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  • Three iconic spots

8 days - Experience jaw-dropping views with 'off the beaten track' experiences

Take the less trodden path and experience the Norwegian fjords and mountains the active way. Three magnificent day hikes are included in this short tour. Professional guides, extra safety equipment, 'off the beaten track' routes and added inclusions such as canoeing will provide you with the ultimate adventure in Norway.

Highlights include

  • Trolltunga - the spectacular scenic cliff that looks like a tongue sticking out
  • Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen) - the massive slab of rock
  • Kjerag - the boulder hanging between cliffs above Lysefjord
Day 1
Arrive Stavanger
Day 2
Return day summer hike to the famous Kjerag boulder and experience Norway’s wilderness at its peak
Day 3
Stavanger - cruise to Flower Island and drive to Preikestolen
Day 4
Sunrise Pulpit Rock Hike
Day 5
Discover Odda, the gateway to Trolltunga
Day 6
Hike the Trolltunga, one of the most spectacular scenic cliffs in Norway
Day 7
Visit Rosendal, a lovely village, famous for its little castle, Norway's only Barony, on your way to Bergen
Day 8
Transfer to the airport
Start Place
Stavanger, Norway
End Place
Bergen, Norway
Country Visited
8 Days
Start Date
Travel Style
Active independent tour suitable for singles, couples & groups

Please note that all our itineraries, inclusions, dates and prices displayed on this website may change at any time. If you book an itinerary today and have this confirmed it will be the itinerary that is delivered to you. However, the online itinerary on our website may change in the meantime.

As a Certified B Corporation, 50 Degrees North has designed this tour using handpicked local hoteliers and suppliers who share our ethos of delivering services and activities of high social and environmental standards.

The CO2-e per person per day of all tours is carefully measured following each season. We fully offset all emissions of our tours on your behalf, and we constantly look at ways to reduce emissions where possible.



Car Hire

  • All accommodation in superior shared double/twin room, single supplement available
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Three day hikes
  • Compact, 4-5 Door, Automatic, Toyota Yaris Sedan or similar (5 days)
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Taxes and service fees
Not Included

International flights, lunches and dinners not detailed in the program and items of personal nature. The toll road fees will automatically be added to your hire car and you can pay when you return it.


Day 1 - Arrive Stavanger

Stavanger is a town and a region in South Western Norway - well known for it's oil industry. However, it is also lovely to visit as a tourist due to it's high degree of 18th and 19th century wooden houses at it's centre, creating an intimate and welcoming village feel. Of course, with this comes lovely old cathedrals, museums, markets and cobblestone streets.

Settle into your hotel and then head out to enjoy the atmosphere of this lovely town. Please request a lunch pack for your early start next morning.

Director's Choice

Day 2 - Return day summer hike to the famous Kjerag boulder and experience Norway’s wilderness at its peak

Before breakfast, head out early for this summer hike to the famous Kjerag boulder and experience Norway’s wilderness at its peak. Wake up your senses in the summer’s bright sunlight while enjoying a cruise through the spectacular Lysefjord. Hike in near-solitude on trails that have recently been upgraded by Nepalese Sherpas, who used local stones to make overcoming the final (and steepest) slope easier. Hikers that make their way up to Kjerag are awarded with an abundance of breath-taking views of the Lysefjord…but for many, the trip’s highlight is simply standing atop Kjerag’s famous boulder.

Your journey begins early-morning when your professional nature guide picks you up at your hotel. While being transported to the edge of the fjord, which takes about 1 hour, you’ll be able to catch glimpses of some of Norway’s stunning landscapes. Upon arrival at the shore of the Høgsfjord, you’ll board a speed-ferry.

The ferry will set-off navigating under a suspension bridge that spans the mouth of the Lysefjord. Steep mountain walls towering hundreds of meters above the fjord will then emerge. The cruise will transport you further into the Lysefjord where you will pass waterfalls, abandoned farms, and the famous Preikestolen cliff, which towers 604 meters above sea-level.

Once ashore, you’ll be driven through 26 hairpin turns along the (one and only!) road from the village of Lysebotn up to the Sirdal mountains and then onward to the Eagle’s Nest trail-head (one can speculate it got its name because it sits a lofty 640 meters above sea level). Before the crowds of tourists have begun to arrive, you’ll be well on your way up to the Kjerag boulder.

The hike to Kjerag is relatively demanding: you’ll trek 11 kilometers (round-trip) with an ascent of 800 meters in 5.5 hours. During the approximately 2.5-hour hike to the boulder, you’ll encounter 3 periods of steep climbing interspersed with 2 shallow valleys. Along the way, you’ll enjoy views of Lysebotn, which is situated at the head of the Lysefjord. The final 2 kilometers leading up to the Kjerag boulder are relatively flat and will allow you to focus more on the spectacular nature around you. Once you reach the edge of the mountain’s plateau, while standing on a 1000-meter-high cliff, you will be rewarded with panoramic views of the 42-kilometer-long Lysefjord.

Cliff-side, you’ll have plenty of time to rest and enjoy your packed lunch. If you’re among the brave, you’ll have the opportunity to stand atop the Kjerag boulder. Base-jumping is legal in Norway, so if you’re lucky, you’ll get to watch as daredevils hurdle themselves off the side of the cliff.

After the lunch break, your guide will lead you back down to the Eagle’s Nest, which takes approximately 2 hours. On the drive back to Stavanger, the guide will navigate over a mountain pass through the municipality of Sirdal. You’ll pass through a barren, glacier-scoured landscape that many experience as being moon-like.

