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  • Three iconic spots

8 days - Experience jaw-dropping views with off the beaten track experiences

Take the less trodden path and experience the Norwegian fjords and mountains the active way. Three magnificent day hikes are included in this short tour. Professional guides, extra safety equipment, 'off the beaten track' routes, added inclusions such as canoeing and transfers between villages gives you the assurance of hiking at ease in Norway.

Highlights include

  • Trolltunga  - the spectacular scenic cliff that looks like a tongue sticking out
  • Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen) - the massive slab of rock
  • Kjerag - the boulder hanging between cliffs above Lysefjord
  • One-hour fjord cruise through the Lysefjord
  • Hardanger express boat back to Bergen
Day 1
Arrive Stavanger
Day 2
Return day summer hike to the famous Kjerag boulder and experience Norway’s wilderness at its peak
Day 3
Stavanger - cruise to Flower Island
Day 4
Sunrise Pulpit Rock Hike
Day 5
Travel locally to gateway town for the Trolltunga
Day 6
Hike the Trolltunga, one of the most spectacular scenic cliffs in Norway
Day 7
Travel to Bergen by bus/boat
Day 8
Transfer to the airport
Start Place
Stavanger, Norway
End Place
Bergen, Norway
Country Visited
Norway
Duration
8 Days
Suitability
Active independent tour suitable for singles, couples & groups
Code
TKP001

Details

Transportation

Canoe, local bus and fjord ferry

Included
  • All accommodation in superior shared double/twin room, single supplement available
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Three day hikes
  • Express bus and boat transfers (less 3 local bus trips paid locally)
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Taxes and service fees
Not Included

Three local bus trips of approx. NOK800, international flights, lunches and dinners not detailed in the program and items of personal nature.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive Stavanger

Stavanger is a town and a region in South Western Norway - well known for it's oil industry. However, it is also lovely to visit as a tourist due to it's high degree of 18th and 19th century wooden houses at it's centre, creating an intimate and welcoming village feel. Of course, with this comes lovely old cathedrals, museums, markets and cobblestone streets.

Settle into your hotel and then head out to enjoy the atmosphere of this lovely town. Please request a lunch pack for your early start next morning.


Day 2 - Return day summer hike to the famous Kjerag boulder and experience Norway’s wilderness at its peak

Before breakfast, head out early for this summer hike to the famous Kjerag boulder and experience Norway’s wilderness at its peak. Wake up your senses in the summer’s bright sunlight while enjoying a cruise through the spectacular Lysefjord. Hike in near-solitude on trails that have recently been upgraded by Nepalese Sherpas, who used local stones to make overcoming the final (and steepest) slope easier. Hikers that make their way up to Kjerag are awarded with an abundance of breath-taking views of the Lysefjord…but for many, the trip’s highlight is simply standing atop Kjerag’s famous boulder.

Your journey begins early-morning when your professional nature guide picks you up at your hotel. While being transported to the edge of the fjord, which takes about 1 hour, you’ll be able to catch glimpses of some of Norway’s stunning landscapes. Upon arrival at the shore of the Høgsfjord, you’ll board a speed-ferry.

The ferry will set-off navigating under a suspension bridge that spans the mouth of the Lysefjord. Steep mountain walls towering hundreds of meters above the fjord will then emerge. The cruise will transport you further into the Lysefjord where you will pass waterfalls, abandoned farms, and the famous Preikestolen cliff, which towers 604 meters above sea-level.

Once ashore, you’ll be driven through 26 hairpin turns along the (one and only!) road from the village of Lysebotn up to the Sirdal mountains and then onward to the Eagle’s Nest trail-head (one can speculate it got its name because it sits a lofty 640 meters above sea level). Before the crowds of tourists have begun to arrive, you’ll be well on your way up to the Kjerag boulder.

The hike to Kjerag is relatively demanding: you’ll trek 11 kilometers (round-trip) with an ascent of 800 meters in 5.5 hours. During the approximately 2.5-hour hike to the boulder, you’ll encounter 3 periods of steep climbing interspersed with 2 shallow valleys. Along the way, you’ll enjoy views of Lysebotn, which is situated at the head of the Lysefjord. The final 2 kilometers leading up to the Kjerag boulder are relatively flat and will allow you to focus more on the spectacular nature around you. Once you reach the edge of the mountain’s plateau, while standing on a 1000-meter-high cliff, you will be rewarded with panoramic views of the 42-kilometer-long Lysefjord.

Cliff-side, you’ll have plenty of time to rest and enjoy your packed lunch. If you’re among the brave, you’ll have the opportunity to stand atop the Kjerag boulder. Base-jumping is legal in Norway, so if you’re lucky, you’ll get to watch as daredevils hurdle themselves off the side of the cliff.

