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Icons of the Fjords

The Norwegian Rockstars

Icons of the Fjords

The Norwegian Rockstars

From USD 3147

Experience the three legendary hiking highlights of the Norwegian Fjords, sightseeing in beautiful Bergen and Old Stavanger, pancakes for breakfast on pulpit rock, defy gravity on Kjerag's famous boulder and pose 700m above fjord level on Trolltunga!

Highlights

  • Norway's three most famous viewpoints: Trolltunga, Preikestolen and Kjerag.
  • Trip starts in Stavanger
  • Trip ends in Bergen
  • Visit Flørli, the remote village in Lysefjord
  • Longest staircase in the world in Flørli
  • Enjoy ferry rides down Lysefjord , the ¨Fjord of Light¨

This trip is geared towards those who want to see the top three highlights of Norway: Trolltunga, Preikestolen, and Kjerag, but have a more relaxed pace than our Hike Trolltunga, Preikestolen and Kjerag itinerary that begins and ends in Oslo. This tour starts in Stavanger and ends in Bergen, giving you access to two of Norway's most beautiful cities. This tour gives you 7 days to explore the Icons of Norway. Trolltunga, Kjerag and Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) lay nestled deep in the beautiful Norwegian Fjords.

Trolltunga (1100m), a thin sliver of granite, juts out into space 700m above Lake Ringedalsvatnet, a breathtaking reward after a long and mighty hike. On Preikestolen (600m), it won’t just be about the stunning view, but about breakfast too, as you eat fresh pancakes cooked by our guide on the summit as the dawn rises. If you dare stand on Kjerag’s (1110m) gravity-defying boulder, that will be a memory and adrenaline rush of a lifetime. We’ve devised a week’s holiday that not only summits all three iconic rocks but recognizes that the Norwegian Fjords are another super-star attraction in itself.

Along with the great hiking, there’s time to discover Old Stavanger’s famous wooden houses. The holiday ends in Bergen and an optional extra evening would give you time to sightsee in this beautiful UNESCO world-heritage city. We have chosen accommodations of simple standard but beloved by Norwegians to give you a true Norwegian cultural experience. Flørli Historic Hostel can only be reached by boat along Lysefjord. You find Preikestolen Mountain Lodge at the shores of idyllic Lake Refsvatn – you can choose to paddle, kayak or SUP on the lake on your free afternoon. 

If you want to explore these iconic destinations, but couldn't find any spots or dates available, we recommend our "Trolltunga, Preikestolen and Kjerag" trip

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Dates and booking

Mon 10. June - Sun 16. June 2024

USD 3147

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Mon 22. July - Sun 28. July 2024

USD 3147

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Mon 19. August - Sun 25. August 2024

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Day by day

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Day 1:A day in Stavanger

There will be a single-timed transfer from Stavanger Airport at around 3 PM where your guide will meet you for the short journey to the hotel in Stavanger. Old Stavanger offers Europe's best-preserved wooden house settlement, consisting of more than 170 white wooden houses. After a coffee, the group will have a short tour of Old Stavanger followed by free time before getting together for our first group dinner in the evening.

There will be a single-timed transfer from Stavanger Airport at around 3 PM where your guide will meet you for the short journey to the hotel in Stavanger. Old Stavanger offers Europe's best-preserved wooden house settlement, consisting of more than 170 white wooden houses. After a coffee, the group will have a short tour of Old Stavanger followed by free time before getting together for our first group dinner in the evening.

Scandic Park Stavanger

-,-,D

15 min

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Day 2:Kjerag and Lysefjord

An early start this morning as we drive (2.5 hours) to the beginning of our first challenge - the ascent of Kjerag. Following a marked path, we will hike in rugged but beautiful terrain on this difficult trail, walking steeply upwards for about 3 hours. When reaching the summit, there are two main attractions. The first is the astonishing views from the northern side, a massive cliff plunging 984m almost straight down into Lysefjorden. The second is the Kjeragbolten, the iconic balancing boulder - suspended over that same 984m deep drop into the fjord. After our descent down the same path, we transfer 20 minutes to Lysebotn and then enjoy a 20 minutes open boat ride down Lysefjord, the "Fjord of Light", looking back up the dramatic cliff of Kjerag.

