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Trolltunga, Preikestolen and Kjerag

The three most spectacular hikes

Trolltunga, Preikestolen and Kjerag

The three most spectacular hikes

From USD 3295

This Adventure Tour combines the most famous hiking destinations in Norway: Trolltunga, Preikestolen, and Kjerag. En route, we will walk within Hardangervidda, hike one of the biggest glaciers in Norway, and explore some local gems along the way. 

Highlights

  • Hike Trolltunga, Preikestolen and Kjerag.
  • Hike on 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.

Norway has become famous for its iconic, dramatic, and exciting viewpoints: Trolltunga, Preikestolen, and Kjerag. These three hikes, three of the most beautiful viewpoints in Norway, along with three more days exploring Norway's more hidden gems, make this tour one of the most dynamic and diverse tours of Norway available. Dramatic fjord views, high mountain tops, three-course dinners, traditional accommodations, Norwegian culture, and unique geological rock formations provide travelers with an exciting and well-rounded tour of South-Western Norway.

The hikes on this tour are relatively long (see the day-to-day itinerary below), and we hike every day. You need to have good physical fitness to join this tour, be prepared for hiking long days, and be willing to enjoy the drives between our hiking locations as we cover vast expanses of the Norwegian landscape. There are not a lot of downtimes as we are experiencing a vast amount of Norway in just 6 days. The tour starts and ends in Oslo, and we leave Oslo in a small group, traveling by minibus. 

If you want to explore these iconic destinations, but at a slower pace, we recommend our Icons trip itinerary. We recommend that you plan an extra day in Oslo before or after the tour. Oslo is among Lonely Planet's top 10 cities on their Best in travel 2018, not to mention Europe's Greenest City of 2019, and a beautiful place to reminisce about your upcoming or past adventure with Norrøna Adventure!

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Dates and booking

Sun 16. June - Fri 21. June 2024

USD 3295Available

Sun 07. July - Fri 12. July 2024

USD 3295Available

Sun 21. July - Fri 26. July 2024

USD 3295Available

Sun 28. July - Fri 02. August 2024

USD 3295Available

Sun 18. August - Fri 23. August 2024

USD 3295Available

Sun 08. September - Fri 13. September 2024

USD 3295Available

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This trip is also offered as a private tailormade trip. Travel alone, with your friends or family whenever you want.
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Opening hours Phone
Mon-Fri : 08-20
Sat-Sun : 14-17
Opening hours Chat
Mon-Fri : 07-23
Sat : 10-18
Sun : 13-21
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Safety

  • 24 hour emergency communication
  • All guides have wilderness first aid experience
  • Necessary medicine and first aid equipment available
  • Cooperation with Turlegen.no for medical advice while on expedition

Safety and grading of trips

 

Physical level

3/6 Physical

On these trips, some of the stages are demanding. On level 3 mountain hikes, there are often some long stages, and / or a demanding summit push where it can get cold. You must stand up to reach the goal, and have a good training basis and good health before departure. We sleep in tents and / or in cabins and hotels, but you do not have to have experience with tent life to participate. If the trip includes activities such as kayaking, cycling, climbing, glacier, skiing / mountaineering, it is an advantage to have experience with this activity.

Safety and grading of trips

Risk level

3/6 Risk

Activities / trips with some risk. Some incidents may occur, and they may be of such a nature that they require professional help.

Safety and grading of trips

Training and preparation

The hardest hike is the hike to Trolltunga; it can take up to 11 hours altogether. The other days will be about 4-6 hours of hiking. You should expect to scramble and the path is rocky and slippery if it rains. You should have hiking experience in similar conditions. Good fitness and some hiking experience with a good attitude will also prepare you for this trip. 

Accommodation 

We stay in unique and welcoming accommodations within the area. If you are traveling alone, you will share a same-sex twin room. If you would like a single room, please request this directly for a single, additional payment of 5000NOK.

