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Hiking trip to Lihesten


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:

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


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


Hiking trip to Lihesten


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