Ever hiked along a fjord? Join us on a 5 day hike and experience the majesties of the Lysefjord. Besides visiting the world-renowned Preikestolen and Kjerag Boulder, you will also be given the opportunity to get off the beaten track and explore the much less known Hengjanenibbå(“Overhanging Rock Cliff”) and Flørli, the longest wooden stairway in the world (4.444 steps).
This is your opportunity to traverse the famous Lysefjord. We’ll split the 40 kilometer long trail in 4 stretches of approximately 10 kilometres each, while bridging a total ascent of 3.000 meters. Although this is not an easy hike, with general good health and condition as a prerequisite, we’ll take our time to enjoy the stunning views on the fjords, and surrounding mountains, cliffs and waterfalls. During the hike, we’ll spent two nights outdoors in tents, and one night in appartments at the former water power plant community of Flørli.
We’ll conclude our tour in Lysebotn village, at the very end of the fjord. After a refreshing night at cosy Hauane Bed & Breakfast, we’ll cross the fjord onces more. Travelling our way back to Stavanger by ferry, you can see the highlights from the hike and your achievements from a different perspective.
July 3rd – 7th
August 14th – 18th
Your guide will pick you up at the Tourist Information Office in Stavanger (8am) and drive you to Preikestolen Mountain Lodge*, the start of the hike along the Lysefjord. Our first goal is the famous Preikestolen, towering 604 meters above the fjord. While most tourists follow the main path, we will hike off the beaten track, on a to the crowds unknown trail, providing you with a different experience. After a lunch at the viewpoint, we leave the crowds behind. After two more hours, we’ll camp and sleep in hammock tents in the forrest.
* It is highly recommended that you spend the night before the hike (Sunday to Monday) at the cozy Preikestolen Mountain Lodge. It is possible to add a booking request for this accommodation when booking and select Preikestolen Mountain Lodge as your meeting point (direction will be sent to you by email).
After breaking up camp, we hike to the abandoned Hengjane farm near the Hengjanenibbå (“Overhanging Cliff Rock”). This rock formation has no signs or trails, garanteeing a tranquil experience at one of the most beautiful view points of the whole Lysefjord. From here, we can already see Lysebotn Village and the Kjerag Massif, 2 1/2 days of hiking away, at the end of the fjord. The views are just getting better when we continue our way over a mountain plateau, from where we can see both the east and west end of the fjord. We descent all the way down through wooded hillsides and along forest creeks to the fjord. A ferry service takes us to the water power plant of Flørli, where we stay the night in an appartment. You can spend the evening exploring Flørli Village and it’s special history.
Thought you had seen all the highlights of the Lysefjord already? Think again. After breakfast, we are going to climb the world’s longest wooden stairway, counting 4.444 steps, following the old iron tubes the fed the power plant with falling water. You can count them all, or enjoy the gradual transition from fjord to mountain. Back on the top, we now follow the south side of the fjord. After a lunch and three more hours of hiking, we’ll find a nice spot for a new camp, near one of the many mountain lakes. We share tents and sleep in a tipi. Those who are interested can join our guide for an evening walk to enjoy the sometimes vibrant skies and views on the Lysefjord.
After breaking up camp, we have do to a bit more climbing. It’s all worth it, because today we are visiting the very Majesty of the Lysefjord: the Kjerag Boulder. Standing on the boulder – which hangs at an altitude of 984 meters – is reserved for daredevils only. When we encounter the edge of the mountain plateau, panoramic views on the 42 long Lysefjord – flanked by 1000 meter high mountain walls – will unfold. If we are lucky, we’ll be able to see basejumpers – a legal sport in Norway. We’ll take it easy and enjoy a lunch and break at the boulder. The walk back to the parking lot takes approximately 2 hours. Here, civilisation is waiting for us. Meaning a good meal, shower, a good conversation and a soft bed. You couldn’t wish for a better destination of the hike: Hauane Bed & Breakfast is one of the most cosy and hospitable bed & breakfasts you’ll have ever visited, situated in the scenic Lyse Valley, just a few kilometres from the fjord.
Our host will wake us up early to provide us with a local breakfast and shuttle us to the quay. The morning ferry will take us back to Stavanger. Travelling through the Lysefjord one more time, you’ll be able to enjoy the highlights from the hike once more and see and your achievements from a different perspective.
We are back in Stavanger on Sunday at approx. 09.00 am.
Included in this tour
*drinks are not included