Kjerag Winter Basecamp Trek

Trek in solitude through a winter wonderland. Camp under the stars at our Kjerag Basecamp. Experience the exhilaration of visiting Kjerag´s Boulder in winter.

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.
Join us on a 3-day winter hiking/camping trip to the famous Kjerag boulder and breathe in the silence of Norway’s vast wilderness and pristine mountain air. Trek in solitude through a winter wonderland while encountering breathtaking views of the Lysefjord. Camp under the stars in high-quality, spacious winter tents at our Kjerag Basecamp. Experience the exhilaration of standing on Kjerag’s cliff side, almost a kilometer above the fjord below. 

This is a demanding 3-day, 25-kilometer trek with a total ascent of 1,250 meters.

Day 1: 8 km, ascent 825 meters, descent 75 meters
Fjord cruise, followed by fjord-to-mountain hike
Accommodation at Kjerag Basecamp

Day 2: 9 km, ascent 350 meters, descent 350 meters
Snow hike to Kjerag’s Boulder
Accommodation at Kjerag Basecamp, made possible by sponsorship of Hilleberg – providing us with the best winter basecamp tents on the market.

Day 3: 8 km, ascent 75 meters, descent 825 meters
Mountain-to-fjord hike, followed by fjord cruise and return to Stavanger

SEASON
01.november - 01.march

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS              
Minimum 4 persons

CHANGES MAY OCCUR
We reserve the right to make changes to the program, and the price. The day to day program is indicative, and changes may occur. Please have a look at our terms and conditions.

INSURANCE 
You need a travel and health insurance, that also includes transportation back to your country. Remember to bring your insurance card/information. 

Day by day

DAY 1: TO KJERAG BASECAMP

Your journey begins when your professional guide picks you up in Stavanger city-center at approximately 11:30am.

After the briefing, we´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 a 8-kilometer-long hike starting at the fjord’s edge and upward to an altitude of 825 meters above sea-level.

Most of the hike on day-1 follows a spectacular road, which is closed for the season, as it switchbacks its way up through 26 hairpin turns from the village of Lysebotn up into the Sirdal mountains. We will be using spikes or snowshoes if necessary. The last kilometer will be off-road, to reach the Kjerag Basecamp, which is located in a beautiful snow-covered valley. We´ll be walking with headlamps through the twilight of the falling night.

At the Kjerag Basecamp, which was made possible by Hilleberg by providing us with the best winter basecamp tents on the market, you can move into your new home for the next two nights. Your guide will prepare a hearty Norwegian stew that will warm both your body and soul. If you’re lucky, you’ll even enjoy a beautiful sunset over the fjord.

DAY 2: 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 kilometers 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-kilometer-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 ensure a peaceful hike that allows enough time to enjoy Kjerag in winter conditions. After lunch, we will return to Kjerag Basecamp for another night in winter wonderland. Experience Norway’s long cold winter while sleeping under the stars!

If weather conditions are favorable, you may also have the opportunity to participate in a sunset and/or moonlight hike (optional).

DAY 3: BACK TO STAVANGER

The last morning, we have time to sleep in a little bit and enjoy the tranquility of the area. If you still have lots of energy, you have the opportunity to participate in some more snow activities. After lunch, it´s time to descend back down into civilisation. The 8 kilometer decent will take approximately 3 hours. Your trip will end with a fjord cruise back out to the mouth of the fjord, followed by transportation back to Stavanger.

The tour ends in Stavanger at approximately* 17.45 (5.45pm).
*Due to the possibility of changing weather conditions, your trip may last longer than approximated.

What is included in the trip?

Included in the trip

  • Hotel pick-up / drop-off
  • Transportation
  • Lysefjord cruise x2
  • Professional guide
  • Snow shoe equipment
  • Use of hiking poles
  • Winter camp accommodation
  • Winter sleeping bag
  • Use of down jacket
  • Dinner (day 1 + 2)
  • Breakfast (day 2 + 3)
  • Lunch (day 2 + 3)

Not included in the trip

  • International and domestic flights
  • Meals not mentioed in the program
  • Accommodation before and after tour 
  • Drinks 
  • Personal insurance

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