Trolltunga Trail

HARD 62 reviews

Trolltunga Trail is a 25.4 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Skjeggedal, Hordaland, Norway that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until September.

DISTANCE
25.4 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1,213 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

muddy

rocky

snow

no dogs

trail running
1 day ago

absolut genial

hiking
3 days 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.

4 days ago

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

hiking
4 days 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!

hiking
26 days 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.

hiking
2 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.

2 months ago

Sick balls

2 months ago

wonderful 28K hike
We started at 6:00AM and took the switchbacks up the gravel road.
We then proceeded to a well marked trail that was flat at first and then had a staircase vertical. The views were beautiful from this point to the devil's tongue. We found the rock a little icy so be careful. We then hiked across a few snow areas and up and down a bit. Hiking boats were a must and our poles were handy. The views were well worth the long hike and there were a few campers, but it was not crowded until we returned back down the trail. Bring food, but you will not need more than half liter water bottle because the mountain streams are crystal clear.

snowshoeing
2 months ago

Did this hike with a guide on April 26 2018. We started at the lower parking lot taking the paved switchback road up halfway before strapping on snow shoes. The trail was completely snow covered the rest of the way up. This was a difficult hike with all the elevation changes but it was absolutely beautiful all the way through. Our group of 8 had the entire trail and the views at trolltunga to ourselves! The entire hike from start to finish took 12 hours with 2 breaks. Very rewarding hike, amazing view at the end and felt a huge sense of accomplishment- especially since we snowshoed the entire length. A must do hike when visiting Norway!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Amazing walk. The first couple of kilometres is vertical incline so gets the heart rate up but the views along the way make it worth while. Took us 8 hours in total and we were going at a steady to fast pace

2 months ago

Great hike. Well maintained trail, especially the beginning 2/3rds or so.
Great views. Moderate climb and length.
We do it in 9 hours round trip (including good lunch break) from the lower parking lot using the switchback road route on the bottom ascent.
The upper parking lot (limited spaces) was closed, but will open on 6/16/18. If you start from there, you are eliminating the majority of the elevation climb.

2 months ago

Incredible trail fit for those with moderate fitness/experience. One for the bucket list - this hike is breathtakingly scenic and a MUST if you are travelling Norway in summer months

hiking
3 months ago

Bucket list ✔️ Amazing hike we used a guide! Highly recommend and check weather May 16th 2018 cold at top! This was an epic! The pictures say it all!

hiking
3 months ago

Make sure to find the original trailhead since all the signs now point to the new road which is definitely not as fun as starting out with the proper climb :-) Hiked this one through the snow which was a lot of fun. Great views and of course the instagram turnaround point ;-)

hiking
4 months ago

Hike will take about 12 hours up and down. It's very grueling (the first stair climb is insane). However the view up top is worth it! Bring camping gear and camp on top if you can .

4 months ago

Starts off with steep stairs - but those are the only ones. We had rain and dry the whole time. Finished in 10 hours.

Overall, beautiful and totally worth it.

hiking
4 months ago

Fantastic! Challenging to do all in one day. Start early and know the daylight hours. The opening stair climb is the hardest part but, of course it also happens at the end when your legs are shot. Rain can make it dangerous. The first glimpse of the lake was life changing. Well worth the trip.

hiking
5 months ago

Get there as soon as the parking lot opens if you want to avoid a pointless extra 30-45 minutes of climbing. I've done this one twice now, and it's spectacular. Make sure to bring plenty of food and water, and PICK UP YOUR TRASH. This place can be very crowded on weekends or in the summer, and a lot of the people leave litter. It ruins the magic a little. But nothing can detract from the image of the Troll's Tongue. It's unparalleled! Wait your turn in line and do your best pose for your next profile picture. Expect this one to take all day. Due to Norway's generous camping laws, you can set up a tent at the end of the trail and wake up in the morning for some fantastic views.

10 months ago

Went Oct 9th after the first snow of the year so everything was covered in snow and ice which added some time and difficulty, but overall it was great. Beautiful day. Worth the views. I thought KJERAG was more difficult, but trolltunga is just so dang long! So so long. Took 11 hours in the snow but I'm sure it's great in the summer. It's pretty well marked and if you need a guide for this hike, you honestly shouldn't be doing it (Because of weather or your skill set) but that's my humble opinion.

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10 months ago

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11 months ago

Absolutely stunning. We flew to Norway for this one, and it didn't disappoint. Parking at the new lot up the hill shaves a few kilometers and is totally worthwhile. Start VERY early, as lines form for photos during the summer. We only waited 10-15 minutes in September, but we heard stories of 4+ hour waits in August. Check out the unmarked waterfall below the dam too. If you are an experienced hiker and you start early, you can finish this hike in six hours. We started at 6:30am, spent an hour at the top, and finished before 2pm.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

It is a difficult hike, but really a great experience. We camp on the top unfortunately we hiked with bad weather it was no possible to see the famous sight. But next time I'll do it

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Challenging hike offering incredible sights. Hiked July 12th, 10 hours total. Departed at 4am and arrived to the tongue at 9am. Found 12 people at the tongue waiting in line and waited 15 minutes total.

On/off light rain and tons of melt led to a super muddy trek. Don't underestimate it as a walk through the park. Wear appropriate gear and pack light. A small water bottle is enough as you can refill from the many streams.

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