Degree of Difficulty
Join us on an autumn hike to Kjeragbolten and get an introduction to the region’s barren, glacier-scoured landscapes while hiking on trails that have been upgraded by Nepalese Sherpas. Feel the exhilaration of standing atop a 1,000 meter cliff while taking in breathtaking views of the Lysefjord and surrounding mountains. Though the hike to Kjerag is exciting in and of itself, the trip’s highlight for many is getting to stand atop the famous boulder.
Your autumn adventure to Kjerag begins in the early-morning hours when your professional guide meets you at the pick-up location you chose during the booking process. While being transported to the hiking trail, which takes about 2.5 hours, you’ll pass through a variety of dramatic landscapes including mountains, fjords, and narrow valleys. The guide will navigate over a mountain pass through the municipality of Sirdal. You’ll then pass through a barren, glacier scoured landscape that many describe as being moon-like. Upon arrival at the trailhead, Øygardstøl, you will be given an information and safety briefing before heading up the trail.
During the 2.5-hour hike, you’ll encounter 3 periods of steep climbing interspersed with 2 shallow valleys. During Autumn, weather conditions can be unstable. As needed, the guide will supply you with equipment (ice spikes, etc.) to match the weather conditions. The final 2 kilometers leading up to Kjeragbolten are relatively flat and will allow you to immerse yourself in the experience. Once you reach the edge of the mountain’s plateau, while standing on a 1000-meter-high cliff, you will be rewarded with panoramic views of the 42-kilometer-long Lysefjord. If you dare (and conditions allow), you may stand atop Kjeragbolten, which hangs 984 meters above the fjord. Cliffside, you’ll be given ample time to relax while eating lunch near the boulder.
After the lunch break, your guide will lead you back down the trail to Øygardstøl, which will take approximately 3 hours. After the hike, you’ll be driven down through 26 hairpin turns along the road to the village of Lysebotn at the head of the Lysefjord. Here, you’ll board a speed-ferry.* The boat will set-off navigating under steep mountain walls towering hundreds of meters above the fjord. As you cruise through the fjord you will pass waterfalls, abandoned farms, and the famous Preikestolen cliff, which towers 604 meters above sea-level.
PLEASE NOTE | On Saturdays, and between Oct. 14 – 18, the speed ferry does not run. On these dates, you will be driven around the mountains in both directions.
The hike to Kjeragbolten is a demanding 5.5-hour, 11-kilometer (6.85 miles) trip with a total ascent of 800 meters (2,625 feet). It is suitable for adults who are in very good condition and have previous hiking experience. During the autumn, weather conditions can be unstable. As needed, the guide will adjust the equipment (ice spikes, etc.) you use to match the weather and trail conditions.
• Stavanger pick-up / drop-off
• Professional guide
• 1-hour boat trip through the Lysefjord*
• Use of hiking poles
• Use of snow spikes (if needed)
• Hot beverages & snack
*Sunday to Friday (except Oct. 14 – 18)
- Proper hiking boots*
- Warm, thick socks (2 pairs)
- Water-resistant pants*
- Rain-proof jacket*
- Fleece or woolen sweater
- Warm hat and gloves*
- Small backpack*
- Packed lunch / water / snacks
*items can also be rented
Our Tripadvisor Reviews
So many great spots and we didn’t meet any other group of people. A perfect day with Sal as the best guide you could get, so good to give everybody... read more
Guide Erlend was fantastic in helping out and showing us the sights. Probably one of the best tours I've ever done overall. No complaints at all. Just too amazing.
We had booked a sunrise hike and turned out to be the only ones for that day.
Our guide Sal was great and we had a fantastic experience!... read more
We really enjoyed our sunrise tour and can only recommend it! The team around Johannes is super friendly and helpful and all in all it was a wonderful experience!
The Sunrise Hike to Preikestolen was a great experience. I had amazing views during all the hike. And we had plenty of time on the top to enjoy the sunrise.... read more
Salvatore the Guide
Really great “Sunrise tour” to Preikestolen with Sal as our private guide! The hike offers amazing nature, stunning views of lakes, Lysefjord and the sunrise at ... read more
This is the second time i hiked with Outdoorlifenorway and they proved once again that they are the best at what they do.We had a fantastic experience with our guide... read more
Booked 2 hikes with Outdoorlife Norway (Kjerag Summer Hike and Preikestolen Off the Beaten Track-Sunrise), the Flørli 4444 hike was fully booked so I couldn't do it with them. I... read more
Last month I finally found a perfect weekend for attempting the Pulpit Rocket. As a total novice in hiking, I decided to book a hike with Outdoorlife Norway for the... read more
I would highly recommend booking hiking tours with Outdoorlife Norway if you're looking for unique guided hiking experiences outside of the often crowded beaten tracks to popular destinations such as... read more
I organized my trip to Norway around the hikes I wanted to do. After researching companies, I ran into Outdoor Life Norway on Instagram and the first thing that caught... read more
Are you up for an unforgettable hiking adventure? Avoid the crowds by hiking with a guide in near-solitude while encountering out-of-this-world views of Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) and the Lysefjord – which only few have seen.
Hike to Pulpit Rock during the early-morning twilight hours – before the crowds of tourists have even begun to make their way up the trail. After the hike, enjoy breakfast / lunch at Preikestolen Mountain Lodge, which is located at the base of the hiking trail.
Witness the magic of autumn’s shifting colors and Norway’s crisp and cool mountain air while hiking in near solitude. Snow, when present, contrasts splendidly with the flame-colored foliage. Join us on a guided hike to the Kjeragbolten boulder before the season comes to a close.
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