Season: June - September. Out of season you should hike with a guide. This majestic geographical legacy rises 1 000 metres above the Lysefjord, and is a real natural beauty. Admire an astonishing view of the fjord or take a walk to the top of Kjeragbolten for an adrenaline boost.
The majesty of the Lysefjord - Kjerag is a popular mountain peak that towers a 1000 metres over the Lysefjord.
The Lysefjord is 42 kilometres long (approximately 26 miles) and a pearl in Norwegian nature. The glaciers formed the fjord landscape during the last Ice Age, and can be called a canyon. The mountain soar up to 1000 metres (3000 feet) above sea level on both sides of the fjords and some places it ranges as deep in the fjords as its height above sea level.
At Kjerag all the fjord’s special characteristics are intensified to the extreme. The Kjerag plateau is a barren mass of rock with polished crags and the Kjerag boulder lies approximately 300 metres south of the cairn.
The mountain side 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 during the summer time.
Access by own car or by bus/ferry. Parking at Øygardstøl NOK 150 CAR, NOK 60 MC.
Read more about the hike to Kjerag!
Read more about bus to Kjerag.
Read more about the tourist ferry Lauvvik - Lysebotn.
During winter (October - May) it is not possible to do the hike as the road is closed due to snow as well as the hike being too dangerous during winter.
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.