Trolltunga, Norway

Norway Trekking Weekend

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Trip code: 
TSU
Ways to Travel:
Guided Group, Short Breaks
Activity:
New Walking Holidays
Min age:
16
Group size:
4–16

Trek to the iconic Trolltunga

Few countries do coastline quite as scene-stealing, or as elemental, as the jagged edge of Norway. This trip includes two full days of walking: cramming as many majestic sights and experiences into a weekend as possible. We’ll warm up with a glacier walk on the Folgefonna glacier - the third largest on mainland Norway. The highlight of the weekend will of course be walking up to the famous Trolltunga, a vertiginous ledge of rock jutting horizontally out of a mountain, a full 700 metres above the fjords.

Highlights

  • Trek to iconic Trolltunga
  • Hotel with views on the fjords
  • Spectacular fjord boat rides

Key information

  • 3 nights hotel
  • 2 days walking
  • Good level of fitness required
  • Altitude maximum 1300m, average 700m
  • Group normally 4 to 16 plus 1 leader

 

What's included

  • All breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • London flights (if booking incl. flights)
  • Airport transfers by bus and ferry
  • Local Transport

What's not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Visas & vaccinations
  • Single accommodation (limited availability)
Call for general departures:
1 844 227 9087
Call for tailormade trips:
1 800 267 3347
Trip Notes

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Pace:

Level 5 - Approximately 8-9hrs walking

Terrain:

Low altitude; steep and rocky terrain

Day by day breakdown
Day 26.0km/3.0miles
Day 320.0km/12.0miles

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Itinerary

Bergen Airport
to
Bergen Airport
  • Day 1

    Start Bergen

    Our trip starts at Bergen airport where we take a coach to the harbour in the centre of the city. For those not on the group flight, it is possible to meet the group at the airport or the harbour. We then enjoy incredible vistas as we transfer to our hotel in Rosendal on a ferry through the fjords.

    Meals included: Dinner
  • Day 2

    Glacier walk on Folgefonna

    Today we put our crampons on for a breathtaking glacier walk on Folgefonna, one of Norway's largest glaciers; our warm-up for tomorrow. The exact route will vary according to the ice conditions on the glacier itself.

    Duration: 4 to 6hrs

    Distance: approx. 6km

    Altitude gain/loss: 200-400m

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 3

    Trek famous Trolltunga

    The big challenge and highlight of the weekend: trek up to the world famous Trolltunga. This huge piece of rock juts dramatically out of the mountain, 700 metres above the north side of the Lake Ringedalsvatnet and providing a dramatic backdrop for photos.

    Duration: 10 to 12hrs

    Distance: 20km

    Altitude gain/loss: +900m / -900m

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 4

    End Bergen

    We enjoy a leisurely morning in Rosendal. Relax at the hotel, go for a walk around the town or perhaps visit the Barony Rosendal. Ferry to Bergen usually in the early afternoon. The trip ends in Bergen.

    Meals included: Breakfast
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

Essential Info

Visas

Norway

No visa required for British passport holders.

Vaccinations

Norway

There are no specific health risks.

Eating and Drinking

All breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners.

The hotel offers a varied buffet breakfast, after which you will have a make-your-own-lunch-pack opportunity. Dinners are taken at the hotel.

Weather

You should expect some rainfall, even though warm and sunny weather is not infrequent in this area and summer rain is also common. From June to September Hardangerfjord has about 15 days a month with some kind of precipitation. When the sun shines, expect temperatures to average around 18-22ºC.

Bergen Weather Chart

Is this trip for you?

This trip is graded Challenging (Walking Level 5).

The glacier walk does not require prior experience of using crampons, however, the nature of the terrain does mean that you will need to be sure footed and used to walking on uneven terrain. This walk is not very long (about 5 hours) but a little more demanding technically. The exact route may vary depending on weather conditions and ice conditions on the glacier.

The daywalk to Trolltunga is a long day with about 900m ascent. The terrain is not particularly challenging, but you will need to be confident in your ability to walk for up to 12 hours. Whilst you do not have to walk/stand on Trolltunga itself once you reach it, please be aware that the area is near very high cliffs and we, therefore, do not recommend this trip to vertigo sufferers. If you choose to walk on Trolltunga, we ask that you listen carefully to your leader's instructions and follow all advice given.

Call for general departures:
1 844 227 9087
Call for tailormade trips:
1 800 267 3347
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

Accommodation

Hotel Rosendal

Beautifully located on the fjord, this lovely family-run hotel is the perfect base for a weekend exploring the area and climbing to Trolltunga. Rooms are simple but recently renovated and comfortable with en suite facilities.  Wi-Fi is available in the hotel. The balconies on the different floors are perfect to relax and enjoy a drink with a view of the fjords in the evenings. There are different standards of single rooms available, please contact us for details. 

Call for general departures:
1 844 227 9087
Call for tailormade trips:
1 800 267 3347
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

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  • Reviewed September 2017
    Carole Fendick

    Norway weekend

    If you want a short weekend break you won't be disappointed with this trip. A lot is packed into the weekend just enough to make you want to return and do more. The hotel was family run, the staff very friendly and the food was wonderful .

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    It was great standing on the Trolltunga, such an iconic landmark and fantastic view.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    The group leader was brilliant, always there to help.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Just remember alcohol is expensive!
  • Reviewed July 2017
    Stephen Brown

    Norway trekking weekend

    This is a very enjoyable trip, offering a real challenge, but providing fantastic rewards. The accommodation is very good, and the transfer to the hotel from Bergen is very pleasant. The walk to Trolltunga is certainly long, but is worth the effort.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Undoubtedly the moment when it's your turn to walk out onto Trolltunga.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Hilde was excellent, enthusiastic and supportive. She provided chocolate and drinks and just the right moments.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    The trek to Trolltunga is a very popular walk, and there is only one route up. So, you will be walking up with a lot of other people going the same way. This also means that, if you want the iconic photograph on the Trolltunga, you need to be prepared for a very long wait when you arrive for your turn on the Trolltunga, where you can get quite cold. We waited for about an hour and a half on our trip - it is quite lively, with wedding proposals and people doing handstands, but there's no real avoiding it. It's definitely worth it, though! It is an incredible place.

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