See Preikestolen from the front! At the southern shore of the Lysefjord, at the end of the narrow, winding and spectacular road from Forsand, lies the hidden gem Sollifjell. Although the hike is relatively short, you are at the heart of the Lysefjord. A somewhat steep climb to the summit makes the views on the Lysefjord and Preikestolen even more worth it.  

From Skrøylå, the trail follows a gravel road through forestry terrain. Along the road, you have good views on Fossmark and the Lysefjord. After approximately 1 kilometer, the landscape opens up and you meet the river, to be crossed on a narrow bridge. Here, it is nice to quench your thirst and take a short break before you start the ascent. The trail, marked with cairns, leads you through terrain consisting of bare bedrock, heather and dense vegetation. At times, the trail is quite steep.

As you gain elevation, the landscape changes character. Higher up, bedrock dominates. You’ll pass small, idyllic natural ponds. At the summit, expect great views on large parts of the Lysefjord. On the opposite side, Neverdalsfjellet and Preikestolen can be seen, along with Hengjane and Bratteli. 

Return following the same way you came up. 


Difficulty Moderate
Distance 5,2 km round-trip
Duration 3 hours round-trip
Total elevation gain 300m
Season April – November
Link to hiking map
GPX-file Sollifjell (GPX)
Driving directions and Parking

Driving south from Oanes or Jørpeland, cross the Lysefjord bridge. Turn right, right after Liahammar tunnel, and follow the signs to Fossmork. When driving north from Forsand, turn left just before the Liahammar tunnel.

Follow the road along the Lysefjord (11 km), before turning right and driving steeply up to Skrøylå Parking (another 1.5 km). You’ll find the car park at the end of the road.

Public Transportation

Kolumbus – speed ferry
Departure from Lauvvik, Songesand, Flørli and Lysebotn to Lysebotn. (all year)

NOTE! There is no public transport from Forsand to Skrøylå Parking / the trailhead. However, it is possible to rent electric bicycles through Explore Lysefjorden. It’s a 16 km bike ride from Forsand to Skrøylå.

Nearest Accommodation
Lysefjord Code of Conduct
  • Plan your trip according to your ability and current conditions. Pay attention to the weather – listen to local advice.

  • Be prepared and bring necessary equipment, including good footwear, rain/wind proof clothing, a torch, hat, gloves and an extra set of warm clothes. Expect the unexpected. Bring a backpack with a packed lunch, extra snacks and water.

  • Leave no trace. Take nothing but pictures and leave nothing but footprints. Behave responsible, taking other hikers’ and nature’s wellbeing into account.

  • Bring a map. Follow marked trails and pay attention to signs and information boards along the way. If you lose your way, be on the lookout for cairns of rocks or red Ts. Please do not make your own cairns.

  • You hike at your own risk. Turn around in time.

  • In case of an emergency – call 113.