Hike Trolltunga, Preikestolen and Kjerag

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Hiking Level 3 6 days 3 - 12 participants

Overview

Highlights

  • 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. 
  • Spend two days traveling within Hardangerfjorden from Rosendal, one of Norway's most beautiful fjords.
  • Sauna in the traditional Norwegian style, with a modern twist. 

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, makes this tour one of the most dynamic and diverse tours of Norway available. This tour is fast paced, and for hikers with a lot of energy, who want to explore these incredible areas in just 6 days.  Dramatic fjord views, high mountain tops, three course dinners, traditional accommodations, Norwegian culture and unique geological rock formations provide travelers with an exciting and well-rounded tour of South-Western Norway.

The hikes on this tour are relatively long (see day to day itinerary below), and we hike every day. You need to have good physical fitness to join this tour, and be prepared for hiking long days and willing to enjoy the drives between our hiking locations as we cover vast expanses of the Norwegian landscape during this tour. There is not a lot of down time on this tour, as we are experiencing vast amount of Norway in just 6 days. The tour starts and ends in Oslo, and we leave Oslo in a small group, traveling 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 day hike. 

If you want to explore these iconic destinations, but at a slower pace, we recommend our Icons trip itinerary. 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, not to mention Europe's Greenest City of 2019 and a beautiful place to reminisce about your upcoming or past adventure with Hvitserk!

You can book "Hike Trolltunga, Preikestolen and Kjerag" by clicking the green "Dates and booking" button; please let us know if you have any questions. You can contact us at [email protected]

"We had the most amazing time and incredible experience! Norway is absolutely stunning, but also rough, rugged and brutal. We were in awe and couldn't believe what we saw.” – Nancy and Adam, 2019

What's included

  • All accommodations
  • All meals
  • Professional nature guide
  • All transportation from day 1-6

See more of what's included under the "details" tab

Contact

Questions about the trip? Don't hesitate to contact our project leader below, or contact our office here.

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Details

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 to scramble and the path is rocky and slippery if it rains. You should have hiking experience from similar conditions. Good fitness and some hiking experience with a good attitude will also prepare you for this trip.

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 in unique and welcoming accommodations within the area. If you are traveling alone, you will share a same-sex twin room. If you would like a single room, please request this directly for a single, additional payment of 4000NOK. Most nights we will stay in en-suite rooms, but not all. If you want a single room we can't guarantee en-suite room each day. 

Baggage

Due to limited space in the minibus, we ask that you bring one piece of luggage (we recommend a duffel bag, which is easier than a rolling bag to transport on this tour) with your clothes, toiletries and items necessary for when we are not hiking. We require you bring a day pack (hip belt strongly recommended) to use when hiking for food, water, cameras and layers.

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 will speak 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: 12 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 in booking a hotel in Oslo and give you advice on what to do when you stay in our capital.
  • Drinks and snacks.

Day by Day

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1

Depart Oslo to Odda

Accommodation Hotel
Meals D
Transportation 5-6hrs
Duration 1.5 hours
Climb 100m
Descent 100m
Distance 2-3km

We will meet in outside Thon Hotel Opera at 10 a.m. where the guide will pick you up. The guide will meet you out front of the hotel and help you transfer to the vehicle. Together you will go for a five-hour drive out of the city and towards the mountains. As you drive, the settlements get smaller, and you will get a glimpse of Norway`s many rural areas. Around lunch we will stop by Heddal Stave Church, and have a look at the charming old church, one of Norway's largest Stave Churches. As we continue, we will stop at Haukliseter, one of Norways most famous DNT cabins for a short hike in Hardangervidda, one of Norway's first national parks. After this, we continue our drive to our destination for the evening, Trolltunga Hotel in the town of Odda, a beautiful fjord town at the base of our hike for the next day. Here we'll settle in for the evening, enjoy a traditional Norwegian dinner and go over our itinerary for the next day, and days that follow with the guide.

 

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2

Trolltunga

Accommodation Guest House
Meals B, L, D
Transportation 3hrs
Duration 10-12hrs
Climb 900m
Descent 900m
Distance 25-30km

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 (around 6am), and will have dinner quite late (8-9pm). 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 to ever come 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. After our hike we will drive 1.5 hours to Rosendal, a beautiful town on the famous Hardanger Fjord where will stay for two nights. 

