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Visit Plan Trolltunga hiking norway travel wanderlust backpacking route markers Trolltunga Hike

Make This Happen: How To Visit Norway’s Trolltunga

Trolltunga hiking norway travel wanderlust backpacking route markers Trolltunga Hike

ANDRE, ENJOYING THE BEAUTY OF NORWAY ON TOP OF THE TROLLTUNGA

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.

Visit Plan Trolltunga hiking norway travel wanderlust backpacking route markers Trolltunga Hike
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.

 

Visit Plan Trolltunga hiking norway travel wanderlust backpacking route markers Trolltunga Hike

TOURIST BUS SCHEDULE

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

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SKJEGGEDAL BASE/ MEETING POINT

 

Trolltunga hiking norway travel wanderlust backpacking

PATH TO TROLLTUNGA SIGNAGE AND REMINDERS (DON’T POLLUTE PLEASE!!!!!!!!!)

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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HIKE TO TROLLTUNGA MAP

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THE BEGINNING OF THE HIKE (0KM)

Visit Plan Trolltunga hiking norway travel wanderlust backpacking route markers Trolltunga Hike

ROUTE MARKERS ALONG THE HIKE PATH

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!!!!

MOST IMPORTANT ADVICE:

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

Trolltunga hiking norway travel wanderlust backpacking route markers Trolltunga Hike

THE MAGNIFICENT VIEW AT TROLLTUNGA

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

 

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9 Responses

  1. Love Uutela

    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.

  2. Insurancewhisper

    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.

  3. 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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