Trolltunga is one of the most spectacular rock formations in Norway. It’s located 1.100 meters above sea level and about 700 meters above Lake Ringedalsvatnet. Expect lofty and spectacular views. The hike is long and demanding, and passes through the high mountains.
The trail to Trolltunga is well signposted. From the main trailhead at P2 in Skjeggedal it is a 28 km return hike with an ascent of 1.200 and an estimated hiking time of 10–12 hours. There are additional trailheads at P1 in Tyssedal and P3 at Mågelitopp. Shuttle services connect Odda and P2 Skjeggedal and the P1, P2 and P3 parking lots. For more information, see below.
Signs along the trail to Trolltunga let you keep track of the remaining distance to Trolltunga and back to the trailhead. Telenor offers 4G coverage on most of the hike. The hike to Trolltunga is recommended from the beginning of June (depending on when the snow melts) until the end of September. Make a careful evaluation of your own shape and equipment. All nature based activities are at your own risk. If you are not an experienced hiker, join a guided hike. Guided hikes are offered by Trolltunga Active and Trolltunga Adventures. Starting on the 16th of February, guided snowshoe or ski hikes are offered by Trolltunga Active.
1 June–30 September: Recommended season (average year). Guide recommended.
1 October–31 May: Recommended only with a guide.
Start your hike to Trolltunga early in the morning. Starting from September, the hours of daylight are reduced and the nights are colder. Start hiking before 08:00.
The weather in the high mountains can change quickly and it is always colder than at sea level. Check the weather forecast. Do not hike if strong winds, heavy rain or fog is predicted. Rescue operations are triggered by hikers every year. What to bring: hiking boots, additional clothing, rainwear, plenty to eat and drink, a headlamp, a basic first-aid kit, a bivvy. Hiking equipment for rent in Skjeggedal and at Odda Tourist Office.
For more information and maps regarding the hike or for information regarding accommodation, contact Odda Tourist Office
TRANSPORTATION, PARKING AND TRAILHEAD
Follow route 13 to Tyssedal, 6 km from the centre of Odda.
P1 in Tyssedal
220 spaces. Parking fee: NOK 300 per day + transportation to P2/P3.
Distance to Trolltunga: 40 km return hike
Total ascent: appr. 2.000 m
Estimated hiking time: 15 hours
P2 in Skjeggedal – Main Trailhead
180 spaces. Parking fee: NOK 500 per day + transportation til P3 (optional)
Distance to Trolltunga: 28 km return hike
Total ascent: appr. 1.200 m
Estimated hiking time: 10–12 hours
P3 Mågelitopp — upper trailhead
Private road/parking lot
30 parking spaces. Parking fee: NOK 600 per day.
Parking tickets for sale at trolltunganorway.com/no or at the ticket office in Skjeggedal.
Distance to Trolltunga: 20 km return hike
Total ascent: appr. 800 m
Estimated hiking time: 8–10 hours
Public transportation between Odda and P2 Skjeggedal
Shuttle buses between Odda, P1 Tyssedal and P2 Skjeggedal are operated by two companies — Odda Taxi (OT) and Taxi/Bus Odda (TBO).
Season: 1 June–30 September.
Price Odda–P2 Skjeggedal: NOK 230–250 (return ticket)
From Odda to P2 Skjeggedal
Odda Camping: 05:50 (TBO), 06:10 (OT), 07:10 (TBO), 07:30 (OT)
Trolltunga Hotel: 05:52 (TBO), 06:15 (OT), 07:12 (TBO), 07.40 (OT)
Odda cinema: 05:54 (TBO), 07:14 (TBO)
Odda bus station (town centre): 06:00 (TBO), 06:30 (OT), 07:20 (TBO), 7:50 (OT),
Trolltunga Studios: 06:02 (TBO), 06:32 (OT), 07:22 (TBO), 07:52 (OT)
Tyssedal Hotel, bus station: 06:10 (TBO), 06.38 (OT), 07.30 (TBO), 08:00 (OT)
Trolltunga Guesthouse: 06:12 (TBO), 06.40 (OT), 07.32 (TBO), 08:02 (OT)
P1 Tyssohallen: 06:14 (TBO), 06.43 (OT), 07.34 (TBO), 08:05 (OT)
P2 Skjeggedal: 06:24 (TBO), 07:00 (OT), 07.44 (TBO), 08:20 (OT)
From P2 Skjeggedal to Odda
16:15 (TBO), 17:00 (OT), 17:30 (TBO), 18:30 (OT), 19:00 (TBO), 20:00 (OT).
Shuttle bus between P2 Skjeggedal and P3 Mågelitopp
Season: 15 June–15 September (depending on snow conditions).
P2 Skjeggedal–P3 Mågelitopp: NOK 130.
P3 Mågelitopp–P2 Skjeggedal: NOK 100 (30% discount on return ticket: NOK 70)
Tickets for sale on trolltunganorway.com/no or at the ticket office in Skjeggedal. Pre-booking recommended.
Daily departures from P2 Skjeggedal to P3 Mågelitopp
06:30, 07:00, 07:30, 08:00, 08:30, 09:00, 09:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00
Daily departures from P3 Mågelitopp to P2 Skjeggedal
06:45, 07:15, 07:45, 08:15, 08:45, 09:15, 09:45, 10:15, 10:45, 11:15, 12:45, 13:15, 13:45, 14:15
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TROLLTUNGA–PREIKESTOLEN express service runs between Tyssedal/Odda and Stavanger/Preikestolen from 1 July to 31 August.
Daily departures between Tyssedal and Stavanger. Corresponding coach service to/from the Preikestolen trailhead Monday–Friday, gofjords.com, tel. 480 60 333.