Trolltunga information

From Wikipedia:

Trolltunga (Troll tongue) is a piece of rock jutting horizontally out of a mountain about 700 metres (2,300 ft) above the north side of the lake Ringedalsvatnet in the municipality of Odda in Hordaland county, Norway. The cliff is located east of the Skjeggedal area, about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) east of the village of Tyssedal and the Sørfjorden (a branch off of the main Hardanger Fjord).


The hike from the end of the road to the Trolltunga site is a steep and demanding route. Be prepared!


Because many tourists underestimate the challenges of the mountain hike to Trolltunga, they suffer from exhaustion and hypothermia. A sad record number of 40 rescue missions to Trolltunga was performed in 2016, and luckily no lives were lost.


When hiking to Trolltunga, please follow the advice given by officials, locals and guides. Your life may depend on it. The hike will take between 8 and 10 hours, and includes a total climb of 800 meters over 25 km distance in rugged terrain.


Hiking route to Trolltunga. Description and digital map on Ut.no


Where to stay


Tyssedal Hotel, a magnificent building from 1913, built in “Art Nuveau” style. It is located in the village right below the famous Trolltunga.

Kinsarvik Fjordhotel, situated by the fjord in the village Kinsarvik, an idyllic little spot in the heart of the Hardanger about 40 minutes to drive from Odda