The Trolltunga-Preikestolen express coach offer a daily transfer service between Hardangerfjorden and Lysefjorden along the charming landscape of the Ryfylke Discovery Route.
Travel comfortably to some of Norways most spectacular fjord landscapes - hikes to Preikestolen and Trolltunga are now easy accessible by bus between Hardangerfjord and Preikestolen with daily departures from July 1st to August 31st.
Travelling from Hardangerfjord to Preikestolen
Trolltunga-Preikestolen express coach starts in Tyssedal and continues along the Sørfjord to Odda, and towards Ryfylke, a beautiful journey in a spectacular fjord landscape with a typical fjord ferry crossing from Nesvik to Hjelmeland. You may sit back and enjoy the landscape on the way to the Preikestolhytta (Pulpit Rock) parking. Departures along the route (see itinerary below).
ITINERARY SOUTHBOUND to Preikestolen
07:30 Tyssedal (bus stop by RV 13)
07:50 Odda Bus station
08:35 Hordatun (near Røldal)
09:45 Sand (crossing FV13)
10:45 ferry Nesvik - Hjelmeland
12:10 Arrival Preikestolhytta/Pulpit Rock parking
Travelling from Preikestolen to Hardangerfjord
Trolltunga-Preikestolen-ekspressen departs from Preikestolen parking at 14:45 for a comfortable journey through beautiful landscapes to Ryfylke and Hardanger. If you need to travel from Stavanger to the preikestolen, buy your ticket on the ferry from Stavanger to Tau, then on the Tide Bus from Tau to the Pulpit Rock parking place. It is possible to get off the bus along the way (see itinerary below).
ITINERARY NORTHBOUND to Hardangerfjorden
14:45 Departure from Preikestolhytta/Pulpit Rock parking
16:15 Hjelmeland - Nesvik
17:30 Sand (crossing FV13)
18:35 Hordatun (near Røldal)
19:18 Trolltunga Hotel (Odda)
19:20 Odda bus station
PRICE per person one way
NOK 695,- for bus journey one way from/to Tyssedal/Odda - Røldal
NOK 495,- for bus journey from/to Hjelmeland - Sand (The price will adjust when you choose place of departure and return during booking).
Are you planning to hike in the mountains, we recommend that you take a look at Visit Norways guide for safe mountain hikes and Visit Norway Safety tips for your summer hike to Trolltunga.
We also recommend that you check out Visit Norway guide Johannes' tips for packing for your mountain hike.
Hiking route to Trolltunga
Duration: approx. 8-10 hours return.
Length: approx. 11 km one way, the ascent is about 900 meters (2,900 ft.).
Season: mid-June to mid-September.
There is a marked hiking trail from the parking place in Skjeggedal to Trolltunga. Along the trail there are signs showing the distance left to Trolltunga. When starting in Skjeggedal there is a steep ascent up to Mågelitopp. Then relatively flat before a new ascent after 2.5 km. Undulating terrain after 4 km until reaching Trolltunga.
The hiking trail is in the high mountains, and requires good physical condition. Plan well and start the hike early in the day. There is no mobile phone coverage along the trail. Prepare well in advance. Sturdy hiking boots are recommended, bring warm and waterproof clothing, food, water, map and compass. Check the weather forecast for the area. Check the weather forecast for the area.
Hiking route to Preikestolen
Duration: approx. 4 hours return t/r.
Length: approx. 6 km return, ascent approx. 350 meters.
Season: April - October.
The trail is well marked and the terrain slightly hilly with a height difference of 350 meters. Along the path you will find possibilities to picnic and have a bath in the fresh water. The hike is approximately 6 kilometers, estimated hiking time one way is 2 hours. Please note that there is no guide and that you walk on own risk. We recommend that you bring enough food and drink. Please note that the tour requires hiking shoes and hiking clothing. Check weather forecast for the area.
- Book online - there is no guarantee for availability without an online booking. Please note that the online booking closes at 19:00 pm the day prior to departure.
- All reservations are binding. No refund if you decide not to go. Exceptions if the tour is cancelled by the operator (Tide).
- If the tour is cancelled by the operator (Tide) and you have made your reservations online we will inform you as soon as possible.
- The Travel Document is your ticket and MUST be validated on departure. If you do not bring your Travel Document with you, you need to pay on the bus.