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Preikestolen & Trolltunga Winter/Spring Package

From 13,990 NOK per person
★★★★★ | 1 guest review

Have you dreamed about visiting Norway’s iconic natural landmarks, but want to avoid doing so during the tourist season? Journey with a guide through Fjord Norway, from Bergen to Stavanger, during the low-season and join our winter/spring hikes to Trolltunga and Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock).

All-inclusive 4-day package 
Dedicated tour leader + 2 guided tours +
fjord cruise + all transfers + accommodation + meals 

2020 Dates | Departs from Bergen
March | 13 / 20   April | 10 / 17 / 24

Please Note
Tour execution requires a minimum of four (4) participants (read more)

Tour Includes

• Dedicated tour leader
• Guided hike to Trolltunga
• Guided hike to Preikestolen
• Use of spikes/snowshoes/poles
• Fjordcruise x 1
• All transfers
• Accommodation | 3 nights
• Dinners* | Days 1,2,3

• Breakfasts | Days 2,3,4
• Packed lunches | Days 2,3

*drinks are not included

Please Bring

• Proper hiking boots*
• Warm, thick socks x 4

• Water-resistant pants*

• Rain-proof jacket*
• Fleece or woollen sweater
• Thermal base-layers
• Warm hat and gloves 

• Small backpack
• Water / snacks

*items can also be rented

Extras

• Hiking boot rental | + 400 NOK
• Hiking pants rental | + 300 NOK
• Hiking jacket rental | + 300 NOK

NOTE
Prices → per-person/per-trip

Difficulty

MORE DIFFICULT
Suitable for people who are in very good condition and have previous hiking experience.

TRAIL CONDITIONS
Narrow/non existent trails, which are often marked with simple signs/cairns. Trails that are facilitated with simple technical equipment (chains, ropes, etc.) and, at times, demand advanced “off-the-beaten-track” hiking.

TYPE OF TERRAIN
Hilly and/or mountainous terrain that is often covered in snow and ice. Steeper sections with rocky surfaces requiring good eye/hand/feet coordination. Unsteady terrain surfaces and a variety of obstacles (creeks, swamps, bushes, boulders. etc.). 

DISTANCE
Trolltunga | 26 km

Preikestolen | 8 km

ASCENT
Trolltunga | 1,200 m
Preikestolen | 500 m

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Participants

MINIMUM | 4 Hikers
MAXIMUM
14 Hikers

MUST BE
≥ 15 years old

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IMPORTANT
Please do not book tours that exceed your skill-level or physical abilities.

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Weather Changes

Safety must come first, and Outdoorlife Norway always respects the weather conditions. 

Due to the possibility of rapidly-changing weather conditions, your day hikes may need to be rescheduled, altered, or – worst case scenario – cancelled on short notice.  In the event of a cancellation due to unsafe weather, Outdoorlife Norway will consider alternative activities. If no alternative activities are possible, you will receive a voucher to be used on a future hiking tour with Outdoorlife Norway. In the event that weather conditions deteriorate during your hikes, it may be necessary to turn around on the trail or head back earlier than planned. If this happens, no refunds will be given.

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About 10,000 years ago, at the end of the last ice-age, massive glaciers formed Norway’s rugged landscapes and fjords. Some of the world’s most spectacular outdoor scenery can be enjoyed from atop Trolltunga and Preikestolen, which were both formed as melting glaciers scraped their way toward sea-level.

Trolltunga, or the troll’s tongue, is a long rock that juts out from a cliffside 700 meters above the north side of Ringedalsvatnet lake. Preikestolen clings 604 meters above the Lysefjord, and offers some of the best views Fjord Norway has to offer. The landmarks share the distinction of being two of Norway’s most popular tourist destinations. In 2020, approximately 300,000 hikers are expected to find their way up to Preikestolen, which is Norway’s most popular outdoor destination. Although much less accessible than Preikestolen, Trolltunga expects to attract more than 100,000 visitors in 2020.