An early start this morning as we drive (2.5 hours) to the beginning of our first challenge - the ascent of Kjerag. Following a marked path, we will hike in rugged but beautiful terrain on this difficult trail, walking steeply upwards for about 3 hours. When reaching the summit, there are two main attractions. The first is the astonishing views from the northern side, a massive cliff plunging 984m almost straight down into Lysefjorden. The second is the Kjeragbolten, the iconic balancing boulder - suspended over that same 984m deep drop into the fjord. After our descent down the same path, we transfer 20 minutes to Lysebotn and then enjoy a 20 minutes open boat ride down Lysefjord, the "Fjord of Light", looking back up the dramatic cliff of Kjerag.

Flørli

B,L,D

3 hours

6-7 hours

760m/760m

10 km

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Day 3:Longest staircase in the world in Flørli

Today we will climb the 4444 Florli steps one of the longest wooden staircases in the world. We'll end up well above the tree line where there are amazing views of the Lysefjord and toward the Preikestolen massive (where we will stay tonight). On our way back to the fjord we can choose to hike on trail all the way down. For those who do not want to climb the whole 4444 steps, there is an option to stop at 700 steps and visit the charming Florli tourist station before descending via a quiet path. We will get the evening ferry down Lysefjord to Forsand and transfer to Preikestolen Mountain Lodge.

Today we will climb the 4444 Florli steps one of the longest wooden staircases in the world. We'll end up well above the tree line where there are amazing views of the Lysefjord and toward the Preikestolen massive (where we will stay tonight). On our way back to the fjord we can choose to hike on trail all the way down. For those who do not want to climb the whole 4444 steps, there is an option to stop at 700 steps and visit the charming Florli tourist station before descending via a quiet path. We will get the evening ferry down Lysefjord to Forsand and transfer to Preikestolen Mountain Lodge.

Preikestolen Mountain Lodge

B,L,D

2 hours

4-5 hours

830m/830m

6-10 km

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Day 4:Early bird pancakes at Preikestolen

Today's hike starts early in the morning, this way we'll walk up a more or less deserted path to Preikestolen, Pulpit Rock, and reach the plateau well before the majority of todays visitors get there. Late season, the chances are we start hiking in the darkness with headlamps, and if we are lucky we might even be able to catch the first rays of the raising sun over Lysefjord after our 2-2.5 hour hike up to this iconic outcrop. We have a simple morning meal while enjoying the spectacular view, and have some time to sit back and relax before returning back to the lodge. The afternoon is free - for relaxation, exploring the area nearby or do some optional activities. There is a sandy beach for swimming in the Refsvatn Lake by the lodge, or you can choose to rent kayaks, canoes or SUPs for paddling on the lake.

Today's hike starts early in the morning, this way we'll walk up a more or less deserted path to Preikestolen, Pulpit Rock, and reach the plateau well before the majority of todays visitors get there. Late season, the chances are we start hiking in the darkness with headlamps, and if we are lucky we might even be able to catch the first rays of the raising sun over Lysefjord after our 2-2.5 hour hike up to this iconic outcrop. We have a simple morning meal while enjoying the spectacular view, and have some time to sit back and relax before returning back to the lodge. The afternoon is free - for relaxation, exploring the area nearby or do some optional activities. There is a sandy beach for swimming in the Refsvatn Lake by the lodge, or you can choose to rent kayaks, canoes or SUPs for paddling on the lake.

Preikestolen Mountain Lodge

B,L,D

3-5 hours

600m/600m

8 km

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Tyssedal Hotell

Day 5:Moslifjellet

Today we can walk straight out of our mountain lodge to walk up Moslifjellet which, at 718m, is just slightly higher than Preikestolen. The top of the mountain is above the treeline so yet again we can enjoy spectacular views, this time across the archipelago and towards Stavanger. We then go back for the 4,5 hours drive to Tyssedal. On the way, we will stop for a break and a scenic picnic lunch. We'll have an early dinner at our hotel, as tomorrow we will tackle the holiday's most challenging summit.

