Climb up to Trolltunga

Himmelstigen to Trolltunga

Pictures from Trolltunga in Norway has gone viral the last years, and people are coming from the whole world to do this 10 hour hike and stand on this “tongue” of stone. But why walk up when you can climb up?

Instead of doing the normal hike up, I wanted to climb. It couldnt be more fun than that!

Himmelstigen to Trolltunga

The tour that I booked was “Himmelstigen to Trolltunga” with Trolltunga Active. We began at 9 am in the morning and were back 11 hours later. The trip began with 7 km cycling before we hiked on stones for a while, and had a lunch next to a river. Totally alone in this wonderful nature.

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Here was the place we had lunch. Nice right? After some lunch, it was finally time for the climbing. This was what I was waiting for! When I know I’m secured, the height is nothing to fear anymore. I lean back to take pictures and just have so much fun being on a place that actually would be scary.

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I didn’t felt the height that much when I was going up, but on my way down I have to say that I felt the butterflies in my stomach 😉 So I was very happy about going down the same way as we got up!

Take 2 minutes to look at a short video I made from the trip!

Nice to know about Trolltunga

When to visit Trolltunga?
If you want to do the climbing up, you have to do it between June and October. If you want to do the hike on skis or snowshoes, Trolltunga Active arrange hike for that between March and May.

How long time does it take?
Between 8 – 12 hours.

How?
If you have climbing experience and have done some Via Ferrata routes before, you and your group can rent equipment where you begin the hike. If you want to join a group like I did, you can book the tour at website to Trolltunga Active. You can also walk up the normal way without guide.

What to bring?
-Normal hiking shoes and clothes. Be sure you bring enough clothes, cause you can get a bit cold when climbing.
– Food & something to drink. You can refill water from the river where you have lunch.
– Camera or cellphone just for the memories.

Were to sleep near by
Trolltunga is not far away from Odda in Norway, so you can sleep anywhere there. The most popular places to stay for people that are going to Trolltunga is Trolltunga Guesthouse, Trolltunga Hotel and Odda camping. You can jump on a bus in the morning to get to Trolltunga starting point, and one to get back. Be sure to ask about when they are going.

I you like hiking in Norway, you should visit Galdhøpiggen to. Read about my trip to Galdhøpiggen here.

4 Comments

  1. Climbing up Trolltunga looks like an incredible experience, lots of fun and with a great reward at the end of it. Thanks for the what to bring and places to stay tips too.

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