Hiking the Lysefjord – 5 day-hike

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
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Price: 12,990 NOK per person

Ever hiked along a fjord? Join us on a 5 day hike and experience the majesties of the Lysefjord. Besides visiting the world-renowned Preikestolen and Kjerag Boulder, you will also be given the opportunity to get off the beaten track and explore the much less known Hengjanenibbå (“Overhanging Rock Cliff”) and Flørli, the longest wooden stairway in the world (4.444 steps).

This is the longer version of our multiday Lysefjord hikes. For a shorter/lighter version, check our two day hike to Kjerag and Flørli

This is your opportunity to traverse the famous Lysefjord. We’ll split the 40 kilometer long trail in 4 stretches of approximately 10 kilometres each, while bridging a total ascent of 3.000 meters. Although this is not an easy hike, with general good health and condition as a prerequisite, we’ll take our time to enjoy the stunning views on the fjords, and surrounding mountains, cliffs and waterfalls. During the hike, we’ll spent two nights outdoors in tents, and one night in appartments at the former water power plant community of Flørli.

We’ll conclude our tour in Lysebotn village, at the very end of the fjord. After a refreshing night at cosy Hauane Bed & Breakfast, we’ll cross the fjord onces more. Travelling our way back to Stavanger by ferry, you can see the highlights from the hike and your achievements from a different perspective.

Dates 2018:

  • July 23rd – 27th
More difficult. The hike is suitable for people in very good condition, with previous hiking experience.

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Product Description

Ever hiked along a fjord? Join us on a 5 day hike and experience the majesties of the Lysefjord. Besides visiting the world-renowned Preikestolen and Kjerag Boulder, you will also be given the opportunity to get off the beaten track and explore the much less known Hengjanenibbå(“Overhanging Rock Cliff”) and Flørli, the longest wooden stairway in the world (4.444 steps).

(This is the longer version of our multiday Lysefjord hikes. For a shorter/lighter version, check our two day hike to Kjerag and Flørli)

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

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

Dates 2018:

  • July 23rd – 27th

Itinerary

Day 1 / Monday

Your guide will pick you up at the Cathedral Square in Stavanger City Centre (8am) and drive you to Preikestolen Mountain Lodge*, the start of the hike along the Lysefjord. Our first goal is the famous Preikestolen, towering 604 meters above the fjord. While most tourists follow the main path, we will hike off the beaten track, on a to the crowds unknown trail, providing you with a different experience. After a lunch at the viewpoint, we leave the crowds behind. After two more hours, we’ll camp and sleep in hammock tents in the forrest.

* It is highly recommended that you spend the night before the hike (Sunday to Monday) at the cozy Preikestolen Mountain Lodge. It is possible to add a booking request for this accommodation when booking and select Preikestolen Mountain Lodge as your meeting point (direction will be sent to you by email).

Day 2 / Tuesday

After breaking up camp, we hike to the abandoned Hengjane farm near the Hengjanenibbå (“Overhanging Cliff Rock”). This rock formation has no signs or trails, garanteeing a tranquil experience at one of the most beautiful view points of the whole Lysefjord. From here, we can already see Lysebotn Village and the Kjerag Massif, 2 1/2 days of hiking away, at the end of the fjord. The views are just getting better when we continue our way over a mountain plateau, from where we can see both the east and west end of the fjord. We descent all the way down through wooded hillsides and along forest creeks to the fjord. A ferry service takes us to the water power plant of Flørli, where we stay the night in an appartment. You can spend the evening exploring Flørli Village and it’s special history.

Day 3 / Wednesday

Thought you had seen all the highlights of the Lysefjord already? Think again. After breakfast, we are going to 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. Back on the top, we now follow the south side of the fjord. After a lunch and three more hours of hiking, we’ll find a  nice spot for a new camp, near one of the many mountain lakes. We share tents and sleep in a tipi. Those who are interested can join our guide for an evening walk to enjoy the sometimes vibrant skies and views on the Lysefjord.

Day 4 / Thursday

After breaking up camp, we have do to a bit more climbing. 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 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 back to the parking lot takes approximately 2 hours. Here, civilisation is waiting for us. Meaning a good meal, shower, a good conversation and a soft bed. You couldn’t wish for a better destination of the hike: Hauane Bed & Breakfast is one of the most cosy and hospitable bed & breakfasts you’ll have ever visited, situated in the scenic Lyse Valley, just a few kilometres from the fjord.