Today we can walk straight out of our mountain lodge to walk up Moslifjellet which, at 718m, is just slightly higher than Preikestolen. The top of the mountain is above the treeline so yet again we can enjoy spectacular views, this time across the archipelago and towards Stavanger. We then go back for the 4,5 hours drive to Tyssedal. On the way, we will stop for a break and a scenic picnic lunch. We'll have an early dinner at our hotel, as tomorrow we will tackle the holiday's most challenging summit.

Tyssedal Hotel

B,L,D

4,5 hours

4-5 hours

450m/450m

6 km

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Day 6:Trolltunga

Today we will start very early again to avoid any crowds. The beginning of the trail is possibly the most bracing, with a steep start on stone steps and some potentially slippy rocks. However, the path begins to level out for about an hour, after which there is another significant climb on a high trail to a small picturesque mountain lake. Now the views will begin to reward you for the effort, although there is another major steep climb ahead. This hike is the last big effort, and at last, you will get your first view down to the beautiful down Lake Ringedal with the knowledge that the majority of the ascent is now over. A long undulating walk on the moonscape of the rocky plateau brings you eventually to Trolltunga, the most dramatic, iconic rock in Norway and surely the definition of a bucket-list achievement. After enjoying a very long moment to savor our victory, we will begin our 4-6 hours descent, returning the same way. A final transfer brings us to our comfortable hotel in Tyssedal, which will be very much appreciated tonight, and it may even be worth braving the prices at the bar to celebrate!

Today we will start very early again to avoid any crowds. The beginning of the trail is possibly the most bracing, with a steep start on stone steps and some potentially slippy rocks. However, the path begins to level out for about an hour, after which there is another significant climb on a high trail to a small picturesque mountain lake. Now the views will begin to reward you for the effort, although there is another major steep climb ahead. This hike is the last big effort, and at last, you will get your first view down to the beautiful down Lake Ringedal with the knowledge that the majority of the ascent is now over. A long undulating walk on the moonscape of the rocky plateau brings you eventually to Trolltunga, the most dramatic, iconic rock in Norway and surely the definition of a bucket-list achievement. After enjoying a very long moment to savor our victory, we will begin our 4-6 hours descent, returning the same way. A final transfer brings us to our comfortable hotel in Tyssedal, which will be very much appreciated tonight, and it may even be worth braving the prices at the bar to celebrate!

Tyssedal Hotel

B,L,D

50 minutes

8-11 hours

1000m/1000m

21 km

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Day 7:Depart to Bergen

There is a single timed transfer back to Bergen Airport. We will be at the airport no later than 2 PM. You could also take the opportunity to book an additional extra night and enjoy the beautiful UNESCO world-heritage city of Bergen. There are many options to choose for an independent booking, of which were happy to give you recommendations.

There is a single timed transfer back to Bergen Airport. We will be at the airport no later than 2 PM. You could also take the opportunity to book an additional extra night and enjoy the beautiful UNESCO world-heritage city of Bergen. There are many options to choose for an independent booking, of which were happy to give you recommendations.

B,L,-

3 hours

There will be a single-timed transfer from Stavanger Airport at around 3 PM where your guide will meet you for the short journey to the hotel in Stavanger. Old Stavanger offers Europe's best-preserved wooden house settlement, consisting of more than 170 white wooden houses. After a coffee, the group will have a short tour of Old Stavanger followed by free time before getting together for our first group dinner in the evening.

