Overlooking Lysefjord in southwest Norway, Kjerag is a popular destination for hikers, climbers and base jumpers, famous for its breathtaking mountain views.
Rising to a height of 1084m above sea level, Kjerag is the highest peak in Lysefjord and the mountainous terrain and stunning scenery make this one of the most popular regions in Norway for hiking, climbing and other outdoor activities. It's best known, though, for the Kjeragbolten, a large boulder that became wedged in a narrow crevasse at the end of the last Ice Age, and appears suspended over a 984m-deep abyss.
The Kjerag Boulder has become a major tourist attraction in its own right, and a prime photo opportunity for visitors who clamber atop the rock for the perfect shot.
Kjerag is easily accessed from Stavanger, near the mouth of Lysefjord, and is a rewarding day excursion for those visiting the west coast of Norway on a yacht charter.
The Kjerag Boulder has become a prime photo opportunity for visitors who clamber atop the rock for the perfect shot.
The Kjerag hiking trail is around 11km long, and some sections are steep are challenging, but the views across Lysefjord from the mountain plateau are spectacular. Outside the summer season, you will need a guide.
No climbing equipment is needed to reach the Kjeragbolten, however, and there is sometimes a queue of visitors waiting for their turn posing on the boulder. To avoid the crowds, come early in the day or in the evening when the cruise ships have left Stavanger.
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