens may need to prove there are no obstacles in their home country to this marriage.

To apply for this certificate, please contact the Norwegian Tax Administration (Skatteetaten).

Please note that every couple must apply for the Preliminary Wedding Certificate themselves. This certificate, which is an absolute requirement for getting married in Norway, is valid for only four months from the date of issue. Keep this in mind so that you time your application to the Tax Administration correctly. The Preliminary Wedding Certificate (prøvingsattest) can be found here

“Naturally, we can only marry a limited number of couples this evening, so be sure to sign up early. It’s first come, first served!” says Inger.

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Practical details

As you probably know, the Summer Solstice is the longest day and shortest night of the year. The exact date varies; in 2024, that’s Thursday–Friday, 20–21 June. We’re really looking forward to meeting the couples who want to be part of this very special day.

We hope for a warm and pleasant summer evening, but can make no promises on behalf of the Norwegian weather gods. All participants – couples and wedding guests – must take into account the possibility of bad weather, and dress accordingly. You may also wish to bring a small tent. Good, solid footwear is an absolute must, because it’s a long hike to Trolltunga and back again!

You can change into more festive shoes and finery near Trolltunga itself. Tents will be set up to serve as a changing rooms.

We strongly encourage everyone to start their hike early, and to shorten it by booking two-day parking at the uppermost parking lot, P3 Mågelitopp. Alternatively, you can book shuttle bus tickets to P3.

Roald Aga Haug, Mayor of Ullensvang Municipality, will be prepared to hold ceremonies starting at 5 pm on Thursday. As in previous years, he is very much looking forward to officiate at the upcoming weddings.

“You can, of course, bring a best man and maid of honour, although it is not necessary. The employees present from Ullensvang Municipality will gladly volunteer for these roles,” says Inger Eitrheim Johansen.

Your wedding itself is free of charge. This means Ullensvang Municipality will not charge for the actual wedding ceremony. However, each couple is responsible for any additional expenses, such as requesting photos from professional photographers who also in years past have been keen to attend this very special event.

The evening before, on Wednesday 19 June, a meeting to brief all soon-to-be-wed couples will be held at Trolltunga Hotel.

And last but not least: Thank you for allowing us to be a part or your wedding plans, and for your desire to get married at this magnificent wilderness venue in our municipality!

Contact Ullensvang municipality

Inger Eitrheim Johansen
Email: inger.eitrheim.johansen@ullensvang.kommune.no
Phone: +47 900 55 126

Roald Aga Haug, Mayor of Ullensvang Municipality.
Photo: Yrjan Olsnes / Visit Hardangerfjord

The world’s first wedding on Trolltunga!

You will be hard pressed to find a more dramatic setting for your wedding! Ullensvang Mayor, Roald Aga Haug, has dreamed of this for years. On Saturday the 14th of August 2021, he officiated at the weddings of the first four couples to marry at Trolltunga.

You can watch these special events!
Tinna & Kasper: https://vimeo.com/600076403
Katarina & Fredrik: https://vimeo.com/600084102
Ina & Kjetil: https://vimeo.com/600090509
Njål & Lise: https://vimeo.com/592695775

Photo:
Therese&Tor

Photo: Therese&Tor

Sara Johnson Melkeraaen
Photo: Yrjan Olsnes / Visit Hardangerfjord

Photo: Katya Graf

Photo: Katya Graf

Photo: Yrjan Olsnes / Visit Hardangerfjord

Photo: Yrjan Olsnes / Visit Hardangerfjord