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Kjerag is a spectacular scenery in the winter. Less visited than the summer, but still remarkably beautiful.

Are you looking for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure? Have you dreamed of visiting Norway’s spectacular fjords? Join us on this winter Adventure Tour to the natural wonder of Kjerag basecamp. You are welcome to join our 3-day adventure in the beautiful winter of Fjord Norway. 

About 10,000 years ago, the last ice age ended and massive glaciers scraped their way from the mountain tops down toward sea level. In the process, Norway’s rugged landscapes, most notably its fjords, were formed. 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.

During much of the winter and springtime, Fjord Norway’s majestic mountaintops are blanketed in thick layers of snow. Those who venture up the trails to Kjerag during the off-season encounter peace and solitude unlike anywhere else. Our professional guides are trained to safely manoeuvre rapidly-changing weather and trail conditions. Get to learn their winter skills of our highly skilled guides, and enjoy the Norwegian winter culture from the inside. 

You can book the Adventure Tour in the menu to the right, please let us know if you have any questions. You can contact us at [email protected] 

When booking, you may select from the following pick-up times and 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

Included / not-included

3-day Kjerag Basecamp Trek Includes:

– Pick-up and transportation to/from the start of the trail
– Ferry cruises along the Lysefjord (2)
– Professional guide(s) carrying navigation, safety, first-aid, and winter/outdoor equipment
– Snow shoe equipment
– Accommodation (2 nights) in winter tents
– Sleeping mat, winter sleeping bag including liner
– Warm footwear and down jackets to be used in / around camp
– Campsite breakfast (days 2,3)
– Packed lunch (days 2,3)
– Campsite dinner (days 1,2)
– Hot beverages and snacks (days 1,2,3)

A detailed packing list will be sent to you after booking.

DAY 1: Fjord cruise and kjerag

Your journey begins when your guide picks you up in Stavanger (see details for pick up locations in Stavanger).

During a short stop at our location, you’ll receive instructions and a safety-briefing to prepare you for the trek. It’s also a great opportunity to get to know the guide(s) and other participants.

After the briefing, you´ll be transported to the base of the fjord, catching glimpses of some of the region’s many natural landscapes. You’ll then cruise the full length of the Lysefjord by ferry, during which you’ll see world-renowned Preikestolen from below, as well as getting your first glimpses of the Kjerag Boulder. Once back ashore, your guide will lead you on an 8-kilometre-long hike starting at the fjord’s edge and upward to an altitude of 825 meters above sea-level.

Most of day one's hike follows a spectacular winter-closed road, switchbacking its way up through 26 hairpin turns from the village of Lysebotn up to the Sirdal Mountains. We will be using spikes or snowshoes if necessary. The last kilometre will be off-road, to reach our pre-set up Kjerag Basecamp, located in a beautiful snow-covered valley. We’ll be walking with headlamps through the twilight of the falling night.

Accommodation Base Camp Ascent 825 meters Distance 8km Meals D Descent 75 metres

DAY 2: Snow hike to the boulder of Kjerag

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. 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 kilometres long and consists of two slopes that are interspersed with a valley. Breathe in the crisp, cool mountain air and experience the magic of hiking in solitude before the beginning of the high-season.

Once you 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-kilometre-long Lysefjord: some of the most dramatic scenery Fjord-Norway has to offer. At the boulder, hanging a heart-stopping 984 meters above the fjord. you will have time to relax and enjoy your packed lunch. We have dedicated a full day to be able to hike in peace and having enough time to enjoy Kjerag in winter conditions.

After lunch, we will return to Kjerag Basecamp for a well-deserved campsite dinner and another night in the winter wonderland. Experience Norway’s long cold winter while sleeping under the stars! If weather conditions are favourable, you may also have the opportunity to participate in a sunset and/or moonlight hike (optional).

Accommodation Tent basecamp Ascent 350m Distance 9km Meals B,L,D Descent 350m

DAY 3: to the fjords

The last morning of the 3-day Kjerag Winter Basecamp Trek, we have time to sleep in a little bit and enjoy the tranquillity of the area. If you have lots of energy left, you have the opportunity to participate in some more snow activities. After lunch, it´s time to get down from the mountains and back to civilisation. The 8-kilometre descent back down to the fjord, will take approximately 3 hours. We’ll take a cruise back out to the mouth of the fjord, followed by transportation back to Stavanger.

Ascent 350m Distance 8km Meals B,L,D Descent 825m