Where to Stay near Trolltunga

Where to Stay near Trolltunga, Norway

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Trolltunga is one of Norway’s best hikes. It is a very long day hike and for the best experience you should plan on spending the night near the start of the hike. Here are recommendations for some of the best places to stay near Trolltunga.

Best Places to Stay Near Trolltunga

When you look at Trolltunga on a map, it looks like it’s sitting in the middle of nowhere. There are no big cities near the hike. When looking for a place to stay, you will have to take your pick from the small towns in the area.

Here are our recommendations in the nearby towns, starting in Tyssedal, the town closest to the start of the Trolltunga hike, and working our way out from there.

Pro Travel Tip: The popularity of Trolltunga has skyrocketed in recent years. Make your hotel reservations as soon as possible (preferably several months in advance) so you get a decent place to stay.

Trolltunga Hiking Guide

Where to Stay Near Trolltunga

Tyssedal

This is as close as you can get to the start of the Trolltunga hike. This small town only has a few accommodations and restaurants but it’s the perfect town to base yourself if you want to avoid a long drive to and from the hike.

Trolltunga Guesthouse

You can’t beat the location and the review scores of this budget hotel. It looks a bit like a prison on the outside, but inside, the rooms are large, clean and comfortable. Take your pick from a room with two twin beds, a one bedroom apartment, or a bunk bed in a dorm.

  • Price Range: 515 to 1600 NOK  ($63 to $200 USD)
  • Distance to Trolltunga: 6.2 km (12 minute drive)

Get prices, read reviews, and see photos on Booking.com.

Tyssedal Hotel

Also located in Tyssedal, this boutique hotel looks gorgeous on the outside. It doesn’t get the rave reviews like the Trolltunga Guesthouse, but if you want to stay in a mid-range hotel near the start of the hike, take a look at this one. The Tyssedal Hotel has a restaurant on site, which is perfect for dinner after a long day of hiking. Room choices include single rooms, double rooms, and family rooms that can accommodate up to five people.

  • Price Range: 1200 to 3200 NOK ($149 – $387 USD)
  • Distance to Trolltunga: 7.1 km (12 minute drive)

Get prices, read reviews, and see photos on Booking.com.

Odda

Odda is just south of Tyssedal (6 km or a 7 minute drive). Odda is slightly larger than Tyssedal, with several more hotels and restaurants to choose from.

If you are traveling through Norway using public transportation, Odda is the best place to stay near Trolltunga. Trains and buses link Odda to the other large towns in Norway. Plus, you can take a bus from Odda to the trailhead of Trolltunga. Click here to learn how to get from Odda to Trolltunga using public transportation.

Trolltunga Hotel

This budget hotel and hostel offers a wide range of room types at reasonable prices. The hotel was renovated in 2017 and it is located near downtown Odda. The shuttle from Odda to Trolltunga stops right outside of this hotel at 6:15 am and 7:25 am (between June 15 and September 15 (NOK 250).

  • Price Range: 515 to 2400 NOK ($63 – $288 USD)
  • Distance to Trolltunga: 15 km (25 minute drive)

Get prices, read reviews, and see photos on Booking.com.

Hardanger Hotel

This mid-range hotel offers rooms with a view over Sorfjord. All rooms have a private bathroom and free Wi-Fi. The hotel is located across the street from the taxi stand and bus station, another great spot to stay in if you are traveling by public transportation.

  • Price Range: 920 to 1500 NOK ($112 – $181 USD)
  • Distance to Trolltunga: 13 km (20 minutes by car)

Get prices, read reviews, and see photos on Booking.com.

Vikinghaug

This small but gorgeous hotel gets rave reviews from its customers. They offer several three bedroom apartments that can accommodate up to seven people, perfect if you are a family or traveling as a group. Rooms even come with a washing machine, greatt for washing those sweaty clothes after the hike to Trolltunga.

  • Price Range: 1650 to 1820 NOK ($202 – $223 USD)
  • Distance to Trolltunga: 15 km (25 minutes by car)

Get prices, read reviews, and see photos on Booking.com.

Kinsarvik

Kinsarvik is located north of Trolltunga, almost one hour a way by car. So why stay here? You get more for your money in Kinsarvik. Not only are hotels cheaper but in general they get better ratings than several of the hotels in Tyssedal and Odda. You will have to drive further, but the drive is gorgeous, and it may be worth it to save some money and stay on a nicer property.

Sorfjord

Sorfjord and your view on the drive from Kinsarvik to the Trolltunga trailhead.

Ullensvang Gjesteheim

This property is located several kilometers south of Kinsarvik, so it’s a bit closer to Trolltunga then the next few hotels on this list. You can get a family room for four people as low as $186 and single room (with shared bathroom) for only $68. People love the amazing views over the fjord and the Norwegian breakfast.

  • Price Range: 560 to 1520 NOK ($68 – $186 USD)
  • Distance to Trolltunga: 33km (45 minutes by car)

Get prices, read reviews, and see photos on Booking.com.

Mikkelparken Ferietun

If you are traveling with kids, this place gets our vote. For a very reasonable price you can stay in a family cabin with a view of the fjord. Some cabins offer three bedrooms and can accommodate up to eight people. The property has a pool, hot tub, and an onsite restaurant. They get awesome reviews.

  • Price Range: 1400 to 1800 NOK ($175- $218 USD)
  • Distance from Trolltunga: 42 km (55 minutes by car)

Get prices, read reviews, and see photos on Booking.com.

Eidfjord

Eidfjord is the furthest town from Trolltunga on this list and it may seem strange that I am even recommending it, but I am doing so because this is where we stayed. To get to the start of the Trolltunga hike it’s a 70 km drive and it takes about an hour and fifteen minutes.

So, why did we stay here? On our road trip through Norway, we drove in from Bergen, hiked to Trolltunga on the following day, and then drove up to Flam the next day. For our itinerary, it made sense to stay north of Trolltunga. Sure, we had to drive more on the day of the hike but it really wasn’t that bad.

Vik Pensjonat og Hytter

We loved this charming boutique hotel. We had a two bedroom apartment that Kara describes as “epic.” The breakfast is delicious and we loved the views from our room. Vik Pensjonat og Hytter also offers family sized cabins.

  • Price Range: 700 to 1500 NOK ($85 – $183 USD)
  • Distance to Trolltunga: 71 km (1:15 by car)

Stay in Eidfjord

Our Recommendations

How do you decide where to stay? I narrowed the list down based on travel style and budget.

If you are a budget traveler, we recommend the Trolltunga Guesthouse in Tyssedal. It gets rave reviews, has the closest location to the start of the hike, and offers rooms at budget prices.

If you are traveling through Norway on public transportation, stay in Odda and choose between the Trolltunga Hotel and the Hardanger Hotel.

For families, we recommend Mikkelparken Ferietun, although Ullensvang Gjesteheim and Vikinghaug are good choices too.

If we did it again, our family of four would stay in Ullensvang Gjesteheim (I love the value for the money and the beautiful setting of the property) or Vikinghaug (I love the rave reviews and charm of this place).

Trolltunga

This will be you soon! Enjoy!


Are you hiking to Trolltunga soon? Good luck and enjoy the experience…it’s an awesome day! If you haven’t seen it yet, read all about Trolltunga in our post:

Hiking Trolltunga: Everything You Need to Know to Have the Best Experience


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