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The fjord adventure would be incomplete without a guided 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.
ABOUT THE TRAIL
DISTANCE: 4.5km (each way)
DURATION: 2 to 3 hours (each way)
LEVEL: Moderate to Difficult
GOOD TO KNOW
Out-and-back from Eagle’s Nest
Mid-June to mid-October, or depending on snow conditions
The trail is well signposted with red T’s and where there are no other indicators designating the path, cairns (or human-made stacks of stones) provide guidance. Depending on weather and time of year, the rocks may become slippery and there may be patches of snow. There are a number of more demanding portions along the way, with possibly the most challenging at the very start. Chain railings have been secured onto the face of the steep rock and along the trail for your safety and support. Previous hiking experience is recommended, as well as a good physical condition.
641 m (2103 ft.)/1,020 m (3,346 ft.) above sea level
GEAR AND SNACKS
Hikers should be prepared with clothes and shoes for rainy weather and difficult terrain. Hiking boots are strongly encouraged, or approach shoes, as the absolute least. Please be advised that we reserve the right to refuse participants with lesser type of shoes and we do this for your own safety. Other suggestions include warm, windproof and waterproof clothing.
Have some water with you to keep hydrated, preferably in a container we can refill on the trail. Norwegian mountains are full of crystal clear, clean and very tasty water sources. Lunch will not be provided, but we suggest that you bring your own snack.
Last but not least, each hiker is responsible for carrying his/her own gear, so a suitable backpack is recommended.
You can read more about the guide here.
The red-T’s are the mark of Turistforening/Norwegian Trekking Association for all trails around the country.
Standard package NOK 1,099
The price of this trip includes transportation and covers the guide’s expenses. You can read more about your guide and his experience and accreditation here.
We have the possibility to accommodate groups larger than 8 hikers. Please contact us for further details.
PROPOSED STANDARD SCHEDULE FOR GUIDED HIKE KJERAG
We pick you up at the indicated time and location below. Note that drop-off location, upon return, will be the same as pickup location.
Scandic Forum: 07:15 AM
Clarion Hotel Energy: 07:20 AM
Radisson Blu Atlantic Hotel: 07:30 AM
Stavanger Turistinformasjon: 07:35 AM
Skagen Brygge Hotell: 07:40 AM
Different pickup locations can also be arranged upon request.
The drive from Stavanger to the Eagle’s Nest, our starting point for this hike, is close to 2.5 hours and not without its charm. Once there, the trail will take us through beautiful mountainous terrain with changing landscape and impressive views of the area. Having reached the Kjerag plateau, after 2 to 3 hours, we will spend time enjoying the view, nature and most likely taking photos. Some may be courageous enough to climb onto the bolt, and if we are lucky, we may be able to observe BASE jumpers diving from cliffs and down to Lysefjorden. We will also enjoy our packed lunch, beverages and some snacks here, before we head back. We expect to arrive back in Stavanger around 07:15 PM.
If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!