Trolltunga, literally translated to troll’s tongue, is one of Norway’s most scenic and popular hikes. The breathtaking trip up a cliff offers views unlike any other in the country, and is a must for an adventurous traveler.
Trolltunga is located in Skjedggedal, roughly 15 miles long. The trail winds alongside a jagged cliff and carries you up 900 meters past enormous mountain potholes, stone steps, the Ringedal dam and stunning wildlife. The entire hike takes upward of 10 hours, but is totally worth the effort. Once you reach the top, you’re treated to views of Lake Ringedalsvatnet that are out of this world. If you’re brave enough, step out onto Kjeragbolten, a thin rock formation jutting out over the lake.
The route to Trolltunga is challenging, and not for beginner hikers. Though there are carparks available to make the journey easier, only the full trail is truly rewarding. Keep in mind Norway can be cool. At the peak you can expect temperatures below 50 degrees, so pack warm clothes for the trip! There’s no fee to hike Trolltunga, but September–June it’s highly recommended to hire a guide. The trails are not always well marked and it’s easy to get off path.
Second-city travel is one of the hottest trends of 2020. It involves avoiding the over-crowded, over-touristed cities that are historically top travel destinations and visiting nearby, lesser-known destinations instead. Travelers are learning that, while well-known destinations are popular for a reason, less-popular cities also have plenty to offer with fewer crowds and cheaper costs.
Many of your favorite celebrities have an additional talent you may not know about: restaurant ownership. Famous actors, musicians and other personalities have tried their hands at opening restaurants throughout the country. Stop at one of these spots.
The percentage of people who identify as non-religious has been on a steady rise. But the vast majority of the world is still wary of atheism, and it’s even punishable by death in a few countries. It’s important to keep the local culture in mind when traveling.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
Specialized travel gear brings many benefits, whether it’s comfort, durability or safety. This shirt adds the latter, with a number of security features aimed at travelers.