Scandic Park Stavanger

-,-,D

15 min

An early start this morning as we drive (2.5 hours) to the beginning of our first challenge - the ascent of Kjerag. Following a marked path, we will hike in rugged but beautiful terrain on this difficult trail, walking steeply upwards for about 3 hours. When reaching the summit, there are two main attractions. The first is the astonishing views from the northern side, a massive cliff plunging 984m almost straight down into Lysefjorden. The second is the Kjeragbolten, the iconic balancing boulder - suspended over that same 984m deep drop into the fjord. After our descent down the same path, we transfer 20 minutes to Lysebotn and then enjoy a 20 minutes open boat ride down Lysefjord, the "Fjord of Light", looking back up the dramatic cliff of Kjerag.

Flørli

B,L,D

3 hours

6-7 hours

760m/760m

10 km

Today we will climb the 4444 Florli steps one of the longest wooden staircases in the world. We'll end up well above the tree line where there are amazing views of the Lysefjord and toward the Preikestolen massive (where we will stay tonight). On our way back to the fjord we can choose to hike on trail all the way down. For those who do not want to climb the whole 4444 steps, there is an option to stop at 700 steps and visit the charming Florli tourist station before descending via a quiet path. We will get the evening ferry down Lysefjord to Forsand and transfer to Preikestolen Mountain Lodge.

Preikestolen Mountain Lodge

B,L,D

2 hours

4-5 hours

830m/830m

6-10 km

Today's hike starts early in the morning, this way we'll walk up a more or less deserted path to Preikestolen, Pulpit Rock, and reach the plateau well before the majority of todays visitors get there. Late season, the chances are we start hiking in the darkness with headlamps, and if we are lucky we might even be able to catch the first rays of the raising sun over Lysefjord after our 2-2.5 hour hike up to this iconic outcrop. We have a simple morning meal while enjoying the spectacular view, and have some time to sit back and relax before returning back to the lodge. The afternoon is free - for relaxation, exploring the area nearby or do some optional activities. There is a sandy beach for swimming in the Refsvatn Lake by the lodge, or you can choose to rent kayaks, canoes or SUPs for paddling on the lake.

Preikestolen Mountain Lodge

B,L,D

3-5 hours

600m/600m

8 km

Today we can walk straight out of our mountain lodge to walk up Moslifjellet which, at 718m, is just slightly higher than Preikestolen. The top of the mountain is above the treeline so yet again we can enjoy spectacular views, this time across the archipelago and towards Stavanger. We then go back for the 4,5 hours drive to Tyssedal. On the way, we will stop for a break and a scenic picnic lunch. We'll have an early dinner at our hotel, as tomorrow we will tackle the holiday's most challenging summit.

Tyssedal Hotel

B,L,D

4,5 hours

4-5 hours

450m/450m

6 km

Today we will start very early again to avoid any crowds. The beginning of the trail is possibly the most bracing, with a steep start on stone steps and some potentially slippy rocks. However, the path begins to level out for about an hour, after which there is another significant climb on a high trail to a small picturesque mountain lake. Now the views will begin to reward you for the effort, although there is another major steep climb ahead. This hike is the last big effort, and at last, you will get your first view down to the beautiful down Lake Ringedal with the knowledge that the majority of the ascent is now over. A long undulating walk on the moonscape of the rocky plateau brings you eventually to Trolltunga, the most dramatic, iconic rock in Norway and surely the definition of a bucket-list achievement. After enjoying a very long moment to savor our victory, we will begin our 4-6 hours descent, returning the same way. A final transfer brings us to our comfortable hotel in Tyssedal, which will be very much appreciated tonight, and it may even be worth braving the prices at the bar to celebrate!

Tyssedal Hotel

B,L,D

50 minutes

8-11 hours

1000m/1000m

21 km

There is a single timed transfer back to Bergen Airport. We will be at the airport no later than 2 PM. You could also take the opportunity to book an additional extra night and enjoy the beautiful UNESCO world-heritage city of Bergen. There are many options to choose for an independent booking, of which were happy to give you recommendations.

B,L,-

3 hours

What's included in the price

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Not included

Reservation

We reserve the right to change prices. The day by day program is indicative and changes may occur. We also refer to our general travel conditions.

Travel insurance

On all our trips, we require you to have full health and accident insurance which will also cover any transport home. Read more about travel insurance.

