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Trolltunga road

Fun-map. This does NOT accurately describe the scale and distance of the hike to Trolltunga.
Fun-map. This does NOT accurately describe the scale and distance of the hike to Trolltunga.

The Trolltunga road is a single track, private dirt road up the steep Maagelia hillside. It does not take you to the Trolltunga site, only up the first 400 meters ascent. From the parking area on top there is a 4 hour hike in each direction.

 

The road was built to be used by locals, but has a capacity for a limited number of cars extra per day.

   
  • Hikers and bikes are welcome

    The road is free to use for pedestrians and pedal bikes. It is an alternative to the hiking path that leads up the hill. Not as picturesque, but easier to walk if your legs are tired, and you don't have stop/step aside to make way for oncoming hikers on the path.


  • Toll road

    The road and parking area on top has a capacity for 30 vehicles each day.

    • Access to the road is strictly "First come - first serve"!
    • The road will close for the day when the limited parking area is filled.
    • The exit gate will open automatically when approached by cars leaving the road.
    • It is not possible to book or reserve a parking space.
    • Parking fee: NOK 500,- per day. (The parking fee includes access to use the road)

  • Limited capacity of vehicles a day

    • Access to the road is strictly "First come - first serve"!
    • The road will close for the day when the limited parking area is filled (30 cars).
    • The gates open at about 07.00 AM

  • Steep track

    The road has a 17% inclination at some points. Four wheel drive is recomended.

    Therefore it is not advisable to try to ascend the road in small front wheel drive cars with full load. Vehicles that are not suiteable for the drive will be denied access to the road by attendants on site.


  • Hairpin bends

    The road has 17 hairpin bends, which requires a skilled driver.

    The road is narrow and the road sides are steep. Please evaluate your skills before embarking on the drive up. There is no place to turn the car around along the road, and backing a car down the road is very challenging.


  • No motorcycles allowed

    Due to the road's demanding conditions, no motorcycles are allowed on the road.


  • No camper vans above 2 meters height

    Due to overhanging structures on the road there is a 2.0 meters maximum height for vehicles.


  • Parking only in designated area

    Parking is only allowed in designated areas. Parking outside designated areas will block traffic and is strictly forbidden.


  • Bottom gate area.
    Bottom gate area.
    Top parking area.
    Top parking area.

    Instructions for access and parking

    See sketches for instructions

    These sketches describe the gate area at the bottom of the hill and the parking area on top.

     

    The bottom gate area is near the end of the public road in Skjeggedal. Signs will show the entrance and where to que up for the waiting line.


  • Photo credit, top banner: Destination Hardanger Fjord/ Till Hanten.