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Hike adventure to Trolltunga, Preikestolen and Kjerag

This Adventure Tour combines the most famous hiking destinations in Norway: Trolltunga, Preikestolen, and Kjerag. En route, we will hike one of the biggest glaciers in Norway, as well as the longest wooden stairway in the world:

We had an AMAZING time! The guide was fantastic!! We loved every minute. Thank you for the best trip and most beautiful scenery ever! We are definite Norway fans and hope to be back one day for another tour. — Melissa 2017

Norway has become famous for its iconic, dramatic, and exciting view points: Trolltunga, Preikestolen and Kjerag. These three hikes, three of the most beautiful view points in Norway, along with three more days exploring Norway's more hidden gems make this tour the best of all worlds. Dramatic fjord views, high mountain tops, and unique geological rock formations provide travelers with an exciting and well-rounded tour of South-Western Norway. 

  • Hike Trolltunga, Preikestolen and Kjerag.
  • Hike in Hardangervidda, one of Norway's wildest National Parks and home to native Reindeer herds.
  • Explore a day on the Glacier in Folgefonna National Park roped up with helmets, ice axes and harnesses.
  • Take an express ferry up Lysefjorden (The Fjord of Light) between sheer cliffs on either side. 
  • Stay in isolated Flørli (only accessible by boat and a key player in Norway's hyrdo history) and hike the longest wooden staircase in the world.
  • Spend two days traveling within Hardangerfjorden from Rosendal, one of Norway's most beautiful fjords.

This tour is one of the most dynamic tours Hvitserk offers. It takes you to all three most famous view points in Norway, as well as traveling up famous fjords, teaching about Norwegian culture, enjoying three course dinners, and staying in some of the most sought after and traditional accomodations Norway provides. 

The hikes on this tour are relatively long (see day to day itinerary), and we hike everyday. So, you need some hiking experience and fitness to join. The tour starts and ends in Oslo, and we go by small groups with a maximum of seven guests per guide, travelling by minibus. On this tour you can leave your luggage in the car or at the accommodation each day, so you only have to carry what you need for your dayhike. 

We recommend that you plan an extra day in Oslo before or after the tour. Oslo is among Lonely Planet's top 10 cities on their Best in travel 2018 list and a beautiful place to reminisce about your upcoming or past adventure with Hvitserk!

You can book "Trolltunga Hike Tour, Preikestolen and Kjerag" in the menu to the right; please let us know if you have any questions. You can contact us at [email protected]

DIFFICULTY           

Level 3 out of 5. Please read more about our level of difficulty here. The hardest hike is the hike to Trolltunga; it can take up to 12 hours all together. The other days will be about 4-6 hours of hiking. You should expect scrambling and the path is rocky and a bit slippery if it rains. You should have hiking experience from similar conditions. Good fitness and some hiking experience are also fine. 

WHAT TO BRING?

Have a look at the full equipment list by clicking "Equipment list" in the menu above. You can leave your luggage in the car or at the accommodation each day, so when hiking, you only have to carry what you need for the day. 

How to get there?

Wondering how to get from the airport to Oslo city? Read more here.

accommodation

We stay at what we think are the unique and welcoming accommodation in the area. If you travel alone you share a same-sex twin room, but it might also be possible with single rooms, please let us know if you would like to pay extra for this. Most nights we stay in en-suite rooms, but not all. The single supplement is 3000 NOK for the whole trip. If you want a single room we cant guarantee en-suite room each day. 

Baggage

There is no weight limit, other then what your airline has imposed, but, as the group and luggage will all have to fit into our minibus, we do ask you not to bring more than one main item of baggage and one daysack. You will only have to carry your daysack on this trip. 

insurance 

You need a travel and health insurance, which also includes transportation back to your country. Remember to bring your insurance card/information. 

LANGUAGES         

The guide speaks English.

Changes may occur

We reserve the right to make changes to the program, and the price. The day to day program is indicative, and changes may occur. Please have a look at our terms and conditions

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS              

Minimum: 3 people; Maximum: 7 people.

WHAT'S INCLUDED?          

  • Professional nature guide 
  • Accommodation for five nights
  • Breakfast, packed lunch, and dinner (as described in the day to day program). 
  • All local transport (ferries, buses, transfers etc.)

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

  • Transportation to the meeting point in Oslo. We are happy to assist you with booking a hotel in Oslo and give you advice on what to do when you stay in our capital.
  • Drinks and snacks.