Day 5: / Friday

Our host will wake us up early to provide us with a local breakfast and shuttle us to the quay. The morning ferry will take us back to Stavanger. 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 Friday at approx. 09.00 am.

Included in this tour

  • Transportation from Stavanger to start of the hike.
  • Guide with navigation, safety and emergency equipment.
  • Breakfast and dinner* every day.
  • Accommodation in tents (2 nights), apartment (1 night in Flørli) and Bed&Breakfast (1 night).
  • Common camping equipment.
  • Transportation back to Stavanger by ferry.

*drinks are not included

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

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: 40 km. Total ascent: 3.000 metres. Age limit: 16 years.

Duration

5 days. The hike takes 4 days, with approximately 10 km / 4 hours hiking per day. The 5th day is used to take the ferry through the Lysefjord, back to Stavanger.

When?

Monday-friday, starting at 8am on Monday's according to the calender above. This hike is organized in the period June-October.

Where?

Meet up and end location: Tourist Information Office in Stavanger.

What's included?

Transportation from Stavanger to start of the hike. Guide with navigation, safety and emergency equipment. Breakfast and dinner every day. Accommodation in tents (2 nights), appartment (1 night in Flørli) and Bed&Breakfast (1 night). Common camping equipment. Transportation back to Stavanger by ferry.

What to bring?

Personal equipment like hiking shoes, clothes and outdoor sleeping equipment is not included. You have to bring your own lunch and snacks for every day. Preparation information and packing list will be sent to you by email. Please ask if you have any questions.

Languages

English, Norwegian, Dutch.

Number of places

Max. 7 persons.

3 reviews for Hiking the Lysefjord – 5 day-hike

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Do you like contrasts? Do you really need them? If so, go to Norge and rock your life!

    This hike is not only a trip along the Lysefjord but also a trip to find new or hidden resources inside yourself.

    While I took part in this jewels discovering trip through real mud I newer felt like a tourist. The thrills off the beaten tracks have been peppered with awesome views you really have to fight for. Due to staying almost five days together in a small group it went very familiar. To be so closely connected to nature has given me the warm feeling of being a part of it. If required, I found myself approved in leaving my comfort zone gives me a glimpse of what I’m able to achieve, when I do!

    This Lysefjord-5-day-hike is a perfect mix of beautiful views, learning about history and geology and finding yourself as well as doing spontaneous, crazy things.

    Thank you, Johannes, for your ideas and social engagements.

    I went from Germany to Norge to fulfill a dream. It was much more than I had hoped for!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Verified review, copied from TripAdvisor

    For my first hiking trip to Norway as a female solo traveler, I wanted to make sure it is organized properly so that I capitalize on the limited time I have which is 5 days including travel days. Reached out to this amazing company and I immediately felt confident that I can rely on them to plan my trip and not expect any negative surprises.
    I explained what hikes I am interested in and the dates of my trip, and they kindly prepared an itinerary for me including transportation and hotel and it was very affordable, easy to follow, and I enjoyed it. The guide, who is also the owner, is very professional and very knowledgeable, he knows the perfect balance between safe and fun. I admired how he cared about the environment respecting the conditions of the trail and removing hurdles left by tourists, or caused by mother nature, which shows how passionate he is about his country, the environment, and what he does. I cannot but respect that. The hiking experience was fantastic, I did not feel unsafe at any point, the tours were very punctual, you are picked up exactly when you are told you will be picked up, and instructions regarding transportation were super clear that a 6 year old can follow through them. We made stops as needed, just enough. Kept the group together at a good pace and treated all with respect and friendliness. We felt we were just hiking with a friend. What I truly appreciated as well is that on my Preikestolen tour I was the only one on the tour, and Johannes did not cancel on me because or refuse to do the hike for just one person. I heard that is something that can happen in tours in general, but it was definitely not the case. He carried on the activity with utmost professionalism as if it was for a group of 10. Overall, the company exceeded my expectations. It makes a difference when someone creates his own company and is passionate about it and treats customers as guests versus tourists, this is what OutdoorlifeNorway is about. I recommend it to anyone who wants to plan a trip to Norway and wants to be in good hands. two thumbs up.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Johannes is de allerbeste gids ter wereld. De trekking was fantastisch. Top natuur, top organisatie. Een aanrader!

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