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Norway’s most spectacular rock formation

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Winter season 2019-2020

1st OCTOBER – 31st MAY

You should hike only with a guide!

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Flotte høstfarger langs stien til Trolltunga! 🍂🍁🍂
Beautiful autumn colors along the trail to Trolltunga! 🍂🍁🍂
Photo: Leiv Varberg
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Flotte høstfarger langs stien til Trolltunga! 🍂🍁🍂
Beautiful autumn colors along the trail to Trolltunga! 🍂🍁🍂
Photo: Leiv Varberg
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 28 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.

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Trolltunga with snow

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Hiking Trolltunga. Safety first:

On the way back from Trolltunga

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When to go

You can go to Trolltunga almost year-round.

June 1st– September 30th :

We recommend hiking with a guide, but experienced hikers can hike on their own.

October 1st  – May 31st :

You should hike only with a guide!

Note that the weather can change fast.
You should adapt your preparations and the equipment you bring accordingly.

Woman in yoga-pose on Trolltunga

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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
Trolltunga Hiking season safety wheel
Trolltunga 28 km from P2. Duration: 8-12 hours. Ascent: 800m