3-day Lysefjord Trek
Flørli and Kjerag
Signature Guided Tour – Designed by Outdoorlife Norway!
6,990 NOK per person | ★★★★★ (6 guest reviews)
Have you ever hiked along a fjord? Admire the world-renowned Preikestolen from the fjord, hike the world’s longest wooden staircase (4,444 steps), camp under the stars, and hike to majestic Kjerag.
Includes 2 fjord cruises + pre-hike accommodation at Flørli.
July 19-21 (Friday-Sunday)
August 16-18 (Friday-Sunday)
This tour can also be organised for private groups.
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• Lysefjord cruise x2
• Professional guide
• Apartment accommodation | 1 night
• Tent accommodation | 1 night
• Dinner | days 1 + 2
• Breakfast | days 2 + 3
• Lunch | days 2 + 3
• Use of hiking poles
• Common camping equipment
*drinks are not included
• Proper hiking boots*
• Warm, thick socks
• Water-resistant pants*
• Rain-proof jacket*
• Thermal base-layers
• Fleece or woolen sweater
• Warm hat and gloves
• 60-liter backpack
• Sleeping bag*
• Sleeping mat*
• Water bottle
• Snacks for all days
• Sun glasses / sunscreen
• Personal hygiene items
A detailed packing list will be sent to you after booking. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
*items can also be rented
• Photography package | + 299 NOK
• Hiking boot rental | + 500 NOK
• Hiking pants rental | + 250 NOK
• Hiking jacket rental | + 250 NOK
• Sleeping bag rental | + 500 NOK
• Sleeping mat rental | + 100 NOK
• Headlamp rental | + 100 NOK
Rental prices are listed as
Suitable for people who are in very good condition and have previous hiking experience.
Narrow and/or non-existent trails, mostly marked with simple signs/cairns. Some technical “off-the-beaten-track” hiking. Trail at times facilitated with simple technical equipment (chains, ropes, ex.).
TYPE OF TERRAIN
Mountainous. Steeper sections with rocky surfaces that require good eye/hand/feet coordination. Includes unsteady surfaces and a variety of obstacles (creeks, swamps, bushes, boulders, etc.).
Due to the possibility of rapidly-changing weather conditions, it may be necessary to make changes to scheduled trips. In the event that your trip needs to be rescheduled for another day or cancelled on short notice, you may choose between joining the rescheduled trip or getting a refund. In the event that weather conditions deteriorate during your trip, it may be necessary to turn around on the trail or head back earlier than planned. If this happens, no refunds will be given.
Known to the natives as the ‘fjord of lights’ for the way sunlight seems to dance across its landscape, the 42-kilometer-long Lysefjord is home to both Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock) and Kjerag, both of which are world-renowned hiking destinations. Besides these famous icons, the Lysefjord and its surrounding mountains offer limitless possibilities for outdoor adventures.
Join Outdoorlife Norway on our three-day guided trekking adventure and experience summertime in the beautiful Lysefjord. Traverse 20 kilometers while bridging a total ascent of 2,000 meters in just two days. Visit the former hydropower plant village of Flørli and climb the longest wooden staircase in the world (4,444 steps!). Get off the beaten track while navigating backcountry trails to the famous Kjerag Boulder, camp under the stars, and experience some of the best viewpoints Fjord Norway has to offer.
During the 3-day tour, in addition to trekking through some of the region’s most spectacular nature, you’ll experience the Lysefjord while aboard ferries/cruises, which will give you the opportunity to view both Preikestolen and Kjerag from the water. You’ll sleep under the stars in tipis, and enjoy the comfort of a warm bed at Flørli.
Total | 3 days
Hiking | 2 days
Distance | approximately 10km + 10km
Ascent | approximately 1000m + 1000m
The tour starts on Saturday with a briefing at our office in Stavanger
Address | Ryfylkegata 13, Stavanger | MAP
Meeting time | Day 1 – 11:30am
The tour ends on Sunday in Stavanger at approximately 17:45 (5:45pm)
Day 1 | Lysefjord Cruise + Dinner & Apartment Accommodation at Flørli
Day 2 | Flørli Stairway / Backcountry Trail Hiking + Lakeside Camping
Day 3 | Backcountry Trail Hiking + Kjerag Boulder + Lysefjord Cruise
DAY 1 | FRIDAY
Before starting your adventure, you’ll meet your guide at 11:30am at Outdoorlife Norway’s office in Stavanger. After an information and safety briefing, you’ll be on your way. First, your group will walk to the city’s ferry terminal, where you’ll board a ferry that will transport you into the Lysefjord. It will set out across one of the city’s many urban fjords, the Høgsfjord, where you’ll have the opportunity to view Stavanger from a different perspective and get an overview of the surrounding fjords, islands, and mountains.
During the 2-hour fjord cruise to Flørli, the ferry will navigate under a suspension bridge that spans the mouth of the Lysefjord. The magnitude of Fjord Norway will become apparent as steep mountain walls, which tower hundreds of meters above the fjord, emerge. The cruise will transport you further into the Lysefjord where you’ll pass waterfalls, abandoned farms, and the famous Preikestolen cliff, which towers 604 meters above sea-level.
Upon arrival at the historic village of Flørli, you’ll have time to settle into your rooms (shared apartments – single beds – up to four people per room), which will be your accommodation for the night. You’ll then enjoy a warm dinner at the disused hydropower plant facility, which has been converted into a local restaurant. After dinner, you may spend the evening exploring the village and its unique history. You’ll also have the opportunity to relax in a traditional Norwegian hot tub while taking in the spectacular fjord views.
