Kjerag Boulder Winter Expedition

Visit one of Fjord Norway's bucket list landmarks on this winter expedition to Kjerag Boulder. 3 days.

  • Norway
  • February—April
  • Stavanger Airport Sola, Stavanger (SVG)

Trek in solitude through a winter wonderland while encountering breathtaking views of the Lysefjord.

Spend your days hiking the changeable terrain and breathe in the silence and pristine mountain air as you make your way to the exhilarating Kjerag’s cliff edge.

This magical experience includes:

  • 3 days hiking
  • 2 nights in a fjord lodge
  • Ferry cruise along the Lysefjord
  • Professional guide carrying navigation, safety, first-aid, and winter/outdoor equipment
  • Snowshoe equipment
  • Meals and snacks throughout the trip
  • Transport to/from the start of the trail

Perfect for:
Hikers looking for a winter challenge without the crowds usually drawn to the iconic Norwegian Fjords.

Need To Know

The following are not included in the trip price:

  • Flights to Stavanger
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation in Stavanger
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance

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This trip will run with a maximum of 14 people.

Sure can! A lot of people do, and it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

This trip is challenging and suitable for adults (18 yrs +) who are in extremely good condition, and have extensive hiking experience.

Trail conditions:
Mostly non-existent, unmarked trails. Mainly technical “off-the-beaten-track” hiking and scrambling. On rare occasion, facilitated with very simple technical equipment (ie chains, ropes).

Type of Terrain:
Mountainous. Mainly unsteady, snow/ice-covered surfaces and a wide variety of obstacles (i.e. creeks, rivers, swamps, bushes, boulders, and steep rock surfaces). For the entire trek, you will be hiking on snowshoes.

Distance:
25 kilometers Ascent:
1300 meters

This is a winter expedition to a remote part of the Fjords not accessible by car. You should expect and be prepared for snowy conditions and below freezing temperatures. Your guide will be on hand at all times to help while on the trek and can answer any questions you have when booking/before arriving.

Please note: due to the possibility of rapidly-changing weather conditions, it may be necessary to make changes to scheduled trips. In the event that your trip needs to be rescheduled for another day or cancelled on short notice, you may choose between joining the rescheduled trip or getting a refund. In the event that weather conditions deteriorate during your trip, it may be necessary to turn around on the trail or head back earlier than planned. If this happens, no refunds will be given.

Your guide will prepare a hearty Norwegian foods to keep you warm and your energy levels high. Expect stews that will warm both your body and soul.

If you have specific dietary requirements please let us know when booking.

  • Professional guide carrying navigation, safety, first-aid, and winter/outdoor equipment
  • Snow shoe equipment
  • Accommodation in winter tents including equipment (sleeping mat, winter sleeping bag including liner)
  • Warm footwear and down jackets to be used in / around camp
  • Proper hiking boots/shoes*
  • Outdoor clothing for winter: water-resistant/insulated pants,
  • Rain-proof jacket, woolen sweater, hat, and gloves
  • Small backpack with additional clothing layers/thermal underwear
  • Bottled water / snacks
  • (NOTE: NO JEANS/SNEAKERS!)

*It’s possible to rent both hiking boots and outdoor-clothing from us.
(Please let us know when booking)
NOTE: A detailed packing list will be sent to you after booking. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

You can be picked up from the following pick-up locations:

  • 11:30am St. Svithun Hotel / Hostel
  • 11:30am Park Inn by Radisson Stavanger Hotel
  • 11:35am Clarion Hotel Stavanger
  • 11:40am Stavanger Tourist Information Office
  • 11:40am Clarion Collection Hotel Skagen Brygge
  • 11:45am Scandic Stavanger City (back entrance)
  • 11:50am Thon Hotel Maritim (back entrance)
  • 11:50am Stavanger Bed & Breakfast

Location

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About 10,000 years ago, massive glaciers formed Norway’s rugged landscapes and fjords. At some point, the famous Kjerag boulder was wedged into a mountain crevasse. Ever since the ‘Majesty of the Lysefjord’ has been suspended a heart-stopping 984 meters over the fjord.

Start point?

Your local host will pick you up from the centre of Stavanger at 11:30am.

Finish point?

Your local host will drop you off in the centre of Stavanger at approximately 17:45.
Due to the possibility of changing weather conditions, your trip may last longer than approximated.

Getting there and away?
You’re free to book any flight you like. There are direct flights to Stavanger from Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester, and Aberdeen.

We recommend you arrive the day before meeting your guide.

Your host will be in touch before the trip to finalise details.
For extra financial protection against unforeseen circumstances, we recommend you book your flights using a credit card.

What to Expect

Day 1: Lysefjord Cruise

Your guide will meet you in Stavanger city-center at approximately 11:30am and take you to the base of the fjord. On the way, you’ll already be catching glimpses of some of the region’s many natural landscapes.

You’ll then cruise the full length of the Lysefjord by ferry; passing the world-renowned Preikestolen and getting your first sight of the magnificent Kjerag Boulder. Once back ashore, you will check into a cozy fjord lodge, your accommodation for the next two nights.

Day 2 : Hike to the Kjerag Boulder

You’ll start your expedition in the midst of darkness, and hike with headlamps. From Lysebotn, the expedition route follows a winding mountain road, which is closed for the season, as it switchbacks its way up through 26 hairpin turns into the Sirdal mountains. This time of year, at higher altitudes, it’s almost guaranteed that you’ll encounter snow and ice. Your guide has the experience and know-how, and will provide you with hiking poles, spikes, and snowshoes.

As the sun rises over the mountains, your guide will lead onward to Kjerag’s famous boulder. This portion of the expedition consists of three slopes that are interspersed with two valleys. After 6 hours of trekking, you’ll reach the edge of the mountain’s plateau. While standing on a 1000-meter-high cliff, you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of the 42-kilometer-long Lysefjord, which is simply some of the most dramatic scenery Fjord-Norway has to offer. At the boulder, which hangs a heart-stopping 984 meters above the fjord, you will have time to relax and enjoy your packed lunch.

After the lunch break, your guide will lead you back down the mountain, which will take about 5 hours. As the sun sets and darkness takes over, you’ll again hike with headlamps. No doubt tired and hungry, you’ll arrive back at the warm fjord lodge. While you enjoy a hot shower and a change of clothes, your guide will prepare dinner: a hearty Norwegian stew that will warm both your body and soul.

Day 3: Back to civilisation

On the last morning of your expedition, you’ll have time to sleep in and enjoy the tranquility of the area. If you still have energy to burn, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in some additional activities before lunchtime. Early afternoon, your adventure will come to an end with another fjord cruise, which will transport you back out to the mouth of the fjord. This will be followed by land-transportation back to Stavanger.

Due to the possibility of changing weather conditions, your trip may last longer than approximated.

Accommodation

You will be camping on snow and under the stars in the comfort of a pre-setup Basecamp Kjerag, consisting of high-quality spacious winter tents.

Dates & Prices

Prices include

  • Accommodation
  • Equipment
  • Guide
  • Local Transport
  • Meals As Described

Please note: Flights are NOT included and must be purchased separately.

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