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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.
ABOUT THE TRAIL
DISTANCE: 6.5 km
DURATION: 3 to 4 hours
GOOD TO KNOW
Out-and-back from Dale, Sandnes
The trail is well marked and relatively easy to follow, but depending on weather, the rocks may become slippery in some of the more demanding areas. Some hiking experience is desirable, but not mandatory.
7 m (23 ft.)/227 m (745 ft.) above sea level
GEAR AND SNACKS
Hikers should be prepared with clothes and shoes for rainy weather. Hiking boots are strongly encouraged, or approach shoes, at the very least. 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.
The red-T’s are the mark of Turistforening/Norwegian Trekking Association for all trails around the country.
Standard package NOK 599
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
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 and afternoon times for the hike can also be arranged upon request.
The drive from Stavanger to Dale, our starting point, is only 30 minutes long. The hike up will take us 90 minutes. Once on Lifjell, we will spend some time enjoying the view over Stavanger and Sandnes, the beautiful nature and most likely taking photos. We will also get the chance to enjoy our packed lunch, beverages and some snacks at the top. The hike back will likely also take one hour and a half, and we expect to arrive back in Stavanger around 12:00 PM.
If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!