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Best Time of Year: May September
Trolltunga Mountain Walking Challenge
The view of views! The Iconic view of the Trolltunga in the Norwegian fjords off the west side of the Hardangavidda plateau.
Experience mountain views like no other, take this long weekend trip away walking from Skeggedal near the town of Odda, onto the mountain and staying a night in a mountain hut. The next days walking we approach the trolls tongue, this is the view of the spit of rock viewing over the Ringedalsvatnet lake.
This 4 day trip is an experience never to forget, a short 4 day trip including the fjords of Norway, a night in a mountain hut and the spectacular views from the trolls tongue!
Flying into Norway's second largest city of Bergen, taking a journey through the fjords and towards the town of Odda for the evenings rest. The next morning head up onto the plateau, quite a testing days walk out to our evenings accomodation in the mountain hut.
This next day is a day to remember, leaving the mountain hut and heading to Trolltunga! spectacular views of the rock overhanging Ringedalsvatnet lake, get that perfect picture moment before heading off the mountainside and returning to Bergen for the evenings celebrations.
Depart the UK and arrive in Bergen, Norway's second largest city. We then transfer to the town of Odda or Tysseval depending on accommodation options. passing through some of the great fjords of Norway's coastline.
A short journey to Skjeggedal to start our days walk on the mountain, this day is a tough one, gaining the altitude to get onto the plateau and walking up to 18km to our mountain hut for the evening.
This is the day to get one of the most spectacular views available. Walking from our hut to Trolltunga. Once we have spent some time here and had some lunch we head down the mountain back to Skjeggedal ready for our transfer back to Bergen for celebrations.
Have a well deserved relaxed morning in Bergen before taking your flight back to the UK with that amazing view etched into your memory forever.
Having a night in either Odda or Tysseval at a local venue the evening before the walk, whilst on the mountain have a night in a norwegian DNT hut with basic supplies. Final accommodation will be a hotel in Bergen.
What is a Level 4.0 Trekking Challenge Like?
You are now moving into the realms of serious challenges - where you are likely to encounter rough and steep terrain, sleep deprivation – ie very long days, or even high altitude. In any case - be prepared for an event which is going to take you well past the limits of your comfort zone. Trekking days will be up to 13 hours, or slightly less if the event stretches over several days. The severity of the challenge may be magnified by various factors - and you will need to be more resilient - variable weather conditions, simple food and maybe camping – these factors forms a part of the challenge. You need to be in good shape to undertake any of these events, and you need to be training regularly. The height gain each day is greater than for level 3 - so expect plenty of hills! A level 4 challenge would involve a very long day (in excess of 28 miles) or some serious hill climbing (multiple peaks in one day) - or possibly both!
How Fit Do I need to be to join a Level 4.0 ‘Trek’?
To participate in these events you need to be in very good fitness. You enjoy taking exercise, and do it regularly (a couple of times a week minimum). You may well partake in several different types of activity, possibly including the gym, swimming, running, or circuit training. You probably are capable of running up to 5 or 6 miles, but in a good steady speed (around 9-10 minute miling). If you do not run - you should be regularly undertaking challenging walks or other strenuous exercise. You should be comfortable walking 17-19 miles in the English lowland countryside.
Please note, it is extremely important for this physical challenge that you are in good health. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions, please consider carefully whether you should be joining the challenge. Please ensure you fill in the booking form accurately and honestly, this is important. In the case of serious conditions (epilepsy, diabetes, heart conditions, recent illness or operations), please discuss the challenge with your GP. Please also ensure you notify us of any allergies or similar.
You should be used to walking reasonable distances each day to contemplate this trek. It requires stamina and good aerobic fitness - but good willpower will also come in handy! Failure to disclose medical conditions is a serious omission - that could have serious repercussions on any of our challenges.
Visas / Redtape
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Included In Trip
1 night in Odda/Tysseval, 1 night in the DNT mountain hut, 1 night in Bergen and Guided Walking, Transfers included from Airport to start of trek.
Excluded From Trip
International Airfares - please ask if you require assistance with flights and we should be able to offer well priced flights with good connections. Excludes transfers in UK to airport (Lift Share may be available – expect to share costs on Parking at Air
Water Purification Tablets, Suncream, Blister Repair Kit
Plasters, Vaseline, Rehydration Salts
Painkillers, Sunbloc, Insect Repellant
Pack Towel (lifesystems recommended), Soap (small bar)
Shampoo (not a full size bottle!)
Toothbrush, Toothpaste (small size)
Hill Walking Items
Sleeping Bag - 2/3 season rated to 0° C comfort rating or sleeping bag liner (silk or cotton)
Medium Sized Rucksack - lined with waterproof bags
Rucksack Liner(s) / Plastic Liner(s) for Rucksack
Bladder System (highly recommended - or other water bottles e.g. exercise bottle/Nalgene bottle)
Walking Poles (highly recommended)
Sun Hat (wide brimmed), Neck Scarf
Snack Foods - we recommend good slow burning items - nuts, dried fruit, cereal bars etc.
Lightweight Fleece, Medium Weight Fleece, Lightweight Gloves
Heavy Gloves (mitten type recommended), Fleece Hat
Long Cotton Trekking Trousers, 1 Pair Tracksuit Bottoms
Comfortable Trekking Shirts (long/short sleeved)
Walking Boots (broken in with ankle protection)
Walking Socks, Liner Socks
Underwear, 1 Change of Casual Evening Wear
Outer Fully Waterproof Jacket (Gore-tex, E-vent)
Outer Waterproof Bottoms
Toilet Roll / Pack of Travel Tissues, Spare Lace
Camera, Film / Memory Card / Spare Battery
Travel Documents, EHIC Travel Card
Travel Insurance (compulsory)
Wallet, Credit Cards, Cash
Sunglasses, Spare Comfortable Shoes
Penknife, Mobile Phone (packed in a plastic bag deep inside your day pack!)
Emergency Rations (energy foods - for the tough days on trek)
Head Torch with spare batteries and bulb
It is possible to hire equipment via our specialist kit hire providers Outdoor Hire Ltd. We have negotiated a 10% discount for all our mountain challengers.
Norwegian summers can be lush and bright. Temperature ranges can be from 10-20 degrees however be prepared for some cold winds on the mountainside
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