Plan your stay in the Lysefjord
In Lysefjorden you will find a number of providers in accommodation, activities and transport. Lysefjorden is certified as a sustainable destination and all companies that have environmental certification are marked with green tust.
When should one travel?
You are welcome to the Lysefjord all year round! Experiencing the Lysefjord from a boat is beautiful throughout all seasons with changing colors and weather. Lysefjordcruise is offered throughout the year by several local companies.
Follow the link below to find out how to travel around the Lysefjord
The path to Preikestolen and Kjerag is well prepared and marked, so it should be easy to find the way. However, there is always a danger of accident or sudden illness. Mountain rescue and emergency services are always ready to move out if something should happen.
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The right of public access
The right of public access gives people the right to travel in nature, regardless of whether the land is private or public. The right of public access presupposes that hikers behave responsibly and take other people, plants and animals into account. In Norway, you go at your own risk.
A significant proportion of visitors perceive both Preikestolen and Kjerag as a demanding trip. Remember to eat a really good breakfast before the trip, so that you ensure that you get energy that lasts all day. Be sure to bring a backpack with packed lunch, extra snacks and plenty of water.
Guided tours to Preikestolen, Kjerag and Flørli are arranged all year round. Especially in winter and / or for less experienced hikers, we recommend joining a guided tour. They take care of the logistics and make sure you are prepared for a safe trip. Hiking with a local mountain guide ensures that you get the most out of the experience. Maybe you meet new friends too!
Festivals and marathons
Lysefjorden is a very popular area both for those who like hiking and for those who like to test their limits in extreme running. Lysefjorden hiking festival is held every year in September, and offers a packed program with hiking in focus. The festival takes place throughout the fjord and has trips both for those who like to go far and for those who want to take it easy to enjoy nature.
Lysefjorden Running arranges several races around Lysefjorden, to Preikestolen and up the Flørli stairs every summer. There are also several combined extreme races such as Rockman Swimrun, Tripp Trapp Triathlon and the roller ski race Lysebotn Opp.
Walking in Norwegian mountains, you must be prepared. Be a pro and use the right equipment. Your safety, well-being and experience depend on it. In the video you can see what type of clothes and equipment we recommend wearing all year round.
There are only rubbish bins in the parking lot / start of the mountain hike – there are no rubbish bins along the paths in the Lysefjord.
We think all hikers are equally happy in clean and nice nature, and do not like to see rubbish along the hiking trail. Take nothing but photos and leave nothing but footprints. If you take something up in the mountains, you can also take it down again. If you see rubbish lying along the path, we really appreciate you picking it up.
There are only toilets in the parking lot / start of the hike – there are no toilets along the trail.
Be prepared to be out in nature 5 to 6 hours, without having access to toilets. It is therefore an advantage to take a toilet visit to the toilets in the parking lot before you start the trip. On busy days, there can be thousands of people on the trail. It is our wish that all visitors should have a pleasant trip without affecting nature. Therefore, we kindly ask you not to “do from you” in nature – unless it is absolutely necessary. If you really have to, please do not leave any toilet paper or other sanitary products.
The parking lot at Preikestolen and Kjerag has a capacity of about 1000 cars. On arrival you will be met by our parking guards. On busy days, they welcome and direct up to 2000 cars and buses. Please follow the instructions of the guards so that we get effective parking regulation and avoid unwanted or dangerous traffic situations.
The parking fee is NOK 250 per car at Preikestolen and NOK 300 per car at Kjerag. 100% of the income is used to finance daily operations and reinvest in infrastructure. This includes salaries for guards and staff, security and rescue, cleaning, maintenance and improvement of parking and toilet facilities, trail and signage, and much more.
Mountain hike with children
Pulpit: Part of the trail runs along high mountain sides. Here it is very important that you take extra good care of your children. Children sitting in a baby carrier must be well dressed. Remember that children in carriers sit still and will cool down much faster than the adults in motion.
In winter, we do not recommend bringing infants under 5 years old.
Kjerag: The trip to Kjerag is demanding and it is not recommended to bring small children on this trip.