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Norway’s new trinity of hiking trails

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Combining Norway’s three most iconic hikes is easier than ever when a new daily express bus route starts between Preikestolen, Kjerag and Trolltunga.

There is finally an easy option for those wishing to combine the three hikes. The new daily bus service in both directions takes about four hours, and means the hikes can all be done within three days.

Preikestolen (“The Pulpit Rock”) is one of the most photographed places in Norway, and a popular day trip for locals and tourists alike. Located in the Lysefjord, just outside Stavanger, the hike up to the plateau 604 metres above the fjord takes around two hours. In 2014, 250 000 visited Preikestolen, making it one of the top attractions in Norway.

The nearby mountain Kjerag is located deeper into the Lysefjord, and is a much welcomed option for those thinking Preikestolen is too crowded. While many come here for the famous Kjeragbolten, a boulder wedged in a crack in the cliff overlooking the fjord, Kjerag itself is also very popular among base jumpers and climbers.

Trolltunga (“The Troll’s Tongue”) is located in Odda, a few hours north. The hike up to the famed “tongue” is suitable for the more experienced hiker, and takes a good 10 hours. The view from the top is unforgettable, and is ranked as one of the best places in the world “to get a yes” by Lonely Planet, in their “Best in Travel 2015” article.

Notes to editor

Tide Buss runs the Trolltunga – Preikestolen express daily in both directions from 1 July to 31 August. For more information, please see tidereiser.com.

The drive takes around four hours, and travellers are recommended to allow at least three days for the whole trip. Price for the journey: 595 NOK

How to get there: Fly to Stavanger, and fly out from Bergen.

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