Most nights we will stay in en-suite rooms, but not all. If you want a single room we can't guarantee an en-suite room each day.

Accommodation in Oslo before and after the tour is not included- the last night of the trip on day 6 does not include accommodation. We encourage guests to spend the night in Oslo that evening. This allows guests to decompress and allows flexibility on the return time to Oslo on the last day of the tour. We recommend you book a hotel room at "Thon Hotel Opera" - where you will be dropped off at the trip end. Other recommended hotels close by will be "Clarion Hotel Oslo" or "Amerika linjen".

Other information

Due to limited space in the minibus, we ask that you bring one piece of luggage and we recommend a duffel bag, which is easier than a rolling bag to transport on this tour. We require you to bring a day pack (hip belt strongly recommended) to use when hiking for food, water, cameras, and layers.

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Tyssedal Hotell

Day 1:Depart Oslo to Odda

We will meet outside Thon Hotel Opera at 10 a.m. where the guide will pick you up. Together you will go for an hour's drive out of the city and towards the mountains. 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 Norway's 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, Tyssedal Hotel. Here we'll settle in for the evening (two nights), enjoy a traditional Norwegian dinner, and go through our itinerary for the next day and days that follow, with the guide.

We will meet outside Thon Hotel Opera at 10 a.m. where the guide will pick you up. Together you will go for an hour's drive out of the city and towards the mountains. 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 Norway's 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, Tyssedal Hotel. Here we'll settle in for the evening (two nights), enjoy a traditional Norwegian dinner, and go through our itinerary for the next day and days that follow, with the guide.

Tyssedal Hotel

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5,5-6 hours

1-2 hours

200m/200m

2-5 km

Trolltunga Preikestolen and Kjerag-2018@ThorHUlstad  (91)
Trolltunga Preikestolen and Kjerag-2018@ThorHUlstad  (130)
Trolltunga Preikestolen and Kjerag-2018@ThorHUlstad  (190)
Tyssedal Hotell

Day 2:Trolltunga

People come from all over the world to experience Trolltunga, and today it's our turn! 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 (8-11 hours) - the longest hike of the trip, so we start off early in the morning (around 7 am). 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. After the hike, we will have a short drive down to our hotel in Tyssedal, and enjoy a well-deserved 3-course dinner in the evening. In the case of bad weather, we have the opportunity to swap day 2 and 3 and get the best weather possible on Trolltunga.

People come from all over the world to experience Trolltunga, and today it's our turn! 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 (8-11 hours) - the longest hike of the trip, so we start off early in the morning (around 7 am). 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. After the hike, we will have a short drive down to our hotel in Tyssedal, and enjoy a well-deserved 3-course dinner in the evening. In the case of bad weather, we have the opportunity to swap day 2 and 3 and get the best weather possible on Trolltunga.

Tyssedal Hotel

B,L,D

30 minutes

8-11 hours

1000m/1000m

21 km

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Trolltunga Preikestolen and Kjerag-2018@ThorHUlstad  (294)
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Trolltunga Preikestolen and Kjerag@Eksponert Media

Day 3:Glacier Walk at Folgefonna

After breakfast, we make our way up to Folgefonna National Park and go for a full-day walk (4-6 hours) on the 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. In the afternoon we will drive about 1,5 hours to Rosendal, a beautiful small town by the famous Hardanger Fjord. Here we will have dinner and spend the night in the cozy Rosendal Turisthotell with its unique and charming expression.

After breakfast, we make our way up to Folgefonna National Park and go for a full-day walk (4-6 hours) on the 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. In the afternoon we will drive about 1,5 hours to Rosendal, a beautiful small town by the famous Hardanger Fjord. Here we will have dinner and spend the night in the cozy Rosendal Turisthotell with its unique and charming expression.

