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Ever hiked along a fjord? Join us and experience the majesties of the Lysefjord. Besides admiring the world-renowned Preikestolen from the fjord and hiking to the Kjerag Boulder, you will also be given the opportunity to get off the beaten track and explore Flørli, home of the longest wooden stairway in the world (4.444 steps).
On Friday, you’ll meet your guide in Stavanger city-center. We will be enjoying a 1 hour fjord cruise to get to our starting point of the hike. Flørli, beautifully located halfway along the roadless Lysefjord, amidst 100-meter-high mountains, will be your home for the night. We relax and get ready to start the hike on day 2.
Your hike starts on Saturday. We’ll split the 20 kilometer long trail from Flørli to Kjerag in 2, while bridging a total ascent of 2.000 meters. We’ll take our time to enjoy the stunning views on the fjords, and surrounding mountains, cliffs and waterfalls, while spending the night in tents near one of the many mountain lakes.
On Sunday, we’ll hike to Kjerag and cross the fjord onces more. Travelling our way back by ferry, you can see the highlights from the hike and your achievements from a different perspective.
This is a demanding 2-day, 20-kilometer trek with a total ascent of 2,000 meters.
Day 1 – Friday
You will meet your guide(s) at Outdoorlife Norway´s office in Stavanger (11.30am). After a briefing, we will walk to the terminal, to board our ferry to the Lysefjord. During the 2 hour fjord cruise to Flørli, we will navigate through the Høgsfjord and under a suspension bridge that spans the mouth of the Lysefjord. Steep mountain walls towering hundreds of meters above the fjord will then emerge. The cruise will transport you further into the Lysefjord and where you will pass waterfalls, abandoned farms, and the famous Preikestolen cliff, which towers 604 meters above sea-level.
The ferry will get us to our starting point of the hike: Flørli, situated halfway along the roadless Lysefjord. Flørli is an abandoned power plant community. We’ll dine in the former water powerplant facility, which is now a museum, and then spend the night in 8-person apartments (3-4 people per bedroom) with great views of the fjord. Before you go to bed, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a Norwegian jacuzzi on the fjord’s shoreline.
Day 2 – Saturday
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. Hiking the stairs, we bridge 740 meters of elevation. On the top, we follow the south side of the fjord for another 6 kilometers and 400 meters of elevation. 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 3 – Sunday
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 kilometer 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. In total, we will hike 10 kilometer and 900 meters of elevation on day 3.
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.
The tour ends in Stavanger at approximately* 17.45 (5.45pm).
*Due to the possibility of changing weather conditions, your trip may last longer than approximated.