Trolltunga, Norway

Norway Trekking Weekend

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£1,449
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Trip code: 
TSU
Ways to Travel:
Guided Group, Short Breaks
Activity:
New Walking & Trekking Holidays
Min age:
16
Group size:
4–16

Trek to the iconic Trolltunga

Few countries do coastline quite as scene-stealing, or as elemental, as the jagged edge of Norway. This trip includes two full days of walking: cramming as many majestic sights and experiences into a weekend as possible. We’ll warm up with a glacier walk on the Folgefonna glacier - the third largest on mainland Norway. The highlight of the weekend will of course be walking up to the famous Trolltunga, a vertiginous ledge of rock jutting horizontally out of a mountain, a full 700 metres above the fjords.

Highlights

  • Trek to iconic Trolltunga
  • Hotel with views on the fjords
  • Spectacular fjord boat rides

Key information

  • 3 nights hotel
  • 2 days walking
  • Good level of fitness required
  • Altitude maximum 1300m, average 700m
  • Group normally 4 to 16 plus 1 leader

 

What's included

  • All breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • London flights (if booking incl. flights)
  • Airport transfers by bus and ferry
  • Local Transport

What's not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Visas & vaccinations
  • Single accommodation (limited availability)
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Trip Notes

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Pace:

Level 5 - Approximately 8-9hrs walking

Terrain:

Low altitude; steep and rocky terrain

Day by day breakdown
Day 26.0km/3.0miles
Day 320.0km/12.0miles

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Itinerary

Bergen Airport
to
Bergen Airport
  • Day 1

    London to Bergen; transfer to Rosendal.

    Fly from London to Bergen airport; enjoy incredible vistas as you transfer to your hotel on a ferry through the fjords.

    Meals included: Dinner
  • Day 2

    Glacier walk on Folgefonna

    Today we put our crampons on for a breathtaking glacier walk on Folgefonna, one of Norway's largest glaciers; our warm-up for tomorrow. The exact route will vary according to the ice conditions on the glacier itself.

    Duration: 4 to 6hrs

    Distance: approx. 6km

    Altitude gain/loss: 200-400m

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 3

    Trek famous Trolltunga

    The big challenge and highlight of the weekend: trek up to the world famous Trolltunga. This huge piece of rock juts dramatically out of the mountain, 700 metres above the north side of the Lake Ringedalsvatnet and providing a dramatic backdrop for photos.

    Duration: 10 to 12hrs

    Distance: 20km

    Altitude gain/loss: +900m / -900m

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 4

    Free time in Rosendal; transfer to Bergen; fly to London.

    We enjoy a leisurely morning in Rosendal. Relax at the hotel, go for a walk around the town or perhaps visit the Barony Rosendal. Ferry to Bergen usually in the early afternoon; fly to London.

    Meals included: Breakfast
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

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Essential Info

Visas

Norway

No visa required for British passport holders.

Vaccinations

Norway

There are no specific health risks.

Eating and Drinking

All breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners.

The hotel offers a varied buffet breakfast, after which you will have a make-your-own-lunch-pack opportunity. Dinners are taken at the hotel.

Weather

You should expect some rainfall, even though warm and sunny weather is not infrequent in this area and summer rain is also common. From June to September Hardangerfjord has about 15 days a month with some kind of precipitation. When the sun shines, expect temperatures to average around 18-22ºC.

Is this trip for you?

This trip is graded Challenging (Walking Level 5).

The glacier walk does not require prior experience of using crampons, however, the nature of the terrain does mean that you will need to be sure footed and used to walking on uneven terrain. This walk is not very long (about 5 hours) but a little more demanding technically. The exact route may vary depending on weather conditions and ice conditions on the glacier.

The daywalk to Trolltunga is a long day with about 900m ascent. The terrain is not particularly challenging, but you will need to be confident in your ability to walk for up to 12 hours. Whilst you do not have to walk/stand on Trolltunga itself once you reach it, please be aware that the area is near very high cliffs and we, therefore, do not recommend this trip to vertigo sufferers. If you choose to walk on Trolltunga, we ask that you listen carefully to your leader's instructions and follow all advice given.

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Trip Notes

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Accommodation

Hotel Rosendal

Beautifully located on the fjord, this lovely family-run hotel is the perfect base for a weekend exploring the area and climbing to Trolltunga. Rooms are simple but recently renovated and comfortable with en suite facilities.  Wi-Fi is available in the hotel. The balconies on the different floors are perfect to relax and enjoy a drink with a view of the fjords in the evenings. There are different standards of single rooms available, please contact us for details. 

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Trip Notes

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  • Reviewed September 2017
    Carole Fendick

    Norway weekend

    If you want a short weekend break you won't be disappointed with this trip. A lot is packed into the weekend just enough to make you want to return and do more. The hotel was family run, the staff very friendly and the food was wonderful .

