I love hiking in the mountains, and I know that Trolltunga is many outdoor enthusiasts dream destination.
Trolltunga has turned in to a national icon and a major tourist attraction in Norway. During the season up to 500 people head up to the cliff each day. I hiked up to Trolltunga before the popularity exploded, and had a pretty nice hike. Me, Mr. A and Ninja went up in October which is actually off-season, but we had beautiful weather. The hike up to Trolltunga is about 11,3 km and took us a little less than 4 hours up to the cliff. We had one stop on our way up. The trail starts in Skjeggedal and the first 1,5 km was quite brutal with 450 meters elevation gain. After we reached the first plateau, the trail flattened out for about 1 km, before it got steep again for another 1,5 km. The rest was nice mountain terrain. We didn’t meet many hikers since it was off-season and there was no line at the top. Trolltunga is situated about 1100 meters above sea level and the cliff has a vertical drop of 700 meters and a beautiful view of the Ringedals lake. We stopped for about 30 minutes at the top before we headed back down. Totally we used 8 hours and it got dark before we were back at the car, so next time I will do this hike during the recommended season from June to September.
The view from the cliff
Trolltunga route map
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