After the lunch break, your guide will lead you back down to the Eagle’s Nest, which takes approximately 2 hours. On the drive back to Stavanger, the guide will navigate over a mountain pass through the municipality of Sirdal. You’ll pass through a barren, glacier-scoured landscape that many experience as being moon-like.

The tour ends in Stavanger at approximately 17:00 (5:00pm).

Included in this tour:

  • Pick-up and transportation to/from the trailhead
  • One-hour fjord cruise through the Lysefjord
  • Professional guide with navigation, safety, and emergency equipment
  • Personal-use of hiking poles
  • Hot beverages and a snack during the hike

Suitable for adults (16 yrs. +) who are in very good condition, and have previous hiking experience.

Meals
1 Breakfast

Day 3 - Stavanger - cruise to Flower Island

A day to recover, explore and relax in Stavanger. A recommended day excursion is just a 20 min boat ride from Stavanger, the Flor & Fjære, a sanctuary for garden lovers. Available only in summer, you can departure from Skagenkaien with M/S Rygerfjord at 12:00. Enjoy a private tour of the gardens, warm lunch buffet at their restaurant, dessert and coffee or tea and then return to Stavanger at 16:30. A perfect summer's day out.

Meals
1 Breakfast

Day 4 - Sunrise Pulpit Rock Hike

Avoid the crowds by joining a sunrise hike and enjoy a unique Preikestolen experience. You’ll start your adventure in the midst of darkness and walk with headlamps through the twilight of the night. After approximately 2.5 hours of trekking, you’ll reach Preikestolen where, after finding yourself a beautiful spot to relax, you’ll watch as the first deep orange beams of sunlight illuminate the steep mountain walls that tower over the Lysefjord.

Long before the first tourist-packed busses arrive from Stavanger, you’ll be on your way back down the trail to conclude your unique hiking experience with a well-deserved breakfast at Preikestolen Mountain Lodge.

Included in this tour:

  • Transportation to/from the start of the trail (including ferry crossings)
  • Professional guide with navigation, safety, and emergency equipment
  • Personal-use of hiking poles
  • Hot beverages and a snack during the hike
Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Preikestolen Mountain Lodge

Day 5 - Travel locally to gateway town for the Trolltunga

Travel to Odda to prepare for your next hike. Recharge your batteries in this small picturesque town. If you want to explore the region, you can hire bikes, join a rib boating trip, walk along the glacier river or find a pleasant window sill to perch on so you can enjoy the scenery.

Meals
1 Breakfast
Accommodation
Trolltunga Hotel

Day 6 - Hike the Trolltunga, one of the most spectacular scenic cliffs in Norway

Today you will hike to Trolltunga - one of Norway's most spectacular sight. After breakfast, transfer to the start of the hike in Skjeggedal, and with your guide, follow the path by foot to Topp with the stunning views of the Folgefonna National Park. The trip continues on foot towards Tyssebotn. Here you'll find giant marmites, deep holes in the mountain, made by sand and stone rotating in the now dry Tyssestrengene waterfall. This was the world's fifth tallest waterfall, before the power station was built.

The hike ends at Trolltunga. A memorable nature attraction, with a stunning view of the Ringedal lake and the Folgefonna glacier. Plus, it should add some butterflies to your tummy.

Hike is recommended if you are in normal good shape and over 15 years of age. Please bring hiking clothes/shoes according to the forecasted weather, food for 10 hours, a 30-40 l backpack, and some extra warm/change of cloths in your backpack. Duration: 8-12 hours

Meals
1 Breakfast
Accommodation
Trolltunga Hotel

Day 7 - Travel to Bergen by bus/boat

Local bus from Odda to Rosendal, a lovely village, famous for its little castle, Norway's only Barony, surrounded by a beautiful renaissance garden and famous for its many cultural events. Catch an express boat to Bergen and check into your centrally located hotel.

Meals
1 Breakfast
Accommodation
Clarion Hotel Admiral

Day 8 - Transfer to the airport

After breakfast, transfer to the airport.

Meals
1 Breakfast
Dates & Prices

Price per person

Dates
Valid From
Valid To
Price
Status
Accommodation
10 Jun 2019
28 Aug 2019
10 Jun 2019
28 Aug 2019
EUR 1,401
Available
Standard
10 Jun 2019
28 Aug 2019
10 Jun 2019
28 Aug 2019
EUR 486
Available
Extra for Single

Important Information

Please note that this trip can easily be shortened or lengthened. Call us for more options, as it is just such a lovely place in the world to explore.

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.

Packing List for day tours:

  • Proper hiking boots/shoes
  • Outdoor-clothing: water/wind resistant pants, rain-proof jacket
  • Small backpack with additional clothing layers (fleece/woolen sweater, etc.)
  • *Packed lunch / bottled water / additional snacks
  • NOTE: NO JEANS/SNEAKERS!

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