3-day Kjerag Winter Expedition
WHEN TO GO:
2019 Season: Every Wednesday and Friday
from February – April
mAX.14 PEOPLE (18 years or above)
5990 NOK Per person
- Adrenaline level: 60% 60%
- Difficulty level: 95% 95%
- Scenic beauty level: 100% 100%
Suitable for adults in their physical prime – excluding people under 18 yrs. old – who are in extremely good condition, and have extensive hiking experience..
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.
• Lysefjord cruise x 2
• Professional guide
• Snowshoe equipment
• Use of hiking poles
• Fjord lodge accommodation, 2 nights
• Dinner | days 1 + 2
• Breakfast | days 2 + 3
• Lunch | day 2
• Proper hiking boots*
• Warm, thick socks
• Water-resistant pants*
• Rain-proof jacket*
• Thermal base layers
• Fleece or woollen sweater
• Down jacket*
• Warm hat + gloves/mittens
• Ski goggles
• 40 liter backpack
• Water bottle
• Sun glasses + sunscreen
• Personal hygiene items
*items can also be rented
Note: A detailed packing list will be sent to you after booking. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions
• Photography package | +299 NOK
• Down jacket rental | +500 NOK
• Hiking boot rental | +500 NOK
• Hiking pants rental | +250 NOK
• Hiking jacket rental | +250 NOK
Join the most demanding winter trekking tour to Kjerag. Starting at the base of the fjord, ascend 1,300 meters to the top of Kjerag in just over 12 kilometers of trekking.
This demanding, 25-kilometer expedition is perfect for people looking for the ultimate winter trekking challenge.
Briefing at Outdoorlife Norway’s office in Stavanger
Accommodation at fjord lodge
Fjord-to-mountain trek to Kjerag’s Boulder | 12 km snow hike / ascent 1300 meters
Mountain-to-fjord trek to Lysebotn | 12 km snow hike / descent 1300 meters
Accommodation at fjord lodge
Lysefjorden cruise and return to Stavanger
Total | 3 days
Hiking | 1 day – 11 hours
Distance | approximately 25km
Ascent | approximately 1300m
The tour starts with a briefing at our office in Stavanger.
Address | Ryfylkegata 13, Stavanger
Meeting time | 11:00am
The tour ends on day 3 in Stavanger at approximately 17:30 (5:30pm)
Before starting the adventure, you’ll meet your guide at Outdoorlife Norway’s office in Stavanger. There, you’ll receive an instruction and safety briefing to prepare you for the expedition. It will also be a great opportunity to get to know the guide(s) and other participants:-)
After the briefing, you’ll be transported to the base of the fjord, during which you’ll be able to catch glimpses of some of the region’s many natural landscapes. You’ll then cruise the full length of Lysefjorden by ferry, view the world-renowned Preikestolen cliffside from below, and get your first glimpses of the Kjerag Boulder. Once back ashore, you will check into a cozy fjord lodge, your accommodation for the next two nights. If you’re lucky, there will be a colourful sunset over the fjord.
Day 2 | Thursday or Saturday
You’ll start your expedition in the midst of darkness, and hike with headlamps. From Lysebotn, the expedition route follows a winding mountain road, which is closed for the season, as it switchbacks its way up through 26 hairpin turns into the Sirdal mountains. This time of year, at higher altitudes, it’s almost guaranteed that you’ll encounter snow and ice. Your guide has the experience and know-how, and will provide you with hiking poles, spikes, and snowshoes.
As the sun rises over the mountains, your guide will lead onward to Kjerag’s famous boulder. This portion of the expedition consists of three slopes that are interspersed with two valleys. After 6 hours of trekking, you’ll reach the edge of the mountain’s plateau. While standing on a 1000-meter-high cliff, you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of the 42-kilometer-long Lysefjorden, which is simply some of the most dramatic scenery Fjord-Norway has to offer. At the boulder, which hangs a heart-stopping 984 meters above the fjord, you will have time to relax and enjoy your packed lunch.
After the lunch break, your guide will lead you back down the mountain, which will take about 5 hours. As the sun sets and darkness takes over, you’ll again hike with headlamps. No doubt tired and hungry, you’ll arrive back at the warm fjord lodge. While you enjoy a hot shower and a change of clothes, your guide will prepare dinner: a hearty Norwegian stew that will warm both your body and soul.
Day 3 | Friday or Sunday
On the last morning of your expedition, you’ll have time to sleep in and enjoy the tranquility of the area. If you still have energy to burn, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in some additional activities before lunchtime. Early afternoon, your adventure will come to an end with another fjord cruise, which will transport you back out to the mouth of the fjord. This will be followed by land-transportation back to Stavanger.
The tour ends in Stavanger at approximately* 17.45 (5.45pm)
*Due to the possibility of changing weather conditions, your trip may last longer than approximated.
Do like Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible.
Hike to Preikestolen and experience the amazing views first hand.
This is a mission very much possible...