Day 1: From Oslo to the mountains

We meet outside Oslo Opera house at 10 a.m.; the guide will pick you up there. Look for our logo on a minibus. Together you go for a four-hour drive towards the mountains. As you drive, the settlements get smaller, and you will get a glimpse of Norway`s many rural areas. On the way we will stop by Heddal Stave Church, and have a look at the charming old building, this is one of Norway's largest stave churches. Our destination for the day is a mountain cabin located around 1000 meters above sea level called Haukeliseter. Rough and wild nature surrounds Haukeliseter. Norwegians on a mountain holiday highly approve the mountain lodge, and every year Norwegians of every age visit the area. We do a short hike to make sure all the equipment is ready for the next day. After that, we have a traditional three-course dinner and go through the itinerary for the next days with the guide.  

*On the departure starting on the 24th of August we stay at Trolltunga Hotel. 

Accommodation Mountain Lodge Meals D Transport 4-5 hrs

Day 2: Trolltunga

People come from all over the world to experience Trolltunga, and today it's our turn! People come from all over the world to experience Trolltunga, and today it’s our turn! In English, it is named the Troll's Tongue. Trolltunga is a spectacular mountain formation situated 1,100 meters above sea level, and 700 meters above the lake of Ringedal. Trolltunga is a long hike (10-12 hours), the longest hike of the trip, so we start off early in the morning, and will have dinner quite late. Even though the hike is tough, it is both doable and worth it! We will have time to relax at the top, enjoy the view, and take memorable photos on the plateau. This place inspired many Norwegian artists during the Romantic era and led to some of the most remarkable artworks ever coming out of Norway. In a case of bad weather, we have the opportunity to swap day 2 and 3 and get the best weather possible on Trolltunga.

Accommodation Hotel Ascent 1000m Distance 28km Meals B,L,D Descent 1000m Time 10-12 hrs hiking Transport 1-2 hrs


Photo: Terje Nesthus / www.fjordnorway.com

Day 3: Up to the eternal ice - glacier walk at Folgefonna

From Rosendal we make our way up to Folgefonna and go for a full day walk (4-6 hours) on the glacier. Folgefonna is Norway's third biggest glacier. Our adventure starts in the Folgefonna National Park. Hiking on the glacier plateau is not particularly hard, but it is a truly magnificent experience walking roped up on the 350m thick carpet of ice! When the weather allows, it is a spectacular view of the surrounding fjord landscape from the glacier. During this day we will walk at a gentle pace, and take the time to enjoy our company, and beautiful scenery. We spend the evening and night at our small hotel in Rosendal. 

Accommodation hotel Ascent variable Distance 5-6km Meals B,L,D Descent variable Time 4-6 hrs hiking Transport 1-2 hrs


Photo: Pål Hermansen / Folgefonna Breførarlag

Day 4: Preikestolen (The Pulpit Rock)

On this day we head towards one of the most famous mountain hikes in the whole world, Preikestolen! From the hotel, we will drive (around 4 hours) through the beautiful coastal scenery between Folgefonna and Preikestolen. Tonight, we will rest in the spectacular Preikestolen Mountain Lodge. The new lodge opened in 2008, and have won several prizes for its unique architecture. During the day, it is often a lot of people visiting the plateau. Therefore, we choose to hike in the evening; here we can enjoy the sunset and a meal after most tourists have left this popular destination. The trek to Preikestolen is a four-hour round trip, and the beautiful landscape has resulted in numerous international top rankings. Among these are CNN, who listed the Pulpit Rock on top of the bucket list of natural wonders.

Accommodation Mountain Lodge Ascent 350m Distance 6 km Meals B,L,D Descent 350m Time 3-4 hrs hiking Transport 4-5 hrs

Photo: André Spica, Hvitserk of Norway

Day 5: The longest wooden stairway in the world

We leave the lodge after breakfast and take the ferry into the mystical fjord landscape in Lysefjorden. From the ferry, will be able to see Preikestolen from a completely different view than last night. Within two hours we arrive in Flørli. The village is a roadless hamlet by the fjord, surrounded by mountains rising over 1,000 meters into the sky.  From Flørli we hike up the longest wooden stairway in the world – 4444 steps right up from the fjord to the mountain. 

In Flørli we will stay in a simple but cozy guesthouse by the fjord. There is only one accommodation here, and it has a lower standard then the other places we stay at on the trip, but what Flørli lacks in fanciness, the place makes up in charm. We get a very nice farewell dinner, while the hosts prepare a bonfire or a wood-fired hot-tub on the old ferry quay!

