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Trollkirka Caves

Freneidet, 6440, Norway
+47 71 20 10 00
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Biting flies, slippery rocks, and for what?

The flies draw blood. Period. Cover up. The trek is more of a rock climb (with ropes to rappel... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
on_the_go_98765
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Accidentally discovered this gem

We just drove into the carpark because we needed a break from driving and we're so glad we did... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2017
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The Trollkirka, Troll church, is no ordinary church as many may think, but an exciting marble and limestone cave in the mountains with underground rivers and waterfalls. The caves are in the mountains north of the main road between Moen in Fraena and Eide. Park by the RV64 and follow the marked path towards Trollkirka. It takes about an hour and a half to get to the caves. There is a sign where you enter the caves. The main cave is about 70 m long and leads into a waterfall that falls into a white marble bowl. Bring good flashlights/headlamps to each person to have a good view when you are inside the caves. If you continue past the entrances to the caves, you come to the idyllic Trollvatnet lake where you can take a refreshing swim! We recommend hiking boots / waterproof shoes for this trip because of the water inside the caves, in addition to the start of the trail that sometimes can be wet.
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  • Very good25%
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27 Aug 2017
“Accidentally discovered this gem”
26 Jul 2017
“Challenging hike, but definitely worth it”
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Freneidet, 6440, Norway
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+47 71 20 10 00
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The flies draw blood. Period. Cover up. The trek is more of a rock climb (with ropes to rappel. There are many streams to cross so don't worry about wet shoes or wet anything else's. If you don't get muddy, you didn't do it right....More

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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We just drove into the carpark because we needed a break from driving and we're so glad we did! Although the sign says it's only an hour away don't be fooled; it's a bit of a climb. We did it fairly late in the day,...More

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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

The hike to the caves is not to be underestimated. It will take you somewhere between 45minutes and 1h30 depending on your fitness and how many breaks you take. The caves don't take that much time to visit. You can easily do all three of...More

1  Thank crazybelgianguy
Reviewed 16 September 2016

First of all, my trip to Norway was amazing. Every part of it was... just awesome. But Trollkirka will always hold a very special place in my heart. As a chubby computer salesman from New York, this was a haaaard day! A lot of the...More

1  Thank Pat B
Reviewed 18 December 2015

First - bring good shoes. Flashlight (prefarably headlamp). Use sports clothes. + Bring a bikini during summer! AND a water bottle. This is an adventure - nothing less. If you do not have good health - dont go. Or only go half the way and...More

2  Thank Gunda H
Reviewed 14 October 2014

Good one! An advice for those who love extreme climbing: don't finish your trip with lake and finish climbing the mountain (equipment recommended). What you'll see can't even be described!

2  Thank Dominyka Z
Reviewed 15 August 2014

I just came back from a 10 days trip in Norway. We hiked not only 3 famous rocks but also this cave, which is amazing and has a different style than Trolltunga or Preikestolen.. The parking is located on road 64 north of Molde passing...More

6  Thank Soleil_Gal
Reviewed 18 October 2013

Trollkirka Cave, also known as the Troll Church, is a pretty awesome hike with a great treasure at the end. The hike will take ~1.5 hours and can be fairly muddy. The trail isn't marked too well but you'll find your way. At the end...More

1  Thank John D
Reviewed 3 September 2013

After a quite hard walk of 1,5-2 hours, we arrived near Trollkirka Caves. Bring with you a torch, because you have to walk in a completely dark cave for few minutes (50-100 meters) to see the waterfall. When you arrive it's realing amazing. Go to...More

1  Thank lorelola
Reviewed 25 January 2013

It's not too easy to find, but its worth to do this 2-3 hours walk (small parking lot at Road 64, 20 km north of Molde or 12 km southwest of Eide). First you walk swampy areas and forest, later rocks. the entrance of the...More

2  Thank zeckenschreck
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kaytee7
24 May 2017|
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Yes, definitely. I was glad for my trekking poles, but it was easy enough hiking with no rock climbing needed -- from what you share you should have no trouble.
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