Our adventures

Trolltunga, Preikestolen and Kjerag

This trip combines the most famous trekking destinations in Norway; Trolltunga, Preikestolen and the Kjerag. In addition we go trekking on one of Norway's biggest glaciers, as well as the longest wooden stairway in the world!

The adventure in Norway was one of the best experiences I've ever had. The scenery was amazing - something I will never forget! — Raman 2016

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 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 roadless 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 trekkers hut hight up in the mountains, a nice hotel by the fjords in Jondal (Hardanger), at the prize-winning and architecturally unique Preikestolen Mountain Lodge near Preikestolen, and in a roadless hamlet by the Lysefjord.

The treks on this trip are relatively long, and we go trekking every day for five days in a row. The trip starts and ends in Oslo and we go by small groups with maximum 7 guests per guide, traveling with minibus.

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.no 

Included: 5 nights in twinrooms,  5 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners. All local transfers/transport. English-speaking, experienced,local guide (with maximum 7 guests in the group).

Not incluced: International flights , our trip start and ends in Oslo. Hotels and arrangements befor or after the trip (we would be happy to assist you with any bookings or information you need). Wine, beer and alcoholic drinks to the meals.
Please let us know if you want to stay in singelroom - and we will give you a price for the singleroom supplement. 

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 10 hours all together. The other days will be about 4-5 hours hiking. 

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. 

accommodation

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. The single supplement is 2500 NOK for the whole trip. All meals are included as described in the day to day program. 

insurance 

You need a travel and health insurance, that also include 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: 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

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

  • Transportation to the meeting point in Oslo.
  • Drinks and snacks.

Day 1: From Oslo to the mountains

We meet outside Oslo Opera house at 12:00 pm, 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. 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 are highly approved by Norwegians in every age visiting the mountains. We have a nice and traditional three course dinner and go through the program for the next days with the guide.  

Accomodation Mountain Lodge Distance 300km Meals D Transport 4 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 trek (8-10 hours), but it's 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 case of bad weather, we have the opportunity to swap day 2 and 3, and get the best weather possible on Trolltunga.

On the departure that starts on the 26th of June and the 2nd of July we stay in Rosendal Turisthotel instead of Jondal.

Accomodation hotel Ascent 1000m Distance 22km Meals B,L,D Descent 1000m Time 8-10 hrs  Transport 1 hr

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

From Jondal 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. Trekking 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 time to enjoy our company, and beautiful scenery. We spend the evening and night at our small hotel in Jondal.

Accomodation hotel Ascent variable Distance 5-6km Meals B,L,D Descent variable Time 4-6  hrs Transport 1 hour

*On the departure that starts on the 26th of June and the 2nd of July we stay in Rosendal Turisthotel instead of Jondal.

Day 4: Preikestolen (The Pulipt Rock)

On this day we head towards Preikestolen! From the hotel, we will drive (around 4 hours) through the beautiful costal-scenery between Folgefonna and Preikestolen. Tonight we will rest in the spectactular Preikestolen Mountain Lodge. The new lodge opened in 2008, and have won several prizes for its unique architecture. During the day, it is often alot 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. There is an early start coming up the next day, so we will go to sleep quite early.

Accomodation Mountain Lodge Ascent 500m Distance 3,8 km Meals B,L,D Descent 500m Time 3-4 hrs trekking Transport 4 hrs

Day 5: The longest wooden stairway in the world

We leave the lodge before breakfast to catch the first morning ferry. Surrounded by the mystical landscape on the wild and beautiful Lysefjord, we enjoy our bring-along beakfast. 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 (total trek is around 5 hours) and stay in a simple but cozy guesthouse by the fjord. We get a very nice farewell-dinner, while the hosts prepare a bonfire and a wood fired hot-tub on the old ferry quay! 

Accomodation guesthouse Ascent 4444 steps Distance 4km Meals B,L,D Descent 2,5 km Time 5-6 hrs trekking Transport 1 hr Transport 2 hrs

Day 6: Lysebotn and Mount Kjerag 

Another well-known trekking destination is on today's programme. 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 metres 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 basejumpers who jump out of the 1000 meters cliff!
After the trek, we return to Oslo in our minibus (6-7 hours). During the trip we will talk about our amazing trip, and sum up all the experiences that we have had together. Arrival in Oslo in the evening.

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

B = breakfast included
L = lunch included (normally you make your own lunchbox at the breakfast)
D = dinner included

Take a good look at this list, and make sure you bring with you everything you need. This list is ment 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 form someone. Bring as little as possible, you don’t have to dress up for anything on this trip.

Please contact us at info@hvitserk.no if you have any questions.

Underwear

Preferably synthetic or wool. 

Base Layer

Wool or synthetic, we recomend wool. 

Fleecejacket

Bring a good Mid Layer. 

Shell jacket

Gore-Tex or simular. The jackets must be wind proof, 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 simular. Pants with ventilation. 

Hiking pants

  

Insulated jacket 

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

Gloves/mittens 

 

Socks

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

Cap/hat

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

Headover/skarf

  

Shorts

  

T-shirt

 

Hiking shoes 

Bring good hiking shoes that you have used before.

Rucksack

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

Sunglasses

 

Water bottle/camelbak

  

Thermos

A small one. 

Sunscreen

And sunblock for your lips. 

Insect repellent

  

Toiletries

  

First aid kit

Compeed, sports tape etc. 

Camera

Remember a lot of free space on your memory card. 

Toilet paper

For the hikes. 

Antibac

  

Headlamp

Remember new batteries. 

Ear plugs

  

Snacks

Chocolate, nuts or energy bars.

Bed linnens and towels are included