The Troll’s Tongue, Norway : This Is The Sickest View On The Planet

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This striking stone protrusion was formed by a piece of rock breaking away from the body of a mountain. It hangs 350 metres above a lake. It’s understandably quite difficult to reach — the only way is on foot, along a 12 kilometre track.

 

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. The view is breathtaking. The hike starts in Skjeggedal and goes through the high mountains, takes 10-12 hours (23 km in total to Trolltunga and return) and the ascent is about 900 meters. It is a long and hard hike. 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. There is no mobile phone coverage along the route.
WARNING – DO NOT HIKE TO TROLLTUNGA IN WINTERTIME, except from mid-March when you can join guided snowshoe hikes with Trolltunga Active.

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