Accommodation guesthouse Ascent 740m Distance 5km Meals B,L,D Descent 740m Time 5-6 hrs hiking Transport 1 hr Transport 2 hrs

Day 6: Lysebotn and Mount Kjerag 

Another well-known trekking destination is on today's program. We start by taking a morning ferry to Lysebotn – the innermost part of Lysefjorden. From here we head for Mount Kjerag. It is situated 1,000 meters above the Lysefjord, and the round trip itself takes around 6 hours. At this time of year, it might also be an excellent chance to meet the base jumpers who jump out of the 1000 meters cliff!

After the trek, we return to Oslo in our minibus (6-7 hours). During the drive back, we will talk about our fantastic trip, and sum up all the experiences that we have had together. We also stop at a café so that those who want can have dinner on their way back. Arrival in Oslo in the evening, around 9-10 p.m., so we recommend staying in Oslo to the next day.

Ascent 500m Distance 11km Meals B,L Descent 500m Time 6 hrs hiking Transport 6-7 hrs Transport 1 hr

B = breakfast included
L = lunch included (normally you make your lunch box at breakfast)
D = dinner included

Photo: Terje Rakke / www.fjordnorway.com

 

Take a good look at this list, and make sure you bring with you everything you need. This list is meant to give you a guideline, so that we have everything we need on the trip, regardless of the weather. The weather in Norway in this period can be anything from a warm summer day to a cold day with snow (not very likely, but it can happen). There might still be some snow on the ground on the Trolltunga trip. We don’t want you to buy a lot of new stuff, so please bring what you have, or maybe you can borrow from someone. Bring as little as possible, you don’t have to dress up for anything on this trip.

Please contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Underwear

We recommend wool long underwear top and bottom for under your hiking clothes. 

Base Layer

Wool or synthetic top.

Fleecejacket

Bring a good Mid Layer. Fleece or wool. 

Shell \ Rain jacket- Mandatory.

Gore-Tex or similar is mandatory. The jackets must be waterproof, have a hood, and make sure you don’t get wet even if it rains all day. Try to have good ventilation under the arms. 

Shell pants

Gore-Tex or similar. Pants with ventilation are best. 

Hiking pants

  Pants you can hike in all day that fit over your long underwear and under rain pants. 

Insulated jacket 

Down or synthetic. To put on at the mountain tops, and in the evening. Make sure it fits under your rain jacket. 

Gloves/mittens 

 A thin pair of gloves to block the wind and a thicker pair of mittens to go over is best. 

Socks

Wool is the best, bring several pairs, fresh socks help reduce foot problems. 

Cap/hat

1 warm hat, 1 sun hat.

Head over/skarf

  Something to keep your neck warm, i.e. a buff.

Shorts

  Optional, if the weather report shows shorts temperatures.

T-shirt

 1 or 2 if the weather shows warm temperatures. 

Swimwear

If we are lucky with the weather you might want to go for a swim in the Fjord.

Small towel 

If you want to go for a swim

Hiking shoes 

Bring good hiking shoes or boots you have used before that are made for hiking.

Rucksack

Daypack for a warm jacket, food, water, and snacks. 20-35 Liters.

Sunglasses

 1 pair, UV rated.

Water bottle/camelbak

  2 liter capacity. 

Thermos

Optional. A small one for hot drinks if the weather is cold. 

Sunscreen and Lip Chap

Sunscreen and lip chap with sunscreen in it. 

Insect repellent

  Optional depending on season. Ask your guide.

Toiletries

  Basics: shampoo, conditioner, body soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, hairbrush, personal medications and individual needs.

First aid kit

What you usually bring hiking: personal meds, blister kit, advil. 

Camera

Remember a lot of free space on your memory card. 

Toilet paper

Optional for hikes. Keep in mind "pack it in pack it out mentality". You cannot leave used toilet paper on our hikes. 

Antibac

 Optional.  If you need it for the bathroom or lunch. 

Headlamp

Remember new batteries. 

Ear plugs

  Optional for sleeping.

Hiking poles

 Optional but strongly recommended.

Snacks

Chocolate, nuts or energy bars if there is something particular you enjoy eating. 

Bed linens and towels are included all nights. All the equipment you need for the glacier hike on day three is also included, also hiking boots that are compatible with crampons.