Lysefjorden Adventure AS
Lysefjorden Adventure AS is a guiding, trip and activity company operating in Rogaland’s grand nature. With our headquarter in Stavanger, the distance to the unique nature of the area is short. We probide guided trips to multiple popular destinations, arrange trips and activities and tailor outdoor tips for groups.
PULPIT ROCK (PREIKESTOLEN)
This trip will take you on one of Norway’s most popular and spectacular hikes. It is for good reason that this hike has gained its popularity with visitors to Norway and locals alike. Situated only a few hours from Stavanger, Pulpit Rock – or Preikestolen in Norwegian – is a towering cliff-plateau directly suspended over Lysefjorden. To stand (or sit) so close to the edge is probably the moment that hikers look forward to the most, although it is no easy deed. The top offers unobstructed views over the meandering blue fjord that was formed by the glaciers during the last Ice Age, making it a good spot to enjoy a photo session and possibly a light snack.
We also offer the backcountry option, which is somewhat more demanding, but less crowded.
The fjord adventure would be incomplete without a trip to Kjerag bolt. The five cubic meter glacial deposit is mysteriously suspended between two rocks, with the location being a world of its own. It inspires to humbleness and gratitude for having been allowed the privilege to experience nature in its utmost purity, from the top of the world. Standing on the boulder itself is not for the faint of heart and visitors to Kjerag should be reminded that what this place has to offer is more than just an impressive boulder. Chances are you will be in awe of nature’s unmistakable beauty the entire trip, culminating with the breathtaking vistas over the Lysefjord.BASE jumpers challenge their limits on a regular basis from this majestic location and visitors may get the chance to see the “flying” daredevils in action.
We also offer the Lysefjord cruise option for the way back.
Consider spending a day climbing the world’s longest wooden staircase. With its 4444 steps, Flørli is known to be one of the scariest stairs in the world. The climb is long and strenuous, but provides great lookout points where you can stop to catch your breath while enjoying the vista over the Lysefjord down below. This is a two-part hike that does not take you through the same scenery more than once. The descent follows the hundred-year old marked trail that was once used by the “Rallarer”. Rallarer were often underprivileged men that were employed in the 1800s Norway to help build infrastructure. They are remembered to have carried up to 80 kg loads on their backs, and are the ones that built the stairs along with the Flørli Hydroelectric Power Station at their base. The dam at Ternevatnet, which the return trail passes, also stands as a reminder of their mastery.
We also offer a lighter version of this trip, where we climb 700 stairs before we head back down to the village.
MÅN WATERFALL (MÅNAFOSSEN)
Månafossen is Rogaland county’s biggest waterfall and Norway’s seventh. The hike takes visitors through a forest trail and offers several lookout points over the canyon down below, while the sunlight beams create a spectacle of colors around the crystal clear falling waters of Mån. This is a small piece of paradise that allows one to be inspired and feel connected to nature. Tales of Norwegian history are told by the continuing trail that finally opens up into a green clearing leading to an old, but well preserved, mountain farm. Since the road to and fro is the only one that used to connect the Mån farm to civilization, this hike will feel like going back in time.
In Norway, one does not have to step far from the city to enjoy nature and spectacular fjord landscapes. Lifjell is one such summit close to the heart of civilisation. The path takes visitors through green, mossy forest, but it is not long before the terrain changes to expose rocks and typical northern flora of spruce, bushes and shrubs, such as blueberry plants and dwarf juniper, and the common heather (or ling) so loved by Norwegian bees. The top offers incredible views over the city of Stavanger, the northern part of Jæren, the North Sea and the islands in the fjord around Stavanger.
We also offer this an afternoon hike as well as an easier option that follows a dirt road to the top.