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Preikestolen & Kjerag
Summer Package

5,990 NOK per person

Hike back-to-back and join us on two unique “beat the crowd” day tours to both icons of the Lysefjord. Between hikes, cruise the full-length of the Lysefjord by RIB boat and spend the night at a hiking lodge. Meals included!

Alternative 1: Kjerag Summer Hike + Preikestolen Sunrise Hike
Alternative 2: Preikestolen Hike “Off the Beaten” + Kjerag Summer Hike
Both alternatives include the Lysefjord Safari Premium RIB Tour.

2018 Season: June – September
Tours start on Saturdays – end on Sundays

Tour Includes

• Hotel pick-up / drop-off
• Transportation
• Guided Kjerag day hike
• Guided Preikestolen day hike
• Professional guide
• Use of hiking poles
• Lysefjord Safari Premium RIB Tour
• Accommodation in lodge
• Dinner (day 1)
• Breakfast (day 2)
• Lunch package (day 2)

Please Bring

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

• Rain-proof jacket*
• Fleece or woolen sweater

• Small backpack*
• Packed lunch (day 1) / water / snacks

*items can also be rented

Extras

• Photography package
• Hiking boot rental
• Hiking pants rental
• Hiking jacket rental

Difficulty

PREIKESTOLEN
SUNRISE HIKE
MODERATE***
Suitable for adults who are generally in good physical condition & have previous hiking experience.

•  Distance: 8 kilometers
•  Ascent: 500 meters

PREIKESTOLEN HIKE
“OFF THE BEATEN TRACK”
MORE DIFFICULT***

Suitable for adults who are in very good condition and have previous hiking experience.

•  Distance: 9.5 kilometers
•  Ascent: 600 meters

KJERAG SUMMER HIKE
MORE DIFFICULT***
Suitable for adults who are in very good condition, and have previous hiking experience.

•  Distance: 11 kilometers
•  Ascent: 800 meters

***More Information
Minimum age: 16 yrs.

Please do not book tours that exceed your skill-level or physical abilities.
(more information)

Group Size

Maximum: 14 adults

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 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.

NOTE FOR PREIKESTOLEN SUNRISE HIKE: We cannot guarantee that the sunrise will be visible during all hikes.
As with all outdoor activities, weather is not something humans can control. Based on our experiences with past guests, we don’t cancel our tours in advance because of grey skies, light rain, or fog. Guests have a wide range of expectations, but it is our experience that most would rather go through with their hike, regardless of the weather conditions. Hiking under blue skies is nice, but there is also beauty in hiking through clouds, fog, and light rain. Some of the most spectacular sunrises have resulted from such conditions =)

Hike back-to-back and join us on two unique “beat the crowd” day tours to both icons of the Lysefjord. Between hikes, cruise the full-length of the Lysefjord by RIB boat and spend the night at a hiking lodge. Meals included!

NOTE: There are two alternative activity programs to choose between when booking this tour. 

ALTERNATIVE 1:
Saturday – Kjerag Summer Hike + Lysefjord Safari Premium RIB Tour
Sunday – Preikestolen Sunrise Hike

ALTERNATIVE 2:
Saturday – Preikestolen Hike “Off the Beaten Track” + Lysefjord Safari Premium RIB Tour
Sunday – Kjerag Summer Hike

Both alternatives include the Lysefjord Safari Premium RIB Tour. Below, you can read the tour descriptions of the different activities mentioned. Click on the “day-by-day” tab for more information about the itineraries.

* PREIKESTOLEN SUNRISE HIKE *
On an annual basis, Preikestolen welcomes more visitors than any other trekking-destination in Norway. In 2018, approximately 300,000 hikers are expected to make their way up to the top of the imposing cliff that clings to the mountainside 604 meters above the Lysefjord, and offers some of the best views Fjord Norway has to offer.

