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5-day Lysefjord Trek
Preikestolen – Flørli – Kjerag

From | 11,990 NOK per person | ★★★★★ (guest reviews)

A Unique Tour Designed by Outdoorlife Norway!

Have you ever hiked along a fjord? Join us on an unforgettable 5-day summer hiking adventure, and experience all the highlights of the Lysefjord! Hike off the beaten track to two of Norway’s most visited natural landmarks, Preikestolen and Kjerag, and visit lesser-known places including Hengjanenibbå, “the overhanging rock cliff”, and Flørli, which boasts the world’s longest wooden staircase (4,444 steps).

2019 Departures:
July 15-19; August 12-16 (Monday – Friday)

This tour can also be organised for private groups.
Inquiries: booking@outdoorlifenorway.com

Tour Includes

• Transportation
 Fjord Ferries/Cruises x 3
• Professional Guide
• Accommodation in Tents | 2 nights
• Accommodation in Flat | 1 night
• Accommodation in B&B | 1 night
• Breakfast | Days 2, 3, 4, 5
• Lunch | Days 3, 4
• Dinner* | Days 1, 2, 3, 4
• Use of Hiking Poles
Common Camping Equipment

*drinks are not included

Please Bring

• Proper hiking boots*
• Warm, thick socks
• Water-resistant pants*

• Rain-proof jacket*
• Thermal base layers

• Fleece or woollen sweater
• Warm hat and gloves 
• 60 liter backpack
• Sleeping bag*
• Sleeping mat*
• Headlamp*
• Water bottle AND Thermos
• Packed lunch | Days 1, 2
• Snacks for all days
• Sun glasses / sunscreen
• Personal hygiene items

NOTE
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

Extras

• Photography Package | + NOK 299
• Hiking Boots Rental | + NOK 500
• Hiking Pants Rental | + NOK 250

• Hiking Jacket Rental | + NOK 250
• Sleeping Bag Rental | + NOK 500
• Sleeping Mat Rental |
+ NOK 100
• Headlamp rental |
+ NOK 100

Difficulty

MORE DIFFICULT
Suitable for people who are in very good condition and have previous hiking experience.

TRAIL CONDITIONS
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.). 

TOTAL DISTANCE
40 kilometers

TOTAL ASCENT
3,000 meters
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Participants

MAXIMUM | 14 Trekkers

MUST BE
≥ 16 years old

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IMPORTANT
Please do not book tours that exceed your skill-level or physical abilities.
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Weather Changes

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 partial 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 locals as the ‘fjord of lights’ for the ways sunlight seems to dance across its landscape, the 42-kilometer-long Lysefjord is home to some of Norway’s most famous outdoor attractions. With the world-renowned Preikestolen ‘the Pulpit Rock’ cliffside and the famous Kjerag bolder within trekking proximity, the mountains surrounding the Lysefjord offer limitless possibilities for outdoor adventures. 

Join Outdoorlife Norway on our most demanding summer trekking adventure: traverse 40 kilometers while bridging a total ascent of 3,000 meters on backcountry/non-existent trails in just 4 days. Visit Preikestolen, the Kjerag Boulder, and experience the very best of the Lysefjord.  Get off the beaten track and explore much less known landmarks such as Hengjanenibbå “the overhanging rock cliff” and Flørli, home to the longest wooden staircase in the world – 4,444 steps!

During the 5-day tour, in addition to trekking through some of Norway’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 hanging hammock tents, and enjoy the comfort of a warm bed at both Flørli and Hauane Bed & Breakfast. 

