The Department of Awesome Natural Wonders just learned about an amazing field trip opportunity in Norway. That is, assuming you aren’t afraid of heights. This spectacular mountain vista is called Trolltunga, which translates to mean exactly what we hoped: “The Troll’s Tongue.” One of Norway’s most scenic cliffs, it’s an enormous piece of rock that juts out of a mountain over half a mile above the ground.
"The cliff was formed during the ice age, approximately 10,000 years ago, when glacial water froze huge chunks of the mountain and then broke off. This left an incredibly strange-looking rock outcropping. Thousands of visitors come each year to sit "on top of the world," and with no safety rails to block their view, or their fall, Trolltunga is one of those "bucket list" experiences that’s not for the faint of heart."
Reaching Trolltunga requires an 8-10 hour roundtrip hike, but if you’re looking for an awesome view, it’s well worth the effort. And then you could tell people that you’d stood on the tongue of a troll.
Photos by Digernes, WNDR.BE — G. DE SELYS, Opplev Odda Hardanger, Robin Ševčík, Sylvie Monharoul, Opplev Odda Hardanger and OpplevOdda respectively.
[via My Modern Metropolis]