DAY 2 | SATURDAY
After a traditional Norwegian family-style breakfast in the apartment, you’ll pack a lunch for the day before setting off on your third day of hiking. Your guide will lead you up Flørli’s 4,444 wooden steps, which run parallel to old water pipes that seem to precariously cling to the steep mountainside. Reaching an elevation of 750 meters above the fjord, Flørli is the longest wooden staircase in the world. En route, you’ll experience stunning views of the Lysefjord and surrounding mountains. Once you reach the top of the stairs, you’ll hike on a footpath along the south side of the Lysefjord. After about 3.5 hours of climbing/hiking, you’ll take a lakeside lunchbreak while your guide tells you a little more about Flørli’s unique history.
After lunch, you’ll continue in the same direction on backcountry trails for another 6 kilometers (3 hours), at which point your guide will choose a lakeside location where you’ll sleep for the night. While you settle in to your tipi-tents, the guide will prepare a hearty warm meal for the group. After dinner, if you still have energy to burn, you’ll have the opportunity to join the guide for an evening sunset walk and enjoy even more views of the Lysefjord.
DAY 3 | SUNDAY
After breakfast in camp, you’ll start your second day of trekking. On Sunday, your destination will be the Majesty of the Lysefjord, better known as the Kjerag boulder. Continuing along the south side of the Lysefjord, the hike to Kjerag takes about 3 hours and includes a very steep hillside that leads to the mountain’s plateau. Upon arrival, you’ll enjoy panoramic views of the 42-kilometer-long Lysefjord, which is surrounded by 1,000-meter-high granite walls. Cliff-side, you’ll have plenty of time to rest and enjoy a classic backpacker’s lunch. If you’re among the brave, you’ll have the opportunity to stand atop the Kjerag boulder, which is suspended 984 meters above the fjord. Base-jumping is legal in Norway, so you may even get to look on as daredevils hurdle themselves off the side of the cliff.
After the rest, you’ll follow the main path down from Kjerag until you reach the trailhead, which takes approximately 2 hours. From there, you’ll be transported by van/bus to Lysebotn, a small village at the innermost end of the Lysefjord. From there, you’ll board a ferry that will cruise through the Lysefjord before returning to Stavanger. During the fjord crossing, you’ll be able to enjoy the highlights from the hike once more and see and your achievements from a different perspective.
The tour ends at our office in Stavanger at approximately* 17.45 (5:45pm).
*Due to the possibility of changing weather conditions, your trip may last longer than approximated.
OTHER TOURS THAT MAY BE OF INTEREST
5-Day Lysefjord Trek
Preikestolen – Flørli – Kjerag
From 11,990 NOK per-person
Admire world-renowned Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) from the Lysefjord, hike off the beaten track to Kjerag, and climb the longest wooden stairway in the world (4,444 steps) at Flørli.
2019 Departures | July 15-19 | August 12-16
Difficulty | More Difficult
This tour can also be organised for private groups.
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I did the 3-day Flørli to Kjerag hike and the Preikestolen Sunrise Hike and both were superb. Guides were knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. I love how Outdoorlife Norway truly takes you off the beaten track and away from the crowds. Such a wonderful experience. Highly recommend!
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10/10 for this young company.
A professional outfit run by a passionate friendly responsible young man.
I choose well going with this company. I felt safe at all times I felt welcome and I felt encouraged thruout my 2 very long days trips.
Johannes is quick to respond by email, efficient and helpful prior to arrival.
His passion for hiking is infectious and he delivers everything just right.
Well Done Outdoorlifenorway Well Done.
Top-notch hike, breath-taking scenery, and a real gentleman guide …. there’s no other way to describe this experience created by Johannes, because words don’t do any justice! book it NOW ..
The hike to Flørli and Kjerag with Johannes was fantastic! Johannes took us through the most spectacular sites of the Lysefjord – the nature was breathtaking. He’s the perfect guide, I felt super safe during the entire hike, even the tricky parts of the track were easy to pass with Johannes’ instructions. He treated us with chocolate and fresh juice and cooked us a super-duper dinner at the campsite. Johannes is very professional and the trips are planned right down to the last detail.
The communication pre and post hike was very easy and fast. Johannes made sure that no questions were left unanswered. I would warmly recommend going on a hike with outdoorlifenorway, you won’t regret it! The hike to Flørli and Kjerag was one of the best things I’ve experienced in my life so far. I’m looking forward to the next hike with Johannes, takk for turen!
The Lysefjord trip surpassed expectations! The hike begins with a strenuous 4444 step walk from Flori with amazing fjord views from only a few steps in. Then we hiked past countless beautiful lakes and rock formations until we pitched our tent for the night. The next day got better, scrambling up steep hillsides and posing on the Kjerag rock. This is a difficult hike and worth every second to see the beautiful scenery of Norway! Great organisation by Johannes who was also a great guide. We also had a fantastic group which made it all the more enjoyable. Thoroughly recommend this hike and Outdoor Life Norway.
This is a great choice of hike. It was such a fantastic route and when Johannes says “off the beaten track” he means it! I had such fun climbing over boulders, waterfalls, snow and heather His ability to produce one impressive view after the other as well as chocolate after a steep climb was just superb! The camping spot was perfect in the route and the distance was covered easily. It does require some good fitness and does push you out your comfort zone however with Johannes smiling and encouraging you every step of the way- completely doable