Trolltunga, which is translated to troll’s tongue in English, is a piece of rock jutting 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). (taken from Wikipedia). I have been dreaming to visit Trolltunga since I was living in Trondheim. So, finally when I moved to Sandnes, the dream closed to come true. Trolltunga is located at Odda, which can be reached by 4 hours driving from Sandnes. At the last week of July 2014, I checked the weather forecast for Odda, and it showed that there will be a nice weather with a slight rain during the day. Me and my son decided to hike to Trolltunga that weekend. The hike to the trolltunga is around 22 km roundtrip. Since I need to drive 4 hours from Sandnes to Odda, I decided to book a hotel room in Odda, for 2 nights. I went there with my son and left Sandnes on friday afternoon. We arrived at our hotel in Odda at around 9 pm at night.

The view from the hostel room

The view from the hotel room

The next day, me and my son left our hotel room at 8 am in the morning, so that we can be at the top during the day. The driving from the hotel to the trolltunga area took around 30 minutes. We were surprised that the parking lot was full of cars that morning. We started the hike by taking the stairs which has length of around 1.5 km, and made my feet felt so sore on the way back:(

The base of the stairs

The base of the stairs

The end of the stairs

The end of the stairs

The hike then continue until 11 km to the famous trolltunga. We spend around 3.5 hrs to reach it but on the way back, my feet was hurting so much which make me have to walk slowly, but we managed to hiked down for 4 hrs to the parking lot.

8 km... Still 3 km left to the tongue

8 km… Still 3 km left to the tongue

1 km left :)

1 km to go 🙂

The famous troll's tongue

The famous troll’s tongue

I was sitting at the edge of the tongue

Me, sitting at the edge of the tongue

My son and his style

My son and his style

Yes, our dream come true.

Yes, our dream come true.

Time to go back... 11 km to go ;)

Time to go back… 11 km to go 😉

Nice view...

Nice view…

The route information near the parking area

The route information near the parking area

Yes, we did it and we’re proud of it. Our dream came true. I just need to gather my energy to drive back to the hotel and driving back to Sandnes the next morning 🙂


  1. Niels Kingmans · May 29, 2017

    Dit vind ik echt niet kunnen! Je zoon had dood kunnen zijn.

    • almondnuts · June 2, 2017

      Yes, I know…. it’s quite dangerous. But he wanted to have his pictures there. We tried to ask for help, but someone told me that I should take pictures by myself. So, decided to just switch to take each other pictures.

  2. noah kingmans · May 29, 2017

    Hele gave foto’s! Ga zo door!

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