Hiking to Trolltunga (the Troll Tongue) | VISIT NORWAY

Hiking to Trolltunga (the Troll Tongue) | VISIT NORWAY


Spectacular views and beautiful photos are some of the reasons
why people from all over the world come to hike Trolltunga. My name is Johannes,
and I work as a nature guide in Norway. The hike up and down is 23 kilometers, and takes about 10-12 hours to complete. You should therefor start the hike
no later than 10 am. Trolltunga is located at
1100 meters above sea level. This means that temperature and weather
can be very different at the top compared to the start. This is a very challenging hike. The hike is only possible to do
from March to mid October – with a guide. If you wish to hike without a guide
this is only possible between June 15th and September 15th. This is the period where we expect
the snow to be gone. To ensure an unforgettable hike,
please be prepared. Use sturdy hiking boots,
and save your sneakers for city walking. Jeans don’t belong in the mountains,
as they get both cold and wet. Use wind-and waterproof pants and jacket. Warm clothes are essential, – as it’s always colder at the top
than at the bottom. Also, make sure you have enough
food and drink with you for the whole hike. If you are uncertain about what to bring,
please check our packing list (video). When hiking to Trolltunga
always make sure you have an extra day. You never know what the weather
will be like. Do not hike in
uncertain weather conditions. Before you start the hike,
check out the weather forecast, and make sure that you are prepared
for a weather change. Make sure you exercise
before you hike to Trolltunga. The safest thing to do
is to join a guided tour. There are good guides
around Odda and Skjeggedal. If you do wish to hike on your own
in the summertime, make sure you stick to the marked path. Do not follow groups
that hike on their own. This is the reason
why our rescue teams are so busy. Be prepared,
and have a safe hike!

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