The Trolltunga hike is one of Norway’s jewels- the landscape is stunning, meandering along an unbelievably blue fjord and culminating with the victory stand on the aptly named Troll’s Tongue cliff.
But it’s not for everyone! This is a challenging 25km hike and it was originally designed as a multi-day hike. Nowadays people attempt to do it in one go with varying degrees of pain and misery. It took us about 12 hours and I loved every bit of it. Carson’s toe was about off by the middle end of it, however. We even lucked out and cheated- the week before we arrived a new shuttle was put into effect that brings hikers right to the trailhead rather than having to walk a few extra miles to get there on a paved road. Did we feel a bit like chumps? Yes. Was it worth it? Absolutely, and I recommend everyone do the same. 25km is enough as it is!
Don’t think you’re being original if you get any romantic inclinations- we saw two people get proposed to in the span of us eating our PBJ sandwiches, as well as a couple on the rock taking photos in their wedding dress and tuxedo. It was still pretty adorable each time though.
What do you think- would you want to hike through this landscape for 12 hours? Know that if you say no I am going to judge you as being a soulless person. I mean- this is objectively gorgeous.
Trolltunga hike is one of my favorites ever.