Kjerag and Nesatind above Lysefjord
famous Kjerag boulder (Kjeragbolten) sits wedged between two cliff faces
with a 1000m vertical drop down to the fjord below - making it popular
with base jumpers. Kjerag itself is the plateau on the top with a magnificent
view over the impressive Lysefjord. If you are brave (and don't have a
trace of vertigo) it is possible to step onto the boulder.
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This is a difficult 5 hour hike with 3 steep climbs to get there. Once on
the plateau the walk becomes easier.
Make sure you take the "diversion" to Nesatind, which has better views and is just as scary as Kjeragbolten, which you get to by clambering down a stream bed.
As an alternative to the long drive back through Sirdal, take the car ferry through Lysefjord to Stavanger in the afternoon. Check times. It is advisable to book in advance.
Rogaland Fylkeskart: (Scale 1:200,000) Grid ref: 3652 65474
From the E39, take RV45 to Sinnes and Sirdal. Turn left in Sinnes towards Suleskard. Just before Suleskard, turn left onto the Lysebotn road.
At Øygardsstølen, at the top of the hairpins down to Lysebotn.
Distance from Stavanger: 150 km
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Travel time from Stavanger:
2.5 hours by car
Duration of the visit:
Cafe and toilets at start of walk
Not suitable for young children
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