A natural wonder of Norway


When to Go

You are welcome to Lysefjorden all year round! To experience Lysefjorden from sea level is beautiful through all seasons, with shifting colours and weather. You can join a Lysefjordcruise all year round.

Peak-season months

Traditionally, June, July and August are the peak-season months, and guests from all over the world travel to our region. These months, days are very long, and the weather is often nice. Especially on sunny weekends, many visitors hike to Preikestolen and Kjerag. On peak days, this may lead to full parking lots, some on-trail crowding, and waiting lines at the most popular picture locations.


Throughout the year, weather and trail conditions change a lot. Depending on which season you are visiting Lysefjorden – they are very different! You should adapt your preparations and the equipment you bring accordingly.

You can hike Preikestolen year-round. While the trail to Kjerag and Flørli are available from late May throughout October. Off- season you can only reach Kjerag and Flørli with guide.

The table below can give you a good sense of the abundance of hikers at Preikestolen, average temperature, rain and sunshine throughout the year.

Month Hiking Crowds Average
at the Top
Hours of
start the
hike after:
January -4°C / 25°F 22 1 11:00 am
February -4°C / 25°F 20 3 12:00 am
March -1°C / 30°F 18 5 1:00 pm
April 1°C / 34°F 17 6 3:00 pm
May 5°C / 41°F 17 7 4:30 pm
June 9°C / 48°F 17 8 5:30 pm
July 10°C / 50°F 18 7 5:30 pm
August 10°C / 50°F 21 6 4:30 pm
September 7°C / 45°F 24 4 2:30 pm
October 4°C / 39°F 24 3 1:00 pm
November 0°C / 32°F 26 1 12:00 am
December -3°C / 27°F 24 1 11:00 am

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Plan your trip

On this page, we like to give you the information tools to plan for a safe and enjoyable hike, whatever season. Weather forecasts and trail condition reports are also published on an ongoing basis.

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Based on our experience, we would like to share some recommendations with you


Several hiking trails start in Flørli, some of which are connected to the Lysefjorden Rundt Trail


Information tools to plan for a safe and enjoyable hike to Preikestolen, whatever season.

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