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Experience the impressive Trolltunga – Troll’s Tongue – rock formation in Fjord Norway in combination with two of our historical hotels, Utne Hotel and Hotel Ullensvang. A tailor-made short break package that allows you to experience the dramatic scenery of Western Norway, good food and unique history.
Trolltunga – the Troll’s Tongue – juts out approx. 700 m above Ringedalsvatnet lake in Skjeggedal, offering fantastic views. The round trip takes approx. 8–10 hours with a height gain of approx. 900 m. This is a high-mountain hike, with two different ways of reaching Trolltunga.
This short break is based on using your own car and starts at the beautiful Utne Hotel in the heart of Hardanger. Approx 115 km from Bergen and 40 km from Voss.
Here you can enjoy an excellent meal in historical surroundings before setting out the next day to hike to Trolltunga. Breakfast will be served at 07.00 and we suggest that you leave at 07.30.You will be given a map and lunch pack of local tastes before leaving, and we recommend an early start.
The usual hike to Trolltunga starts at the car park in Skjeggedal. The route is marked with red Ts and a number of signs where the paths divide. Remember to wear good walking shoes and mountain clothing, and to carry food, drink and a map. Check the weather forecast before setting out.
It is also possible to go on a guided tour with Trolltunga Active: partly by bike, partly on foot and partly climbing on a Via Ferrata (8–10 hours). This tour must be booked in advance at http://trolltunga-active.com/
After the hike to Trolltunga, it is approx. a 40-minute drive to Lofthus and Hotel Ullensvang.
Hotel Ullensvang offers guests the choice of heated indoor and outdoor pools. What could be better, after a long day in the mountains? In the evening, enjoy a well-deserved dinner with views of the Hardanger fjord.
A long hike and historical gems that are not to be missed!
Included in this package:
Photo: Trolltunga Active
Photo: Harald Hognerud
Photo: Scott Sporleder - Fjord Norway
Tasty 3-course dinner will be served at Utne Hotel
Accomodation in a historical room breakfast included
Imagine being able to holiday at a measured pace, and relax in a unique and distinctive environment, far from the stresses and strains of the city. There
is a place to do just that at the heart of Hardanger:
Utne Hotel is one of Norway’s oldest hotels in continuous
operation in the same building. Since 1722, when Peder Larsson Børsem was granted his innkeeper’s licence, travellers have found board and
lodging here. For several hundred years the hotel has offered a tradition of high-quality care and attention to its guests, with the famous ‘Mother
Utne’ (Torbjørg Utne, 1812–1903) a byword for this tradition. Staying here is like being in a history book, with careful thought given to architectural
details, amenities and decor.
Address: N-5778 Utne
Duration: approx. 8–10 hours for the return trip.
Length: approx. 11 km each way, with a height gain of approx. 900 m.
Season: approx. 15 June – approx. 15 September.
There is a T-marked path from the car park in Skjeggedal to Trolltunga. There are signs along the way showing how far you have walked and how far you have left to go. The hike starts with a steep incline from the car park at Skjeggedal up to Måglitopp. (The Måglibanen cable railway is no longer operational.) The path continues on flat ground before coming to another, more moderate incline. From here, the walk to Trolltunga is relatively flat, with a few moderate gradients.
This is a high-mountain hike and is suitable for people in averagely good shape. Plan well and start early! Note that there is no mobile/cell phone coverage en route. Remember to wear good walking shoes and suitable clothes, and to carry food, drink and a map and compass. Check the weather forecast for the area.
Buffet dinner. Beverage is not included.
Accomodation Hotel Ullensvang in standard room.
Hotel Ullensvang is beautifully situated on the shores of the Hardangerfjord, with a magnificent view of the fjord, the mountains and the Folgefonna
glacier. Hotel Ullensvang has moved with the times since it first opened in 1846, and is owned and run by the same family to this day. The hotel has been
decorated with soul, and is set apart by its exceptional
combination of modern comforts, local traditions and history. The composer Edvard Grieg was a regular guest and his small composer’s hut can
still be seen in the hotel garden.
Address: N- 5787 Lof thus i Hardanger