The Kjerag is located near the Lysefjord and is famous for its views at a high altitude: 1,110 meters. The hike up to this point is a tough journey of 10 kilometers, which takes around 5 to 6 hours. The train runs across several mountain ridges and the levels of altitudes vary some 570 meters.

On the way, you can also see the Kjeragbolten, a 5-m³ large boulder, wedged into the mountain’s crevice. It’s at precisely 1,000 meters above the Lysefjord. The top, the Kjerag, is 1,110 meters high and therefore a popular spot for BASE jumping. So you might see somebody jumping off with a parachute when you reach the top.

According to local stories, the boulder is a troll that turned to stone when daylight fell upon him.

A little further, you will find the Kjeragfossen, an enormous waterfall, where the water drops down a staggering 715 meters. You can easily hike to it.

The starting point for the hike is at Øygardstøl. It takes approximately 5 hours (return) and you will climb 570 meters.

The mountain is near Lysebotn and Lysebotnvegen, about a 2-hour drive from Stavanger. It can get busy here so it’s a good idea to go early in the day.

More information: www.visitnorway.com/listings/kjerag/

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