Friday, July 18, 2014

Trolltunga, Norway

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Trolltunga, Norway
Trolltunga is a piece of rock hanging horizontally out of a mountain about 700 metres (2,300 ft) above the north side of the lake Ringedalsvatnet in the municipality of Odda in Hordaland county, Norway. The cliff is located east of the Skjeggedal area, about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) east of the village of Tyssedal and the Sørfjorden (a branch off of the main Hardanger Fjord). The name translated to English is The Troll's tongue.

Trolltunga is one of the most spectacular scenic cliffs in Norway. Trolltunga  is situated about 1100 meters above sea level, hovering 700 metres above lake Ringedalsvatnet in Skjeggedal. The view is breathtaking. The hike goes through high mountains, takes 8-10 hours in total (to Trolltunga and return) and the ascent is about 900 meters.The hike is usually possible to do from mid June, depending on when the snow melts in the mountains. Normally one can hike to Trolltunga until mid September. Consider carefully whether you are in good enough shape and have the right equipment before setting out. Plan carefully and start early in the day. There is no mobile phone coverage along the route.


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