A spectacular, and wildly popular Norwegian hiking destination, Trolltunga, literally "troll's tongue," is a sliver of rock that juts out 700 meters above Lake Ringedalsvatnet, affording panoramic views in all directions. The lake and surrounding cliffs were carved out by glaciers some 10,000 years ago. Although not for the faint of heart, the difficulty in this hike lies in the distance and less in the incline, although there is some of that as well. You will be rewarded with stunning and varied landscapes for the entire duration of the hike, and despite its Instagram fame, I do think this is something to add to the bucket list if time allows.
When to Hike: June 15 to September 15 (without a guide). I hiked on August 31st and had overcast skies, but a clear, snow-less trail. At other times of the year, a guide is necessary as the trail is often covered in snow or ice. For more info see the Visit Norway website.
Distance: 27.5km or approx 17 miles roundtrip from the...