Himmelstigen - Via Ferrata to Trolltunga
An alternative to the regular hike to Trolltunga
is the Via Ferrata. This is a more challenging and even more exciting route along the steep mountain wall “The Sky Ladder” (Himmelstigen) and finally to the summit of Trolltunga.
The name Via Ferrata is Italian, and can be translated to "iron road". The name refers to the iron bars fastened in the mountain side that will help you climb to the top. Ascending Trolltunga this way will ensure a day full of activities, and combines cycling, hiking and climbing the Via Ferrata route. Trolltunga Active offers guided tours in the summer season.
Starting by the Ringedal dam, the trip begins with a 7 Km cycle trip along the lake to Tyssebotn, before hiking along the dried-out Tysso river to the location Tyssestrengene. Finally, there is a 200 metre climb to Via Ferrata “The Sky Ladder”, up to the plateau where you will then arrive towards Trolltunga. During the trip, you will learn about the Norwegian industry adventure and listen to interesting stories about the history and nature in Hardangerfjord
About the Trip
Via Ferrata up “The Sky Ladder” takes eight to ten hours return.
Bike and equipment is included in the package deal.
The tour must be pre-booked at least 24hrs in advance.
There is a minimum of four participants and everyone must have some climbing experience.
Gear and Equipment
Wear good solid hiking boots and be prepared for changing weather patterns.
Ensure you bring wind-and waterproof clothes. Wear warm, multiple layers of clothes, a hat and gloves.
Ensure you have plenty to eat, drink, a map and a compass.
There is no cell phone reception.