Trips

Hiking excursion to Kjerag

Do you dare to stand on Kjerag boulder?
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Woman on Kjeragbolten Travel in Norway Kjerag mountain in southwestern Norway

Overview

One of the world's most spectacular hiking experiences
  • Season
    9. June - 2. September
  • Departure point
    Stavanger, Sandnes (preorder only)
  • Duration
    11,5 hours

Wedged in a mountain crevice sits the Kjerag Boulder. This famous natural attraction lures thrillseekers from all over the world. Why? Well, because they dare to stand on the rock that’s elevated above Lysefjord.   

Book a return bus between Stavanger and Øygardstøl, the starting point for the Kjerag hike. Our reliable service gives you time to explore Kjerag mountain and enjoy the stunning view when you reach the top. Standing tall at a mindblowing 1084 metres, Kjerag towers above the other peaks surrounding the picturesque Lysefjord. 

Many visitors who take the beaten path to the top of Kjerag plateau are happy to admire the beauty of the fjord below. Other adventurers crave that heartstopping moment. The big photo opportunity. When you reach the summit, you’ll see the boulder wedged between mountains. This is your chance to stand on the famous rock that is suspended nearly 1000 metres above sea level. 

Do you dare to take that step?  

Kjerag Hiking Tour Itinerary

Our bus runs daily from Stavanger and calls at Sandnes and Ålgård, Monday- Sunday during high season.

Return bus trip from Stavanger to Øygardstøl (Kjerag)

07:30- Bus departs from Stavanger

07:50- Bus departs from Sandnes

08:00- Bus departs from Ålgård

10:00- Bus arrives at Øygardstøl (starting point for hike)

Visitors have just over 6 hours to complete the hike.

16:15- Bus departs from  Øygardstøl

18:15- Bus arrives at Ålgård

18:45- Bus arrives at Sandnes

19:00- Bus arrives at Stavanger

Hiking to Kjeragbolten 

Distance: 5.5 miles (9 km) 

Difficulty: Challenging

Time: 5-6 hours

While Kjerag mountain and the boulder is deservedly a popular attraction. When you reach the top you’re spoilt by breathtaking views of majestic mountain tops and the stunning Lysefjord. A word of warning, this is a steep climb over rocky terrain and it can become slippery in wet weather. Remember that this is not a guided hike, however, it’s well signposted so sticking to the route shouldn’t be too difficult. It’s a tough hike in places so you’ll need a good level of fitness. Make sure you’re prepared with the right hiking equipment and plenty of food and drink to keep your energy levels up. It is a mind-blowing experience and it is certainly worth the effort! Book your place on the bus today. 

Prices and departures

Prices

From Stavanger


From Sandnes


From Ålgård


Quoted prices apply to online bookings. An additional charge may apply on trips where purchasing on site is available.

Departures

From Stavanger


07:30 from the Bus Station, track 5

From Sandnes


07:50 by McDonald's (preorder only)

From Ålgård


08:00

Return


16.15 Departure Øygardstøl (for hikers Kjerag)
18.45 Sandnes
19.00 (approx.) Stavanger 

Map

Highlights

Sights on the trip

  • Kjerag Mountain

     Kjerag Mountain is situated in the municipality of Forsand, in Rogaland county. If you head to Lysefjord, Kjerag is easy to spot as its peak towers above the other mountains that surround the fjord. It’s a popular hiking route with spectacular views and once you reach the mountain plateau, the photo opportunities are impressive.    

    A view of the Lysefjord and its blue waters seen from the Kjerag boulder wedged between two steep rock cliffs.
  • Kjeragbolten

     Also known as the Kjerag boulder, Kjeragbolten is a glacial deposit that is wedged between two mountain crevasses. Much like Pulpit Rock, it has become a popular tourist hotspot, with visitors from all over the world putting their nerves to the test. You can access the 5m3 wide rock without any specialist equipment. The famous boulder provides a photo opportunity like no other, with people daring to stand on top of the rock that is suspended 984 metres above a deep abyss. 

    Woman on Kjeragbolten located 1,000 meters above the Lysefjord wedged between two steep cliffs.
  • Lysefjord

    Shaped by glaciers and steep mountain ranges, the Lysefjord is truly remarkable. Surrounded by dramatic landscapes this 42km fjord is worth exploring. For breathtaking views across the fjord, hiking trips to Kjerag and Pulpit Rock are very popular. Ferry excursions also operate on Lysefjord providing a gentle way to admire the scenery. Having recently won a ‘Sustainable tourism award’ the fjord is certainly a popular natural attraction.

    A woman is sitting on the edge of cliff on the way to boulder (Kjeragbolten) stuck in between the mountain crevices of Kjerag above a fjord, near Lysebotn, Norway. The feeling of complete freedom.

Practical information

Top tips and advice

Facilities at Øygardstøl (starting point)

· Toilet facilities

· Tourist information

· Restaurant/ Cafe

Please note that there are no toilet facilities during the hike to Kjerag summit. 

What to wear

It goes without saying that you must check the weather conditions before you start your hike. Remember that the weather can be changeable in Norway, so we highly recommend that you pack wisely. Here are a few essentials to take on your trip:

· Hiking boots (It’s steep in places and you need support)

· Lightweight jacket and trousers that are waterproof and windproof

· Additional layers (fleece, socks etc.) 

· Hat, scarf & gloves (weather dependent)

· Backpack to carry your food and drink

Where to eat

The Øygardstøl restaurant is available for food and drink before and after your hike to Kjerag mountain. However, Kjerag is a tough hiking route so you need to take plenty to eat and drink for your journey. We recommend taking a packed lunch with you- best enjoyed at the top of the mountain!

Additional Information

This tour is operated by Tide. If you have any questions, please contact Tide's customer service desk at [email protected] or phone +4755238700. Opening hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday/Sunday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.