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Hiking on Trolltunga, Preikestolen and Kjerag

This trip combines the most famous hiking tours in Norway; Trolltunga, Preikestolen, and the 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

On this trip, you need to have your camera at the ready at all times! Trolltunga is Norway's coolest viewpoint, and photos from this spectacular outcrop are widely spread throughout the world.

In a small and social group, we will experience Folgefonna, one of Norway's biggest glaciers. Along with our new friends, we will visit Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock), situated high above the Lysefjord, which has long been one of Norway's most photographed and famous destinations. From the deck of the boat, we have a panoramic view of the wild and beautiful Lysefjord. An important part of our trips is getting off the beaten tracks, the road less hamlet of Flørli is a true gem in the fjord landscape. Flørli has the total number of 13 residential buildings. From here we will hike 4444 steps up from the fjord to the mountain – the longest wooden stairway in the world!

Before we return to Oslo, we trek to Mount Kjerag where the bravest members of the group might even dare to stand on the Kjeragbolt (The Kjerag Rock). We stay at very nice lodges along this trek; we start on a popular trekker hut high in the mountains, a charming hotel by the fjords in Rosendal (Hardanger), at the prize-winning and architecturally unique Preikestolen Mountain Lodge near Preikestolen, and in a roadless hamlet by the Lysefjord.

The hikes on this trip are relatively long, and we go hiking every day for five days in a row. So, you need some hiking experience to join. The trip starts and ends in Oslo and we go by small groups with maximum 7 guests per guide, traveling with a minibus. On this trip you can leave your luggage in the car or at the accommodation each day, so you only have to carry what you need for the day. 

We recommend that you plan an extra day in Oslo before or after the trip. Oslo is among Lonely Planet's top 10 cities on their Best in travel 2018 list

You can book the trip in the menu to the right, please let us know if you have any questions. You can contact us at info@hvitserk.com 


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 hiking. You should expect some scrambling and the path is sometimes rocky and a bit slippery (if it rains). You should have some hiking exprience from similar conditions. Good fitness and some hiking experience is also fine. 


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.


We stay at what we think are the most 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 2500 NOK for the whole trip. All meals are included as described in the day to day program. 


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. 


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


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


Minimum: 5 people; Maximum: 7 people.

WHAT'S INCLUDED?          

  • Professional nature guide 
  • Accommodation for 5 nights
  • Breakfast, packed lunch, and dinner (as described in the day to day program). 
  • All local transport (ferries, buses, transfers etc)


  • 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. 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 fascinating old building, this is one of Norways larges stave churches. Our destination for the day is a mountain cabin located around 1000 meters above sea level called Haukeliseter. Surrounded by its rough and wild nature, Haukelister is highly approved by Norwegians of every age visiting the mountains. 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.  

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! The trolls tongue as it would be named in English is a spectacular mountain formation situated 1,100 meters above sea level, and 700 meters above the lake of Ringedal. This 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 unforgettable photos on the plateau. We spend the night at a local hotel by the romantic fjords of Hardanger. This particular 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 22km 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 and is situated in 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 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 sunshine and a meal after most tourists have left this popular destination. The trek to Preikestolen is a four-hour round trip. 

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 catch the ferry and are surrounded by the mystical landscape on the wild and beautiful Lysefjord. From the ferry will be able to see Preikestolen from a completely different view than last night. Within two hours we arrive in Flørli. This 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. Going down we will follow a nice path and 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 it lacks in fanciness it 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. We must have our cameras ready in case any of the members of our group are brave enough to stand on the Kjeragbolt – no one will believe you otherwise! At this time of year, it might also be a good 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 amazing trip, and sum up all the experiences that we have had together. We also stop at 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 own lunch box at the 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 info@hvitserk.com if you have any questions.


Preferably synthetic or wool. 

Base Layer

Wool or synthetic, we recommend wool. 


Bring a good Mid Layer. 

Shell jacket

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

Shell pants

Gore-Tex or similar. Pants with ventilation. 

Hiking pants


Insulated jacket 

Down or synthetic. To put on at the mountain tops, and in the evening. 




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


Bring a warm cap, and something to protect you from the sun is also smart. 

Head over/skarf






Hiking shoes 

Bring good hiking shoes that you have used before.


Daypack for a warm jacket, food, water, and snacks. 



Water bottle/camelbak



A small one. 


And sunblock for your lips. 

Insect repellent




First aid kit

Compeed, sports tape etc. 


Remember a lot of free space on your memory card. 

Toilet paper

For the hikes. 




Remember new batteries. 

Ear plugs


Hiking poles



Chocolate, nuts or energy bars.

Bed linens and towels are included all nights.