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Hiking to Kjerag

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Hiking to Kjerag Photo: Terje Rakke
Hiking to Kjerag Photo: Terje Rakke
Hiking to Kjerag Photo: Terje Rakke
Hiking to Kjerag Photo: Terje Rakke
Hiking to Kjerag Photo: Hanne Sundbø
Hiking to Kjerag Photo: Hanne Sundbø
Hiking to Kjerag Photo: Hanne Sundbø
Hiking to Kjerag Photo: Olav Breen

Hike facts

Effort level
  • Expert
Duration
  • 6 hours
Landscape
  • Mountain
  • Forest
Season:
June - September

Contact information

Description

Øygardstøl - Kjerag - Øygardstøl
Kjerag - The Majesty of the Lysefjord, Forsand in Ryfylke.

At 1084 metres, Kjerag towers above the other peaks along the Lysefjord. It has been traditional to admire this mountain face from the fjord, but in recent years, it has become increasingly popular to walk up the path to the plateau. Most people are happy just to enjoy the view of the Lysefjord from the plateau itself, but for some hikers, the climax of the excursion is to be photographed on the Kjeragbolten, a round rock wedged solidly in a mountain crevice. Kjerag has also become a popular attraction for mountain climbers and base jumpers.

There is information and service facility at Øygardsstøl. WC. Open during the summer. Paid parking. Kjerag is also impressive seen from the fjord, from a ferry or a sightseeing boat.

To get to Øygardstøl, take the ferry to Lysebotn and continue by car, or drive there via Sirdalen (this road is closed in the winter).

The hike starts at Øygardstøl south of the Lysefjord by the Lysevegen road above Lysebotn. This demanding trail traverses several ridges, and climbs 570 metres. To avoid wear and tear and accidents, please use the marked trail. This hile is not recommended for children under the age of 10. Remember solid walking shoes/boots, warm clothes and food. Be aware of darkness and fog. This path is part of the Stavanger Mountain Touring Association's trail network. 2,5-3 hours from Øygardstøl to Kjerag (one way)

On the Kjerag mountain there is a certain place near the summit where a noise similar to a pistol shot may be heard, and is even accompanied by what appeares to be smoke. According to the older generation here, this is a natural phenomenon which occurs especially when the wind is in the east and blows with a certain force.The cause of this is uncertain but the village-folk in earlier times meant that it was water which was forced out of the rocks.

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  • Hiking Hiking

Facilities

  • Season

    • august
    • july
    • june
    • september
  • Nature and terrain

    • total ascent
    • hiking area
    • lookout point
    • nature
    • mountains
    • high mountain plateau
    • mixed forest
  • Grading

    • expert
  • Duration

    • 6 hours
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Hiking to Kjerag - Photo: Terje Rakke

Hiking to Kjerag

Øygardstøl - Kjerag - Øygardstøl Kjerag - The Majesty of the Lysefjord, Forsand in Ryfylke. At 1084 metres, Kjerag towers above the other peaks along...

Hiking to Kjerag

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