This hike has been completed on 23nd of June 2019, based on the indications of Outtt.
Ok, this is the long one. Probably the most spectacular cliff in Norway and maybe in the world. Before stepping on it, we had to walk for about 14 km one-way with about 1400 meters of altitude gain, for a total of about 9 hours hiking.
The trail can be started from two parking lots. The bigger one (P2) is located in Skjeggedal and costs 500 NOK per day. If you wish to spare you the first 4 km, another possibility is the P3 in Mågelitopp, which costs 600 NOK per day. Note that the P3 has only 30 cars space and must be reserved in advance.
We started from Skjeggedal anyway at 8.45 in the morning. Surprisingly, there weren’t many people around, almost nobody compared to the crowd we experienced the previous day at the Preikestolen.
The first four kilometers were actually quite boring, since we had to walk on the same road the cars do to reach Mågelitopp. This lasted for about one hour and a 400m altitude gain.
Eventually, we reached the start of the actual trailhead, just aside of a waterfall. The first part of the trail is quite flat, going around the few houses in Mågelitopp. This doesn’t last much, since after about 1km we resumed to hike up along some rocks. Past this, we came to a plateaux, beginning with some smooth rock surface, which gave more grip than expected.
From now on the trail was more or less on a flat surface, with little ascent till reaching the cliff. We passed first across a nice lake, then we continued till we came in proximity of the underneath fjord, stopping to get some rewarding pictures.
Continuing to follow the trolls indicating the way to the Trolltunga, we eventually came across another lake with a little dam. From there, we continued to follows the T’s among many rocks, trying not to get lost, and finally we reached the Tongue of the Troll, after 14 long kilometres.
To take a picture on the cliff, I had to climb down few stairs and queue for about 15 minutes at junction of the cliff. Even if it looks very scary from the picture, it is actually quite a big platform to walk on. I even sit at the tip, feeling completely secure since the cliff is actually pointing upwards. In any case, if you want to step on it, you must not suffer from vertigoes.
After the picture moment, we had our traditional lunch break and then started to walk back down. In total we took about 9 hours to go and return, not counting the breaks. Anyway, we still met many people starting to walk up when we were descending. I guess that’s one of the advantages of hiking in Norway during summer time.
I hope you enjoyed our report! Stay tuned for the next post!