Hjem 5 Product 5 Lysefjord View Hike – Private Tour
Lysefjord View Hike – Private Tour
Follow a dedicated private guide on rarely-used trails along the Lysefjord’s inner hillsides and through ancient pine forests while learning about the area’s unique flora and fauna. Enjoy spectacular views of the Lysefjord and capture unforgettable memories.




Up to 4 People


6 Hours

Degree of Difficulty


Tour Description

Do you have a limited amount of time in Stavanger but would still like to experience the region’s spectacular fjord nature? Would you prefer to avoid the crowds and hike in near-solitude? The Lysefjord View Hike is a perfect trip for people on a tight schedule and those who would prefer a shorter, more peaceful hike. The ‘fjord of lights’ is one of Ryfylke’s most magnificent destinations. As one of Norway’s most photographed areas, it offers visitors spectacular views around every bend.

Tour Itinerary
Your dedicated, private guide will meet you at the location you selected when booking. Your adventure will begin with a 30-minute transfer to the base of the hiking trail, including driving the world’s longest undersea road tunnel. To ensure your trip is as peaceful as possible, your guide will lead you up a trail that is rarely travelled. This gives us time to truly enjoy the silence of nature and out-of-this-world views of the Lysefjord. You’ll be lead through ancient pine forests along the Lysefjord’s inner hillsides. During the hike, you’ll come across a wide variety of flora and, if you’re lucky, also catch glimpses of the area’s beautiful wildlife (including owls, ravens, roe deer, and eagles).

The hike’s leisurely pace will allow you ample time to enjoy the tranquility of the fjord and its unforgettable landscapes. After approximately 1.5 hours of hiking, your guide will find a beautiful place for you to relax while enjoying a small snack and warm beverage. After the break, you’ll complete the second leg of the hike, which will take about an hour. Your journey back to Stavanger will begin onboard a ferry. During the short ferry ride, you’ll pass the ‘mouth’ of the Lysefjord, where it sharply branches off from the Høgsfjord. After returning to Stavanger, your guide will lead you on a short sightseeing walk through the city’s old town, Gamle Stavanger, where you’ll walk along narrow cobblestone streets lined with centuries-old wooden houses.

This is a moderately-demanding 2.5-hour, ~4 km (~2.5 mile) hike with a total ascent of just over 200 meters (656 feet). It is suitable for participants who are in general good condition, with some (basic) hiking experience.

PLEASE NOTE | During this hike, you will not see Preikestolen, but you will have an authentic outdoor experience and unique views of the Lysefjord and surrounding mountains.

Group Prices
1-4 people | 4 990 kr.
5-8 people | 7 990 kr.


Tour Includes:
  • Customized pick-up / drop off locations
  • Private transportation
  • Ferry crossing (public ferry)
  • Professional, private guide
  • Use of hiking poles
  • Hot beverages & snack
  • Photography package
Please Bring:
  • 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

  • star rating  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.


    star rating  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


    star rating  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!

  • star rating  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

    Amine A

    star rating  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


    star rating  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

  • star rating  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


    star rating  A great experience from pick up to drop off, friendly knowledgable amazing guide, couldn’t ask for more, definitely recommend


    star rating  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

  • star rating  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


    star rating  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


    star rating  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


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