Trolltunga, Odda

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Concealed deep within a fjord sits Trolltunga, a scenic cliff and one of Norway's most notable hiking destinations. The slender rocky plateau juts out about 1,100 m (3,610 ft) above sea level, hovering above the lake below. The full hike takes up to ten hours and traverses steep mountain ridges. The route takes you past waterfalls, glacial potholes, lush vegetation, and a dam. You can prolong your stay by bringing a tent to camp, but be aware that the weather can change quickly. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring extra clothing, a map, a compass, and plenty of food and water. Cell phone service is not available along the route. Put Trolltunga at the forefront of your travel plans using our Odda road trip planning site .
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  • First of all, the trolltunga hike is not hardcore as a lot of people say, i did it with a knee problem (little meniscus damage) in 7 hours and i'm not an habitual hiker. there are a lot of hike which ...  more »
  • All the labour, and made of it a lot, it's worth it because the show is continuous and wonderful!!! I'm glad we booked an escorted tour because the Trek is really long and tiring and doing it with someone experienced who can advise and follow is a godsend. You can, with the right equipment, camp, ask the guides where and how, know what to do and are experts in these mountains. You have to lug around a little bit of everything, the weather is very changeable, you pass from the hot sun in the cold and windy, in some places I found the snow, and we must consider at least a 12-hour walk and therefore enough food, water is not necessary because there are a lot of streams from which you can take. Personally the worst part was the return, tiredness is felt and the distance is significant. I'm coming by public transport to odda, very comfortable and very well served. Highly recommended but don't underestimate the path
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  • The place is quite demanding for tourists. However, be a ware of the fact that not everyone could climb this incredible mountain. Only an enthusiastic and a goal-oriented person could do it. I recomme...  more »
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  • We were first time hikers and it took us 5-6hrs to reach to the rock! Difficult and long terrain especially with 4 seasons in one day! However, by far the best experience with nature we have had! Be well prepared and enjoy!
  • I went with 2 friends. We are not active hikers, we walked for 4 hours to the top and 3 hours down (28km total). It says it's 11 km each way, but more realistically it is 14km (unless you are REALLY early to park at the top and save 3km each way). I'd say it is a really hard trip. You should have strong and durable legs and food for a whole day. You can fill water from the waterfalls during the trip. If you have to park at the bottom, be prepared to use about 2 hours to get up and down by bus.
  • Make sure you are equipped with plenty of water, food, and a good pair of hiking boots for this 22-km round trip climb/hike up steep stone stairs, through mud, and across glacial snow fields. It mists and rains very often, so a waterproof jacket, layered clothing and an extra pair of socks would be helpful. It will try your endurance if it rains, but it's worth the view at the end!
  • Don't go with a guide, you won't need it. Did it end of April, was a bit early and we had to stamp through deep snow. In April the parking was still free. It is a difficult hike, due to the length. DON'T DO IT IN SNEAKERS! Why do so many people try it in sneakers?! Be properly prepared, you get yourself and worse other people in danger.
  • Amazing hiking! Very demanding. Took me 5 hours going up. Camped at the top and watched the sunrise. Took me 4 hours coming back. Great experience!

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