Kjerag - the majesty of Ryfylke in the heart of the Lysefjord!
Sirdal Hostel is perfect accommodation before a trip to Kjeragbolten. We can also fix
breakfast and packed lunch for you and your travel companions.
At 1084 metres, Kjerag rises the highest of all the peaks in Lysefjorden. The mountain massif has long been most admired from the fjord, but in recent years it has become increasingly popular to take the hiking trail to the plateau itself. Most people are satisfied with enjoying the view over the Lysefjorden from the plateau itself, but for some hikers the highlight is being immortalized on Kjeragbolten, a round stone block wedged in a rock crevice. Kjerag has also become a popular destination for mountain climbers and base jumpers.
The trip takes 5 - 6 hours round trip, 9.8 km
Season: June - September
Hike to Kjerag
The hike starts from the paid car park at Øygardstøl, south of the Lysefjorden, by the Lysevegen over Lysebotn. Here there is a service building that houses toilets and tourist information. The demanding trail goes up and down several ridges, and has a height difference of 460 metres.
It is always important that you take weather precautions. If there is snow in the mountains, it is not recommended to go on the hike, or it is recommended to use a nature guide. Remember good footwear, preferably mountain shoes, warm clothes, food, drink and possibly poles. Generally good physical fitness is absolutely necessary. No one must start the hike when there is a risk that it will be dark before returning. NB! Read important advice and tips before you set off on a hike to Kjerag!
How to get to Kjerag
You can get to Øygardstøl either by ferry (The Fjords' Turistbilferja or Kombibåten) to Lysebotn and car/taxi on to Øygardstøl or by driving via Sirdalen on the road to Lysebotn (road closed in winter from approx. October to May/June, contact the Swedish Road Administration, tel. 175).
In the summer, Go Fjords has a bus trip to Kjerag from Stavanger.
Experience Kjerag from the fjord
Kjerag is also impressive when viewed from the fjord, from a ferry or sightseeing boat. You can see Kjeragbolten 1,000 meters above you from the bottom of the fjord. If you're lucky, you can see base jumpers in the summer.