 

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3

Glacier Walk at Folgefonna

Accommodation Guest House
Meals B, L, D
Transportation 3hrs
Duration 5hrs
Climb 300m
Descent 300m
Distance 10km

In Rosendal, we have the opportunity to relax over breakfast before we make our way up to Folgefonna National Park and go for a full day walk (4-6 hours) on the glacier. Folgefonna is Norway's third biggest glacier. 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, learning how to walk as a rope team with an experienced glacial guide, and take the time to enjoy our company with a few snowball fights here and there. We spend the evening and night at our small hotel back in Rosendal. 

 

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4

Preikestolen

Accommodation Mountain Lodge
Meals B, L, D
Transportation 6hrs
Duration 4hrs
Climb 350m
Descent 350m
Distance 8km

On this day we leave Rosendal and head towards one of the most famous mountain hikes in the world, Preikestolen! From the hotel, we will drive (around 6 hours) through the beautiful coastal scenery between Folgefonna and Preikestolen. During the day, there are many visitors to the plateau. Therefore, we choose to hike in the evening; here we can enjoy the sunset and an evening meal looking over the fjord 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, it was also the filming location for Mission Impossible (see our full article in our News section). Tonight, we will rest in the spectacular Preikestolen Mountain Lodge and sleep soundly in order to prepare for our early morning wake up tomorrow. The new lodge opened in 2008, and have won several prizes for its unique architecture. 

 

day

5

Kjerag and Sauna

Accommodation Hotel
Meals B, L, D
Transportation 3 hrs
Duration 5-6hrs
Climb 500m
Descent 500m
Distance 11km

Today we have an early morning in order to make our 6am ferry to Lysebotn. We leave the lodge with breakfast to go and take the ferry into the mystical fjord landscape in Lysefjorden (The Fjord of Light). From the ferry, we will be able to see Preikestolen from a completely different view than last night, and, on clear days, you can see the floating rock of Kjerag from the boat! 

Once we step off the boat, we drive up the curving Norwegian roads to reach the trailhead 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 off the 1000 meters cliff!

When we are finished with our hike for the day, we will stop after at the Eagle's Nest. This is a beautiful example of Norwegian modern architecture, with stunning panoramic views of the fjords and mountains. Here, we can grab a cup of coffee or a much-deserved beverage before we hit the road to drive 2.5 hours to our evening's accommodation in Dalen. Dalen is a quaint and beautiful Norwegian town, where not only will we be able to relax and reflect on our journey together in the evening, but we will also have the opportunity for a traditional Norwegian Sauna in a modern setting. Tonight we enjoy our last dinner together at the hotel before we head off for a good night's rest. 

 

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6

Dalen and Return to Oslo

Meals B, L
Transportation 4hrs
Duration 2-3hrs
Climb 100-300m
Descent 100-300m
Distance 3-5km

Today we wake up to a lovely breakfast at our hotel. From here, we have an optional morning hike in the local area to stretch our legs and take in the spectacular surroundings in Dalen. Upon our return from our morning hike, we will pack up our things and hop in the minibus to make our final 4 hour drive back to Oslo. Along the way, we will stop for a picnic for lunch at a local farm, where there may be an opportunity to buy delicious, homemade Norwegian ice cream! During the drive back we will talk about our fantastic trip and sum up all the experiences that we have had together. The estimated time of arrival back in Oslo is between 16:00 (4:00pm) and 18:00 (6:00pm). 

 

 

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Equipment List

Take a good look at this list, and make sure you bring everything you need. We encourage you to use what you have for this trip, and purchase items if you're missing something important on the list below. We have divided the gear list into three categories:

  1. Required: If you do not own this gear, you must acquire it for your trip.
  2. Recommended: Gear we suggest to be comfortable, but it is not imperative.
  3. Optional: Fun, additional luxuries.  

Layering is extremely important in a variable climate like Norway. This list will guide you through the essentials. Remember the Norwegian saying "There is no bad weather, only bad gear", and prepare appropriately for any weather. You can read about the weather where you're traveling here.

