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Gorgeous Must-See Sights In and Around Trolltunga, Norway!

 Deep in the Ullensvang Municipality, of Vestland county in Norway lies a massive rock formation, that over the last 10 years has become one of the most popular hiking destinations in the world. The peak of this rock stands at around 3,600 feet above sea level with a cliff that juts out horizontally from the mountain, reminiscent of Pride Rock in the classic Disney animated tale The Lion King. Unlike Pride Rock, Trolltunga (The Troll’s Tongue) overlooks the powerful lake of Ringedalsvatnet, the main source of electricity for the nearby industrial town of Odda, along with numerous mountains.

The now popular hiking trail to Trolltunga begins from the village of Skjeggedal, which offers parking and lodging for travelers. The trail to the top of the peak from the village stretches across 17 miles. For more experienced hikers, alternative starting points are available to the peak. From the top of this rock, the surrounding lakes, rivers, villages, and mountains seem so close, you’ll feel like you can reach out and touch them. Take a look at the stunning views that the peak of this rock has to offer. 

 

1. A Panoramic view of Trolltunga

Sights from the popular hiking trail to the rock formation and cliff Trolltunga, near the town of Odda in Norway, A Panoramic view of Trolltunga

(By TerjeN, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

2. Hikers stand on different levels of the cliff 

Sights from the popular hiking trail to the rock formation and cliff Trolltunga, near the town of Odda in Norway, Hikers stand on different levels of the cliff

(By Steinar Talmoen, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

3. Aerial view of Trolltunga in October

Sights from the popular hiking trail to the rock formation and cliff Trolltunga, near the town of Odda in Norway, Aerial view of Trolltunga in October

(By Midhun Subhash, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

4. View of Ringedalsvatnet lake from Trolltunga Cliff

Sights from the popular hiking trail to the rock formation and cliff Trolltunga, near the town of Odda in Norway, View of Ringedalsvatnet lake from Trolltunga Cliff

(By Asgeir Helgestad, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

5. Lake Ringedalsvatnet 

Sights from the popular hiking trail to the rock formation and cliff Trolltunga, near the town of Odda in Norway, Lake Ringedalsvatnet

(By rheins, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

6. A view of the lake from the dam 

Sights from the popular hiking trail to the rock formation and cliff Trolltunga, near the town of Odda in Norway, A view of the lake from the dam

(By David40226543, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

7. The great waterfall Ringedalsfossen 

Sights from the popular hiking trail to the rock formation and cliff Trolltunga, near the town of Odda in Norway, The great waterfall Ringedalsfossen

(By Snapshots Of The Past, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

8. The cliff also overlooks the traditional district of Hardanger 

Sights from the popular hiking trail to the rock formation and cliff Trolltunga, near the town of Odda in Norway, The cliff also overlooks the traditional district of Hardanger

(By Mcshadypl, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

9. Historic photo of Tyssestrengene, the waterfalls that the Trolltunga hiking trail pass through 

Sights from the popular hiking trail to the rock formation and cliff Trolltunga, near the town of Odda in Norway, Tyssestrengene, the waterfalls that the Trolltunga hiking trail pass through

(By Detroit Publishing Co., Wikimedia Commons)  


10. View of the village of Skjeggedal from the mountaintop 

Sights from the popular hiking trail to the rock formation and cliff Trolltunga, near the town of Odda in Norway, View of the village of Skjeggedal from the mountaintop

(By David40226543, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

11. View from Ringedals Dam at Skjeggedal

Sights from the popular hiking trail to the rock formation and cliff Trolltunga, near the town of Odda in Norway, View from Ringedals Dam at Skjeggedal

(By Thinker Swe, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

12. Driving on the Norwegian National Road 13, alongside a stream, to reach the trailhead for Trolltunga 

Sights from the popular hiking trail to the rock formation and cliff Trolltunga, near the town of Odda in Norway, Driving on the Norwegian National Road 13, alongside a stream, to reach the trailhead for Trolltunga

(By Sigmund Pettersen, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

13. An aerial view of the beautiful town of Odda 

Sights from the popular hiking trail to the rock formation and cliff Trolltunga, near the town of Odda in Norway, An aerial view of the beautiful town of Odda

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14. Lunar landscape of 'Jettegryter', Glacial potholes, found on the trail to Trolltunga

Sights from the popular hiking trail to the rock formation and cliff Trolltunga, near the town of Odda in Norway, Lunar landscape of 'Jettegryter', Glacial potholes, found on the trail to Trolltunga

(By Knuand, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

15. On the peak of Trolltunga at sunset

Sights from the popular hiking trail to the rock formation and cliff Trolltunga, near the town of Odda in Norway, On the peak of Trolltunga at sunset

(By Robin Stumm, Wikimedia Commons)  

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