Lysefjord View Hike
Privately Guided Hike – Unique to Outdoorlife Norway!
7,990 NOK per group | ★★★★★ (4 guest reviews)
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!
2020 Season | April – October
• Customized pick-up|drop-off times
• Customized pick-up locations
• Ferry crossing
• 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
Prices → per-person/per-tour
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.
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OUR OFFICE HOURS
Monday – Friday
8:00am – 17:00 (5:00pm)
Central European Time
NOTE | Outside of office hours, only e-mail inquiries will be answered.
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. Follow a dedicated private guide along rarely-used trails 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 30-minute transfer to the base of the hiking trail, including driving the world´s longest undersea road tunnel.
This day hike is 25% shorter than the classic hike to Preikestolen, and has just 50% of the elevation gain. To ensure your trip is as peaceful as possible, your guide will lead you up a trail that is rarely travelled. If you encounter other people, they will most likely be locals. This gives us time to truly enjoy the silence of nature and out-of-this-world views on the Lysefjord. On this hike, you will not see Preikestolen, but you will have an authentic experience and unique views of the Lysefjord and surrounding mountains. 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. During the short ferry ride, you’ll pass 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 walk 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 hours
Hiking | ~2.5 hours (including breaks)
Fjord Crossing | ~50 minutes
Transportation | ~1.5 hours
City Sightseeing (walking) | 45 minutes
Note for Cruise Ship Passengers
To be eligible for this tour, your ship needs to be in harbour for AT LEAST 6 HOURS.
This is a privately guided tour.
During booking, you may specify your desired pick-up location from a wide range of hotels in the Stavanger region. It’s also possible to choose to be picked up at the airport (SOLA/SVG), a private residence/AirBnB location, or the cruise ship port.
- If you would like to be picked up in Stavanger city-center, but are not staying at one of the selectable locations, please select ‘Stavanger Tourist Information Office / Cruise ship port’ when booking.
- If you would like to be picked up at a location that’s not on our list, please select ‘Other (specify by email)’ when booking, and send us an email with information about your preferred pick-up address.
When booking, you may choose between the following pick-up and drop-off times:
- pick-up at 07:00am; drop-off at 13:00 (1:00pm)
- pick-up at 07:30am; drop-off at 13:30 (1:30pm)
- pick-up at 08:00am; drop-off at 14:00 (2:00pm)
- pick-up at 08:30am; drop-off at 14:30 (2:30pm)
- pick-up at 09:00am; drop-off at 15:00 (3:00pm)
- pick-up at 09:30am; drop-off at 15:30 (3:30pm)
- pick-up at 10:00am; drop-off at 16:00 (4:00pm)
- pick-up at 10:30am; drop-off at 16:30 (4:30pm)
- pick-up at 11:00am; drop-off at 17:00 (5:00pm)
- pick-up at 11:30am; drop-off at 17:30 (5:30pm)
- pick-up at 12:00pm; drop-off at 18:00 (6:00pm)
- pick-up at 12:30pm; drop-off at 18:30 (6:30pm)
- pick-up at 13:00 (1:00pm); drop-off at 19:00 (7:00pm)
- pick-up at 13:30 (1:30pm); drop-off at 19:30 (7:30pm)
Notes for cruise ship passengers
Your pick-up time must be at or after your scheduled disembarkation time.
Your drop-off time must be at or before your scheduled time for re-boarding the ship.
The tour ends in Stavanger. Unless requested otherwise, your guide will drop you off at the same location from which you were picked up.
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We had an amazing day with Hilda and her dog Molly from Outdoorlife to the Lysefjord. We were definitely not prepared for the amazing experience, wonderful nature education and fantastic views our group of 5 received…Hilda and Molly were such a joy to be with all day and Hilda was extremely knowledgeable in all thing Norway! The whole day was a 12 out of 10!
We arranged a group hike (7 adults) as an cruise ship tour excursion, and selected the half-day lysefjord hike — which worked perfectly with our short time in port in Stavanger.
Booking was easy – great communication! The tour guide met our group right off of the cruise ship, and easily transported the group to the hiking destination.
It was a foggy day, but even so, the scenery was amazing and the tour guide was informative and experienced.
We would easily book with Outdoorlife Norway again in the future!
We did a 2.5 hour hike with Erlend on July 30, 2019 with a group of 7 from our cruise. It was awesome. We highly recommend Outdoorlife Norway, and Erlend as a guide. He made our hike enjoyable and was very helpful and knowledgeable.
We also highly recommend the photography package. Erlend’s photos of the scenery and our group were very good, better than the ones we took.
If you have any questions — just do it!
We choose this an our excursion from our cruise – Disney Magic!! It was so great – Outdoor life Norway met us at the visitor center which is right down the street from the cruise terminal and our guide Matilida right away made us feel comfortable and excited!!! We had to take a ferry to get to our hiking point, and she easily guided us where to go and spoke to us about Stavanger and Norway. Our hike was up Hatten to over look Lysenfjord. Matilida was an excellent guide, taking a good pace and allowing us to rest when needed. She had many stories about Norwegian culture, including trolls, which kept us entertained as well, and knew quite a lot about the environment and the area in which we were hiking. The view from the top was amazing, although we didn’t stay long because when we got there it was raining and windy. She treated us to a traditional Norwegian hiking drink on the way down. The whole experience was excellent and I can’t say enough good things about their company. I would highly recommend them to anyone while in Stavanger.