Hike the Kjerag Boulder

This guided hike sets off early from the city of Stavanger to beat the crowds. The destination is the top of Kjerag, one of the most famous mountains in Norway and one of the most beautiful hikes in Scandinavia. Known as the "majesty of the Lysefjord," it gets its name due to its location in the famous fjord in the Ryfylke region of southwestern Norway.

In the morning, you’ll transfer to the shore of Høgsfjord, where a high-speed ferry awaits. Enjoy cruising through Lysefjord’s steep mountain walls while passing waterfalls, abandoned farms, and Preikestolen (Norway’s famous Pulpit Rock). Once ashore, your guide will drive you around 26 hairpin turns along the only road from the village of Lysebotn. Finally, you’ll twist up the Sirdal Mountains to the Eagle’s Nest trailhead.

This is a demanding six-hour hike with an 800-meter (2,624-foot) ascent that ends at the famous Kjeragbolten—a massive boulder solidly wedged into a crevasse in the mountain. The strenuous trail flattens as you near the summit, allowing you to enjoy the scenery around you thoroughly. The total height of Kjerag is 1,084 meters (2,556 feet), making it the largest mountain in the region. Its summit offers many lookout points featuring panoramic views of the mountains, fjords, and Norwegian countryside.

If you dare, you can stand atop the Kjerag boulder, which hangs between two cliffs above the fjord. If you’d rather observe, enjoy watching the base-jumpers hurtle down the sides of the cliffs. After lunch, you'll head back down the trail.

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Itineraries with Hike the Kjerag Boulder

Stavanger & Lysefjord Adventure - 4 Days

On this short tour, explore two of the best-loved mountain formations in Norway: Pulpit Rock and Kjerag Boulder. Take in breathtaking views, climb to heart-pounding heights, and speedboat through the stunning Lysefjord all in just four days. Spend your evenings shopping and dining in vibrant Stavanger.

Best Hikes in Norway - 8 Days

Experience western Norway's best natural landmarks on a series of moderate to challenging hikes. Begin with a local-led tour of Oslo before heading to Stavanger, the gateway to the famous Kjerag and Preikestolen treks—get ready for unbeatable views of the surrounding fjords. Then it's a scenic bus ride to Odda, your home base for your next adventure: hiking to the famous cliffs of Trolltunga.

Hike Norway's Glacial Landscape: Trolltunga, Preikestolen, Kjerag - 6 Days

Discover the reasons why Norway has become renowned for its epic landscapes as you hike Trolltunga, Preikestolen, and Kjerag. This fast-paced tour is perfect for more experienced hikers who want to see all that Norway has to offer, from its most famous views to its hidden gems, and immerse themselves in this country's awe-inspiring glacial landscape. Hike Trolltunga to see Norway from the edge of a "troll's tongue," climb a glacier in Folgefonna, spot reindeer in Hardangervidda, and more on this 6-day itinerary.

Norway's Best Cities & Hikes - 9 Days

Accomplish a stunning variety of trails on this active 9-day itinerary while staying in some of Norway's best cities. After an expert-curated tour of Oslo, take an overnight train to Stavanger—your gateway for legendary hikes in the Lysefjord: Pulpit Rock and Kjerag. Then, ferry to Bergen where you'll explore the city by foot culminating with a cruise (and hike) to a farm in the Hardangerfjord, nicknamed 'Queen of the Fjords'.

Cities and Nature of Norway - 7 Days

This trip combines the culture of Norway's cities with active excursions in nature, starting in the capital of Oslo. You'll explore its historic center and museums before heading west to hike the country's famous Preikestolen cliffs and view the wedged boulder of Kjeragbolten. Then take a scenic ferry ride north to the colorful city of Bergen to discover its hills, museums, and eateries.