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Trolltunga, Norway © Simon Dannhauer
Trolltunga, Norway © Simon Dannhauer

26 Jaw-Dropping Pictures Of Trolltunga, Norway's Legendary Cliff

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Updated: 9 February 2017
Shooting right off the side of a mountain, 700 meters above ground, Trolltunga in Norway is one of the most photographed pieces of rock in the world. You might recognize it from motivational quote memes, or that really adventurous friend’s social media feeds. Now, we take you through the many faces of this epic cliff.

Trolltunga translates to ‘Troll Tongue’ in Norwegian.

Trolltunga © lkoimages

Trolltunga © lkoimages

An apt name to describe the shape of the rock.

Trolltunga, Norway © Simon Dannhauer

Trolltunga, Norway © Simon Dannhauer

 

It’s located almost 100 miles east of Bergen, the closest large city.

Bergen, Norway © Tatyana Vyc

Bergen, Norway © Tatyana Vyc

 

But the hike to Trolltunga starts at the fairytale Ringedalsvatnet lake…

Ringedalsvatnet Lake, Norway © Peter Stein

Ringedalsvatnet Lake, Norway © Peter Stein

 

Near the tiny town of Odda…

Odda, Norway © Feel good studio

Odda, Norway © Feel good studio

Perched on the side of a fjord.

Odda, Norway © Yarynka

Odda, Norway © Yarynka

Getting there means a 10-hour hike…

On the way to Trolltunga, Norway © Lukasz Janyst

On the way to Trolltunga, Norway © Lukasz Janyst

 

Through the incredible scenery of the Norwegian mountains.

On the way to Trolltunga, Norway © Lukasz Janyst

On the way to Trolltunga, Norway © Lukasz Janyst

But once you’ve made it to the top…

Trolltunga, Norway © javarman

Trolltunga, Norway © javarman

 

That legendary piece of ten thousand-year-old rock is unforgettable.

Trolltunga, Norway © ginger_polina_bublik

Trolltunga, Norway © ginger_polina_bublik

 

We guarantee it’ll make you feel tiny in the vastness of the landscape.

Trolltunga, Norway © Trolltunga, Norway © ginger_polina_bublik

Trolltunga, Norway © Trolltunga, Norway © ginger_polina_bublik

 

Maybe that’s not such a bad thing?

Trolltunga, Norway © HUANG Zheng

Trolltunga, Norway © HUANG Zheng

 

Would you dare take a picture…

Trolltunga, Norway © Grisha Bruev / Shutterstock.com

Trolltunga, Norway © Grisha Bruev / Shutterstock.com

 

Or jump up in joy?

Trolltunga, Norway © maximka87

Trolltunga, Norway © maximka87

 

Still not convinced?

Trolltunga, Norway © Alex Emanuel Koch

Trolltunga, Norway © Alex Emanuel Koch

 

Sure, there may be a little queue to take your photo, like anywhere.

Queue at Trolltunga, Norway © Pe3k / Shutterstock.com

Queue at Trolltunga, Norway © Pe3k / Shutterstock.com

 

But this picture really is worth a thousand experiences.

Trolltunga, Norway © Lukasz Janyst

Trolltunga, Norway © Lukasz Janyst

 

Or more.

Panorama over Trolltunga, Norway © Galyna Andrushko

Panorama over Trolltunga, Norway © Galyna Andrushko

 

In winter, the trail to Trolltunga is closed for safety reasons. It still looks pretty incredible.

Trolltunga in winter, Norway © kovop58

Trolltunga in winter, Norway © kovop58

 

But whether you visit the Troll’s Tongue in winter, spring or summer…

Trolltunga, Norway © Martin Janhuba

Trolltunga, Norway © Martin Janhuba

With or without a commemorative selfie…

Trolltunga, Norway © Michal Knitl

Trolltunga, Norway © Michal Knitl

Image courtesy of Trolltunga Adventures

Image courtesy of Trolltunga Adventures

 

It’s bound to be one hell of a view.

Trolltunga, Norway © HUANG Zheng

Trolltunga, Norway © HUANG Zheng

 

And you might as well stay for the night.

Image courtesy of Trolltunga Adventures

Image courtesy of Trolltunga Adventures

Image courtesy of Trolltunga Adventures

Image courtesy of Trolltunga Adventures

Or two.

Camping at Trolltunga, Norway © Feel good studio

Camping at Trolltunga, Norway © Feel good studio