Hiking to Trolltunga

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Photo: Scott Sporleder Matador Network – FjordNorway

Mt. Trolltunga (1100 meters above sea level) is one of the most spectacular mountain formations in Norway. The hike to Mt. Trolltunga is 23 km and takes between 10 and 12 hours to walk. This hike is quite hard, and people must therefore consider whether they are in good enough shape. Every year, the Red Cross rescues hikers down from Mt. Trolltunga. People are being rescued down because they are not good enough prepared for the hike.

Before you go on this hike its obviously important to be well enough prepared. Start the hike early in the morning to get the daylight as long as possible. Dont start the hike on an empty stomach. Bring food and drinks that provides energy, it is important to have a sufficient supply of carbohydrates and sugar. When it comes to clothing, it is important to wear adequate clothing and shoes. If there is sunshine and high temperature when you start the hike, the weather in Norway can change fast and it is therefore important to have good enough clothes.

Tips for food on the trip:

  • Bananas
  • Nuts
  • Energy Bars
  • Thermos with hot water
  • Oatmeal
  • Chocolate
  • Enough water

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Checklist clothes:

  • Wind – and waterproof trousers and jacket
  • Wool
  • Thin down jacket
  • Hiking boots
  • Hat, gloves or mittens
  • Socks in case you have to change
  • Have an additional warming layer when you sit still

It may also be smart to bring a headlamp, map, compass, blister plasters and a simple first aid kit in your backpack. If there is bad weather such as strong wind, heavy rainfall or fog, you should not go to Trolltunga. And remember, be prepared, respect the nature and be careful. Don’t take risky selfies at the edge. We hope this will help you to get a good experience if you are going on a hike to Trolltunga. If you want to go hiking to Trolltunga, visit our webpage and take a look at our trips. Fjordand.com.

 

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