1084 meters above Lysefjorden, a giant boulder is wedged in a mountain crevasse. This is Kjeragbolten, a popular peak to hike.
It is also a popular spot for BASE jumping and for taking photos on top of the giant rock squeezed between the huge cracks of the mountain. To get there, follow the marked trail that starts just next to the restaurant Øygardstølen by the road to Lysebotn.
About the route
- Season: June – September
- Grade: red. The hike is challenging and is best suited for experienced hikers and adults.
- Length: the hike takes about six hours in full, is 10 km long, including a 570 meters climb.
Gear and equipment
- Solid hiking boots, warm clothes, food and beverages
- Remember to check the weather report before you go
How to get there
- By ferry: go by the tourist ferry or a combination boat to Lysebotn and a taxi to Øygardstøl. From the ferry you can enjoy views of both Kjeragbolten and Preikestolen from the fjord.
- By car: In the summer you can drive through Sirdalen valley on your way to Lysebotn.
- By bus: The bus company Tide offer tours to Kjerag from Stavanger in the summertime
- By car from Stavanger: drive south on E39 and take left on RV 45 in Ålgård. Continue down Suleskarsveien and follow the sign for Lysebotn. Park next to Øygardsstølen before the road curves down to Lysbotn.
The app that verifies your hike
The I have been there® program verifies the achievement of arriving at a destination. This verification is done through the IHBT app, which is downloaded BEFORE one begins their travel destination. The app will give you a green signal when the destination is reached. On the app, you can directly order the exquisite IHBT emblem that will have your name engraved into it, along with the date and time for your completed travel destination. Read more about "I have been there"