Hidden deep within Fjord Norway lies one of the country's most spectacular hiking destinations. A classic unspoilt natural wonder, Trolltunga (The Troll's Tongue) is a narrow rock that struts horizontally out from a cliff 700m above the Ringedalsvatnet lake below. How far along the tongue do you dare to venture? Only you can decide!You'll pass waterfalls, luscious green vegetation and steep mountain ridges as you ascend almost 1000m, but the reward is simply breathtaking. As you stand on the rock taking in the view across the Folgefonna plateau glaciers, you'll feel on top of the world.
The full Trolltunga hike takes up to 10 hours return, and is only recommended for experienced hikers. The journey starts in Skjeggedal and various attractions are lined up along the route, including the Ringedal dam and glacial potholes. Other options include cycling, or a guided tour along a via feratta (protected climbing route). Thanks to Norway's freedom-to-roam laws, you can also extend your hike by pitching a tent. Whichever option you choose, it's only possible to reach Trolltunga from about mid-June to mid-September.The best advice for your circumstances will come from the local tourist information office in Odda. They will supply you with information, maps, and guidance on weather conditions.