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Hiking trip to Lihesten

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Experience one of the most prominent landmarks along the Fjord Coast! The highest point is Risnesnipa, standing at 777 meters above sea level. The trail is challenging yet well-maintained – and the view from the top is magnificent. The round trip takes about 5-6 hours.

Now you can easily experience Lihesten by taking the express boat to Rysjedalsvika in the morning, and then continuing with a shuttle bus to the starting point for the hike at Lekva in Hyllestad. Return in the evening.

Season: July 4th – August 17th.

Days: Thursday, Friday, Saturday.


Express boat schedule Bergen – Rysjedalsvika:

08:00 Departure Bergen, Strandkaiterminalen

09:57 Arrival Rysjedalsvika

18:35 Departure express boat Rysjedalsvika

20:45 Arrival express boat Bergen

Book your express boat ticket here: Norled


Shuttle bus schedule Rysjedalsvika – Lekva – Rysjedalsvika:

10:05 Departure from Rysjedalsvika

10:15 Arrival at Leirvik (Hotel Sognefjord)

10:45 Arrival at Lekva

17:30 Departure from Lekva (via Hyllestad and Leirvik)

18:25 Arrival at the internal bus stop in Rysjedalsvika



About the hike:

The starting point is at Lekva in beautiful Lifjorden in Hyllestad. Begin the hike by following the forest road about 1.3 km along the hillside. Afterwards, there is a marked trail with red markers to 3 L – stølane and Gygrekjeften. Once you reach the plateau of Lihesten, you can choose whether to hike to Risnesnipa or Gygrekjeften; both trails are marked with red markers. Plan to spend about 3 hours hiking up, whether you choose Risnesnipa or Gygrekjeften.

There are toilets at 3 L – stølane. The hike to the top of Lihesten is physically demanding.


Practical information:

Good hiking shoes and clothing are recommended, as well as snacks and drinks.

More about Lihesten can be found here: Lihesten

Book your shuttle bus ticket Rysjedalsvika – Lekva – Rysjedalsvika here: booking.fjordkysten.no

If you wish to experience more of Hyllestad, you can find accommodation here: Accommodation in Hyllestad.


Prices:

Shuttle bus: Adults NOK 230, Children (4 – 17) NOK 115. Children under 4 years old travel free.

Round-trip express boat ticket Bergen – Rysjedalsvika: Adults NOK 802, Senior NOK 536, Children (4-16 years) NOK 536, Student NOK 536.

Source: Visit FjordKysten

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