DURATION
Total |
5 days
Hiking | 4 days | 5 hours per day
Distance | approximately 10km per day
Ascent | approximately 3,000 meters

MEETING POINT
The tour starts with a briefing at our office in Stavanger

Address | 
Ryfylkegata 13, Stavanger | MAP
Meeting time |
 Day 1 – 8:00am 

DROP-OFF POINT
The tour ends on Friday in Stavanger at approximately 10:00am

Known to locals as the ‘fjord of lights’ for the ways sunlight seems to dance across its landscape, the 42-kilometer-long Lysefjord is home to some of Norway’s most famous outdoor attractions. With the world-renowned Preikestolen ‘the Pulpit Rock’ cliffside and the famous Kjerag bolder within trekking proximity, the mountains surrounding the Lysefjord offer limitless possibilities for outdoor adventures.

Join Outdoorlife Norway on our most demanding summer trekking adventure: traverse 40 kilometers while bridging a total ascent of 3,000 meters on backcountry/non-existent trails in just 4 days. Visit Preikestolen, the Kjerag Boulder, and experience the very best of the Lysefjord.  Get off the beaten track and explore much less known landmarks such as Hengjanenibbå “the overhanging rock cliff” and Flørli, home to the longest wooden staircase in the world – 4,444 steps!

During the 5-day tour, in addition to trekking through some of Norway’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 hanging hammock tents, and enjoy the comfort of a warm bed at both Flørli and Hauane Bed & Breakfast.

DAY 1 | MONDAY

Before starting your adventure, you’ll meet your guide at 8:00am at Outdoorlife Norway’s office in Stavanger. After an information and safety briefing, you’ll be on your way. First, your group will take a ferry across one of the city’s many urban fjords. You’ll have the opportunity to view Stavanger from a different perspective and get an overview of the surrounding fjords, islands, and mountains. Your guide will then transport you to the base of the hiking trail. From there, you’ll embark on your first day of trekking, with your sights set on Preikestolen, the cliffside that towers 604 meters over the Lysefjord below. You’ll be led up through shifting terrain while following rarely-used trails. This will allow you to enjoy the beautiful nature around you while avoiding the masses of tourists that hike up the main trail. Along the way, you’ll visit lesser-known, exclusive viewpoints. After about 2.5 hours, you’ll stop for a lunchbreak at a location that overlooks both Preikestolen and the Lysefjord. Having eaten lunch, you’ll briefly join the crowds while standing atop Preikestolen, where you’ll have a chance to snap a few photos of the iconic cliffside. Your group will once again leave the crowds behind for the second leg of the day’s trek. After another 2 hours of hiking, your guide will find a nice place to camp for the night. There, you’ll spend your first night sleeping in hammock tents suspended amongst the trees. While you settle in, your guide will prepare a hearty warm meal for the group.

DAY 2 | TUESDAY

After a breakfast at the camp, you’ll start your second day of trekking with a short hike to the abandoned Hengjane farm, which is known for its seedy past as an illegal moonshine distillery. You’ll also visit Hengjanenibbå, “overhanging cliff rock”, which is close nearby. Because there are no signs or established trails leading to this rock formation, we can all but guarantee that you’ll be able to enjoy the location’s beauty in near-solitude. From there, it’s also possible to see Lysebotn Village and the Kjerag Massif at the inner end of the fjord, which you will reach after another 2.5 days of hiking. As you continue your way over the mountain plateau, you’ll have panoramic views of the entire length of the Lysefjord. After another 1-2 hours of hiking, you’ll take a relaxing lunchbreak while enjoying fjord views. For the last leg of day-two’s hike, you’ll descend from the mountain’s plateau down through wooded hillsides and along bubbling creeks until you reach the shore of the Lysefjord. A ferry service will then transport the group to the historic village of Flørli, the location of a disused hydro-electric powerplant, where you’ll sleep in an apartment for the night. You’ll enjoy a warm dinner at the local restaurant after which you may spend the evening exploring the village and its unique history.

