This adventure will take you by boat to the beautiful Fjord of Hardanger. Where painters have found inspiration for centuries among the steep mountains, the fjord and the many appletrees. The nature highlight, Trolltunga (meaning the Tongue of the Troll) has experienced world recognition in the past years. It is time to get active and ready for a true norwegian nature adventure.
Join our local experts to expl ore Trolltunga and the surroundings!
The beautiful postcard- sceenery of Trolltunga attracts people from all over the world to hike up Trolltunga and down again. In one day. Thats it. We invite you to get to know the place; its history, traditions and the local people.
It is time to sit back and enjoy the sceenery of the third largest fjord in the world as you enter your destination by a fjordcruise from Bergen. The approximately 2 hours boatride will provide you a new perspective of the Norwegian nature. The painting “Brudeferden i Hardanger” is one of the norwegian prides from the national romantic period. You will quickly understand why Hardanger was the inspiration… It is time to embark the nature!
The area around Hardangerfjorden also host Norway´s most southern glacier in one of our 42 national parks, namly Folgefonna. Your focus for the stay will be Trolltunga and the surroundings. Hike up to the top of Troltunga and spend the night in a tent! It is a great way to connect with nature including both sunset and sunrise Your professinal guide will take the best care of you.
Enjoy local food in a barn with traditional beverage and get warm by the fireplace at night. The second time you approach Trolltunga, you will do it by bike, climbing and hiking. You will explore the area more like a local and get to know the history on the way up !
Trolltunga will for sure make more impact on you than just the perfect picture!
Congratulation, you have really experienced Trolltunga!
Best time to travel: May – September.
Recommended stay: 3 – 4 days in Odda area + days in Bergen
Suitable for how many people: From two to six people
Where you will stay: Hotels, lodges and tent
Activities you can do: Hiking, rowing, paddling, cycling, tenting, visiting local crafts people,explore the local stories, traditions and culture. Dig in to the norwegian nature.
We recommend: To connect Oslo and Bergen with Odda and Trolltunga experiences in between.
Day 1: Fjordcruise from Bergen to Hardanger and Odda
Start your journey on a fjordcruise from Bergen to Rosedal ( just a short drive from your hotel). When you arrive Odda, check in at your hotel. We have options from dorms to private rooms with panoramaview over the Hardangerfjord. The surrounding area is famous for their aromatic apples and the apple tree blossom during the spring. Lean back and let the peaceful nature be in focus. Enjoy a local dinner with Norwegian specialities in the evening.
Day 2: Trolltunga Sunset & Sunrise
While most tourists only spend one day hiking up and down to Trolltunga, you are a longer mission. Your day start at midday and together with a local expert you will hike up to Trolltunga. Take your time and enjoy you lunch while gazing over the beautiful Norwegian nature. Upon arrival prepare your tent and an outdoor evening dinner. Sit back and be part of nature and wait for the sun to set. From Trolltunga you will have incredible view over the Ringedalen lake. Let yourself be amazed as the sun set in the the west, behind the FolgeFonna glacier. Overnight in tent next close by Trolltunga.
Day 3: A Taste of Hardanger & Norway
Wake up to the sunrise and beautiful view while YOU enjoy the breakfast before you start hiking back to the hotel.
You will be back at the hotel around 2 or 3 pm in time to relax after an active start of the morning. Spend the evening in a converted barn with a cosy atmosphere and a fireplace. A place to chat about your experiences last night and future adventures ahead. At the barn you will be served locally produced and tasty cuisine, with Norwegian beverages in nice company.
Day 4 : Trolltunga highlight, by mountain biking and the ferrata route Himmelstigen to Trolltunga
Today you will enter Trolltunga from another angle. A hike filled with Norwegian history and attractions. Start with mountainbiking for 7 km, before you hike up the river of Tysso. To get to the famous Trolltunga, the last part will be to a climb up the ferrata Himelstigen (The Ladder to Heaven). You will be back at the hotel in the evening, for a late supper and a good night sleep.
Day 5: Travel to Bergen
Take the bus back to Bergen and we recommend you to explore the historical city for a few days.
In 2010, 800 people visited Trolltunga. In 2016, 80. 000 people visited the tounge of the Troll. For the local community it has been a challenge. The best way to invest in a local economy is to expand your stay in the area and use the facilites there, for example guided services. This trip is made for that.
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