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2-day Winter Hike to Kjerag

5 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)

PRICE: 3,990 NOK per person

About 10,000 years ago, the last ice age ended and massive glaciers scraped their way from the mountain tops down toward sea level. In the process, Norway’s rugged landscapes, most notably its fjords, were formed. At some point, the famous Kjerag boulder was wedged into a mountain crevasse. Ever since, the ‘Majesty of the Lysefjord’ has been suspended a heart-stopping 984 meters over the fjord.

Join Outdoorlife Norway on a 2-day winter hike / camping trip to the famous Kjerag boulder. Breathe in the silence of Norway’s vast wilderness and pristine mountain air. Trek in near solitude through a winter wonderland while encountering breathtaking views of the Lysefjord. Camp under the stars in the comfort of a winter tent. Experience the exhilaration of standing on Kjerag’s cliff side, almost a kilometer above the fjord below. 

This is a demanding 2-day, 24-kilometer trek with a total ascent of 1,250 meters. About 26 of the 31-hour trip is spent outside in the wilderness.

More Difficult: Suitable for adults (16 yrs. +) who are in very good condition, and have previous hiking experience.

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NOTE: THIS HIKE WILL BE BACK IN 2018
If you want to visit Kjerag before 2018, book the Summer Hike to Kjerag ‘Beat the Crowd’ (June 10 – Aug. 31), or the Autumn Hike to Kjerag (Sept. 1 – Oct. 31).

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NOTE: THIS HIKE WILL BE BACK IN 2018
If you want to visit Kjerag before 2018, book the Summer Hike to Kjerag ‘Beat the Crowd’ (June 10 – Aug. 31), or the Autumn Hike to Kjerag (Sept. 1 – Oct. 31).

Pick-up
When booking, you may select from the following pick-up times and locations:

12:30pm Clarion Hotel Stavanger (on Arne Rettedalsgate)
12:35pm Thon Hotel Maritim (outside of main entrance)
12:35pm Stavanger City Centre / Domkirkeplassen
12:40pm Scandic Stavanger City (outside of back entrance, facing the parking lot)
12:45pm Stavanger Bed & Breakfast
12:50pm Park Inn by Radisson Stavanger Hotel
12:50pm St. Svithun Hostel / Hotel (outside of main entrance)
13:00 (01:00pm) Kronen Gaard Hotell

Drop-off
The tour ends in Stavanger (Friday) at approximately 19.45 (7:45pm)*

More Difficult: Suitable for adults (16 yrs. +) who are in very good condition, and have previous hiking experience.

Join Outdoorlife Norway on a 2-day winter hike / camping trip to the famous Kjerag boulder and experience the tranquility of the region’s long, dark winters. Breathe in the stillness of Norway’s vast wilderness and pristine mountain air. Hike in near-solitude while encountering breathtaking views of the Lysefjord, which is often blanketed in snow this time of year. Your Arctic Nature Guide will lead you through a winter wonderland and onward to the mountain’s cliff side, where you’ll witness the majesty of Kjerag.

Day 1 – Thursday

Your journey begins when your professional guide picks you up in Stavanger city-center at approximately 12:30pm (see above for specific pick-up times and locations). While being transported to the base of the fjord, you’ll catch glimpses of some of the region’s many natural landscapes. You’ll then cruise the full length of the Lysefjord by ferry, during which you’ll see world-renowned Preikestolen from below, as well as getting your first glimpses of the Kjerag Boulder. Once back ashore, your guide will lead you on a 6-kilometer-long hike starting at the fjord’s edge and upward to an altitude of 640 meters above sea-level. You will then set up camp using winter-proof tents and sleeping bags and your guide will prepare a hearty Norwegian stew that will warm both your body and soul. If you’re lucky, you’ll even enjoy a beautiful sunset over the fjord =)

Day 2 – Friday

This time of year, at higher altitudes, it’s almost guaranteed that you’ll encounter snow and ice. Your guide has the experience and know-how, and will provide you with hiking poles, spikes, and snowshoes. While the sun rises over the mountains, your guide will lead you up to the Kjerag boulder. This portion of the trek is about 5.5 kilometers long and consists of three slopes that are interspersed with two valleys. Once you reach the edge of the mountain’s plateau, while standing on a 1000-meter-high cliff, you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of the 42-kilometer-long Lysefjord. At the boulder, you will have time to relax and enjoy your packed lunch. You’ll then begin a 1000-meter decent back down to the fjord, which is 12 kilometers long and will take approximately 4 hours*. Your trip will end with a cruise back out to the mouth of the fjord, followed by transportation back to Stavanger.

The tour ends in Stavanger at approximately* 19.45 (7.45pm).

*Due to the possibility of changing weather conditions, your trip may last longer than approximated.

