Trolltunga Go Viking Hike
Are you aware that “Go viking” was a phrase originally used by Norwegian to describe to explore, travel to see something new, or to push your limits.
This year you are invited to “Go Viking”, to explore a new season, join in on a new unique Trolltunga hiking adventure! “Go Viking” to Trolltunga.
The tour starts from Skjeggedal. In the midst of darkness, we hike with headlamps up the Brakufsi path to Topp. Then the steep hillside up Gryteskar, the highest peak of the tour.
This late in the year, weather conditions are constantly changing. If needed, we will adjust the equipment you use (ice spikes, snowshoes etc.) in accordance with the changing conditions.
It’s a tough 7 km start, and we will have several stops where you get the opportunity to catch your breath. And to snap photos of the spectacular nature surrounding you. From Gryteskar we get a perfect view towards the Folgefonna glacier. The hike continues with 7 km in an easier terrain. This is the scenic part of the tour, being overwhelmed by impressing viewpoints towards the Ringedalen lake and the Hardangervidda national park, makes this part of the hike like a “scenic walk in the park”.
We arrive the Trolltunga around 13.00. At this time of year, you will have the Trolltunga almost for your self. You can really enjoy the peace and tranquility of being in the mountain and standing at Trolltunga.
We return back the same way. During the afternoon, the light changes, the day light disappears, maybe into a colurfull sunset, the blue hour, and then total darkness. And its on with the headlamps again. We end the day with a magical walk in the dark, maybe a clear sky, stars and a white full moon. Or rain, fog and wind. The weather conditions at this time of year will guarantee you a special moment filled with splendid contrast.
After this hike you have learned to “Go viking”!
- Meeting point at the Trolltunga Active store in Skjeggedal (Click here to see map). Please be there at least 15 minutes before your starting time
- Duration: 10 - 12 hours
- Age limit: 15 years
- The price includes: Snowshoes, hiking poles and a professional nature guide
What should I bring?
- On your body:
- Wool socks and woolen thermals
- Windjacket/pants recommended goretex
- Running gloves, cap and good wintershoes.
- 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 (Use wool, it continues to keep you warm after you get wet)
- Food for 10-12 hours
- 1.5 liter water/drink
- Some snacks/chocolate
During winter the weather at Hardangervidda mountain plateau can be rough. Its important that you are prepared according to the equipment list, and prepare with training in forehand for a hike of 10-12 hours.
At 21:00 the day before your tour, it will be held an information meeting at the Trolltunga Hotel in Odda. Your guide will inform about the hike, equipment needed, weather forecast and more.
Combine this activity with the Hardangerfjord in a nutshell winter tour!