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    It was great standing on the Trolltunga, such an iconic landmark and fantastic view.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    The group leader was brilliant, always there to help.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Just remember alcohol is expensive!
  • Reviewed July 2017
    Stephen Brown

    Norway trekking weekend

    This is a very enjoyable trip, offering a real challenge, but providing fantastic rewards. The accommodation is very good, and the transfer to the hotel from Bergen is very pleasant. The walk to Trolltunga is certainly long, but is worth the effort.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Undoubtedly the moment when it's your turn to walk out onto Trolltunga.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Hilde was excellent, enthusiastic and supportive. She provided chocolate and drinks and just the right moments.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    The trek to Trolltunga is a very popular walk, and there is only one route up. So, you will be walking up with a lot of other people going the same way. This also means that, if you want the iconic photograph on the Trolltunga, you need to be prepared for a very long wait when you arrive for your turn on the Trolltunga, where you can get quite cold. We waited for about an hour and a half on our trip - it is quite lively, with wedding proposals and people doing handstands, but there's no real avoiding it. It's definitely worth it, though! It is an incredible place.

Dates & Prices

An overview of flight options

Exodus is committed to making joining our tours as easy as possible, wherever you live. We generally only block book seats from London, but this certainly does not mean that you need to fly from there. Depending on the route and airlines available, there will usually be various options available for those who want to fly from their local airport.

This page aims to provide a useful overview of the options available to our clients. However, the best flight arrangements should be tailored to your personal requirements, so please contact our Sales team for expert advice.

 

What kind of options do I have ?

1. We can book for you: Flights from anywhere in the world - not via London  

Depending on the route, this may be direct or via an overseas hub like Amsterdam, the Middle East or elsewhere. On short haul routes there may be direct flights with low cost airlines, charter flights or scheduled airlines. Exodus can book most, but not all, of these for you. The most appropriate airline may be different to that which we use for the group flight from London, but many people now travel on different airlines and meet up with their fellow passengers at the destination.

Pros Cons
  • May be the most direct route
  • Often the extra fare compared to the London flight is minimal.
  • As you will be in the hands a single airline for your entire journey, the airline will be responsible for your bags and your connections.
  • You may not be able to join the group transfers. However, we can usually arrange private transfers, or book your flights to try and coincide with the group transfers. See notes on transfer arrangements below.

 

2. We can book for you: Connecting flights from your local airport to London

Exodus can book connecting flights to London so you can join the group flight there. Connecting times will be followed according to airline advice, or as requested by clients. There are two types of fares we can use for this option: a 'through-fare' or a 'published fare'.
 
a) A 'through-fare' is where you will be in the main airline's care throughout. You change planes, but your bags are checked all the way through to your final destination. 

b) A 'published fare' ticket is completely seperate from your onward ticket from London. It is usually cheaper than a through-fare but will need to be paid for and issued as soon as it is booked. This can be a problem if your tour has not yet reached minimum numbers. On 'published fares' neither airline is aware that you have connecting flights, so Exodus is responsible for timing your connection, not the airlines involved. The tickets are also usually non changeable and non refundable.

Pros Cons
  • Depending on the fare type, Exodus or the airline is responsible for flight connections.
  • Through fare tickets can be expensive.
  • On a published fare, tickets must be issued immediately; tickets on published fares can be very difficult to change if onward flight times change; bags are not checked though to your final destination.
  • Published fares are non-refundable.

 

3. Booking some or all of the flights yourself

You can also book connecting air travel yourself, either to London, or all the way to the start point. There may be certain airlines or routes we don't have access to, so this is always an option. However, if you make your own travel arrangements you become liable for any delays, cancellations or missed connections, and Exodus is not required to offer refunds if you have trouble reaching the start of your trip.

Pros Cons
  • You might find cheaper fares, or routes not available to Exodus.
  • You are responsible for any delays or missed connections, and the cost of the tour is not protected should you miss your flight be cancelled.

 

 Notes on transfer arrangements

Sometimes it is possible to travel on a different airline to the group flight from London. Where this is the case, we need to think about ensuring you meet up with the group with minimum extra cost and hassle.

  • On certain trips, it is easy to arrive on a different flight and still meet the group at the hotel with time in hand. We can usually arrange private transfers (at extra cost) or offer advice on taking a taxi to the start hotel.
  • On other trips (especially in Europe), the transfer meets the group flight and then travels some distance to the first night's accommodation. Where this is the case, our Sales team will try to arrange flights that arrive before (and depart after) the group. However, we do have to make it clear in your final documentation that if your flights are delayed, the transfer cannot wait for you. While Exodus or our local operators will do what we can to help you reach the start point of the tour, any additional costs must be paid by the client. 

 

Next steps? 

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