Hurtigruten - "Die schönste Seereise der Welt"
Join Outdoorlife Norway on an early-morning summer hike to the famous Kjerag boulder and experience Norway's wilderness at its peak. Wake up your senses in the summer's bright sunlight (when available =) ) while enjoying a cruise through the spectacular Lysefjord.
Join us on a day trip and hike to the famous Kjerag boulder, wedged in a mountain crevasse. Standing on the boulder – which hangs at an altitude of 984 meters – is reserved for daredevils only. However, the hike itself will provide you with even more breath-taking views on the spectacular Lysefjord. Steep mountain wall rise straight out of the water, towering up to 1000 meters above the fjord.
We'll start our day trip picking you up in Stavanger (select your preferred pick-up point when booking). After a 2,5-hour drive through a variety of landscapes, including green valleys, fjords and mountains, we will start our hike at the socalled Eagle's Nest, 640 meter above sea level.
This is a demanding 5,5 hours, 11 km hike (roundtrip) with a total ascent of 800 meters. The way up will take approximately 2,5 hours and contains three slopes, interspersed with two valleys. In the last two years, craftmen from Nepal have upgraded the trail, using natural rocks from the area, making it easier to ascent the last and steepest slope. From here, we can enjoy views on the village of Lysebotn below.
The last 2 kilometres to the Kjerag boulder are fairly flat. 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.
Driving back over the mountain pass to Sirdal, we'll cross a beautiful moonlike landscape. We'll stop at Byrkjedalstunet, a candle factory selling Norwegian handmade candles and local art.
This is a demanding 5,5 hour hike, suitable only for people who are in general good shape.