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just beautiful!

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing hike. Must do for a tourist. Locals aren't big on this hike but it was beautiful. I left the upper parking lot at 05:45 while still dark and used a headlamp. The trail was marked with cairns with a red T and there were glow sticks to help guide you in the dark. The hardest part for me was after the first hike up there is shear rock face that is pretty steep, not terrible, but it is made worse by the constant drizzle. Trekking poles would have made that part easier going up and down. The hike itself wasn't technical or very hard. I was slightly concerned on the way back when I saw people heading out that they were not appropriately dressed, i.e. jeans, tennis shoes, sandles, dresses. It was about 36F that day and it was a constant drizzle. I did catch a break when I arrived at the trolls tongue the clouds parted and I was able to get some amazing pics. I made it to the lookout around 09:45. On the way out I only really saw 4 people for most of the way out. I did run in to people that had obviously spent the night and were heading back when we were getting closer to the tongue. I made it to the parking lot by 14:00. I did not stop on the way out or the way back for a break except to catch my breath.

Beautiful hike! Beautiful views all throughout the hike!

Stunning view. Love that place so much. I went there on early June. It was so good whether, not too cold and warm. And still see some snow a lot during the trail. Recommend!!!

backpacking
2 months ago

Really hard hike, wonderfull views all along, totally worth it.
Spent two nights in the tent, one night at the top near the trolltunga, wunderfull

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked up the first half with a headlamp, tented at the top for the night, then fished the hike to Kjeragbolten and back to the trail/restaurant parking lot in the morning.
Going up the mountainsides and down into the valleys can take a lot out of you even on a shorter distance hike, but the views are immensely worth the trek (as life is ;]).

hiking
2 months ago

2.10.2018

Norway itself it’s such a beautiful country!
So much to see and enjoy!

Hike was great! Definitely worth it!
It was pretty easy!
I am not an experienced hiker and we have done it 4h way up in the rain&snow then 3h down!
Not many people, it’s out of season, have to be careful to not get lost as the signs are hard to see “hidden under the snow”
Just get yourself warm waterproof clothes, something warm to drink and “time” to enjoy it


hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

A hike to remember.

My girlfriend and I hiked Trolltunga during a recent trip to Norway. It’s safe to say that we will remember that hike for the rest of our lives. One of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been to.

Pro tip: it might not be worth waiting 3 hours to get your picture on the ledge. Also, bring snacks.

hiking
3 months ago

Just completed this hike on October 7th, and hit snow as soon as we got to the last of the 17 switchbacks, which quickly turned to 1ft deep at stages as the snow continued to pump down all morning. Very beautiful views and magical hike in the snow to the famous Trolltunga. We were prepared for this weather so we had no problems, though in conditions any worse I could imagine it taking away from the overall enjoyment.

Difficulty : Moderate-Hard, the switchbacks are not as bad as they are made out to be as they are on a road, I can only assume due to the number of tourists, the majority of reviewers are not experienced hikers or a extra cautious in reviews, as once you have done a proper mountain hike, switchbacks on roads are easy no matter how steep. I would assume on a sunny summers day it would be a moderate hike for experienced hikers.

HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! - especially at this time of year as we spoke to a guide in Odda who said that in the middle of summer up to 1000-1500 people do the hike per day, leading to an hour or 2 wait for photo’s!! We had no wait at Trolltunga.

Absolutely amazing hike! My partner and I did this yesterday, it was snowing on us almost the whole time! It was like a magical winter wonderland full of waterfalls!

hiking
3 months ago

We went in May and were hiking through snow for a decent portion of the hike. Don’t let the first kilometer scare you! It is pretty much climbing stairs for the whole first kilometer, but it gets way better. We took our time with several breaks and spent at least an hour at the top and it probably took us about 10 hours. There were incredible views along the way and the the view from the top makes the hike so worth it. It was definitely the best (and most difficult) hike I have ever done! I’d highly recommend it.

hiking
4 months ago

Awesome.

Great views along the whole trail.

hiking
4 months ago

I'm a novice who probably does more hiking than your average tourist but wouldn't consider myself a hiker. I'm not in great shape but I'm stubborn.
This hike took me longer than most here (almost 10hrs of actual hiking) and almost two hours at the peak. We got there right as a group of 40 climbers arrived and at the peak time of the day. I also took the bus up (it only runs from 7a-2p so I had to hike down to the parking lot) to the upper parking lot. there's plenty of hike and I don't feel like I cheated myself out of anything. guess that's just a personal decision. 4km of switchbacks and dodging the busses isn't really something I feel like I needed to experience. there's still plenty of hauling. honestly, the first/last hour are the hardest. it's a steep climb at points and those are equally step coming back down.

