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Lysefjord hike (Flørli and Kjerag)

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)

PRICE: 4,990 NOK per person

Ever hiked along a fjord? Join us and experience the majesties of the Lysefjord. Besides admiring the world-renowned Preikestolen from the fjord and hiking to the Kjerag Boulder, you will also be given the opportunity to get off the beaten track and explore Flørli, home of the longest wooden stairway in the world (4.444 steps).

On Friday, you’ll meet your guide in Stavanger city-center. We will be enjoying a 1 hour, 45. min fjord crossing by tourist ferry to get to our starting point of the hike. Flørli, beautifully located halfway along the roadless Lysefjord, amidst 100-meter-high mountains, will be your home for the night. We relax and get ready to start the hike on day 2.

Your hike starts on Saturday. We’ll split the 20 kilometer long trail from Flørli to Kjerag in 2, while bridging a total ascent of 2.000 meters. We’ll take our time to enjoy the stunning views on the fjords, and surrounding mountains, cliffs and waterfalls, while spending the night in tents near one of the many mountain lakes.

On Sunday, we’ll hike to Kjerag and cross the fjord onces more. Travelling our way back by ferry, you can see the highlights from the hike and your achievements from a different perspective.

Dates 2017:
21st – 23rd of July
4th – 6th of August
25th – 27th of August

More difficult. The hike is suitable for people in very good condition, with previous hiking experience.

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Product Description

Dates 2017:

  • 21st – 23rd of July
  • 4th – 6th of August
  • 25th – 27th of August

Day 1: Lysefjordcruise & accommodation at Flørli

You will meet your guide in Stavanger city-centre on Friday at 1.30pm. While being transported to the fjord, which takes about 1 hour, you’ll be able to catch glimpses of Norway’s stunning landscapes. Upon arrival at the shore of the Høgsfjord, you’ll board the rustic MS Sognefjord passenger ferry, which has been in use since 1943.

During the 1 hour, 45 min. fjord crossing to Flørli, the MS Sognefjord will start-off by navigating under a suspension bridge that spans the mouth of the Lysefjord. Steep mountain walls towering hundreds of meters above the fjord will then emerge. The cruise will transport you further into the Lysefjord and where you will pass waterfalls, abandoned farms, and the famous Preikestolen cliff, which towers 604 meters above sea-level.

The tourist ferry will get us to our starting point of the hike: Flørli, situated halfway along the roadless Lysefjord. Flørli is an abandoned power plant community. We’ll dine in the former water powerplant facility, which is now a museum, and then spend the night in 8-person apartments (3-4 people per bedroom) with great views of the fjord. Before you go to bed, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a Norwegian jacuzzi on the fjord’s shoreline.

Day 2: Hiking the wooden stairs

We climb the world’s longest wooden stairway, counting 4.444 steps, following the old iron tubes the fed the power plant with falling water. You can count them all, or enjoy the gradual transition from fjord to mountain. Hiking the stairs, we bridge 740 meters of elevation. On the top, we follow the south side of the fjord for another 6 kilometers and 400 meters of elevation. After a lunch and three more hours of hiking, we’ll camp in tents, near one of the many mountain lakes. During the hike, we will be carrying our own tents. Outdoorlife Norway will provide you with light weight tents, included in the price.

Day 3: Hike to Kjerag

After breaking up camp, we have do some more ascending. It’s all worth it, because today we are visiting the very Majesty of the Lysefjord: the Kjerag Boulder. Standing on the boulder – which hangs at an altitude of 984 meters –  is reserved for daredevils only. When we encounter the edge of the mountain plateau, panoramic views on the 42 kilometer long Lysefjord – flanked by 1000 meter high mountain walls – will unfold. If we are lucky, we’ll be able to see basejumpers – a legal sport in Norway. We’ll take it easy and enjoy a lunch and break at the boulder. The walk to the parking lot takes approximately 2 hours. In total, we will hike 10 kilometer and 900 meters of elevation on day 3.

After a short transit to Lysebotn, the ferry will take us back. Travelling through the Lysefjord one more time, you’ll be able to enjoy the highlights from the hike once more and see and your achievements from a different perspective.

We are back in Stavanger on Sunday at approx. 7.45 pm.

Included in this tour:

  • Transportation from Stavanger.
  • Ferry Lauvvik-Flørli.
  • Accommodation in apartment in Flørli (1 night), including dinner*
  • Guide with navigation, safety and emergency equipment.
  • Breakfast on day 2 and 3.
  • Accommodation in tent (1 night), including dinner
  • Common camping equipment.
  • Ferry Lysebotn-Lauvvik
  • Transportation back to Stavanger.

*drinks are not included

More difficult. The hike is suitable for people in very good condition, with previous hiking experience. Total distance: 20 km. Total ascent: 2.000 metres.

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

Please read the “Additional information” and “General conditions of contract” before booking.

Additional Information

Difficulty

More difficult. The hike is suitable for people in very good condition, with previous hiking experience. Total distance: 20 km. Total ascent: 2.000 metres.

Duration

3 days. On the first day, we cruise the Lysefjord (no hiking). The hike itself takes 2 days, with approximately 10 km / 5 hours hiking per day.

When?

This hike is organized in the period July-August (see dates mentioned in the description)

Where?

Meet up and end location: Stavanger city-center (Domkirkeplassen)

What's included?

Transportation from Stavanger. Ferry Lauvvik-Flørli. Accommodation in apartment in Flørli (1 night), including dinner. Guide with navigation, safety and emergency equipment. Breakfast on day 2 and 3. Accommodation in tent (1 night), including dinner. Common camping equipment. Ferry Lysebotn-Lauvvik and transportation back to Stavanger.

What to bring?

Personal equipment like hiking shoes and clothes, sleeping bag and sleeping mat. You have to bring your own lunch and snacks for day 2 and 3. Preparation information and packing list will be sent to you by email. Please ask if you have any questions.

Languages

English, Norwegian.

Number of places

Max. 7 persons.

5 reviews for Lysefjord hike (Flørli and Kjerag)

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified hiker)

    This is a great choice of hike for two days. 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 do able 🙂

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified hiker)

    The 2 day 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.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified hiker)

    The 2-day 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 2-day 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!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified hiker)

    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 ..

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Verified review, copied from TripAdvisor

    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.

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