Trolltunga - Odda, Norway
Trolltunga is one of the most spectacular scenic cliffs in Norway. Situated about 1100 meters above sea level, hovering 700 metres above lake Ringedalsvatnet it provides a breathtaking view. The hike starts in Skjeggedal and goes through the high mountains, takes about 10-12 hours (23 km in total to Trolltunga and return) and the ascent is about 900 meters. It is a long and hard hike. The hike is usually possible to do from mid-June, depending on when the snow melts in the mountains. Normally one can hike to Trolltunga until mid-September. The hike requires stamina and right equipment, so make sure to you have both set right before you being thinking about conquering the cliff. There is no mobile phone coverage along the route.
All nature based activities are at your own risk. You will need sturdy hiking boots, bring extra clothing and be prepared for bad weather. Bring map and compass, plenty to eat and drink, a torch and a simple first aid kit. Weather in the high mountains can change quickly - check the latest weather forecast before going to Trolltunga. Do not hike to Trolltunga in strong wind, heavy rain or in foggy weather. It is always colder in the mountains than down by the fjord. Respect the nature.
Every year there are search and rescue operations for hikers in serious trouble. Prepare well and be a responsible and safe hiker. Start early in the morning. Norway is far north, meaning daylight is short from September and nights are very cold. Recommended starting time is at latest 8:00 in the morning.
If you want to stay overnight in the mountain area around Trolltunga you have to bring your own tent.
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