Advice on other essentials to pack in your pack from Hvitserk of Norway on Vimeo.

How to pack for your trip to Norway from Hvitserk of Norway on Vimeo.

Please contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions and check out our gear page to learn more.

We always recommend wool in the Norwegian Mountains, but if you already have synthetic layers and don't want to buy new ones, synthetic is okay. 

Required:

BASE LAYER

Wool long-sleeved top and bottom.

MID-LAYER A medium thickness wool or fleece top.

INSULATED JACKET

A warm jacket for breaks and before after hiking. We recommend a puffy jacket with down or synthetic. Something equivalant in warmth is also okay.

SHELL / RAIN JACKET

Gore-Tex or similar is mandatory. Extrememly important in Norwegian climate. The jacket must be waterproof, have a hood, and make sure you don’t get wet even if it rains all day. We recommend jackets with pit zips for ventilation. 

HIKING PANTS

Hiking pants comfortable for all day wear. Should fit your long underwear beneathe and fit under your rain shell pants if you choose to bring some. Zip off into shorts or an additional pair of shorts is option. 

HIKING SHIRT

Bring 1-2 shirts for daily hiking. 

GLOVES / MITTENS

1 thin pair of gloves to protect your hands. 1 pair of over mittens for additional warmth.

HATS

1 sun hat, 1 warm hat.

HIKING SOCKS

2-4 pairs, we recommend wool, above the ankle, in your preferred thickness. If your footwear is not waterproof consider a gortex sock option.

HIKING SHOES

Bring footwear you know fits you and is comfortable. Trails can be wet and rocky. We recommend waterproof hiking boots. 

BACKPACK

Daypack for warm layers, food, snacks, water and needed items. 20-40 liters.

SUNGLASSES

UV rated, we recommend a strap to keep them in place and so they don't get lost.

SUNSCREEN / CHAPSTICK

Make sure the Chapstick has UV rated sunscreen in it. 

WATER BOTTLE / CAMELBACK

2 liter capacity. 

TOILETRIES

Personal basics: shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush, toothpaste, hairbrush, etc...

PERSONAL MEDICATIONS

Make sure you bring any personal meds you need on your trip, and ensure the Hvitserk office is updated on your allergies or needs. 

Recommended:

WOOL UNDERWEAR

We highly recommend bringing wool underwear and bra for hiking. No cotton.

WATERPROOF SHELL PANTS

We recommend having a water proof layer for your legs in case the weather is cold and rainy. You will enjoy the hiking more when warm and comfortable.

SCARF OR BUFF

A layer to protect your neck or face. 

THERMOS

We recommend a thermos for hot drinks to have with you all day.

SWIMWEAR

A bathing suit and small towel if you would like to swim, hottub or sauna depending on your trip. 

TREKKING POLES

Most guests prefer hiking with poles. Helps with challenging terrain and to maintain energy over long days. 

HEADLAMP

Important item to always have in your pack. Emergency back up and useful for long days. On departures after Aug25, it is mandatory to bring a headlamp.

FIRST AID KIT

If you have certain hiking aids specific to you: i.e. blister care or ibuprofen, etc...

CAMERA

Its important to be present while hiking, but also a great joy to bring some snapshots home with you for memory lane. 

CASUAL CLOTHES

A reminder to bring a set of clothes for transfers, relaxing in the evenings, and non-hiking time. An extra, dry pair of shoes is recommended for after and before hiking.

Optional:

ANTIBAC

If you need it for the bathroom or lunch. 

WET WIPE OR TOILET PAPER

If you have a bathroom emergency while hiking. We use "pack it in pack it out" ethics, so you will need to carry out your used items and throw them away later.

EAR PLUGS

If youre a light sleeper.

JOURNAL

In order to take notes and write about the trip.

SNACKS

Chocolate, nuts or energy bars if there is something particular you enjoy eating. You will have the opportunity to buy snacks on your trip.

SLEEPING MASK

To cover your eyes when sleeping in 24 hour light. You can aslo use your buff.

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.

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