Make This Happen: How To Visit Norway's Trolltunga

[caption id="attachment_2107" align="aligncenter" width="800"]Trolltunga hiking norway travel wanderlust backpacking route markers Trolltunga Hike ANDRE, ENJOYING THE BEAUTY OF NORWAY ON TOP OF THE TROLLTUNGA[/caption]

Trolltunga also known as the troll tongue (because of its shape) is one of the famous must-visit sites of Norway. It is situated about 1100 meters above sea level creating a beautiful view from this naturally cantilevered masterpiece.

Check out my previous blog about my hike to Trolltunga (click this link)

WATCH MY VIDEO MONTAGE OF THIS TRIP


There are several options to get here. Me and my friend drove from Ølve to Odda for roughly 2 hours including a ferry ride.

First thing you need to do is to check the weather forecast as you don’t want to climb here on a heavy rainy day. The best months to go here is around June when the snow melts on the mountains until the end of September.

Although this is not an extreme hike, make sure you still prepare and get yourself in shape.  The hike will last for around 8-10hours. Be sure to wear proper hiking shoes, bring some food (snacks if you will not camp), extra clothes, water bottles, maps ( but there are route markers so it is really easy to find it) and camping gears if you think of staying for the night.

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DRIVING IN ODDA ON OUR WAY TO SKJEGGEDAL

Option 1. DRIVING:


From where you are (we came from Ølve), navigate yourself to the town of Odda. Once you reach Odda, drive to Tyssedal on route 13. From Tyssedal, follow signs going to Skjeggedal where you will park and start your journey on foot. Take note that parking fee is 100 NOK/ day.

 

[caption id="attachment_2169" align="aligncenter" width="800"]Visit Plan Trolltunga hiking norway travel wanderlust backpacking route markers Trolltunga Hike TOURIST BUS SCHEDULE[/caption]

Option 2: PUBLIC TRANSPORT


From Odda, take a route 995 bus going to Skjeggedal with a one way ticket costing around 31 NOK. Travel time will be around 30min/way.

Bus timings are (Timings can change so better double check it on the day you are planning to go)

Departure from Odda: 7:35am, 9:10am, 15:20 am, 19:25 am


Departure from Skjeggedal: 8:15, 10:10, 16:10, 20:10




[caption id="attachment_2096" align="aligncenter" width="800"]Trolltunga hiking norway travel wanderlust backpacking SKJEGGEDAL BASE/ MEETING POINT[/caption]

 

[caption id="attachment_2094" align="aligncenter" width="800"]Trolltunga hiking norway travel wanderlust backpacking PATH TO TROLLTUNGA SIGNAGE AND REMINDERS (DON'T POLLUTE PLEASE!!!!!!!!!)[/caption]

ONCE YOU ARE AT THE BASE OF THE HIKE PATH:


On foot, start at the base of the mountain and follow the path marked with a red T. Aside from that there will be route markers placed on every kilometer (helpful to know where you’re at ^^).

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[caption id="attachment_2095" align="aligncenter" width="800"]Trolltunga hiking norway travel wanderlust backpacking THE BEGINNING OF THE HIKE (0KM)[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2178" align="aligncenter" width="800"]Visit Plan Trolltunga hiking norway travel wanderlust backpacking route markers Trolltunga Hike ROUTE MARKERS ALONG THE HIKE PATH[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2097" align="aligncenter" width="800"]Trolltunga hiking norway travel wanderlust backpacking route markers TOTEM ROUTE MARKERS ALONG THE HIKE PATH. AS LONG AS YOU ARE SEEING THIS, YOU ARE NOT LOST!!!![/caption]

MOST IMPORTANT ADVICE:


ENJOY EVERY BIT OF IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

[caption id="attachment_2105" align="aligncenter" width="800"]Trolltunga hiking norway travel wanderlust backpacking route markers Trolltunga Hike THE MAGNIFICENT VIEW AT TROLLTUNGA[/caption]

To know more about this magnificent hike:


Contact Odda Tourism Office for detailed information about the hike, accommodation and maps.


Check out these helpful websites also:


www.visittrolltunga.com


www.visitnorway.com


www.oddacamping.no


Kenneth Surat logo travel blog blogger

 

11 comments

  1. I'm glad I didn't have to write this because it would be so confusing. You did a great job with this content and I agree.

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  2. Insurancewhisper7 August 2015 at 21:28

    This is the best article I've read anywhere in a really long time. You've really hit the mark here on many points in my opinion. Keep up the good work.

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    Thank you

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  5. This article is very useful indeed especially since am planning a trip to Norway before the end of the year. I have hiked in several places around the world, Norway is my next destination

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  6. am planning a trip to Norway before the end of the year. I have hiked in several places around the globe. trolltunga here I come. Nice article though.

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  7. thanks! Enjoy Norway! I love that country.

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  8. Hello jonathan, have you already traveled to Norway, if yes could you please send me a copy of your travel itinerary. I also want to visit Northern Eroupe, but am still divided on where to go between Norway, Sweden and Finland.
    forward to this email : info@gorillacousinsrwanda.com

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  9. Hi There,

    When are you traveling? Cause you can visit a lot of different things depending on the season. :)

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  10. Wild Jungle Trails Safaris8 August 2019 at 03:02

    Norway the country i want to visit
    i wish i would

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