The hike to Trolltunga can be quite tough but with views like these, it’s definitely worth it!
Being one of the best hikes and scenic points in Norway, it really is an exhilarating place to visit. Once things for sure though, it’s not for the faint-hearted. 🗻
Trolltunga is a well over 1000 metres above sea level and an epic hike to do. Now, the hike itself starts at Skjeggedal with the route taking at least 10-15 hours depending on your speed. This really isn’t a small hike so make sure you’re prepared and fully equipped. After all, no one likes a reckless hiker.
The trail itself is pretty tough. You will be tired, you’ll likely find it hard at times but you will appreciate it when you get to the top. The most important thing to remember is to take all the correct equipment and hike at the right time of the year.
Hike To Trolltunga – Times to hike
The locals and officials at Visit Norway state that hiking should only be considered between;
15 June-15 September: This is the best time to hike to Trolltunga
16 September-15 October: This is a time when you really should consider hiking with a local and certified guide
16 October-3 March: Hiking in not to be considered at any time. This is a very dangerous time to enter the trail
4 March-14 June: This is when you can access the hike, with a guide but wearing snowshoes
Hike To Trolltunga – Guided Tour
For a certified guide, contact Trolltunga Active who are all certified and responsible hikers. They have some alternative hikes that are great to join.
Hike To Trolltunga – What To Take?
Make sure you are fully prepared. As I mentioned this is an expert-level hike and you should always prepare accordingly. Make sure to pack lots of layers, waterproofs, hard-wearing shoes, a mobile phone, torch, energy bars, food, water and sunscreen. It’s best to be overprepared than underprepared on this hike.
Hike To Trolltunga – Would you do this?
I had seen this before and as horrified as I was when I first saw photos of this (I’m so scared of heights), I kinda feel like I would have climbed to the edge of this. I’m still not 100% sold if I’m honest.
I’m in need of a little convincing so my question for you is this – would you climb to the edge of Trolltunga??? And if you did, what would your version of one of these photos look like?