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Witness the Lysefjord’s bright green -and sometimes snowy- wilderness as it awakens after the long, cold winter. Breathe in the crisp, cool mountain air and experience the silence of hiking in small groups while enjoying panoramic views of some of the most dramatic scenery Fjord Norway has to offer.
Your journey 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. First, you’ll be transported to the edge of the fjord, where the group will board a speed-ferry* that will transport you into the Lysefjord. Along the way, steep mountain walls towering hundreds of meters above the fjord will emerge. You’ll pass waterfalls, abandoned farms, and the famous Preikestolen cliff, which towers 604 meters above sea-level. Once ashore in Lysebotn, you’ll be driven to the trailhead at Øygardstøl.
Before the crowds of tourists have begun to arrive, you’ll be well on your way up to the Kjeragbolten boulder. During the 2.5-hour hike, you’ll encounter 3 periods of steep climbing interspersed with 2 shallow valleys. 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. While atop the mountain plateau, you’ll be given time to relax while eating lunch near the boulder.
After the lunch break, your guide will lead you back down to Øygardstøl, which takes about 3 hours. On the way back to Stavanger, which takes about 2.5 hours, you will be driven through the municipality of Sirdal and over a mountain pass where you’ll experience a barren, glacier-scoured landscape. You’ll also pass through a variety of dramatic landscapes including mountains, fjords, and bright green valleys.
PLEASE NOTE | On Saturdays, the speed ferry does not run and we must drive around the mountains. On Sundays, the trip’s itinerary is reversed: instead of at the start of the day, you’ll cruise through the Lysefjord during the afternoon, before traveling back to Stavanger.
The hike to Kjeragbolten is a demanding 6-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. This time of the year, you should expect the possibility of snow conditions. As needed, your guide will provide you with hiking poles, spikes, and snowshoes.
• Stavanger pick-up / drop-off
• Professional guide
• 1-hour boat trip through the Lysefjord*
• Use of hiking poles
• Use of snow spikes (if needed)
• Use of snowshoes (if needed)
• Hot beverages & snack
*Sunday – Friday
• 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
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!
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
Visited the famous Preikestolen and Kjerag with the Outdoorlife. This tour company is very professional. The two guides Sol and Hilde are very polite serious and professionals. Told us many... read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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