During much of the winter and springtime, Fjord Norway’s majestic mountaintops are blanketed in thick layers of snow. Those who venture up the trails to Trolltunga and Preikestolen during the off-season encounter peace and solitude unlike anywhere else. Our professional guides are trained to safely maneuver rapidly-changing weather and trail conditions*, and carry with them all necessary navigation, safety, first-aid, and outdoor winter equipment.

*Please be advised that hiking to Trolltunga and Preikestolen during the off-season without an experienced guide is not recommended.

SIMPLIFIED ITINERARY
Day 1 | Fjord Cruise + Dinner & Accommodation at Rosendal Hotel

Day 2 | Trolltunga Winter Hike + Dinner & Accommodation at Trolltunga Hotel 
Day 3 | Preikestolen Winter Hike + Dinner & Accommodation at Preikestolen Mountain Lodge
Day 4 | Hotel Breakfast + Transfer Back to Stavanger

THIS PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Dedicated tour leader
  • Guided winter hike to Trolltunga
  • Guided winter/spring hike to Preikestolen
  • Use of spikes/snowshoes/poles
  • Fjordcruise x 1
  • All transfers between Bergen, Trolltunga, Preikestolen, and Stavanger (coaches & ferries)
  • Accommodation | 3 nights
  • Dinners | Days 1,2,3
  • Breakfasts | Days 2,3,4
  • Packed lunches | Days 2,3

LET US TAKE CARE OF THE HASSLE AND FREE YOURSELF TO FULLY ENJOY THIS ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME ADVENTURE!

START INFORMATION
Departing from Bergen Flesland Airport
March 13 / March 20 / April 17 / April 24
Rendezvous with guide – 16:10 (4:10pm)

April 10
Rendezvous with guide – 18:30 (6:30pm)  

Departing from Bergen´s Central Harbor
March 13 / March 20 / April 17 / April 24
Cruise boarding time – 16:10 (4:10pm)  

April 10
Cruise boarding time – 18:25 (6:25pm) 

DAY-BY-DAY DURATIONS
Day One | Fjord Cruise (Bergen – Rosendal) – 1.5 to 2 hours
Day Two | Transfer (Rosendal – Odda/Trailhead) – 1.5 hours
Trolltunga Hike – 10 to 12 hours (including breaks)
Day Three | Transfer (Odda – Preikestolen Trailhead) – 4 hours 
Preikestolen Hike – 6 to 7 hours (including breaks)
Day Four | Transfer (Preikestolen Trailhead – Stavanger) – 30 to 45 minutes

IMPORTANT!
Please ensure that you have at least 3 hours between arrival in Bergen and the start of your package tour. The tour’s schedule cannot be altered for late arrivals. 

ARRIVAL IN BERGEN
Before embarking on your adventure into Fjord Norway, we highly recommend spending a night or two in Bergen, also known as “The Gateway to the Fjords of Norway”. The maritime city’s main attractions (BryggenFløibanen FunicularBergen Aquarium, and the famous Fish Market) are all well worth a visit.

Important!
Please ensure that you have at least 3 hours between arrival in Bergen and the start of your package tour. The tour’s schedule cannot be altered for late arrivals. 

DAY 1 HARDANGER FJORD CRUISE | DINNER & ACCOMMODATION AT ROSENDAL TURISTHOTELL
What better way of starting your multi-day fjord adventure than relaxing aboard a 1.5-hour fjord cruise into the Hardangerfjord? Your Outdoorlife Norway tour leader/guide will meet you at Bergen Flesland Airport*. During the fjord cruise, you’ll enjoy breathtaking scenery including idyllic fjords, cascading waterfalls, and snow-capped mountains. The cruise’s destination is the scenic fjord-side village of Rosendal. While getting to know your travel companions, you’ll enjoy a three-course dinner at the historic Rosendal Turisthotell, which will also be your accommodation for the night. After dinner, you’ll have some time to explore the village and its stunning natural scenery.

*If preferred, it’s also possible to board the fjord cruise in Bergen’s main harbor. The tour leader/guide will meet you aboard the boat at the Flesland stop. See “Start Info & Duration” for meeting times.

