AUTUMN HIKE TO KJERAG BOLT
WHEN TO GO:
2018 Season: Oct. 1 – Nov. 11
7 PEOPLE (16 years or above)
Total of~11 hours
11 KM Hike
800 m Acsention
1390 NOK Per person
- Adrenaline level: 20% 20%
- Difficulty level: 50% 50%
- Scenic beauty level: 100% 100%
Suitable for adults who are in very good condition, and have previous 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.
• Hotel pick-up / drop-off
• Professional guide
• Use of hiking poles
• Hot beverages & snack
• Proper hiking boots*
• Warm, thick socks x 2
• 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
Join Outdoorlife Norway on an autumn hike to Kjerag, and witness the magic of the season’s shifting colors and Norway’s crisp and cool mountain air.
Your journey begins when your professional guide picks you up in Stavanger city-center (see above for specific pick-up times and locations). 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 bright green valleys. You’ll begin your hike at a trail-head that’s known as the Eagle’s Nest – which one can speculate got its name because it sits a lofty 640 meters above sea level.
During Autumn, weather conditions can be unstable. As needed, the guide will adjust your equipment (ice spikes, etc.) to match the weather conditions. During the 2.5-hour hike to the boulder, you’ll encounter 3 periods of steep climbing interspersed with 2 shallow valleys. Along the way, you’ll enjoy views of the village of Lysebotn, which is situated at the head of the Lysefjord. The final 2 kilometers leading up to the Kjerag boulder are relatively flat and will allow you to focus more on Norway’s beautiful wilderness. 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.
Cliff-side, you’ll have plenty of time to rest and enjoy your packed lunch. If you’re among the brave, you’ll have the opportunity to stand atop the Kjerag boulder. After the lunch break, your guide will lead you back down to the Eagle’s Nest, which takes about 2 hours. On the drive back to Stavanger, the guide will navigate over a mountain pass through the municipality of Sirdal. You’ll pass through a barren, glacier scoured landscape that many experience as being moon-like.
The hike to Kjerag is relatively demanding: you’ll trek 11 kilometers (round-trip) with an ascent of 800 meters in approximately* 5.5 hours.
Total: ~11 hours (depends on weather conditions + pick-up location)
Hiking: ~ 6 hours (including breaks)
Transportation: ~2.5 hours (each way)
When booking, you can select one of the following pick-up locations:
05:45am Clarion Hotel Stavanger
05:45am Stavanger Tourist Information Office
05:45am Radisson Blu Atlantic Hotel
05:45am Clarion Collection Hotel Skagen Brygge
05:50am Scandic Stavanger City (back entrance)
05:55am Thon Hotel Maritim (back entrance)
05:55am Stavanger Bed & Breakfast
06:00am Park Inn by Radisson Stavanger Hotel
06:00am St. Svithun Hotel / Hostel
06:05am Scandic Stavanger Forus
06:15am Kronen Gaard Hotel
The tour ends in Stavanger at approximately* 18:30 (6:30pm).
*This is an approximation which depends highly weather and other factors.
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