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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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  • How long I go trudging through the mud and cold in June! But the result surpassed all the hardships. Panorama-unimaginable!
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  • The route is 11 km from ida and 11 back and the truth are not stairs funicular the beginning is now done very hard... therefore the end of the route is also hard. But all the way, the views are spectacular! I recommend start to climb very early... If not the evening can surprise us.
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  • What you get: Out of the world view and priceless feeling once on top What you give: Lots and loads of Sweat :) What you need: A mind to conquer the trolltunga and a body to listen. It is a bit challe...  more »
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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.