Rosendal Turisthotel

B,L,D

3 hours

4-6 hours

200m/200m

5-6 km

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Trolltunga Preikestolen and Kjerag-2018@ThorHUlstad  (376)
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Trolltunga Preikestolen and Kjerag@LeoSolland (150)
Trolltunga Preikestolen and Kjerag@ThorHUlstad(3)

Day 4:Preikestolen

We leave Rosendal and head towards one of the most famous mountain hikes in the world - Preikestolen, or Pulpit Rock. From the hotel, we will drive for around 5-6 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 afternoon/evening; then we can enjoy an evening meal looking over the fjord after most tourists have left this popular destination. Late in the season, we might even see the sunset from here. The trek to Preikestolen is a 3-5 hour round trip, and the beautiful landscape has resulted in numerous international top rankings. Tonight, we will rest in the Preikestolen Mountain Lodge (Preikestolen Fjellstue), and sleep soundly in order to prepare for our early morning wake-up tomorrow.

We leave Rosendal and head towards one of the most famous mountain hikes in the world - Preikestolen, or Pulpit Rock. From the hotel, we will drive for around 5-6 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 afternoon/evening; then we can enjoy an evening meal looking over the fjord after most tourists have left this popular destination. Late in the season, we might even see the sunset from here. The trek to Preikestolen is a 3-5 hour round trip, and the beautiful landscape has resulted in numerous international top rankings. Tonight, we will rest in the Preikestolen Mountain Lodge (Preikestolen Fjellstue), and sleep soundly in order to prepare for our early morning wake-up tomorrow.

Preikestolen Mountain Lodge

B,L,D

5-6 hours

3-5 hours

600m/600m

8 km

Espen Bierud - Canvas Hotel exterior overview
Trolltunga Preikestolen and Kjerag-2018@ThorHUlstad  (463)
Thomas Brynjulf Svendsen - Canvas Hotel Bathtubs
Trolltunga Preikestolen and Kjerag-2018@ThorHUlstad  (607)

Day 5:Kjerag and our last dinner together

Today, we will start our day bright and early to catch the 6 am ferry to Lysebotn. We will have the breakfast to go, and take the ferry into the mystical fjord landscape in Lysefjorden (The Fjord of Light). Upon disembarking, we embarked on a scenic drive along the winding Norwegian roads to reach the trailhead for Mount Kjerag, perched 1,000 meters above the Lysefjord. The entire round-trip hike typically takes around 6-7 hours to complete. Once we returned to the starting point, we have the opportunity to enjoy a cup of coffee or a well-deserved beverage at the "Eagle's Nest" cafe before hitting the road for a 4.5-hour drive to our last accommodation, the Norrøna Canvas Hotel. There, we would be spending the night in comfortable yurt-style tents furnished with high-quality beds, a wood-burning stove, and a private toilet. It is the perfect place to unwind and rejuvenate after what we hoped have been a memorable and enjoyable trip, complete with the option to take a hot bath, enjoy the sauna, and even take a dip in the lake. In the evening, we would savor our final dinner together at the hotel before retiring for a well-deserved night's rest.

Today, we will start our day bright and early to catch the 6 am ferry to Lysebotn. We will have the breakfast to go, and take the ferry into the mystical fjord landscape in Lysefjorden (The Fjord of Light). Upon disembarking, we embarked on a scenic drive along the winding Norwegian roads to reach the trailhead for Mount Kjerag, perched 1,000 meters above the Lysefjord. The entire round-trip hike typically takes around 6-7 hours to complete. Once we returned to the starting point, we have the opportunity to enjoy a cup of coffee or a well-deserved beverage at the "Eagle's Nest" cafe before hitting the road for a 4.5-hour drive to our last accommodation, the Norrøna Canvas Hotel. There, we would be spending the night in comfortable yurt-style tents furnished with high-quality beds, a wood-burning stove, and a private toilet. It is the perfect place to unwind and rejuvenate after what we hoped have been a memorable and enjoyable trip, complete with the option to take a hot bath, enjoy the sauna, and even take a dip in the lake. In the evening, we would savor our final dinner together at the hotel before retiring for a well-deserved night's rest.

