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Kjerag Photo: B.S Hagalid
Kjerag Photo: RMR / HH
Kjerag Photo: Terje Rakke
Kjerag Photo: Terje Rakke
Kjerag
Kjerag Photo: Terje Rakke
Kjerag Photo: B.S Hagalid
Kjerag Photo: B.S hagalid
Kjerag Photo: B.S Hagalid
Kjerag Photo: HH
Kjerag Photo: HH
Kjerag Photo: HH
Kjerag Photo: HH
Kjerag Photo: HH
Kjerag Photo: HH
Kjerag Photo: HH
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Kjerag Photo: HH

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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.

How to get to Kjerag and Preikestolen

HIKING TO KJERAG
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. Remember solid walking shoes/boots, warm clothes and food. This path is part of the Stavanger Mountain Touring Association's trail network. Kjerag is also impressive seen from the fjord, from a ferry or a sightseeing boat.

Season: June - September.
Ascent: 570 m
Time: 5 hours t/r

There is information and WC at Øygardsstøl. Open during the summer.
Paid parking. 

Please note: the Lysevegen road from Lysebotn to Sirdal and to the Kjerag parking place is winter-closed from december to around the 20th of may. For more information, call Statens Vegvesen tlf. 175. 

THE KJERAG MOUNT
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.

Facilities

  • General facilities

    • parking
    • toilet
  • Season

    • summer
  • Nature and terrain

    • hiking area
    • lookout point

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

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