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  • 24 hour emergency response
  • Guides trained in wilderness first aid
  • Basic medication and first aid kits available

Physical level

3/6 Physical

Some segments of the journey may prove challenging. It's essential to possess a solid level of fitness prior to departure. Persistence will be required in reaching the trip's goal.

Comfort level

4/6 Comfort

Simple to good quality inns, such as small family hotels, B&Bs and agrotourism (farmhouses), usually with private bathrooms.

Risk level

3/6 Risk

Activities/trips with some risk. Certain incidents may occur, and they may be of such a nature that they may require professional help.

Traning and preparations

To get the most out of this trip, it is an advantage if the participants have good physical shape and that you have some hiking experience with a good attitude.

The hardest hike is the hike to Trolltunga; it can take up to 12 hours all together. The other days will be about 4-6 hours of hiking. You should expect to scramble and the path is rocky and slippery if it rains. You should have hiking experience with similar conditions. Good fitness and some hiking experience with a good attitude will also prepare you for this trip.

Accommodation

We stay in unique and welcoming accommodations within the area. If you are traveling alone, you will share a same-sex twin room. If you would like a single room, please request this directly for a single, additional payment of 5000 NOK. Most nights we will stay in en-suite rooms, but not all. If you want a single room we can't guarantee an en-suite room each day.

Other information

To get to Stavanger you can either take the train from Oslo. The time schedule and prices can be found on www.vy.no. Or you could fly from one of the big cities in Norway (Oslo, Bergen, etc) with either SAS, Norwegian, or Flyr. Feel free to contact us if you need help when it comes to this.

Due to limited space in the minibus, we ask that you bring one piece of luggage (we recommend a duffel bag, which is easier than a rolling bag to transport on this tour) with your clothes, toiletries and items necessary for when we are not hiking. We require you bring a day pack (hip belt strongly recommended) to use when hiking for food, water, cameras and layers.

 

If you want to explore these iconic destinations, but couldn't find any spots or dates available, we recommend our "Trolltunga, Preikestolen and Kjerag" trip

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Equipment list

This list is intended as a guideline, so that we have what we need regardless of the weather we get on the trip. Remember that you can also get used hiking equipment that works perfectly. Get in touch if you have any questions. TIP: We recommend that you have the most important hiking equipment in your hand luggage, for example hiking boots and gore-tex jacket/trousers.

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Clothing

We recommend thin wool.

Fleece or wool. 

Gore-Tex or similar. Must have a decent hood, and hold out wind and rain. Should have space for midlayers underneath. Ventilation under the arms is recommended. 

Gore-Tex or similar. Must hold out wind and rain. Ventilation zippers along the legs is recommended.

For evenings and leasure days.

Footwear
Equipment

Avoid bringing a suitcase, they are more difficult to transport between hotels.

Personal medicines and, for example, band-aids, blister plaster, sports tape, throat lozenges, nasal drops, Paracetamol/Ibuprofen, stomach regulators, etc.
We need to know about all medicines you are taking, in case something happens. 

Tooth brush, tooth paste, small towel, ear plugs, wet wipes, biodegradable soap, etc.

You should be able to bring 2-3 litres of water.

Passport, tickets, bank card, proof of vaccination andproof of insurance. Remember to have a copy of important documents on your phone and/or somewhere in your bag. 

Recommended

Clothing

For evenings and leasure days.

Footwear
Equipment

Light. Have to be foldable or telescope.

Remember new/extra batteries.

Toilet paper, antibac and waste bags for the paper.

Useful

Equipment

Nuts, chocolate, energy bars, etc.

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Testimonial

"We had a fantastic time on our Icons of the Norwegian Fjords custom adventure. The guide can really make or break a trip like this, and our guide, Guttorm, exceeded our expectations. He was enthusiastic, knowledgeable, very helpful, and had a great personality! Certainly a trip that will never be forgotten and an experience we would repeat in a heartbeat."

– Jospeh S, 2022