DAY 3 | WEDNESDAY

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 precariously cling to the mountainside. Reaching an elevation of 750 meters above sea-level, Flørli is the longest wooden staircase in the world. On the way up, you’ll enjoy breathtaking views of the Lysefjord and surrounding mountains. Once atop the mountain, you’ll hike on a footpath along the south side of the Lysefjord. After about 3.5 hours of hiking, you’ll take a lakeside lunchbreak where you’ll learn a little more about Flørli’s history. After lunch you’ll continue in the same direction on backcountry trails for another 3 hours until your guide decides on a lakeside location where you’ll sleep for the night. While you settle in to your tipi-tents, the guide will once again prepare a hearty warm meal for the group. After dinner, if you have extra energy to burn, you may join the guide for an evening sunset walk and enjoy even more views of the Lysefjord.

DAY 4 | THURSDAY

After breakfast in camp, you’ll start your fourth and last day of trekking. On this day, 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 the Kjerag boulder takes about 3 hours and includes a very steep hillside that leads to the mountain’s plateau. Here you’ll enjoy panoramic views of the 42-kilometer-long Lysefjord, which is flanked by 1,000-meter-high granite walls. Cliff-side, you’ll have plenty of time to rest and enjoy your 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 watch as daredevils hurdle themselves off the side of the cliff. After lunch, you’ll follow the main path down from Kjerag until you reach the trailhead, which takes about 2 hours. From there, you’ll be transported by van/bus to the valley of Lyse, where you’ll spend the last night of your tour at Hauane Bed & Breakfast. After a nice warm shower, you’ll have time to socialize over a home-cooked dinner before retiring to the comfort of a warm bed for the night.

DAY 5 | FRIDAY

Early morning on the fifth day, you’ll be served a traditional Norwegian breakfast before being shuttled to the quay in Lysebotn village. From there, you’ll board the morning ferry to Stavanger. While travelling through the Lysefjord by boat, you’ll be able to experience the highlights of your trek from a new perspective. This will allow you time to reflect over your achievements and wind down before returning to the realities of city life.

The tour ends on day five in Stavanger at approximately 10:00am.

5-DAY LYSEFJORD TREK | Preikestolen – Flørli – Kjerag

At the time of booking, you must pay a non-refundable deposit of 5,000 NOK.
Your final tour cost will depend on the total number of participants:

< 4 participants | 13,990 NOK per person
4-6 participants | 12,990 NOK per person
> 6 participants | 11,990 NOK per person

NOTE:
Your final payment is due upon arrival at our office/before commencement of the tour. 

OTHER PACKAGES THAT MAY BE OF INTEREST

PREIKESTOLEN WINTER/SPRING
HIKE + LODGE PACKAGE

From 1,898 NOK per-person

Enjoy the breathtaking winter landscapes of the Lysefjord and sleep in comfort at Preikestolen Mountain Lodge.- Outdoor Winter Activities - Moderate snow preikestolen hike - Preikestolen Hike - Moderate snow  - 5-day Lysefjord Trek | Preikestolen - Flørli - Kjerag - Moderate snow

2019 SeasonJanuary – April

3-DAY LYSEFJORD TREK – FLØRLI TO KJERAG

6,990 NOK per-person

multi-day trekking adventures - Multi-day trekking adventures - More difficult 1  - 5-day Lysefjord Trek | Preikestolen - Flørli - Kjerag - More difficult 1Admire world-renowned Preikestolen from the Lysefjord, hike off the beaten track to the Kjerag Boulder, and climb the longest wooden stairway in the world (4,444 steps) at Flørli.

2019 Departures
July 19-21; August 16-18 | Friday – Sunday

This tour can also be organised for private groups.
booking@outdoorlifenorway.com

GUEST REVIEWS

Verified review, copied from TripAdvisor

Incredible 5 day Experience along the Lysefjord

I was looking for an adventure in Norway to motivate my personal training clients and friends when I came across OutdoorLife Norway’s 5-day hike along the Lysefjord. I reached out to them and they were incredibly responsive. After coordinating and training my clients for 8 months, I took 12 of them to Norway from the US and did the hike. It was, by far, the highlight of our experience in Norway getting to see Preikestolen, Kjerag, Florli, and Lysebotn. They provided two guides, Eirik and Are who were exceptional in every way. They were well informed with facts about the area, provided support and assistance when needed, cooked our breakfasts and dinners, spoke perfect English, and were incredibly patient and pleasant to be with. They even met with us the night before the hike to go over gear and the plan for the week which helped us all feel comfortable going in. The views along the Lysefjord were jaw-dropping, and we even got to sleep one night under the stars along a mountain plateau. I could not have asked for better guides, better communication with Johannes, the owner, or a better experience overall. Incredible!

