This majestic geographical legacy rises 1000 m above the Lysefjorden, and is a real natural beauty. Admire an astonishing view over the fjord or take a walk to the top of Kjeragbolten for an adrenaline boost.
Learn more about the attraction and how it was formed during the Ice Age.
The mountainside that swoops vertically to the fjord below is an impressive sight from the deck of a boat. Understandably, Kjerag is a seductress of mountain climbers and basehoppers alike in the summer time. There is a marked trail from Øygardstøl, 4-6 hours return trip, through physically demanding terrain. Remember sturdy hiking boots, suitable clothes and a packed lunch.
Access by car
Take the Lauvvik-Lysebotn ferry before driving up the famous hairpin bends to the parking area at Øygardstøl (parking fee). Øygardstøl is the starting point of the hike to Kjerag. You can alternatively drive from Stavanger towards Ålgård on the E39, then turn onwards to road Fv45 to Sirdal. From here it is signposted from to Lysebotn (152 km).
Read about the tourist ferry on the Lysefjord between Lauvvik and Lysebotn.
Access by bus
Between mid June util the end of August there is a bus connection to Øygardstøl, where the hike starts. The bus leaves from the Fiskepirteminal in Stavanger at 7:30 am and from Sandnes bus station at 7:50 am. After the hike up Kjerag you can return by bus to Sandnes and Stavanger.
Read about the bus and timetable to Kjerag.
Duration of the entire trip: 13,5 hours.
The hike to Kjerag is only possible in summer (End May - middle of September)! During winter it is not possible to do the hike as the road is closed due to snow as well as the hike being too dangerous in the winter months.
When hiking to Kjerag, bring proper hiking shoes, warm clothes and packed lunch and drink. It is recommended to do the hike together with others. However if you hike alone, please let someone know about your plans and let them know when you are expected back. Always check local weather information before starting on hikes in the mountains.