Kayak the Lysefjord and Hike to Preikestolen

Kayak and wild camp on the Lysefjord, stopping to hike Norway’s famous view point. 2 days.

On this two-day trip, you’ll kayak along the Lysefjord, hike to the iconic Preikestolen and spend a night wild camping on a secluded beach.

Your hassle-free adventure includes:

  • 1-day kayaking
  • 1-day hiking
  • 1-night wild camping
  • Local, certified guide
  • Kayaking equipment
  • Tent
  • 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 evening meal
  • Local transfers
  • All taxes, insurances and licenses relative to the trip

Perfect for:
Outdoor adventurers looking for a varied trip. The combination of activities this trip offers allows you to experience the best of Lysefjord in just two days.

Need To Know

The following are not included in the trip price:

  • Flights to and from Stavanger airport
  • Airport transfers (available as an optional extra)
  • Snacks and drink
  • Breakfast and lunch on day 1, and dinner on day 2
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance

This trip will run with a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 15.

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

A good level of fitness is needed for the long days of kayaking and hiking, but no previous kayaking experience is needed.

Summers in Norway are sunny and warm, though the weather can still be fickle. Daytime temperatures average 12 – 18 °C, and nights cool down to five to 10 °C. It rains on more than half of the days each month.

Meals are fresh, healthy, and cooked Norwegian style. Dinner options include meat or fish, vegetables, pasta and rice. Breakfast includes fruit, bread, cereal, coffee, tea and juice.

If you have any special requests, let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.

  • All kayaking equipment including kayak, paddles, wetsuit and life jacket
  • Tent/tipi and mattress
  • Sleeping bag
  • Light, breathable clothes for kayaking
  • A light, waterproof jacket for kayaking
  • Paddling shoes or sandals that can get wet
  • Swimsuit and towel
  • Warm layers for evenings
  • Water bottle
  • Sunblock, sunglasses and a brimmed hat
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Small or medium rucksack to carry gear

Other recommendations are: - Personal toiletries - Camera - Mobile phone - Personal medicine if required (please inform your guide in case of emergency)

There are direct flights from London to Stavanger Airport (SVG) with Norwegian Airlines and SAS.

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Located on the southern Norwegian coast, Lysefjord is a 42-km long fjord framed by huge, sheer cliffs of light-coloured granite rock, including the 604m Preikestolen (“Pulpit Rock”). The plateau of this mountain measures around 25m² and is undoubtedly a lasting result of the ice-age. Many come to witness the Kjerag; a glacially deposited boulder wedged into a cliff overlooking the fjord.

Start point?
You will meet your host at 12:00 at the Jørpeland tourist information office.

Finish point?
A bus transfer will take you back to the Jørpeland tourist information office at 17:15.

Getting there and away?
There are direct flights from London to Stavanger Airport (SVG) with Norwegian Airlines and SAS.

To make your life easy, you can add a return transfer from Stavanger city/airport to the starting point of your trip in Forsand. You can add this service to your booking under “Optional Extras” section above.

Alternatively, you can catch the ferry from Stavanger to Tau, with a forwarding bus to Jørpeland.

For extra financial protection against unforeseen circumstances, we recommend you book your flights using a credit card.

What to Expect

Day 1: Kayaking along the Lysefjord and wild camp

You’ll meet your guide in Jørpeland at 12:00. After a safety briefing and equipment check, you’ll get onto the water.

You’ll kayak along the fjord for 10-15km. The water is usually calm and you may even spot the occasional seal. Paddling along the high walls, you’ll pass a number of falls, hidden bays, and small islands.

At around 18:00 you’ll arrive at camp on a small beach. Enjoy dinner around the campfire and get to know your fellow adventurers. You’ll have the chance to try a spot of fishing before retiring for the night.

3-4 hours kayaking, 10-15km

Day 2: Hike Preikestolen

After breakfast at camp, you’ll take a short transfer to Preikestolen, arriving at around 10:30. You’ll prepare for the hike and start making your way to the top of Preikestolen by 11:00.

It’s a moderately demanding hike to the top, taking around 6 hours. There are some tough inclines but when you reach the plateau you’ll have views across the fjord as your backdrop for lunch.

At the bottom of a challenging descent, the bus will be waiting to take you back to your starting point in Jørpeland.

5-6 hours hiking, 8km, 500m ascent

Note: This itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, and weather conditions and forecasts.


You’ll wild camp on a beach along the fjord in either individual tents or a large teepee (depending on group size). Your host uses a variety of Lavo tents that can comfortably accommodate between 2-6 people.

Single tents are available upon request. Just let your host know in advance.