Rosendal Turisthotell Accommodation Includes
One-night in a single or double room (make selection when booking) / Dinner / Breakfast / Packed lunch 

DAY 2TRANSFER | TROLLTUNGA HIKE | DINNER & ACCOMMODATION AT TROLLTUNGA HOTEL
On the second day of your adventure, you’ll enjoy a guided hike to Trolltunga, on snowshoes! After an early-morning breakfast, you’ll make  yourself a Norwegian ‘matpakke’ (known to the rest of the world as a packed lunch) at the hotel. From there, the group will be transferred by coach (1 hour) to the Trolltunga trailhead, which is in Skjeggedal, just outside of Odda. Wearing hiking shoes, your professional guide will lead you up the first hill, called Topp. Once there, you’ll attach snowshoes to your boots, before continuing up the mountainside to Gryteskar, a location that will provide you with spectacular views of the Folgefonna glacier. You’ll then traverse the mountaintop plateau towards Trolltunga. After approximately 6 hours of trekking, you’ll reach the famous Trolltunga rock formation. Your guide will allow you time to enjoy the stunning scenery of Lake Ringedal and the Folgefonna glacier. After the break, your guide will lead you back down to the trailhead, which will take about 5 hours. A shuttle will then transport the group to the historic Trolltunga Hotel, where the day’s tour will end between 18:30 (6:30pm) and 20:30 (8:30pm), depending on the weather and trail conditions. The hotel’s formidable building, which was built in 1928, is located near Odda and the amazing Hardanger fjord. The location offers incredible views of rivers, lakes, waterfalls, and the Folgefonna glacier.

Total hiking distance/ascent | 13 km (each way) / 1,200 meters

Included in the Trolltunga Hike
Professional guide with navigation, safety, and emergency equipment / Necessary equipment (snow shoes / skis, poles)

Trolltunga Hotel Accommodation Includes
One-night in a single or double room (make selection when booking) / Dinner / Breakfast / Packed lunch

DAY 3 | TRANSFER | PREIKESTOLEN HIKE | DINNER & ACCOMMODATION AT PREIKESTOLEN MOUNTAIN LODGE
On your third day, you’ll have the opportunity to sleep in a bit, then start the morning with breakfast at Trolltunga Hotel. After breakfast, you’ll make yourself a ‘matpakke’ before the group sets off for the day. You’ll be transported by coach along Fjord Norway’s Discovery Route, which follows the Norwegian Scenic Route Ryfylke. During the relaxing, 4-hour drive, you’ll pass a variety of fjords, mountains, lakes, and waterfalls. After an early-afternoon arrival at the Preikestolen trailhead, the group will embark on the Preikestolen winter/spring hike.

Your professional guide will lead you up through the shifting terrain and onward to the mountain’s plateau. This early in the year, weather conditions are constantly changing and the trail is often covered with snow and ice. As needed, you’ll adjust the equipment you use to match the changes in terrain. Along the way, there will be opportunities to catch your breath and snap photos of the spectacular nature around you. After 2.5 to 3.5 hours of trekking, you’ll be rewarded with a panoramic view of some of the most dramatic scenery Fjord-Norway has to offer. Standing atop the 604-meter-high cliff, the views of the Lysefjord and surrounding mountains are nothing short of awe-inspiring. On top of that, you’ll have the privilege of becoming one of the very few to have experienced Preikestolen during off-season. After enjoying a well-deserved break, a snack, and warm beverage at the cliff’s edge, the group will be lead back down to the trailhead, which will take about 2 hours. On the way down, you’ll be able to enjoy views of Stavanger, the North Sea and, depending on the time you visit, you’ll be hiking into the sunset. If you’re lucky, the horizon will be painted in vivid colors. Once darkness falls, your guide will provide you with headlamps to ensure that you safely navigate the last stretch of the trail. Depending on weather and trail conditions, the hike will end at approximately 19:00 (7:00pm).

