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Trolltunga, Norway © Simon Dannhauer
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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