Ramsey

Eirik did a great job explaining what we were going to encounter and made sure we all had the appropriate gear.

Getting off the regular trail was great! Even though we were off trail, I felt safe and secure with Eirik and Are leading us. I absolutely loved the second camping spot!!! Secluded, under the stars, so tranquil. The stairs were quite the challenge, but very enjoyable. Alternating nights inside and outside was great.

The stay at Lysebotn was a perfect way to end the hike! Having a shower, a cold beer, and a warm bed was exceptional. Most of us split up and travelled to different places once we got back to Stavanger, so this was nice to have one last meal in cozy accommodations together.

Eirik and Are made this trip what it was. Fantastic. Very knowledgeable, supportive, and encouraging. This was a trip I will always remember. It was thrilling, and a perfect combination of challenging and safe.

NN

Eirik was extremely organized, detailed, and answered all our questions. I LOVED taking the quiet trail into the Preikestolen. The location of the campsite near the lake was lovely. I love the hammock tents (first for me!) and the meals prepared by Eirik and Ara we AMAZING! I felt comfortable, safe, and rested. The hike down to Bratteli was a long way down (the warmer day didn’t help). With the deadline to get down to the boat, it put more pressure on us to move quickly, which is more difficult with a large group like ours. Additionally, going down is harder for me since the terrain varied quite a bit. The reward however was found when I jumped into the fjord at the end. E and A handled everything and got us down safely.

Flørli was such a lovely place and the views were incredible. The proprietors were kind, helpful, and took good care of us. Eirik and Ara, of course ran around making sure we were well taken care of with towels, food, and checking in our how we felt to make sure we felt
comfortable moving ahead.

Hiking the staircase was my favorite day! Eirik and Ara’s patience with us going up the staircase, followed by the longer trail through the 7 lakes was greatly appreciated. It was a beautiful trail, I just wish we could spend a little bit more time at each of the lakes. Once we got to the 7 th with tents – WOW – it was like a dream. The surroundings, the reindeer stew and WINE – and the amazing company. Again, day three was my favorite!

The hiking day to Kjerag, I like to call “Bonus Rounds” because we encountered such a wide variety of exciting challenges. Trekking across snow banks, boulder jumping, and taking shortcuts straight up the mountain. The cherry on top of course was the Boulder – and boy I can’t believe I did it. I can’t thank Eirik enough for his detailed instructions on how to safely get on the rock.

Staying at Lysebotn, is a great way to end the journey with our group and our guides. The lodge was very comfortable and clean.

I can’t thank Eirik and Are enough for their kindness, patience, knowledge, and humor. I was so incredibly impressed with how they managed the day and all of us. They took such great care of us. They made the trip for us!

KT

Verified review, copied from TripAdvisor

What a wonderful experience! Highly recommended. The guides Eirik and Are were not just very professional on their knowledge of all technicalities related to the hiking but were also very friendly, excellent cooks, so willing to help on everything and at the same time let us experience many things Norwegian nature has to offer: very difficult and steep hikes, sleeping among trees using hammock tents, spectacular views and I could just go on and on. A 5 people group and 2 guides was just excellent!