Outdoorlife Norway invites you to experience a unique Preikestolen hiking adventure, guaranteed to be crowd-free! Start your day in the midst of darkness, and hike with headlamps through the morning twilight on trails that have recently been upgraded by Nepalese Sherpas. Experience standing atop Preikestolen before the crowds of tourists arrive, and watch as the first deep orange beams of sunlight illuminate the steep mountain walls that tower over the Lysefjord. Finish off the morning with a well-deserved breakfast/lunch at Preikestolen Mountain Lodge.

* PREIKESTOLEN HIKE “OFF THE BEATEN TRACK” *
Avoid the crowds by joining us on a ‘off the beaten track’ hike and enjoy a unique Preikestolen experience.  Hike in near-solitude while encountering out of this world views of Preikestolen and the Lysefjord – which only few have seen.

You’ll embark on your trip by canoeing across Refsvatn Lake. During 70% of the hike, you’ll follow off-the-map trails which are overgrown and have (almost) been forgotten. These trails are rarely used and the cairns that lead the way through dense forests are difficult to find. Once above the tree-line, the trail completely disappears: the remaining 30% of the hike is thus comprised of off-trail hiking & scrambling.

During this portion of the hike, you’ll experience out-of-this-world and rarely-seen views of Preikestolen and the Lysefjord. After about 3,5 hours on foot, you’ll reach a viewpoint of Preikestolen that the majority of others only get to see in tourist brochures.

You will then hike down to Preikestolen and enjoy a well-deserved break atop the impressive plateau that towers 604 meters above sea level. There, you’ll get to view the 1000 meter-high mountain walls surrounding the 42 kilometer-long Lysefjord from a new perspective.

At that point, as you begin the long descent back to civilization, you’ll start by joining the masses of people who are following the main trail away from Preikestolen. After about 20 minutes, you’ll escape the crowds by detouring back onto one of the off-the-map trails. You’ll be able to enjoy the remainder of the hike in near-solitude while you take in the beauty of the Norwegian wilderness from ever-changing perspectives. The hike down will take approximately 2 hours.

* KJERAG SUMMER HIKE “BEAT THE CROWDS” *

Join Outdoorlife Norway on an early-morning summer hike to the famous Kjerag boulder. Hike in small groups on trails that have been upgraded by Nepalese Sherpas, and enjoy the exhilaration of standing atop the boulder before the crowds of tourists arrive.

You’ll be driven through 26 hairpin turns along the (one and only!) road from the village of Lysebotn up to the Sirdal mountains and then onward to the Eagle’s Nest trail-head (one can speculate it got its name because it sits a lofty 640 meters above sea level). Before the crowds of tourists have begun to arrive, you’ll be well on your way up to the Kjerag boulder.

During the 2.5-hour hike to the boulder, you’ll encounter 3 periods of steep climbing interspersed with 2 shallow valleys. Along the way, you’ll enjoy views of the village of Lysebotn, which is situated at the head of the Lysefjord. The final 2 kilometers leading up to the Kjerag boulder are relatively flat and will allow you to focus more on the spectacular nature around you. Once you reach the edge of the mountain’s plateau, while standing on a 1000-meter-high cliff, you will be rewarded with panoramic views of the 42-kilometer-long Lysefjord.

Cliff-side, you’ll have plenty of time to rest and enjoy your packed lunch. If you’re among the brave, you’ll have the opportunity to stand atop the Kjerag boulder. Base-jumping is legal in Norway, so if you’re lucky, you’ll get to watch as daredevils hurdle themselves off the side of the cliff. =)

After the lunch break, your guide will lead you back down to the Eagle’s Nest, which takes approximately 2 hours.

* LYSEFJORD SAFARI PREMIUM RIB TOUR *
A premium 2-hour tour aboard a high-speed RIB boat. Cruise the full-length of the Lysefjord while enjoying views of Preikestolen, Kjerag. Visit all of the fjord’s hidden gems, and get up close and personal with it’s pristine, raw nature. Imagine how the vikings must have felt when navigating the Lysefjord’s mighty waters, and taste its cool, clear mountain water…straight from the source!