Canvas Hotel

B,L,D

6 hours

6-7 hours

760m/760m

10 km

Thomas Brynjulf Svendsen - Canvas Hotel Forest
Colin Eick - Canvas Hotel Interior
Espen Bierud - Canvas Hotel Marcus on bridge
Stand up paddleboarding

Day 6:Canvas, biking and return to Oslo

Today we will 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 the wilderness or we could explore the wold class biking terrain Canvas is known for. After lunch we will pack up our things and hop in the minibus to make our final four hours drive back to Oslo. 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 (Thon Hotel Opera) is between 16:00 (4:00 PM) and 18:00 (6:00 PM).

Today we will 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 the wilderness or we could explore the wold class biking terrain Canvas is known for. After lunch we will pack up our things and hop in the minibus to make our final four hours drive back to Oslo. 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 (Thon Hotel Opera) is between 16:00 (4:00 PM) and 18:00 (6:00 PM).

B,L,-

4 hours

1,5-2,5 hours

250m/250m

3-6 km

We will meet outside Thon Hotel Opera at 10 a.m. where the guide will pick you up. Together you will go for an hour's drive out of the city and towards the mountains. 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 Norway's 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, Tyssedal Hotel. Here we'll settle in for the evening (two nights), enjoy a traditional Norwegian dinner, and go through our itinerary for the next day and days that follow, with the guide.

Tyssedal Hotel

-,-,D

5,5-6 hours

1-2 hours

200m/200m

2-5 km

People come from all over the world to experience Trolltunga, and today it's our turn! 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 (8-11 hours) - the longest hike of the trip, so we start off early in the morning (around 7 am). 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. After the hike, we will have a short drive down to our hotel in Tyssedal, and enjoy a well-deserved 3-course dinner in the evening. In the case of bad weather, we have the opportunity to swap day 2 and 3 and get the best weather possible on Trolltunga.

Tyssedal Hotel

B,L,D

30 minutes

8-11 hours

1000m/1000m

21 km

After breakfast, we make our way up to Folgefonna National Park and go for a full-day walk (4-6 hours) on the 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. In the afternoon we will drive about 1,5 hours to Rosendal, a beautiful small town by the famous Hardanger Fjord. Here we will have dinner and spend the night in the cozy Rosendal Turisthotell with its unique and charming expression.

Rosendal Turisthotel

B,L,D

3 hours

4-6 hours

200m/200m

5-6 km

We leave Rosendal and head towards one of the most famous mountain hikes in the world - Preikestolen, or Pulpit Rock. From the hotel, we will drive for around 5-6 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 afternoon/evening; then we can enjoy an evening meal looking over the fjord after most tourists have left this popular destination. Late in the season, we might even see the sunset from here. The trek to Preikestolen is a 3-5 hour round trip, and the beautiful landscape has resulted in numerous international top rankings. Tonight, we will rest in the Preikestolen Mountain Lodge (Preikestolen Fjellstue), and sleep soundly in order to prepare for our early morning wake-up tomorrow.

Preikestolen Mountain Lodge

B,L,D

5-6 hours

3-5 hours

600m/600m

8 km

Today, we will start our day bright and early to catch the 6 am ferry to Lysebotn. We will have the breakfast to go, and take the ferry into the mystical fjord landscape in Lysefjorden (The Fjord of Light). Upon disembarking, we embarked on a scenic drive along the winding Norwegian roads to reach the trailhead for Mount Kjerag, perched 1,000 meters above the Lysefjord. The entire round-trip hike typically takes around 6-7 hours to complete. Once we returned to the starting point, we have the opportunity to enjoy a cup of coffee or a well-deserved beverage at the "Eagle's Nest" cafe before hitting the road for a 4.5-hour drive to our last accommodation, the Norrøna Canvas Hotel. There, we would be spending the night in comfortable yurt-style tents furnished with high-quality beds, a wood-burning stove, and a private toilet. It is the perfect place to unwind and rejuvenate after what we hoped have been a memorable and enjoyable trip, complete with the option to take a hot bath, enjoy the sauna, and even take a dip in the lake. In the evening, we would savor our final dinner together at the hotel before retiring for a well-deserved night's rest.

