Trolltunga on snowshoes - Norway Insight

Trolltunga on snowshoes

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3-day tour. Guided winter and spring hike on snowshoes to spectacular Trolltunga in the period from February to May. Including bus and 2 nights in hotel.

Trolltunga is located near Odda in Hardanger, and the hike to this peak is among Norway's most spectacular hikes. Avoid queuing during summer and experience an even more spectacular view of Trolltunga when everything is covered with snow!

 

You travel by public bus from Bergen to Trolltunga Hotel. The guide will meet you day 2 in Trolltunga Hotel.
The hike starts in Skjeggedal, about 20 min by bus from Odda, and you'll follow the path by foot to Topp. From Topp you switch to snowshoes. On snowshoes, up the mountain side to Gryteskar whereyou get a spectacular view towards the Folgefonna glacier. The trip continues towards Tyssebotn and Trolltunga.
The hike ends at Trolltunga, one of the most famous nature attractions in Norway, with a stunning view of the Ringedal lake and the Folgefonna glacier. Plus, it should add some butterflies to your tummy.

The hike is 22 km (13,7 miles) and takes approx. 10-12 hours to walk.
Classification: Black, difficult.


Bergen - Odda - Bergen

 

 

 

 

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Day 1: Bergen-Odda

The tour starts from Bergen Bus Station. You travel by local bus to Odda.


Monday-Friday: departure from Bergen 1150 - arrival Trolltunga Hotel 1501
Saturday: departure from Bergen 0821 - arrival Trolltunga Hotel 1123
Sunday: departure from Bergen 1145 - arrival Trolltunga Hotel 1503

 

It will be an information meeting in the hotel at 1800 about the tours next day. The guide will give information about the hike next day, equipment needed, the hike, weather forecast and more.
Accommodation: Trolltunga Hotel

Day 2: Snowshoeing to Trolltunga

Today you are going on a guided tour with snowshoes to Trolltunga. The tour starts just after breakfast at 0830 and lasts until about 8 o’clock in the evening.  
The hike starts in Skjeggedal, about 20 min by bus from the hotel, and we follow the path by foot to Topp.
From Topp you switch to snowshoes. On snowshoes, up the mountain side to Gryteskar where you get a spectacular view towards the Folgefonna glacier. The trip continues towards Tyssebotn and Trolltunga.
The hike ends at Trolltunga, one of the most famous nature attractions in Norway, with a stunning view of the Ringedal lake and the Folgefonna glacier. Plus, it should add some butterflies to your tummy.
Accommodation: Trolltunga Hotel


Day 3: Return from Odda to Bergen

After breakfast, return by local bus to Bergen.
Monday-Friday: departure 0922. You arrive Bergen at 1305

Saturday: departure 0854 - arrival Bergen 1300

Sunday: departure 1212 - arrival Bergen 1725

 

The safety and wellbeing of participants is the top priority of the guides.

Lenght of the hike

  • Total lenght 2x11 km (2 x 6,8 miles) ascent 1000 m (3280 ft).

Season snowshoeing

  • February 17 - May 31 2018
  • First departure Bergen: February 16
  • Last departure Bergen: May 30

Practical information

  • The tour requires that you are over 15 years of age and have a normal level of fitness.

Age

  • Recommended age limit 15.

Prices 2017 - prices for 2018 will soon be updated

  • Adult (Age 15+): NOK per person in double room: NOK 4600
  • Adult (Age 15+): NOK per person in single room: NOK 5675

Included in price

  • Public transport Bergen-Trolltunga Hotel
  • Guided tour to Trolltunga.
  • The tour starts and ends at the bus station in Bergen.
  • Accommodation: 2 nights in standard room with bath at Trolltunga Hotel.
  • Breakfast included day 2-3
  • Packed luch day 2.
  • Rent of Snowshoes.

Not included

  • Flights to and from Norway.
  • Alcohol and drinks.
  • Lunch day 1 and 3
  • Dinner

   How to dress

  • wool socks and woollen thermals.
  • wind jacket/pants recommended Gore-Tex
  • running gloves
  • cap
  • winter shoes
  • sunglasses and sunscreen (the sun takes much more when you walk on snow compared to by the water)

A 40 liter backpack with

  • beanie/hat that covers your ears
  • warm gloves/mittens
  • dry wool socks
  • extra warm clothes. (the reason we use wool, is because it continues to keep you warm after you get wet)
  • food for 10-12 hours
  • 1.5 litre water/drink
  • some snacks/chocolate

Minimum

  • 2 persons.

If you travel alone, please check with us that somebody else has booked the date you want to go before you book your flight to Norway!

Photo

  • Trolltunga Active

Highlights

  • Trolltunga on snowshoes

Route

  1. Bergen
  2. Odda
  3. Trolltunga
  4. Bergen