Ryfylke Hike & Beer

PRICE: 1,590 NOK per person

As the saying goes, Norwegians are born with skis on their feet. Though untrue, it’s a fun metaphor to describe how much they enjoy spending time in the great outdoors. For the average Norwegian, the ideal nature experience involves trekking for hours, or even days, without ever having crossed another person’s path. For this reason, many of the locals prefer to hike ‘off the beaten track’ to little-known locations instead of braving the crowds to visit places like Preikestolen and Kjerag.

Join Outdoorlife Norway on a day-hike to Mt. Reinaknuten and experience the Ryfylke region from a local’s perspective. Experience the magic of hiking through diverse landscapes in near-solitude. Enjoy panoramic views of lake Tysdal and the region’s vast archipelago. Relax while savoring craft beer & Nordic tapas at Lilland Microbrewery Hotel.

This is a demanding 5-hour, 10-kilometer hike with a total ascent of 600 meters, including a very steep 200-meter ascent to the mountain’s peak.

MODERATE DIFFICULTY – Suitable for adults (18 yrs. +) who are in general good condition, and have previous hiking experience.

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2017 Season: May – October

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

08:30am St. Svithun Hotel / Hostel
08.35am Park Inn by Radisson Stavanger Hotel
08:40am Clarion Hotel Stavanger
08:45am Stavanger Bed & Breakfast
08:50am Thon Hotel Maritim
08:50am Domkirkeplassen (Stavanger city center)
08:55am Scandic Stavanger City
09:45am Lilland Hotel (Tau)

Drop-off
You may select from the following drop-up times* and locations:

16:00 (4:00pm)* – Lilland Brewery Hotel
18:30 (6:30pm)* – Domkirkeplassen OR same as pick-up location
*approximately

MODERATE DIFFICULTY

Suitable for adults (18 yrs. +) who are in general good condition, and have previous hiking experience.

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

Join Outdoorlife Norway on a unique hike to Mount Reinaknuten and experience Ryfylke from a local’s perspective! Hike through diverse landscapes and enjoy panoramic views of lake Tysdal and the region’s vast archipelago. Then relax while savoring craft beer & Nordic tapas at Lilland Microbrewery Hotel.

Before beginning the day’s journey, your professional guide will meet you at your pre-selected pick-up location and transport you onto a passenger ferry. During the 40-minute fjord crossing, you will have the opportunity to view Stavanger from a unique perspective and get an overview of the surrounding fjords, islands, and mountains. Once ashore, you will travel onward to the base of the hiking trail. After a short briefing, you’ll embark on your journey to Mt. Reinaknuten.

Your guide will lead you up through the shifting terrain and onward to the mountaintop. While hiking through a variety of landscapes including birch forests, boulder fields, and along mountain lakes, you’ll have opportunities to catch your breath and snap photos of the spectacular nature around you. After about 3 hours of trekking, you’ll reach the top of mount Reinaknuten where you’ll be rewarded with a panoramic view of massive granite cliffsides, lake Tysdal, and the region’s North Sea coastline, which is dotted with hundreds of islands. While taking in the scenery, you’ll have time to enjoy your packed lunch and a warm beverage.

After lunch, your guide will lead you back down the mountain to the base of the hiking trail, which will take about 2 hours. You will then be transported onward to Lilland Brewery Hotel, where you’ll rest your feet up while being served a selection of locally produced craft beers and regional Nordic ‘tapas’. After the beer tasting, which will last about 90 minutes, you will have the choice between remaining at Lilland Hotel (see below) or transportation back to your starting point in Stavanger.

Optional Overnight Accommodation
Lilland Brewery Hotel is located in a small village just adjacent to the coastal fjords and mountains. It’s the perfect base for exploring the Stavanger region, including Reinaknuten, Preikestolen, and other parts of Ryfylke. Overnight accommodation includes a traditional Norwegian breakfast. You can easily include a stay at this charming hotel during the booking process.

The tour ends in Stavanger at approximately 18:30 (6:30pm).
(You may also choose to remain at the Lilland Brewery Hotel)

Included in this tour:

  • Transportation to/from the start of the trail (including ferry crossings)
  • Professional guide with navigation, safety, and emergency equipment
  • Personal-use of hiking poles
  • Hot beverage and a snack during the hike
  • Craft beer + Nordic tapas tasting

2017 Season: May – October

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

Additional Information

MODERATE DIFFICULTY

Suitable for adults (18 yrs. +) who are in general good condition, and have previous hiking experience.

Total Distance: 10 kilometers
Total Ascent: 600 meters (including a very steep 200-meter ascent)

DURATION

Total: ~10 hours (depends on pick-up/drop-off locations)
Hiking: ~ 6 hours (including breaks)
Fjord Crossings: ~1.5 hours
Transportation by Car: ~1 hour
Craft Beer + Tapas tasting: ~1.5 hours

WHEN?

08:30am – 18:30 (6:30pm) (approximately; see times in product description)
(May-October: for available dates, please click on the "Book Now" button above)

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?

Transportation to/from the start of the trail (including ferry crossings)
Professional guide with navigation, safety, and emergency equipment
Personal-use of hiking poles
Hot beverage and a snack during the hike
Craft beer + Nordic tapas tasting

WHAT TO BRING?

Proper hiking boots/shoes*
Outdoor-clothing: water/wind resistant pants, rain-proof jacket
Small backpack with additional clothing layers (fleece/woolen sweater, etc.)
Packed Lunch / Bottled water / additional snacks
(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/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.

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