I’m an experienced hiker and almost always do my hikes alone, but made the best decision to go with Trolltunga Adventures. I picked them for two reasons. One, I wanted to enjoy my time on the hike and not rush. A 15 miles hike is a lot to do in one day. With an overnight, it is very manageable. Second, I brought along a friend who has limited hiking experience. He was nervous of his abilities to do the hike and I kept insisting he is capable and we would do it at a slow pace. We booked last minute and didn’t see anything available on the website, so we emailed them directly. We got a response back within minutes that they had space for us.
They provide everything - tent, sleeping bag, snacks, and hot meals. You only need to bring a small backpack. Our guide Oda was such a kind soul and showed us the trek’s hidden gems. She grew up in the area and knew all of the histories. We had lunch on a grassy ledge next to a waterfall and ate veggie and prosciutto sandwiches with hot tea. We reached Trolltunga an hour after lunch and luckily we had it all to ourselves. We heard the line to get on the rock was nearly 3 hours the day before. One of the benefits of doing the overnight trek - you have two opportunities to see Trolltunga. So if weather or crowds are bad one day, you can try the next morning.
Our camp was waiting for us about 45 minutes beyond Trolltunga. We had giant Fjallraven tents to sleep in (basically a condo) and a large domed tent for the group to have meals together. Dinner was a delicious reindeer stew on rice with lingonberry and grilled bread. Just when I didn’t think it could get any better, Oda gave me a hot water bottle to warm my sleeping bag! I slept like a baby, then woke to the soothing sounds of rain on my tent. After a breakfast of hot oats (with cinnamon, butter, and berries), we left camp to see Trolltunga again.
It’s very cool to step out onto the ledge, but I think we were all more impressed with the views you get the majority of the hike. Steep mountains thrusting out of turquoise fjords take your breath away. Weather is unpredictable and you will likely get rained on, but that’s part of what makes the experience memorable.
Rain or shine, it’s a bucket list worthy trek. I know my experience would not be as remotely memorable if I didn’t do this guided tour. I can’t recommend them enough! p.s. my friend had a great time and said it was easier than expected.