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Kayaking & Sunrise Hiking Adventure

PRICE: 3,990 NOK per person

Annually, the Lysefjord and Preikestolen welcome close to 700,000 visitors. Expecting more than 300,000 visitors in 2017, Preikestolen has the honor of being the most popular trekking-destination in Norway. With its spectacular sights and abundance of outdoor activities, the Lysefjord also attracts approximately 300,000 visitors to its shores annually.

 Join Outdoorlife Norway and Fjord Expedition on an overnight tour to Preikestolen and the Lysefjord and experience the best of both worlds! Kayak along a fjord and discover the region’s unique geology and natural history. Camp along a beach and savor a fireside meal made from locally-sourced ingredients. Take a moonlight hike to Preikestolen and catch the sun rising over the Lysefjord.

This overnight tour combines 2-4 hours of easy-to-master kayaking with a relatively demanding moonlight hike to Preikestolen, where you’ll trek 8 kilometers (round-trip) with an ascent of 500 meters in approximately 6 hours.

Moderate Difficulty: Suitable for people of most ages – excluding children younger than 10 yrs. – who are in general good condition, and have previous hiking experience. No prior kayaking experience is necessary.

2017 Season: June 10 – August 19

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Product Description

2017 Dates:

June: Saturday 10th – Sunday 11th
June: Saturday 17th – Sunday 18th
July: Saturday 8th – Sunday 9th
July: Saturday 29th – Sunday 30th
August: Saturday 12th – Sunday 13th
August: Saturday 19th – Sunday 20th

Meet-up
Your kayak-guide will meet you at the harbor in Jørpeland (Jørpelandsvågen)
on Saturday at 11:30am.

NOTE: Upon confirmation of your booking, you’ll receive information about how to get to Jørpeland by private car & public transportation.

Drop-off
The tour ends in Stavanger (Sunday) at approximately 14:00 (2:00pm).

Moderate Difficulty: Suitable for people of most ages – excluding children younger than 10 yrs. – who are in general good condition, and have previous hiking experience. No prior kayaking experience is necessary.

On an annual basis, Preikestolen and the Lysefjord welcome approximately 700,000 visitors. Expecting more than 300,000 visitors in 2017, Preikestolen has the honor of being the most popular trekking-destination in Norway. The Lysefjord, with its abundance of outdoor activities, also attracts approximately 300,000 visitors to its shores annually.

Would you like to experience Preikestolen and the Lysefjord but can’t quite decide which activity is best? Do you enjoy both hiking and water-activities? Outdoorlife Norway has partnered with Fjord Expedition (Fjordexpedition in Norwegian)  to offer an overnight trip that combines fjord kayaking, beach-side camping, and our Sunrise Hike to Preikestolen.

Day 1 – Saturday

After meeting your kayaking guide in Jørpeland, the group will travel a little further to Forsand. There, you’ll get a safety briefing and then be allocated your kayak and the necessary equipment. The group will set out on the water at approximately 12:30pm and paddle for about 1-2 hours before resting for lunch. Along the way, your guide will share with you the area’s natural and cultural history and you’ll have the chance to fish while experiencing the natural beauty of your surroundings. If you’re lucky, you may even catch glimpses of wildlife such as Lysefjord’s famous seals. You’ll paddle for another 1-2 hours until you reach one of the finest beaches in the area, where you will camp for the night. Your guide will then use locally-sourced ingredients to make a satisfying campfire meal (including dessert!). After dinner, you’ll have the chance to retire early and get a good night’s sleep before waking again in the wee-hours of the morning.

Day 2 – Sunday

Your guide will wake you at 2:45am, after which you’ll be served coffee and a simple breakfast before meeting one of Outdoorlife Norway’s professional guides. After being transported to the head of the trail, you’ll strap on headlamps and start your trek to Preikestolen in the twilight of the night. Following approximately 2.5 hours of trekking, you’ll reach Preikestolen’s cliffside. After finding yourself a beautiful spot to relax, you’ll then watch as the first deep orange beams of sunlight illuminate the steep mountain walls that tower over the Lysefjord. Long before the first tourist-packed busses arrive from Stavanger, you will be on your way back down the trail to conclude your unique hiking experience with a well-deserved meal at Preikestolen Mountain LodgeDepending on the time of year, you’ll enjoy either a traditional Scandinavian breakfast or a delicious bowl of hot soup and home-made bread.

The tour ends in Stavanger at approximately 14:00 (2:00pm).

2017 Season: June 10 – August 19

Included in this tour

  • Professional kayaking and nature guides carrying navigation/safety/first-aid equipment
  • Use of kayak and all necessary equipment (splash-skirt, wet/dry suit, etc.)
  • Fishing equipment
  • Tent/tipi and sleeping mat
  • Locally-sourced campfire dinner and dessert in the evening (day 1)
  • Simple breakfast & coffee before the hike (day 2)
  • Headlamp for night-hiking
  • Use of hiking poles
  • Hot beverages & snack during the hike
  • Breakfast buffet or soup & fresh bread at Preikestolen Mountain Lodge (day 2)
  • Transportation and ferry crossing back to Stavanger

Not included in this tour:

  • Transportation to Forsand
  • Water / additional drinks / snacks
  • Lunch (day 2)

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

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

Additional Information

MODERATE DIFFICULTY

Suitable for people of most ages – excluding children younger than 10 yrs. – who are in general good condition, and have previous hiking experience. No prior kayaking experience is necessary.

Total Hiking Distance: 8 kilometers
Total Hiking Ascent: 500 meters

DURATION

Total: ~26 hours (depends on time of year, weather, and other factors)
Kayaking: ~3-4 hours (including breaks)
Camping: ~7 hours
Hiking: ~6 hours (including breaks)
Post-Hike Rest: ~1 hour (Preikestolen Mountain Lodge)
Transportation: ~1-2 hours

WHEN?

11:30am Saturday – 14:00(2:00pm) Sunday (approximately)
(June – August: for available dates, please click on the “Book Now” button above)

WHERE?

Pick-up Location: Jørpeland harbor (Jørpelandsvågen)
Drop-off Locations: Stavanger city-center OR Jørpeland harbor

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

Professional kayaking and nature guides carrying navigation/safety/first-aid equipment
Use of kayak and all necessary equipment (spray-skirt, wet/dry suit, etc.)
Fishing equipment
Tent/tipi and sleeping mat
Local high-quality dinner and dessert in the evening (day 1)
Simple breakfast & coffee before the hike (day 2)
Use of hiking poles + headlamp for night-hiking
Hot beverages & snack during the hike
Breakfast buffet or soup & fresh bread at Preikestolen Mountain Lodge (day 2)
Transportation and ferry crossing back to Stavanger

WHAT TO BRING?

Proper hiking boots/shoes*
Outdoor clothing: water-resistant pants, rain-proof jacket, woolen sweater
Small backpack with additional clothing (multiple layers, thermal underwear, hat & gloves)
Sleeping bag (comfort-rating/effective down to 5C)
Bottled water / additional snacks / packed lunch (day 2-optional) / alcoholic beverages (optional)
(NOTE: NO JEANS/SNEAKERS!)

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

LANGUAGES

English, Norwegian

NUMBER/AGE OF PARTICIPANTS

Maximum: 7 people (adults + children 10 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 (when available) or getting a refund. In the event that weather conditions deteriorate during your trip, it may be necessary to head back to Stavanger earlier than planned. If this happens, no refunds will be given.

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