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Månafossen Waterfall Hike – Private Tour
Experience Norway's glacier-carved mountain landscapes and unique cultural heritage in just one day. Join us on a relatively easy guided hike to Månafossen, southwest Norway's highest waterfall, followed by visits to some of the region’s unique cultural landmarks.




Up to 4 People


6.5 Hours

Degree of Difficulty

Easy - Moderate

Tour Description

Do you have a limited amount of time in Stavanger but would like to experience Norway’s pristine nature and unique cultural heritage in a single day? Join Outdoorlife Norway on a private tour into Fjord Norway’s glacier-carved mountains, enjoy a tranquil 2.5-hour hike to the highest waterfall in southwestern Norway, and visit some of the region’s unique cultural landmarks. Månafossen waterfall, which is fed by the Mån river, creates a beautiful veil of mist and rainbows as plunges 92 meters into the canyon below.

When guests’ schedule permits, this tour includes:

  • Stop at Gloppedalsura Scree
  • Stop at Byrkjedalstunet Craft & Candle Factory
  • Stop at the viking monument ‘Sverd i fjell’

Tour Itinerary
Your outdoor experience will begin when your private guide picks you up in Stavanger. During the hour-long drive into the mountains, your guide will navigate through a variety of landscapes, including pastures, meadows, green valleys, and fjords. Once at the trailhead, you’ll be briefed before starting your 2.5-hour hike. The first leg of the hike, up to the waterfall, takes approximately 45 minutes, and is steep at times. Stairs made of wood and locally sourced stone pave the way, helping to make the hike less difficult. Your guide will maintain a relaxed pace up the trail, and then give you ample time to enjoy the beauty of Månafossen.

After the rest, if time allows, you’ll continue hiking upstream to visit the green valley of Fidjadal, which takes approximately 45 minutes (one-way). There, you’ll take another short break at the deserted mountain farm of Mån, which was inhabited until 1915. It’s a great place to enjoy a warm drink and a snack while taking in the serenity of the Norwegian wilderness. After the break, your guide will lead you back down to the trailhead.

Your guide will then transport you to Byrkjedalstunet, which has been described as a miniature version of Norway. The site includes a charming country hotel, a restaurant that serves traditional Norwegian cuisine, and a small-scale candle factory that also serves as an outlet for local artisans. You’ll have an opportunity to purchase traditional, hand-made arts & crafts, artisanal foods, wool designer wear, and carved wood souvenirs, amongst other treasures. This portion of the tour lasts about 30 minutes.

Just a few minutes up the road, your guide will transport you to Gloppedalsura, which is one of Northern Europe’s largest screes. Formed about 10,000 years ago as the last ice age ended, it consists of a 100-meter-thick layer of huge (up to house-sized) boulders. During the Nazi invasion in 1940, Gloppedalsura was used as a natural defensive position by Norwegian soldiers. Here, you’ll take a short break before starting the 1-hour drive back to Stavanger. Your adventure will conclude with a stop at the ‘Sverd i fjell’ viking monument, just outside of Stavanger, where (legend says) the viking king Harald Fairhair’s triumph in battle resulted in Norway becoming one kingdom.

This is an easy to moderately-demanding 2.5-hour, ~3 km (~1.9 miles) hike with a total ascent of just over 200 meters (650 feet). It is suitable for participants who are in general good condition, with some (basic) hiking experience.

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


Tour Includes:
  • Customized pick-up / drop-off times
  • Customized pick-up locations
  • Private Transportation
  • Professional Private guide
  • Use of hiking poles
  • Hot beverages & snack
  • Photography package
  • Stop at Gloppedalsura | 15 mins.
  • Stop at Byrkjedalstunet | 30 mins.
  • Stop at Sverd i fjell | 20 mins.
Please Bring:
  • Proper hiking boots*
  • Water-resistant pants*
  • Rain-proof jacket*
  • Fleece or woolen sweater
  • Small backpack*
  • Packed lunch / water / snacks

*items can also be rented

Our Tripadvisor Reviews

  • 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  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  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  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


    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  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  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  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  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  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  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


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


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