Kjerag Boulder Winter Expedition

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

  • Norway
  • February

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. By night, you’ll camp under the stars in the true tranquility of Norway’s vast wilderness.

This magical experience includes:

  • 3 days hiking
  • 2 nights snow camping
  • Ferry cruise along the Lysefjord
  • Professional guide carrying navigation, safety, first-aid, and winter/outdoor equipment
  • Snowshoe equipment
  • Camping 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 Fjord Norway’s.

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 minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 14.

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

This trip is suitable for adults (16 yrs. +) who are in very good condition, and have previous hiking experience.
Here’s the distances again for you:

  • Total Distance: 8 kilometers (day 1); 9 kilometers (day 2); 8 kilometers (day 3)
  • Total Ascent: 825 meters (day 1); 375 meters (day 2); 75 meters (day 3)

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

*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


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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 on Thursday before meeting your guide on Friday morning

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

Friday: Hike to Kjerag Basecamp

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’ll get stuck into your first hike starting at the fjord’s edge and upward to an altitude of 825 meters above sea-level.

Most of today´s hike follows a spectacular winter-closed road, switchbacking its way up through 26 hairpin turns; you’ll be using spikes or snowshoes where necessary. The final leg of your journey to Kjerag Basecamp will be off-road until you reach the beautiful snow-covered valley that will be your shelter for the night.

If you’re in luck, you’ll arrive just in time to enjoy the stunning sunset over the fjord. Indulge in the beauty of your surroundings while your guide prepares a hearty Norwegian stew that will warm both your body and soul.

8 km hike, ascent 825 meters, descent 75 meters

Saturday: Hike to the Kjerag Boulder

While the sun rises over the mountains, your guide will lead you up to the Kjerag Boulder. This portion of the trek is about 4.5 kilometers long and consists of two slopes that are interspersed with a valley. It’s almost guaranteed that you’ll encounter snow and ice; your guide will provide you with hiking poles, spikes, and snowshoes as necessary.

Once you reach the edge of the mountain’s plateau you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of the 42-kilometer-long Lysefjord, not to mention the mammoth Kjerag Boulder hanging a heart-stopping 984 meters above the fjord. Breathe in the crisp, cool mountain air and appreciate the magic of hiking in solitude.

After lunch at the boulder, you’ll return to base camp for another night in a winter wonderland. Lie back in the deep snow for star-gazing at skies clearer than you can imagine.

9 km hike, ascent 350 meters, descent 350 meters

Sunday: Back to civilisation

A slower start this morning will give you the opportunity to enjoy the tranquility of the camp and participate in some snow activities.

After lunch, you’ll attack the 8km descent back to civilisation to catch the ferry back out to the mouth of the fjord, followed by the drive back to Stavanger.

8 km hike, ascent 75 meters, descent 825 meters


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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