Hiking Tour: Trolltunga, Preikestolen & Kjerag (6 Days)

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Hike the most famous trails in Norway: Trolltunga, Preikestolen, and the Kjerag. Along the way, you and your group will hike one of the biggest glaciers in Norway, as well as walk the longest wooden stairway on earth! This is one of the most dynamic tours we offer. Immerse yourself in Norwegian culture, enjoy traditional three course dinners, and stay in some of the most sought after and authentic accomodations that Norway provides.
 

Highlights

  • Get you camera ready for a visit to Trolltunga: Norway's most famous viewpoint and one of the most photographed places in the world.
 
  • Hike one of Norway's biggest glaciers, Folgefonna, and sleep in a hikers hut high in the mountains.
 
  • Visit Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock), located high above the Lysefjord, which has long been one of Norway's most iconic Outdoor destinations and enjoy an evening in the architecturally unique Preikestolen Mountain Lodge.  

 

  • Enjoy panoramic views of the wild and magnificant Lysefjord from the deck of a ferry boat and later take a rest in a charming hotel by the fjords in Rosendal (Hardanger).
 
  • Go off the beaten path with a visit to the the road less village of Flørli, an authentic local experience amid the fjord landscape. Hike 4444 steps from the fjord to the mountains – the longest wooden stairway in the world!

 

  • Before we return to Oslo, we trek to Kjerag Mountain! The bravest members of the group have the opportunity to stand on the Kjeragbolt (The Kjerag Rock).
 
  • We recommend that you plan an extra day in Oslo before and/or after the tour. Oslo Active Tours is Oslo's premier provider of outdoor tourism & we are happy to guide you through a number of activities and tours during your stay here. 
 
  • Enjoy traditional Norwegian Sauna after a day of hiking!

Route Profile           
Level 3 out of 5.  These tours require more of the participants. It will probably be a bit demanding to reach the destination, but if you like to exercise, or have been exercising prior to the departure, you will have life-long experience together with your fellow travellers. Each day we hike up to six to eight hours at an easy pace. It will be 1000-1200 meters of elevation at the most.

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 scrambling and the path is rocky and a bit slippery if it rains. You should have hiking experience from similar conditions. Good fitness and some hiking experience are also fine.  



DEPARTURES: 2020

June: 07,14,21,28
July: 05,12,19, 22, 26, 29
August: 02,05,09, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
September: 06, 13
 

PRICE
23,500 Norwegian Kroner per person
+4000 Norwegian: Add-on of 'Single Room supplement'  

Contact for Reservations and questions
info@vikingbikingoslo.com

Important Trip Details: 

The hikes on this tour are relatively long (see day to day itinerary at the bottom of this page), and we hike everyday. You need some hiking experience and fitness to join. The tour starts and ends in Oslo, and we go by small groups with a maximum of seven guests per guide, travelling 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 dayhike. 

 

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 with booking a hotel in Oslo and give you advice on what to do when you stay in our capital.

  • Drinks and snacks.
     

WHAT TO BRING?

Have a look at the full equipment list at the bottom of this page. 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 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. Most nights we stay in en-suite rooms, but not all. The single supplement is 3000 NOK for the whole trip. If you want a single room we cant guarantee en-suite room each day. 
 

BAGGAGE

There is no weight limit, other then what your airline has imposed, but, as the group and luggage will all have to fit into our minibus, we do ask you not to bring more than one main item of baggage and one daysack. You will only have to carry your daysack on this trip. 
 

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 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. 
 

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS              

Minimum: 3 people; Maximum: 12 people.

CANCELLATION POLICY
Cancellations must be made in writing or electronically.
The date on which OSLO ACTIVE TOURS receives the cancellation is deemed to be the cancellation date. 
Refunds in connection with cancellation of a trip are in accordance with the following rules: If you cancel more than 60 days before the departure date, you lose 25% the total price of the trip. If you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the departure date, you lose up to 50% of the total price of the trip. If you cancel less than 30 days before the departure date, you lose up to 100% of the total price of the trip. No refunds are paid to customers who fail to turn up on the day of departure.

Required Equipment List:

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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DAY 1: FROM OSLO TO THE MOUNTAINS

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.

 

DAY 2: TROLLTUNGA

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.  Breakfast, lunch, dinner & lodging provided.

DAY 3: UP TO THE ETERNAL ICE - GLACIER WALK AT FOLGEFONNA

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. 

Breakfast, lunch, dinner & lodging provided.

DAY 4: PREIKESTOLEN (THE PULPIT ROCK)

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. 

 Breakfast, lunch, dinner & lodging provided.

DAY 5: Kjerag and Sauna

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. 

DAY 6: Dalen and Return to Oslo

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). 

Breakfast & lunch provided.
  • 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. 

Route

  1. Oslo
  2. Trolltunga
  3. Folgefonna (Glacier) National Park
  4. Preikestolen - Pupit Rock
  5. Lysefjord Ferry Boat
  6. Flørli
  7. Lysebotn
  8. Kjerag
  9. Oslo