Step into nature on this adventurous, hiking focused short break to Stavanger. Not only is the charming town of Stavanger the gateway to the spectacular Lysefjord, it is also an ideal base for conquering two of Norway's most famous and iconic hiking trails: Preikestolen & Kjerag Boulder hike. Hike in small groups with guides who know the very best ways to get off the beaten track and to see the finest that these trails have to offer. In between the two hikes, enjoy a free day in Stavanger to soak up the atmosphere of this attractive port town.
The Preikestolen hike is considered of moderate difficulty (8 km, 500 metre ascent) while The Kjerag Boulder hike (11 km, 800 metre ascent) is considered more difficult. Guests should be in good physical condition and have previous hiking experience.
Fly from the UK to Stavanger in the south-west of Norway. Upon arrival, transfer to the city centre and check in to your hotel for your 4-night break. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore this bustling harbour town.
Join a small group for an early-morning guided hike to the famous Kjerag boulder, arriving before the main tourist buses to avoid the crowds. Enjoy a cruise on the spectacular Lysefjord before embarking on the well maintained trail to the famous Kjerag boulder - where the brave can experience the exhilaration of standing atop the boulder! (B)
Today is free to either book an optional excursion or to simply explore the charms of Stavanger. We recommend a stroll through the enchanting, white washed wooden houses of Gamle Stavanger, the city's Old Town, or a visit to one or two of the city's unique and interesting museums, such as the Oil or the Canning Museums. When you get hungry, seek out a bite to eat along the harbour front where there are plenty of options available. (B)
Embark on a guided, small group hike to the top of one of Norway's most recognisable natural landmarks - the imposing 604-metre high Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) cliff, which offers incredible, panoramic views of the stunning Lysefjord and the surrounding mountains. Get access to hidden routes and exclusive photo opportunities while taking in the some of the best scenery Fjord-Norway has to offer, all while avoiding the tourist crowds that swarm to this trail during the summer months. (B)