4 months ago

Today the weatherforcast was some rain nd wind. At higher levels it was sometimes cold and slippery Near the boulder te rain was gone and I could step upon it. The hike back was sometimes more difficult than the way to the boulder.
Also a nice moment to meet other hikers.

The most stunning hike I’ve ever been on. Get there early, the trail is packed. Actually, even if you get there early the trail will still be packed, but it’s totally worth it for the views.

hiking
4 months ago

Aug 28, 2018. This was a fun and beautiful hike. I am a novice hiker in moderate shape and made it from the bottom trailhead to Trolltunga in three and a half hours. Don’t take the road up. It’s long and boring. I took the road down. There aren’t any switchbacks so your elevation gain is straight up in some parts which make for a difficult ascent. There are lots of places along the hike to camp or just sit and take in the sights. If you want a picture on Trolltunga itself be aware that there will be a line and the wait can be up to 2 hours depending on the time and day. Stay at the Airbnb (Linda) at the base of the hike. You can get an early start and beat the crowd.

4 months ago

Awesome hike. Weather was a little wet. Bring 2 pairs of gloves. One to get wet and climb with and one to warm up your frozen fingers lol

Awesome hike and well worth the view at the end. Pack light unless your camping and start early. The view is better at sunrise and not as many people in the end. If you’re fast enough maybe you can beat my time of 2 1/2 hours from the bottom (not paying for the 4K bus ride) to the tongue! ENJOY

trail running
5 months ago

absolut genial

hiking
5 months ago

It's a beautiful and challenging trail to finish for beginners (it's moderate for experienced hikers, just long). The view at the end is simply amazing. Since it's an out and back hike, the end of trail is effectively the midpoint in your journey. I completed it last August with a friend who's new to hiking and we managed to finish it in about about 9 hours. There were a few streams on the way and we filled water from them. The views are gorgeous even before you reach the peak.

The hike is fairly flat in the beginning (once you've finished the upslope on the road) before it becomes very steep uphill and finally you walk from one mountain to another (slightly steep) in order to reach the end point after a stretch of flat land.

The views are worth the effort totally and I definitely recommend this hike.

5 months ago

Found this hike harder than expected due to the multiple hills at the start. Completed back in August 2014. If you have the guts take a step onto Kjerabolten and snap a pic.

Beautiful hike throughout. Completed back in August 2014. Wasn't as hard as it seemed just very long.

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike, amazing views as noted (both through-out and at the turning point). I went in early August (peak) but on a day after heavy rains and with light intermittent rain forecast. I arrived at the parking lot before 7am and the main lot was already into overflow (i.e. no chance at the upper lot). There is a shuttle now that can take you up the first switchback leg that looked to run frequently (although this seems like cheating yourself, if you're short on time it can cut 1.5hrs off the round trip). Well marked trail overall, although note that there are numerous bottlenecks if you're looking to fly through when there's traffic. Overall challenging but not too bad if you're used to mountain treks - I was against the weather (and am competitive) and did the loop without shuttle in 6hrs with a 30-min stop for the photo line-up at the turning point. Two guys did trail run it while I was there, but watch your ankles on the rocks!

We did the hike from Osterbo (where we stayed overnight) to Vassbygli in July with my husband and two teenage girls. The weather was dry so we chose a bit more difficult route via Bjornstigen. The views from there were impressive - I highly recommend - but the descent is steep assisted by metal wires so it would be challenging if the rocks were wet and slippery. The river and the waterfalls are very beautiful. We returned to Osterbo by local bus. There were many hikers so we did not fit to the first bus but had to waite for almost an hour for an extra bus. We made the hike via Bjornstigen in 5 hours but had to waite for bus for two hours. Luckily there is a kiosk at the bus stop in Vassbygli where you can buy drinks and snacks and even have a shower.

hiking
6 months ago

Hands down one of the best trail I've ever done! Did it in early July 2015, it was mostly still covered in snow (making it harder but so much nicer!! Of course the end of the hike is great, but also the whole thing. I'd love to go back!
Also, not so hard to do. The hardest part is the uphill at the begining. My gf at the time wasn't exactly a hiker but she could do it. I think it took us about 11hrs, but snow was definetly a factor. It's worth going at weird time, because it gets crowded.

Views are incredible. Water in the valley, gorgeous. Mostly very well marked. Rocky trails, rocks of every size on nearly every section of trail. lots of hiking down that you give back going up again. I am 57 year old female with some knee issues so down can be harder for me. The hike was very challenging but worth it. Total time 7 hours to cover 19 km. Not 8.5 miles by the way.

hiking
7 months ago

Solid 18miles. Totally doable but the uphills are hard. The most surprising thing was how long it took to get back. Same time as going out! 4:15 each way. And 1.5hrs at the top taking pics.

Sick balls

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