The tour ends in Stavanger at approximately 17:00 (5:00pm).

Included in this tour:

  • Pick-up and transportation to/from the trailhead
  • One-hour fjord cruise through the Lysefjord
  • Professional guide with navigation, safety, and emergency equipment
  • Personal-use of hiking poles
  • Hot beverages and a snack during the hike

Suitable for adults (16 yrs. +) who are in very good condition, and have previous hiking experience.

1 Breakfast
Director's Choice

Day 3 - Stavanger - cruise to Flower Island and drive to Preikestolen

Enjoy the day to recover, explore and relax in Stavanger. Pick up your car today and head to Preikestolen at your leisure (only a 40 minute drive through the 39.4km tunnel). A recommended day excursion is just a 20 min boat ride from Stavanger, the Flor & Fjære, a sanctuary for garden lovers. Available only in summer, you can departure from Skagenkaien with M/S Rygerfjord at 12:00. Enjoy a private tour of the gardens, warm lunch buffet at their restaurant, dessert and coffee or tea and then return to Stavanger at 16:30. A perfect summer's day out.

1 Breakfast
Preikestolen Mountain Lodge
Director's Choice

Day 4 - Sunrise Pulpit Rock Hike

Avoid the crowds by joining a sunrise hike and enjoy a unique Preikestolen experience. You’ll start your adventure in the midst of darkness and walk with headlamps through the twilight of the night. After approximately 2.5 hours of trekking, you’ll reach Preikestolen where, after finding yourself a beautiful spot to relax, you’ll watch as the first deep orange beams of sunlight illuminate the steep mountain walls that tower over the Lysefjord.

Long before the first tourist-packed busses arrive from Stavanger, you’ll be on your way back down the trail to conclude your unique hiking experience with a well-deserved breakfast at Preikestolen Mountain Lodge.

Included in this tour:

  • Transportation to/from the start of the trail (including ferry crossings)
  • Professional guide with navigation, safety, and emergency equipment
  • Personal-use of hiking poles
  • Hot beverages and a snack during the hike

Please note that this hike includes off-trail hiking and is suitable for people who are in good physical condition. Participants need to be 10+, <60 unless very high fitness levels and recent hiking experience in mountainous terrain can be documented. We are happy to assist finding a more suitable hike for you if you feel these conditions might limit your enjoyment of the hike.

1 Breakfast
1 Dinner
Preikestolen Mountain Lodge

Day 5 - Discover Odda, the gateway to Trolltunga

Travel to Odda to prepare for your next hike. Recharge your batteries in this small picturesque town. If you want to explore the region, you can hire bikes, join a rib boating trip, walk along the glacier river or find a pleasant window sill to perch on so you can enjoy the scenery.

1 Breakfast
Trolltunga Hotel

Day 6 - Hike the Trolltunga, one of the most spectacular scenic cliffs in Norway

Today you will hike to Trolltunga - one of Norway's most spectacular sight. After breakfast, transfer to the start of the hike in Skjeggedal, and with your guide, follow the path by foot to Topp with the stunning views of the Folgefonna National Park. The trip continues on foot towards Tyssebotn. Here you'll find giant marmites, deep holes in the mountain, made by sand and stone rotating in the now dry Tyssestrengene waterfall. This was the world's fifth tallest waterfall, before the power station was built.

The hike ends at Trolltunga. A memorable nature attraction, with a stunning view of the Ringedal lake and the Folgefonna glacier. Plus, it should add some butterflies to your tummy.

Hike is recommended if you are in normal good shape and over 15 years of age. Please bring hiking clothes/shoes according to the forecasted weather, food for 10 hours, a 30-40 l backpack, and some extra warm/change of cloths in your backpack. Duration: 8-12 hours

1 Breakfast
Trolltunga Hotel

Day 7 - Visit Rosendal, a lovely village, famous for its little castle, Norway's only Barony, on your way to Bergen

After breakfast, drive from Odda to Rosendal, a lovely village, famous for its little castle, Norway's only Barony, surrounded by a beautiful renaissance garden and famous for its many cultural events. Return to Bergen, return your hire car and check into your centrally located hotel.

1 Breakfast
Clarion Hotel Admiral

Day 8 - Transfer to the airport

After breakfast, transfer to the airport.

1 Breakfast
Dates & Prices

All prices listed are per person, based on two people sharing a room. Prices are indicative due to the current uncertainty across Europe with increasing energy and volatile fuel costs. For last minute bookings: prices are subject to availability.

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Valid To
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1 Jul 2024
31 Aug 2024
1 Jul 2024
31 Aug 2024
USD 2,459
1 Jul 2024
31 Aug 2024
1 Jul 2024
31 Aug 2024
USD 1,650
Extra for Single

Important Information

Due to the possibility of rapidly-changing weather conditions, it may be necessary to make changes to scheduled trips. In the event that your trip needs to be rescheduled for another day or cancelled on short notice, you may choose between joining the rescheduled trip or getting a refund. In the event that weather conditions deteriorate during your trip, it may be necessary to turn around on the trail or head back earlier than planned. If this happens, no refunds will be given.

Packing List for day tours:

  • Proper hiking boots/shoes
  • Outdoor-clothing: water/wind resistant pants, rain-proof jacket
  • Small backpack with additional clothing layers (fleece/woollen sweater, etc.)
  • Packed lunch / bottled water / additional snacks

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