Kjerag, Forsand Municipality

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Towering above other peaks along the fjord, Kjerag has become a popular destination for hiking, mountain climbing, and base jumping. You can walk up the path following marked trails and traversing several ridges to the plateau or cruise around the fjord and admire the mountain face from a ferry or a sightseeing boat. More adventurous visitors may try climbing the Kjeragbolten, a massive round stone jammed firmly in a mountain crevice. Try to find a spot near the peak where a natural phenomenon triggered by a strong east wind occurs--some locals say you'll hear the sound of a gunshot followed by smoke when the wind blows at a certain intensity. Wear solid hiking shoes and warm clothes, and be sure to take plenty of water and food with you. Using our international travel planner, Stavanger attractions like Kjerag can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I am extremely afraid of heights so this hike was a challenge for me. I read reviews here before going this July and knew there would be steep ascents with chains to help out. I was not prepared for h...  more »
  • To start the route to the Kjerag, start at a car park for which you have to pay about 200 NOK (this may be by cash or credit card). From there you start immediately with a style piece up the mountain and that's just the beginning. The route consists of 3 mountains that you should and every now and then you need also a bit down. The route is rough, varied, adventurous and beautiful, but it is very heavy. For people with a bad condition, fear of heights, bad knees or whatever the route is therefore expensive. The route is a very busy route because the Kjeragbolten are very popular and in addition, the route is also wonderful. It takes about 6 to 7 hours in total to the route to run and the return trip away are both heavy, since you need to climb several mountains on both sides. It is therefore also important that you be well prepared for heading off with enough water and food and good sturdy shoes (because you have at times also very style up and down, and slip you don't want!). On the end of the route to get to the snow and between rocks in to get to the Kjeragbolten, where you also can look beautiful on the lysefjord! To a beautiful picture to shoot yourself on the Kjeragbolten can put you in the queue to get on the rock steps (for people with Vertigo a less good). Please be advised that there is some more on top of the mountain wind and what is colder, so do good clothes or take good clothes.
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  • This was one of our most challenging hikes, but it was an exhilarating experience. Here are some tips to help your hike. If you arrive by car, there is an attendant at the entrance collecting a 200 NO...  more »
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  • Fantastic hike! Be aware of steep hills and slippery rocks! 3-4hrs to get there. Enjoy!
  • This place is the most beautiful place I have ever visited. The hike takes maximum 5 hours to complete including the the time to takes photos at Kjeragbolten and all the stops a normal person wants for rest. The view at Kjeragbolten is awesome. The parking fees is 200 NOK. Standing on the rock is quite safe just look out for the winds.
  • it is about 5 hrs hiking starting from the park of Kjerag but if you will start from the place where you will leave the ferry, it is 2 km then you will find a 3 km totally dark tunnel (you have to bring a torch or use your mobil as a lamp) when you get to the end of the tunnel there is a 5 km very steep ramp then you will be in the start point of the 2.5 hrs hiking for both ways if you get to Lysebotn at 12 with the ferry you wont find a transportation till 2 o'clock but you can do it hitchhiking and very fast hiking for 4 hrs and take the way back in 1 hr then you will be able to take the ferry back to Lauvvik at 6 PM
  • Wonderful hike but not recommended for small kids under 6 years of age
  • Cool place to visit and standing on the boulder is absolutely amazing.Weather is stunning and watch out for winds while standing on the rock.

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Where to stay in Stavanger

As with any Norwegian city, the high price of accommodations in Stavanger might be a bit of a shock. Luckily, the Norwegians have such a fondness for outdoor activities that most tourist destinations seem to be well served by several campsites in nearby areas. Rent a tent or a rustic cabin to appreciate Norway’s nature and cut costs. Alternatively, look for hotels in the city center around the Storhaug borough. Slightly outside of Stavanger lies the popular Sola Beach, where high-end hotels put you just steps from the sand.
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