From Odda Bus Station
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Are you the sort of person whose bucket list includes both Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock) and Trolltunga (The Troll’s Tongue)? If so, then your luck’s in, because we are offering a coach trip that will take you effortlessly from one tourist destination to the other, leaving you to just relax in a comfortable coach seat while you take in the view.
Images of this famous rocky ledge in Hardanger have already spread the world over, and it is now becoming an established fact that The Tongue is a hiking experience you will never forget. Suddenly finding yourself standing there – all the sweat and the lactic fatigue and the hours on your feet that you have invested in getting there is worth it. It’s definitely not one for beginners however...
At Tau, you can take detours – in either direction – to Preikestolen, before continuing on your way to either Odda or Stavanger. We will organise a coach that will take you to and from the starting point for the Preikestolen walk, leaving you just over 4 hours for the walk itself and to capture for perpetuity the rock formation from its many angles and much-Instagrammed sides.
And the coach trip between Trolltunga and Preikestolen is an experience in itself, as you’re driven through the countryside along the RV 13. Historically, this was called the “Discovery Route”, and in the 1880s tourists used to travel this route by horse and cart to experience the spectacular West Norwegian countryside.
The means of transport may be much faster and more comfortable now, but the view is still impressive. The coach trip between Tau and Odda takes a bit more than 4 hours, including two stops for photo opportunities.
Sights on the trip
Trolltunga (The Troll's Tongue) is one of the most spectactular scenic cliffs in Norway. Trolltunga is situated about 1100 meters above sea level, hovering 700 metres above Lake Ringedal in Skjeggedal.
it is important to emphasise that you must be used to mountains, be in good shape and dress according to the weather and terrain when setting out on this hike.
The powerful 165-metre high waterfall is located just outside Odda. This waterfall is one of Norway's most popular nature-based tourist attractions. In the 1880s a hotel stood at the foot of the waterfall. This was at a time when British and German travellers visited the area by horse and cart. You can spot the remains of the foundations where the hotel once stood on the south side of the waterfall.
Erfjord Bridge is a suspension bridge crossen the fjord along Discovery Route (also known as rv13). The photogenic bridge is 294 meters long, and is located 23 meters above the Erfjord. It is beautifully surrounded by mountains.