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