On Thursday, July 29, the Norwegian Environment Agency authorized the iconic hike as a National Tourist Route.
Terrific Trolltunga is one of Norway’s most popular cliff hike destinations. Standing about 1097 meters high, the rock is located 160 km southeast and inland from Bergen, in Ullensvang Municipality. A hike of at least four hours is required to get there – and the same amount to get back – but that doesn’t stop tourists and locals alike from flocking to the hotspot.
Trolltunga is the fourth trail that has been authorized as a National Tourist Route in Norway. Before Trolltunga, Fosseråsa in Geiranger, along with Kjerag and Preikestolen in Lysefjorden, were given the prestigious status by the Norwegian Environment Agency. Up to 15 trails total can be authorized as the National Tourist Routes.
“We are pleased that we can now authorize Trolltunga as a National Tourist Route, a world-famous icon where nature’s own work constitutes the attraction,” Ellen Hambro, director of the Norwegian Environment Agency, stated in a press release.
National Tourist Routes will be good examples of sustainable Norwegian tourism. These are trails with great attractiveness, very many visitors, and a large proportion of international guests,” wrote the Norwegian Environment Agency.
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