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“Fantastic Hike !”

Himmelstigen to Trolltunga Day Tour
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Owner description: For the 2017 season Trolltunga Active has decided to disassemble the Via Ferrata route called "Himmelstigen". The decision is a follow-up of the annual check on the quality of the mountain, in relation to damages during the winter due to water, ice, vegetation, and how these factors have impacted on the geological conditions in the area. Trolltunga Active set safety as the main factor for all tours and activities, and has decided to shut the Via Ferrata as a guide tour, due to how the the mountain has become insecure during the winter. Via the Ferrata trail is under dismantling. A new Himmelstigen Via Ferrata to Trolltunga are already planned,will be constructed during the summer, and will be opened for the 2018 season.
London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Fantastic Hike !”
Reviewed 11 July 2014

I would really recommend this hike even though it cost quite a bit at 950 NOK as it incorporates cycling,hiking and rock climbing via ferrata to reach Trolltunga. Think about the bike rental and harness equipment rental.

Started off with cycling on gravel road for about 7 km by the lake called Ringedalsvatnet with amazing views. Then about a 2 hour traditional hike among the woods, streams and boulders with a lunch break inbetween.

After which we started the most exciting part of the hike which was the via Ferrata vertical climb which surprisingly wasn't difficult for a first timer. Those with a fear of heights might find this very challenging but there's no better way to face your fear and overcome it. Trust me you will enjoy it and will feel immensely proud.

Our Swedish guide Lina was really nice and helpful. Safety first throughout the hike. I would also recommend a pair of gloves to protect your hands from blisters / rope burn. Our guide was very kind to lend me an extra pair of gloves which was very helpful in the climb. She was also our 'personal photographer' even going the extra to take great pictures from a ledge below.

It wasn't an easy hike, in total a 10 hour return hike but was absolutely worth it once you reach the top.

Tips :
Bring packed lunch and a 1 litre bottle of water. You can always refill with fresh melting glacier water at the many streams along the hike.

Gloves for the climb.

Sturdy hiking shoes for good grip (Not sports/running shoes)

Dont even give a second thought , just go for it ! You wont regret it !

Visited July 2014
9 Thank MusNeb
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42 reviews from our community

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Pleasanton, California
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Amazing hike!”
Reviewed 15 June 2014

We had a wonderful guide provided by OpplevOdda--she is the best! It is a difficult hike but with the help of the guide and the
great young people from China---"We are a Team!" the old, white& slow Californians were rewarded with a fabulous view and a great vacation photo and story to tell!

Visited June 2014
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Oslo, Norway
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Excellent tour with a lot of variety”
Reviewed 4 September 2013

The guided day trip to Trolltunga will give you everything you are looking for and more when visiting Norway, It starts off with a mountain bike trip on a gravel path along a beautiful lake, continues with a traditional mountain hike up to a via ferrata that will take your breath away before reaching the tourist destination of Trolltunga where the friendly guides will take a picture of you that all of your friends will envy you for. Mind you the trip is strenous and lasts for ten hours or so, so you have to be in fairly good shape and able to manouver easily on boulders and on the via ferrata. The bike trip also takes its tolls if you are not used to biking on anything but asphalt and gravel roads. Make sure you book ahead and arrive in Odda or some nearby place the night before (we stayed in Røldal, an hour away), and make sure you arrive early at the tourist information in Skjeggedal in order to find parking space for your car...

Visited August 2013
5 Thank tohow
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129 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2012

We reached Trolltunga in a day leaving early in the morning from Odda where we booked at Vasstun hotel, I don’t know other roads to go. The path leaves from Skjeggedal, about 25 minutes by car from Odda. Unfortunately, as we haven’t a car or a bicycle, we have been forced to call for a cab; no other choices because there wasn’t any bus service.
The exact starting point is of side to the small rack railway station that could be used only by locals and, sometimes, by tourists in real trouble. The path is not particularly difficult and, in about 1 hour/1 hour ½ according to Your speed and training, You can reach a large upland. From that point forward, the path becomes all ups and downs. We needed more than 5 hours in total to reach our goal from Skjeggedal with only few breaks along the way fordrinking and changing our wet suits. One hours in contemplation of this natural wonder then we left in order to go back before sunset. If You travel with a sleeping bag, I suggest You of asking the Tourist Board in Odda how to sleep inside one of the cabins scattered along the path; I understood that they are at disposal of all excursionists but I don’t remember if You need to book or pay. A night on the plateau will avoid You of running as we did.

Visited October 2011
2 Thank Ugo B
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1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Norway at its best!”
Reviewed 11 September 2012

After living in Norway for four years I can say that this is Norway's nature at its best. I felt confident to climb up the via ferrata himmelstigen route with a tour guide who dislayed a high level of competence, knowledge, and patience. The weather was rainy, cold, and cloudy including a snow fall on the top- still it didn't ruin the day, rather it made it even more intense in a positively challenging way. Make sure to pack gloves, salty food, warm coffee, extra pair of socks, another layer of wool or fleece (all in plastic bags to ensure they stay dry), and to have proper hiking shoes with a good grip on slippery surfaces. This has been a truly beautiful experience, captivating scenery, challenging, yet safe.

Visited September 2012
3 Thank Mirnasunna
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