Wedged in a mountain crevice sits the Kjerag Boulder. Suspended nearly 1,000 m (3280 ft) above sea level, the plain sight of the boulder gets the adrenaline pumping. Our bus takes you from Stavanger city centre to the starting point of the hiking trail up Kjerag mountain.
This is a challenging hike. The total elevation gain is 460 meters (1,500 ft.) The boulder is located at Kjerag mountain, which towers high above the other peaks surrounding the beautiful Lysefjord. When you reach the boulder, you’re spoiled with breathtaking views of the boulder itself, as well the other majestic mountains around you and the Lysefjord running beneath you.
You have 6 hours to complete the 9,8 km (6 mi.) return hike and the path is well-marked. When you're down safe and sound, our bus drives you back to Stavanger.
The 5 cubic meter (180 cu ft)) large boulder has become a popular hotspot for people wanting to test their nerves by stepping out on the rock that is suspended 984 m above the Lysefjord. This is one to check off your bucket list!
The hiking terrain
It is important to note that the hike is demanding taking you up and down hilly mountain tops. Round trip the trail measures 9,8 km (6 mi). The difference in altitude is 460 m (1509 ft).
Øygardstøl Mountain Lodge
At Øygardstøl, the bus pickup point, there is a café and restaurant
Sirdal mountain drive
The beautiful area of Sirdal is known for its high peaking mountains and surrounding lakes. The hiking network in Sirdal consists of more than 1,000 km (100mi) of trails. The bus drives through this hiking mekka on its way to and from Kjerag mountain.
The Lysefjord from above
The Lysefjord is the southernmost fjord in Norway. End to end it measures 42 km (26mi). The steep rocky walls along its sides are made of lightly colored granite, and gives the fjord its name.
The Kjerag mountain is a popular place to hike both for locals and tourists. It is easy to spot, as its peak towers above the surrounding mountains. Once you reach the summit, you're bound to see some truly spectacular views.
Keep a lookout for local wildlife. If you're lucky, you may spot some of the sea eagles that inhabit the Lysefjord.
Important on this trip
Pack plenty of food and water to keep your energy levels up. At Øygardstøl, the bus pickup point, there is a café and restaurant.There are no places to buy food along the trail.
Wear a proper hiking jacket, good hiking boots and make sure to bring layers of extra clothes in case the weather turns.
It is important to be aware of the fact that this is a challenging hike. A good fitness level is recommended.
Note that this hike is unguided. The route is well marked and you get to enjoy the hike with your own group at your own paste.
You have 6 hours to complete the hike. If you have not reached Kjerag by 13:00, you should turn around to make sure you catch the bus in time.
2 Departure Points
The bus departs from Byterminalen track 6 at 7:45. Make sure to meet 10 minutes early. At 7:50 the bus also makes a quick stop to pick up passengers at Mosvangen Campsite.