Duration:
Total: 2 days
* PREIKESTOLEN SUNRISE HIKE *
Hiking: ~6 hours (including breaks)
Post-Hike Rest: ~1 hour (breakfast at Preikestolen Mountain Lodge)
* PREIKESTOLEN HIKE “OFF THE BEATEN TRACK” *
Hiking: ~7 hours (including breaks)
* KJERAG SUMMER HIKE “BEAT THE CROWDS” *
Hiking: ~6 hours (including breaks)
* LYSEFJORD SAFARI PREMIUM RIB TOUR *
RIB: ~1.5 hours

Pick-up:
The tour starts in Stavanger (Saturday).
When booking, you may select from the following pick-up times and locations:

Pick-up locationPick-up time
ALTERNATIVE 1
Pick-up time
ALTERNATIVE 2
Thon Hotel Maritim (back entrance)05:05am06:55am
Stavanger Bed & Breakfast05:05am07:00am
St. Svithun Hotel/Hostel05:10am07:05am
Park Inn by Radisson Stavanger Hotel05:10am07:05am
Clarion Hotel Stavanger (Arne Rettedalsgate)04:55am*07:10am
Radisson Blu Atlantic Hotel04:55am07:10am
Stavanger Tourist Information Office04:55am07:10am
Clarion Collection Skagen Brygge04:55am07:15am
Kanelsnurren BakeryN/A07:15am
Scandic Stavanger City (parking lot, back entrance)05:00am07:20am
Lilland Hotel (Tau)N/A08:10am
Verkshotellet (Jørpeland)N/A08:20am
Preikestolen Mountain LodgeN/A08:30am

*for alternative 1, Clarion Hotel Stavanger is the first/earliest pick-up location

Drop-off:
The tour ends in Stavanger (Sunday) at approximately:
13.00 (1:pm) for alternative 1
and
17.45 (5:45pm) for alternative 2

ALTERNATIVE 1:
Saturday – Kjerag Summer Hike + Lysefjord Safari Premium RIB Tour.
Sunday – Preikestolen Sunrise Hike.

Day 1 – Saturday
05:00am*
Pick-up in Stavanger – transfer to the trailhead.
Kjerag Summer Hike.
*Your exact pick-up time depends on your pick-up location and will be stated on your booking confirmation.

03:00pm
End of hike – transfer to Lysebotn.
2-course dinner at Lysebotn Lodge.

06:00pm
Lysefjord Safari Premium RIB Tour through the full-length of the Lysefjord.

08:00pm
Check-in and accommodation at Preikestolen Mountain Lodge.
Accommodation is based on sharing twin rooms with other participants. If you wish to stay in a single room, you can choose this when booking (500 NOK fee)

Day 2 – Sunday
01:45am | 02:30am | 04:00am*
The guide will meet you at the reception for your Preikestolen Sunrise Hike.
*The pick-up time varies as the length of days changes throughout summer. The correct meeting time will be stated on your booking confirmation.

Post-hike breakfast at Preikestolen Mountain Lodge.

Transfer back to Stavanger
The tour ends in Stavanger between* 10:00am and 13:30 (01:30pm).
*This is an approximation which depends highly on the time of year, weather, and other factors.

ALTERNATIVE 2:
Saturday – Preikestolen Hike “Off the Beaten Track” + Lysefjord Safari Premium RIB Tour
Sunday – Kjerag Summer Hike

Day 1 – Saturday
07:00am*
Pick-up in Stavanger – transfer to the trailhead.
Preikestolen Hike “Off the Beaten Track”.
*Your exact pick-up time depends on your pick-up location and will be stated on your booking confirmation.

04:30pm
Lysefjord Safari Premium RIB Tour through the full-length of the Lysefjord.

06:00pm
Check-in and accommodation at Lysebotn Lodge.
2-course dinner, breakfast and lunch pack for next day included.
Accommodation is based on sharing twin rooms with other participants. If you wish to stay in a single room, you can choose this when booking (500 NOK fee)

Day 2 – Sunday
07:20am
Transfer to the trailhead.
Kjerag Summer Hike.

Transfer back to Stavanger.
The tour ends in Stavanger at approximately 17:00 (5:00pm).*
*depends on weather conditions and drop-off location.

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