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Kjerag Bigwall Kayak

From: 650,00 kr

Come paddle the Kjerag Bigwalls with us! Join us from Lysebotn on a 3hrs guided tour – safe and suitable for most!

It’s an unforgettable experience to glide silently underneath the majestic granite bigwalls rising hundreds of vertical meters from the Lysefjord. Our goal is Geitaneset, the impressive base of the Kjerag. It’s a perfect location for a break and a snack. You´ll probably see basejumpers landing!

We’ll paddle back along the opposite shore of the fjord with surprises around every corner and an awesome view of the bigwalls.

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Startpoint: Lysebotn at the Lysefjord.

The 2016 kayak season is over, welcome back in 2017!
Scroll down for full tour description, road directions and additional information

Product Description

Please click on “Additional information” for important information about this trip

Welcome to a unique kayaking adventure in the inner Lysefjord! Meet us in Lysebotn and we’ll take you for a guided tour of the Kjerag Bigwalls. The Kjerag towers an imposing 1000 vertical meters above the Lysefjord. You will feel dwarfed as we paddle along the steep shores! Halfway, we get to Geitaneset – a surprisingly idyllic pasture with huge boulders scattered around. Goats are grazing here and we have a good chance of seeing basejumpers land right in front of your nose!

How to get to Lysebotn from Stavanger

Public transport
There are no busses to Lysebotn. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday, there is a direct Kolumbus ferry leaving from the Fiskepirterminal in the city centre at 13:00. The ferry from Lysebotn directly to Stavanger departs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning at 7:35am, arriving at the Fiskepirterminal at 9:00am. All other days, you have to drive.

By car
From Stavanger, you can drive around the mountains, or use the two ferries servicing the Lysefjord with four daily departures during the summer (ferry schedule below the map). You can bring your car on the ferry or leave it on the quay in Lauvvik or Forsand.

  1. Driving from Stavanger by car (145 km / 2.5 hour drive)
    Drive the E39 to the south. Just after you have passed Ålgård, take the 45 towards Sinnes. At Sinnes, turn left and drive north. Follow the signs to Lysebotn.
  2. Drive from Stavanger to Lauvvik by car (40 km / 40 min) and take the ferry from Lauvvik to Lysebotn
    Drive the E39 to Sandnes. Follow the signs to Lauvvik (road 13). Take the ferry.
  3. Drive from Preikestolen Mountain Lodge to Forsand by car (19 km / 20 min) and take the ferry from Forsand to Lysebotn

Ferry schedule 2016

We advise you to reserve the ferry in advance:


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

Additional Information

Difficulty

Moderate difficulty, suitable for people who are in general good condition, without previous kayaking experience. Requirement: ability to swim and no significant fear of water. Children are allowed in double kayak with responsible parent, in own kayak when strong enough and from 12 years.

Duration

3 hours of kayaking. Please bear in mind that is takes at least 2 hours to get from Stavanger to Lysebotn.

When?

Daily from 10.00-13.00 and from 14.30-17.30 in the period 17th june – 21st august 2016.

Where?

Meet up at Lysebotn ferry quay. Read the tour description for directions.

What's included?

Single or double kayak, a paddle, a spray skirt and a life vest. Snack and drink also included.

What to bring?

Extra food if you like, suitable outdoor clothes, at least one windproof jacket and a warm sweater, pair of light shoes or flip flops (will get wet). Luggage can be kept at Lysebotn Tourist Information or in our boat.

Languages

English, Norwegian, Dutch

Number of participants

max 6 persons. This tour is organised on set times when we have bookings – no minimum number of participants.

Weather conditions

Slightly bad weather forecasts, such as rain and some wind, are no reason for us to cancel a trip. Strong wind in the direction of the fjord – predicted or actual – will force us to cancel a trip as we prioritise your safety. You will be offered to reschedule to an alternative date or join us on an alternative tour.

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