Canvas Hotel

B,L,D

6 hours

6-7 hours

760m/760m

10 km

Today we will 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 the wilderness or we could explore the wold class biking terrain Canvas is known for. After lunch we will pack up our things and hop in the minibus to make our final four hours drive back to Oslo. 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 (Thon Hotel Opera) is between 16:00 (4:00 PM) and 18:00 (6:00 PM).

B,L,-

4 hours

1,5-2,5 hours

250m/250m

3-6 km

What's included in the price

Included

Not included

It's possible to rent a mountain bike at Canvas on day 6. 

Reservation

We reserve the right to change prices. The day by day program is a guideline and changes may occur. You can refer to our general travel conditions for more information.

Travel insurance

On all our trips, we require you to have full health and accident insurance which will also cover any emergency transport home. Read more about travel insurance.

 

Equipment list

This list is intended as a guideline, so that we have what we need regardless of the weather we get on the trip. Remember that you can also get used hiking equipment that works perfectly. Get in touch if you have any questions. TIP: We recommend that you have the most important hiking equipment in your hand luggage, for example hiking boots and gore-tex jacket/trousers.

Obligatory

Clothing

We recommend thin wool.

Fleece or wool. 

Gore-Tex or similar. Must have a decent hood, and hold out wind and rain. Should have space for midlayers underneath. Ventilation under the arms is recommended. 

Gore-Tex or similar. Must hold out wind and rain. Ventilation zippers along the legs is recommended.

For evenings and leasure days.

Footwear

Solid, with a solid sole. Such as approaches shoes.

Equipment

Avoid bringing a suitcase, they are more difficult to transport between hotels.

Light. Have to be foldable or telescope.

Band-aid, compeed, sportstape, Paracet/Ibux, medicine for soar throat, running nose, irritable stomach, etc, and personal medication. 
We need to know about all medicines you are taking, in case something happens. 

Tooth brush, tooth paste, small towel, ear plugs, wet wipes, biodegradable soap, etc.

You should be able to bring 2-3 litres of water.

Recommended

Clothing
Footwear
Equipment

Light. Have to be foldable or telescope.

Remember new/extra batteries.

Toilet paper, antibac and waste bags for the paper.

Useful

Equipment

Nuts, chocolate, energy bars, etc.

We always recommend wool in the Norwegian Mountains, but if you already have synthetic layers and don't want to buy new ones, synthetic is okay.

Bed linen and towels are included at each accommodation. 

We will provide the necessary equipment for the glacier hike (harness, ice axe, crampons, helmet). It's also possible to borrow hiking boots for the glacier hike if needed. 

 

Testimonial

"I enjoyed the trip very much. Johanna was great (one of my best guides I had) and I spent a very nice holiday. The hotels were well selected and offered time to relax. I enjoyed the one in Rosendal most. The driver Tur (?) was very friendly and helpful, maybe sometimes driving too fast. I will definitely come back to travel with Hvitserk again. I enjoyed the trip very much."

– Eva D. 2022

Testimonial

"Excellent tour with tremendous scenery and a great guide. I had been looking for the right tour that offered 3 most important hiking landmarks in Norway and Norrona Hvitserik is the only agency that offers that! I am ecstatic about this tour and experience. Also 2 out of 4 hotels were luxury with gourmet food. Sauna was to die at the last hotel. Excellent tour with tremendous sceneryut you need to train for this hiking challenge, this is not for beginners!"

– Marina R. 2022

Testimonial

"An amazing trip with beautiful views! So well organized, lovely accommodations, and Elise was a fantastic guide. It’s a long and active week though, so make sure that you are ready for that! I had an amazing experience and would recommend this company to anyone!"

– Alyssa F. 2022