Trolltunga 20 Mile Trek Challenge Picture 1
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Best Time of Year: May September

Max alt:  1100m

Dist:  32km

Min age:  16

Duration:  4

Trolltunga 20 Miler Challenge

Trek Adventure

The view of views! The Iconic view of the Trolltunga in the Norwegian fjords off the west side of the Hardangavidda. This special itinerary takes in a full circular tour of the Ringedalsvatnet lake. Experience mountain views like no other! Take this long weekend trip away walking from Skeggedal near the town of Odda. Soak up the spectacular trolls tongue viewpoint before continuing round the full loop of this magical Norwegian lake.


This 4 day trip is an experience never to forget, a short trip to trek high above the fjords of Norway. As part of your challenge we will include a warm up afternoon walk for a view of the vast Hardangerfjord to wet your appetite for the huge 20 miler!

Flying into Norway's second largest city of Bergen, we spend our first night in this inspiring city.

The following morning we take the journey through the fjords to the town of Odda. We will spend the afternoon trekking up for a stunnning view across the Fjords before an early night.

The next morning we will take shuittles up to the start of the trek and take on the 20 mile mega loop of the Trolltunga Ciruclar Tour! Upon descending we take shuttles back to Odda.

On the final day we make the the transfer back through the Fjords to Bergen airport for your flight. 

 


Itinerary

Day 1
Depart the UK and arrive in Bergen, Norway's second largest city. 

Shuttles to accomodation 

Day 2

We then transfer (3hrs) to the town of Odda or Tysseval depending on accommodation options. passing through some of the great fjords of Norway's coastline. We will enjoy a scenic afternoon walk overlooking the Fjords. This will be not too challenging in order to prepare you for the big 20 miler the next day! 

Day 3

An early short journey to Skjeggedal to start our days walk on the mountain loop. This day is a tough one, gaining the altitude to get onto the plateau and walking 20 miles around the full loop of the Lake. This is the day to get one of the most spectacular views available in European trekking. We then head down the mountain back to Skjeggedal ready for our transfer back to Odda for celebrations.


Day 4
Early transfer to Bergen (3hrs) for you flight home with that amazing view etched into your memory forever.

 

Route Map


Accommodation

First night in Bergen Hotel and then in either Odda or Tysseval at a local Hotel before and after the walk.

 

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.

 

Medical Issues

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

When travelling abroad you may require a Visa. Please check the Travcour website (www.travcour.com) for up to date Visa information. Here they can advise you on the best action to take. If you require further information please don't hesitate to contact the Café.

 

Included In Trip

Mountain Leadership

1 night in Bergen Hotel

2 nights in Odda Hotel

Transfers included to/from Airport to Odda

Shuttles to/from odda to trailhead

 

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

Dinners and lunches

 

Equipment Required

Medikit
Water Purification Tablets, Suncream, Blister Repair Kit
Plasters, Vaseline, Rehydration Salts
Painkillers, Sunbloc, Insect Repellant

Washkit
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.

Warm Clothing
Lightweight Fleece, Medium Weight Fleece, Lightweight Gloves
Heavy Gloves (mitten type recommended), Fleece Hat

Trek Clothing
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

Waterproofs
Outer Fully Waterproof Jacket (Gore-tex, E-vent)
Outer Waterproof Bottoms

Other
Toilet Roll / Pack of Travel Tissues, Spare Lace
Camera, Film / Memory Card / Spare Battery
Travel Documents, EHIC Travel Card
Travel Insurance (compulsory)
Passport

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

 

Kit Hire

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.

 

Safety Information

We advise to run this trip between mid June and mid September.

 

Weather

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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Guide price

£799

Difficulty
Info

 

This Challenge is for exclusive group departures – please call us for more information


 

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