Ever hiked along a fjord? Join us on a 2 day hike and experience the majesties of the Lysefjord. Besides admiring the world-renowned Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) from the fjord and hiking to Kjerag Boulder, you will also given the opportunity to get off the beaten track and explore Flørli, the longest wooden stairway in the world (4.444 steps).
This trip is a shorter alternative to the Hiking the Lysefjord – 5 day hike trip.
Instead of 40 kilometres, you’ll hike 20 kilometres, carrying little luggage, but still experience 100% of the Lysefjord, incl. the longest wooden stairs in the world and the famous Kjerag-boulder.
Day 1: Lysefjordcruise, visiting Flørli & hiking the wooden stairs.
You will meet your guide at the Tourist Information Office in Stavanger on Saturday at 07.30am. We will be taking the tourist ferry to get to our starting point of the hike: Flørli, situated halfway along the roadless Lysefjord. Flørli is an abandoned power plant community. We take some time to visit the power hall and Power Café.
We 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. On the top, we follow the south side of the fjord. After a lunch and three more hours of hiking, we’ll camp in tents, near one of the many mountain lakes. During the hike, we will be carrying our own tents. Outdoorlife Norway will provide you with light weight tents, included in the price.
Day 2: Hike to Kjerag
After breaking up camp, we have do some more ascending. 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 km 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 to the parking lot takes approximately 2 hours.
After a short transit to Lysebotn, the ferry will take us back. 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 7.45 pm.
This is a demanding hike, suitable for people with previous hiking experience, and in good shape. Total distance: 20 km. Total ascent: 2.000 metres.