Quique I

Verified review, copied from TripAdvisor

A friend and I booked the 5 days hiking tour with Outdoorlife Norway. Since the moment we booked the tour all the information was provided timely and clearly. They send you beforehand the itinerary of each day, a list of items to take with you, travel recommendations and even lunch recommendations.
During the tour, our guides Eirik and Are were helping the group at every moment and cheering us up. They are not only experts on the matter but also great chefs and photographers 🙂  - 5-day Lysefjord Trek | Preikestolen - Flørli - Kjerag - 1f642I had a lot of fun with them and with the other people in the group as well. Having a small group of 5 persons and 2 guides was perfect to have a personal experience.
And what can I say about the landscape, it was amazing! So much beauty in one place, full of challenges rewarded by spectacular views.
This was by far a unique experience that I can extensively recommend and that I will repeat.

Diana L

Verified review, copied from TripAdvisor

What a fantastic experience – definitely the hardest thing I’ve ever done but so worth it. The views were spectacular. Enjoyed every second of it (even the rain and the midges couldn’t spoil the trip!). Big thank you to Eirik and Are for being such great guides. I’m nervous about slipping on steep, wet rocks but Eirik and Are were always there to grab your hand or tell you the best place to put your foot and made me feel pretty safe coming down some steep slopes. The wild camping was a first for me and the hammock tents are surprisingly comfortable. It was so nice to barely see anyone else on the trek and just be part of the beautiful landscape. Both Eirik and Are were patient and set a good pace and made sure the group was all ok and told us interesting facts and stories. Would definitely recommend Outdoorlife Norway. Takk for turen

Rebecca B

Johannes is de allerbeste gids ter wereld. De trekking was fantastisch. Top natuur, top organisatie. Een aanrader!

Irene

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For my first hiking trip to Norway as a female solo traveler, I wanted to make sure it is organized properly so that I capitalize on the limited time I have which is 5 days including travel days. Reached out to this amazing company and I immediately felt confident that I can rely on them to plan my trip and not expect any negative surprises.
I explained what hikes I am interested in and the dates of my trip, and they kindly prepared an itinerary for me including transportation and hotel and it was very affordable, easy to follow, and I enjoyed it. The guide, who is also the owner, is very professional and very knowledgeable, he knows the perfect balance between safe and fun. I admired how he cared about the environment respecting the conditions of the trail and removing hurdles left by tourists, or caused by mother nature, which shows how passionate he is about his country, the environment, and what he does. I cannot but respect that. The hiking experience was fantastic, I did not feel unsafe at any point, the tours were very punctual, you are picked up exactly when you are told you will be picked up, and instructions regarding transportation were super clear that a 6 year old can follow through them. We made stops as needed, just enough. Kept the group together at a good pace and treated all with respect and friendliness. We felt we were just hiking with a friend. What I truly appreciated as well is that on my Preikestolen tour I was the only one on the tour, and Johannes did not cancel on me because or refuse to do the hike for just one person. I heard that is something that can happen in tours in general, but it was definitely not the case. He carried on the activity with utmost professionalism as if it was for a group of 10. Overall, the company exceeded my expectations. It makes a difference when someone creates his own company and is passionate about it and treats customers as guests versus tourists, this is what OutdoorlifeNorway is about. I recommend it to anyone who wants to plan a trip to Norway and wants to be in good hands. two thumbs up.

Paris-Marrakech-girl

Do you like contrasts? Do you really need them? If so, go to Norge and rock your life!

This hike is not only a trip along the Lysefjord but also a trip to find new or hidden resources inside yourself.

While I took part in this jewels discovering trip through real mud I newer felt like a tourist. The thrills off the beaten tracks have been peppered with awesome views you really have to fight for. Due to staying almost five days together in a small group it went very familiar. To be so closely connected to nature has given me the warm feeling of being a part of it. If required, I found myself approved in leaving my comfort zone gives me a glimpse of what I’m able to achieve, when I do!

This Lysefjord-5-day-hike is a perfect mix of beautiful views, learning about history and geology and finding yourself as well as doing spontaneous, crazy things.

Thank you, Johannes, for your ideas and social engagements.

I went from Germany to Norge to fulfill a dream. It was much more than I had hoped for!

Andrea

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