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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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Trolltunga and many more Odda attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Odda trip itinerary maker.
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  • My wife and I took a boat tour out to the overlook. OK, the water view is not as spectacular as from above, but it is a heck of a lot easier (friends did the land route and found the final walk quite ...  more »
  • It's a long and beautiful hike to this amazing place but you must be prepared. standing on the rock is truly awesome but it's a long drop and you need to be sure footed and no fear of height. It's abo...  more »
  • Start early so you can get parked all the way up, if not you have to Park down and take a taxi up and down to the starting point (which costs time and money). The trip took approximately 7.5 hours (when it went above average fast at times). It starts up quickly, and there was a lot of mud. Be prepared for the long queue to take a picture at the top-but it is certainly worth it! Lovely views-we got to see snow on the peaks (and at times, we went in the snow). An amazing nature experience. Wear good shoes and bring enough food and drink.
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  • My wife and I hiked and climbed this trail at the end of June with snow still very much on the ground. We started around noon, and it turned out to be a 14 hours round trip hike for us. I am in my 40's (wife age will remain undisclosed), but it had been sometime since either of us had been on such a journey. Let's just say that we were glad that we had the midnight sun to assist us on our journey back. The reality, our trip back was dangerous because of the snow cavities, fatigue and better layering on our part. I would say as others have said, its exhausting, painful, long for the occasional hiker. The views from Trolltunga are majestic, and a unique club for those that make the trek. The views are breathtaking with various scenery changes that will keep you pressing forwards. Be ready for the season or a change of weather (temps), bring the appropriate gear and clothing. You will meet people from around the world, we were even asked by the Englishman to take pictures of his surprise proposal on Trolltunga. Join the Trolltunga Club!
  • Trolltunga is definitely long walk but the view at the end of the hike worth your efforts. If anyone interested taking this adventure, I advice them to carry lot of water, food and warm cloths. Don't be surprised with sudden weather changes, so be prepared. I enjoyed the hiking from Sjeggedal to Trolltunga and the view from the cliff is breathtaking. I finished the hike in 8 and half hours with only few breaks on my way back. Go there full prepared and have a good sleep day before the hike.
  • This hike is not for the faint hearted, although it is the best hike I have completed so far. The first kilometre of the hike has a steep ascent that mainly consists of steps, which can be quite difficult (also on the descent). After this, the hike is littered with stunning scenery and bodies of water in which you can swim/cool off/wash in. Overall the hike is 22km return, so we decided to hike with around 10kg on our backs and camp overnight at about 8km where there are some really good camp spots. I would recommend wild camping overnight to make the most of the scenery. If you are hiking this and back in one day it is crucial that you leave 8-10 hours to complete the whole thing and return back to the car park before dark.
  • Exhausting. Painful. Long. But worth every minute. Breathtaking views and incredible scenery that looks like it's out of a movie. Bring rain jackets, food, water, and a camera, of course. A great sense of accomplishment at the end, and many very friendly fellow hikers along the way make this a once in a lifetime experience.
  • One of the best tours in Norway you should experience at least once. We took a tent so we didn't need to rush. However your backpack becomes heavier. Roughly 10 hours and you will remember your bending knees the whole life.