Half-Day Lysefjord View Hike
A Privately Guided Hike – Unique to Outdoorlife Norway!
6,990 NOK per group (1-7 guests)
A perfect trip for people on a tight schedule and those who would prefer a shorter, more peaceful hike. Experience the tranquility of Norway’s spectacular fjords. Avoid the crowds and hike with a guide in near-solitude.
Includes a visit to Gamle Stavanger!
2019 Season | April – October
• Customized pick-up|drop-off times
• Customized pick-up locations
• Ferry crossings x 2
• Professional guide
• Use of hiking poles
• Hot beverages & snack
• Photography package
• Proper hiking boots*
• Water-resistant pants*
• Rain-proof jacket*
• Fleece or woollen sweater
• Small backpack*
• Packed lunch / water / snacks
*items can also be rented
• Hiking boot rental | + 200 NOK
• Hiking pants rental | + 150 NOK
• Hiking jacket rental | + 150 NOK
• Day-pack rental | + 50 NOK
• Child Safety Seat | FREE
Rental prices are listed as
Suitable for participants who are in general good condition, with some (basic) hiking experience.
DISTANCE | 4 kilometers
ASCENT | 200 meters
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.
This is an easy, 2.5-hour, 4-kilometer hike with a total ascent of 200 meters.
The Lysefjord, or the fjord of lights, is one of Ryfylke’s most magnificent destinations. The 42-kilometer-long fjord was formed nearly 10,000 years ago when the last ice age ended. As one of Norway’s most photographed areas, the Lysefjord offers visitors spectacular views around every bend.
Do you have a limited amount of time in Stavanger but would still like to experience the region’s spectacular nature? Would you prefer to avoid the crowds and hike in near-solitude? The Lysefjord View Hike is a perfect trip for people on a tight schedule (cruise passengers, etc.) and those who would prefer a shorter, more peaceful hike. Relax and enjoy the fantastic views from aboard ferries that travel through the area’s archipelago and into its fjords. Follow a dedicated private guide along rarely-used trails. Hike along the Lysefjord’s inner hillsides and through ancient pine forests while learning about the area’s unique flora and fauna. Enjoy spectacular views of the Lysefjord and capture unforgettable memories.
Your professional guide will meet you at the time and location you selected when booking (see text above for options). Your adventure will begin with a 40-minute ferry ride, during which you can view Stavanger from a different perspective and get an overview of the surrounding fjords, islands, and mountains.
To ensure your trip is as peaceful as possible, your guide will lead you up a trail that is rarely travelled, even by locals. You’ll be lead through ancient pine forests along the Lysefjord’s inner hillsides. During the hike, you’ll come across a wide variety of flora and, if you’re lucky, also catch glimpses of the area’s beautiful wildlife (including owls, ravens, roe deer, and eagles). The hike’s leisurely pace will allow you ample time to enjoy the tranquility of the fjord and its unforgettable landscapes. After approximately 1.5 hours of hiking, your guide will find a beautiful place for you to relax while enjoying a small snack and warm beverage.
After the break, you’ll complete the second leg of the hike, which will take about an hour. Your journey back to Stavanger will begin onboard a ferry, which will follow a different route than the first. During the short ferry ride, you’ll enjoy viewing more of the region’s spectacular landscapes. Most notably, you’ll get to view the ‘mouth’ of the Lysefjord, where it sharply branches off from the Høgsfjord. After returning to Stavanger, your guide will lead you on a short sightseeing trip through the city’s old town, Gamle Stavanger, where you’ll walk along narrow cobblestone streets lined with centuries-old wooden houses.
The tour ends in Stavanger at the time and location you chose when booking.
Total: ~ 6.5 hours
Hiking: ~2.5 hours (including breaks)
Fjord crossings: ~50 minutes
Transportation: ~1.5 hours
City Sightseeing (walking): 45 minutes
This is a private guided tour. During booking, you can specify your desired pick-up location from a wide range of hotels in the Stavanger region. If you are not staying in a hotel in Stavanger, you can select Stavanger City Centre / Domkirkeplassen. Alternatively, you can send us an email for a customized pick-up location.
You may select amongst the following times:
- Pick-up 07:00am; Drop-off 13:30 (1:30pm)
- Pick-up 08:30am; Drop-off 15:00 (3:00pm)
- Pick-up 10:00am; Drop-off 16:30 (4:30pm)
- Pick-up 11:30am; Drop-off 18:00 (6:00pm)
- Pick-up 12:15pm; Drop-off 18:45 (6:45pm)
- Pick-up 13:00 (1:30pm); Drop-off 19:30 (7:30pm)
You may select amongst the following locations:
- Stavanger Tourist Information Office / Cruise ship port*
- Best Western Havly Hotell
- Clarion Collection Hotel Skagen Brygge
- Clarion Hotel Energy
- Clarion Hotel Stavanger
- Comfort Hotel Square
- Comfort Hotel Stavanger
- Hotel Alstor
- Lilland Hotel
- Myhregaarden Hotel
- Park Inn by Radisson Stavanger Hotel
- Preikestolen Mountain Lodge
- Radisson Blu Atlantic Hotel
- Radisson Blu Royal Hotel
- Scandic Forum
- Scandic Stavanger City
- Scandic Stavanger Forus
- Scandic Stavanger Park
- Skansen Hotel
- Svithun Hotell
- Stavanger Bed & Breakfast
- Stavanger Lille Hotel
- Thon Hotel Maritim
- Thon Hotel Stavanger
- Other (specify by email)**
*If you would like to be picked up in Stavanger city center, but are not staying at one of the locations listed above, please select ‘Stavanger Tourist Information Office / Cruise ship port’ when booking.
**If you would like to be picked up at a location other than those listed above, please select ‘Other (specify by email)’ when booking, and send us an email with information about your preferred pick-up address.