Included in this tour
(A detailed packing list will be sent to you after booking. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.)

  • Pick-up and transportation to/from the start of the trail
  • Ferry cruise along the Lysefjord x 2
  • Professional guide carrying navigation, safety, first-aid, and winter/outdoor equipment
  • Snow shoe equipment
  • Accommodation in winter tents including equipment (sleeping mat, winter sleeping bag including liner)
  • Warm footwear and down jackets to be used in / around camp
  • Dinner (day 1); breakfast (day 2)
  • Hot beverages and snacks

Not included in this tour:

  • Water / additional drinks and snacks
  • Lunch (day 2)

NOTE: THIS HIKE WILL BE BACK IN 2018
If you want to visit Kjerag before 2018, book the Summer Hike to Kjerag ‘Beat the Crowd’ (June 10 – Aug. 31), or the Autumn Hike to Kjerag (Sept. 1 – Oct. 31).

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

Additional Information

MORE DIFFICULT

Suitable for adults (16 yrs. +) who are in very good condition, and have previous hiking experience.

Total Distance: 6 kilometers (day 1); 18 kilometers (day 2)
Total Ascent: 650 meters (day 1); 600 meters (day 2); +1250 meters’ descent (day 2)

DURATION

Total: 2 days – ~31 hours (depends on pick-up location and weather conditions)
Hiking / camping / time outdoors: ~26 hours (including breaks)
Transportation: ~1 hour (each way)
Ferry Cruise: ~1.5 hours (each way)

WHEN?

Thursday 12:30pm – Friday 19:45 (7:45pm)
(approximately; see times in product description)
(Late February – Early May: Dates for 2018 not yet scheduled. Stay tuned!)

WHERE?

Pick-up/drop off at various locations in and around Stavanger.
See details in product description.
(Please choose your preferred time & meeting-point when booking)

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Pick-up and transportation to/from the start of the trail
Ferry cruise along the Lysefjord x 2
Professional guide carrying navigation, safety, first-aid, and winter/outdoor equipment
Snow shoe equipment
Accommodation in winter tents including equipment (sleeping mat, winter sleeping bag including liner)
Warm footwear and down jackets to be used in / around camp
Dinner (day 1); breakfast (day 2)
Hot beverages and snacks

WHAT TO BRING?

Proper hiking boots/shoes*
Outdoor clothing for winter: water-resistant/insulated pants,
rain-proof jacket, woolen sweater, hat, and gloves
Small backpack with additional clothing layers/thermal underwear
Bottled water / snacks / packed lunch (Day-2)
(NOTE: NO JEANS/SNEAKERS!)

*It’s possible to rent both hiking boots and outdoor-clothing from us.
(Please make your selection when booking)

NOTE: A detailed packing list will be sent to you after booking.
Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

LANGUAGES

English, Norwegian

NUMBER/AGE OF PARTICIPANTS

Maximum: 6 people (adults/16 yrs. +)

CHANGES DUE TO WEATHER

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.

2 reviews for 2-day Winter Hike to Kjerag

  1. 5 out of 5

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    Verified review, copied from TripAdvisor

    First i did the two days trip to Kjerag,slept in the tent in the mountain with a lot of snow and enjoyed the silence,the beautiful night sky full of stars,the serenity and the magic of the moment.It was amazing,once in life time experience.All equipment was provide by the company-tent,sleeping bag,spikes,pols,down jacket you can hire shoes from them also.The next day with our guide Johhanes we hiked and no regret,stunning views and scenery.Johhanes was amazing,very enthusiastic, so passionate and clearly he loves his job,he is very helpful,he will provide you with a lot of knowledge,nice sense of humor also.The weather was very nice and everything was magical.Next hike i did was Preikestolen was also another unique experience with Erlend-the other guide,who is also very dedicated to his work and will tell you a lot about the fjords,also very caring and attentive.I really had the time of my life and i will definitely will book more tours with them in the summer. Im strongly recommending Outdoorlife Norway.You will feel inspired,by the nature and also from this two young men who follow them dreams,who make the impossible possible,people with vision.

  2. 5 out of 5

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    I went on the 2-day hike with Johannes.
    On the first day we went from the valley to the middle station to set up camp. After camping and almost being snowed in over night, we went to Kjerag the next morning and then all the way back to the valley. As it had snowed a lot over night and continued snowing until about mid-day, there was at least half a meter of fresh snow and we were wearing snow-shoes the entire second day. This made it very challenging, but also made it feel like a proper expedition rather than an ordinary hike.
    Overall this was an extraordinary experience that I would not want to miss, it was challenging and offered spectacular views. I can only recommend going to everyone who likes leaving the ordinary hiking tracks!

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