Autumn hike to Kjerag with Outdoorlife Norway
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 relatively 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 moonlike landscape.
In October, there might be chances of snow. In this case, the tour might take longer. Necessary spikes and/or snowshoes are included.