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