Back at the trailhead, you’ll check into your room for the night at Preikestolen Mountain Lodge. The location is known throughout Europe as being architecturally unique and an environmentally-friendly lodging alternative. The unusual character of the building and its harmonious interaction with nature gives visitors a memorable experience.  After check-in, the group have time to relax while enjoying a traditional Norwegian dinner at the lodge. What better way of celebrating the achievement of hiking to two of Norway’s most famous icons during the winter than enjoying a well-deserved, hearty dinner along with your travel companions? After dinner, your tour leader/guide will bid you farewell. For the remainder of the evening, you’ll have the opportunity to soak your tired muscles in a traditional Norwegian hot tub that overlooks Refsvatn Lake. Alternatively, you can enjoy a hot shower and turn in early in the comfort of a warm bed  =)

Total hiking distance/ascent | 4 km (each way) / 500 meters

Included in the Preikestolen Hike
Professional guide with navigation, safety, and emergency equipment / Necessary equipment (spikes, snow shoes, poles) / Packed-lunch

Preikestolen Mountain Lodge Accommodation Includes
One-night in a single or double room (make selection when booking) / Dinner / Breakfast

DAY 4 | BREAKFAST | TRANSFER TO STAVANGER
On the fourth and last day of your adventure, you’ll enjoy a traditional buffet-style Norwegian breakfast at the lodge. After checking out of your room (anytime before 10:30am), you’ll enjoy the freedom to choose when you’ll travel onwards to Stavanger by coach. On the way, which will take 30 to 45 minutes, you’ll be transported through the world’s longest undersea road tunnel.

SIGHTSEEING IN STAVANGER
After your Fjord Norway adventure, we recommend that you allocate some time for sightseeing in and around the quaint coastal city of Stavanger. It’s home to an impressive array of unique eateries, including two Michelin-starred restaurants, RE-NAA (local/Nordic cuisine) and Sabi Omakase (sushi). In addition to being a haven for food lovers, Stavanger is also a world-class destination for street art. Around almost every turn, it’s possible to spot unique works of art as you stroll through Stavanger’s charming city-center. Other highlights include Gamle Stavanger (old town), Domkirken (Norway’s oldest cathedral), Vågen (the harbor), Fargegaten (the colored street), and the unique Petroleum Museum

TROLLTUNGA & PREIKESTOLEN WINTER/SPRING HIKING PACKAGE
Accommodation in shared / double rooms | 13,990 NOK per person
Accommodation in single rooms | 15,990 NOK per person

MINIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
Please note that a minimum of four (4) confirmed participants are required for execution of this package tour.

If the minimum number of participants is not reached within one month of the tour’s scheduled departure date, the tour will be cancelled. Participants will be given the choice to either be rebooked onto another departure or to receive a full refund. Participants are urged to take this information into consideration when making other travel arrangements. We strongly recommend that all participants on our tours purchase travel insurance.
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GUEST REVIEWS

Verified review, copied from TripAdvisor

We booked three trips with Outdoorlife Norway: the Kjeragbolten winterhike (3 days) + the combination package of Trolltunga winterhike & the Preikestolen winterhike (4 days). We would not have wanted it at another time, in another season, or without guides. Kjerag and Trolltunga were in our opinion (and also the opinions of our guides) too dangerous at this time of the year to do by yourself. While being on both hikes we totally agreed. We used snowspikes since there was a layer of ice on the Kjerag trail and at the Trolltunga most of our hike was covered in snow. I think of the 12 hours of hour Trolltunga hike, we walked around 8 hours constantly in snow. I was super happy to have a guide with us who checked which was the best route to go to (in order to not slip away into a cliff). It felt really sometimes a matter of live and dead, having a guide with you. On both hikes we only saw a few bravehearts doing it by themselves; the rest of the time it was just us. And that experience was also something: having Trolltunga just for your tour group (20 persons), while in summer there are 6000 a day where you had to wait 1,5/2 hours in line to get that one great picture. We had plenty of time and space to experience the place in silence. During the Kjerag we were just with the two guides. Nobody else was there. It was magical! So if you ask us: do all three hikes with Outdoorlife Norway and do them end of April/ beginning of May so you are still walking in winter wonderland. That was to us a complete new experience to walk that many hours in snow in the mountains and to hike on snowpoles. We had 4 seasons in one day. Blue skies followed by clouds and snow. The guides had a lot of knowledge and experience. We always felt super save. The conditions of all the tours were also absolutely great. Great meals, great snacks and very good accommodation. Johannes was our guide and also the owner and we highly appreciate his excellent service.

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