Multi-Day Tour | Independent, Private

Trolltunga, Kjerag & Pulpit Rock (7 days)

50 Degrees North

Stavanger, Norway To Bergen, Norway

Valid for Departures: 30 Jun 2018 - 28 Aug 2018

Trolltunga, Kjerag & Pulpit Rock (7 days)

Day 3

Trolltunga, Norway

Day 4

Trolltunga, Norway

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Stavanger, Norway
Clarion Hotel Skagen Brygge None
Day 1: Arrive Stavanger

Stavanger is a town and a region in South Western Norway - well known for it's oil industry. However, it is also lovely to visit as a tourist due to it's high degree of 18th and 19th century wooden houses at it's centre, creating an intimate and welcoming village feel. Of course, with this comes lovely old cathedrals, museums, markets and cobblestone streets.

Settle into your hotel and then head out to enjoy the atmosphere of this lovely town. Please request a lunch pack for your early start next morning.

Day 2
Stavanger, Norway
Clarion Hotel Skagen Brygge Breakfast
Day 2: Return day summer hike to the famous Kjerag boulder and experience Norway’s wilderness at its peak

Before breakfast, head out early for this summer hike to the famous Kjerag boulder and experience Norway’s wilderness at its peak. Wake up your senses in the summer’s bright sunlight while enjoying a cruise through the spectacular Lysefjord. Hikers that make their way up to Kjerag are awarded with an abundance of breath-taking views of the Lysefjord…but for many, the trip’s highlight is simply standing atop Kjerag’s famous boulder.

Your journey begins early-morning when your professional nature guide picks you up at your hotel. While being transported to the edge of the fjord, which takes about 1 hour, you’ll be able to catch glimpses of some of Norway’s stunning landscapes. Upon arrival at the shore of the Høgsfjord, you’ll board a speed-ferry.

Once ashore, you’ll be driven through 26 hairpin turns along the (one and only!) road from the village of Lysebotn up to the Sirdal mountains and then onward to the Eagle’s Nest trail-head (one can speculate it got its name because it sits a lofty 640 meters above sea level). Before the crowds of tourists have begun to arrive, you’ll be well on your way up to the Kjerag boulder.

The hike to Kjerag is relatively demanding: you’ll trek 11 kilometers (round-trip) with an ascent of 800 meters in 5.5 hours. During the approximately 2.5-hour hike to the boulder, you’ll encounter 3 periods of steep climbing interspersed with 2 shallow valleys. Once you reach the edge of the mountain’s plateau, while standing on a 1000-meter-high cliff, you will be rewarded with panoramic views of the 42-kilometer-long Lysefjord.

Cliff-side, you’ll have plenty of time to rest and enjoy your packed lunch. If you’re among the brave, you’ll have the opportunity to stand atop the Kjerag boulder.

After the lunch break, your guide will lead you back down to the Eagle’s Nest, which takes approximately 2 hours.

The tour ends in Stavanger at approximately 17:00 (5:00pm).

Included in this tour:

Pick-up and transportation to/from the trailhead

One-hour fjord cruise through the Lysefjord

Professional guide with navigation, safety, and emergency equipment

Personal-use of hiking poles

Hot beverages and a snack during the hike

Suitable for adults (16 yrs. +) who are in very good condition, and have previous hiking experience.

Day 3
Trolltunga, Norway
Trolltunga Hotel Breakfast

Day 3: Pulpit Rock Hike, canoeing and then transfer to Odda

Avoid the crowds by joining an ‘off the beaten track’ hike and enjoy a unique Preikestolen experience. Hike in near-solitude while encountering out of this world views of Preikestolen and the Lysefjord – which only few have seen.

This tour is organized in cooperation with the Norwegian Trekking Association and Preikestolen Mountain Lodge.

You’ll embark on your trip by canoeing across Refsvatn Lake. During 70% of the hike, you’ll follow off-the-map trails which are overgrown and have (almost) been forgotten. These trails are rarely used and the cairns that lead the way through dense forests are difficult to find. Once above the tree-line, the trail completely disappears: the remaining 30% of the hike is thus comprised of off-trail hiking & scrambling.

During this portion of the hike, you’ll experience out-of-this-world and rarely-seen views of Preikestolen and the Lysefjord. After about 3,5 hours on foot, you’ll reach a viewpoint of Preikestolen that the majority of others only get to see in tourist brochures.

You will then hike down to Preikestolen and enjoy a well-deserved break atop the impressive plateau that towers 604 meters above sea level. There, you’ll get to view the 1000 meter-high mountain walls surrounding the 42 kilometer-long Lysefjord from a new perspective.

At that point, as you begin the long descent back to civilization, you’ll start by joining the masses of people who are following the main trail away from Preikestolen. After about 20 minutes, you’ll escape the crowds by detouring back onto one of the off-the-map trails. You’ll be able to enjoy the remainder of the hike in near-solitude while you take in the beauty of the Norwegian wilderness from ever-changing perspectives. The hike back to Preikestolen Mountain Lodge will take approximately 2 hours.

Then you will transfer by express bus to Odda, in preperation for your next hike to Trolltunga.

Included in this tour:

Transportation to/from the start of the trail (including ferry crossings)

Professional guide with navigation, safety, and emergency equipment

Personal-use of hiking poles

30 minute-long canoe trip including necessary equipment

Hot beverages and a snack during the hike

Day 4
Trolltunga, Norway
Trolltunga Hotel Breakfast

Day 4: Hike the Trolltunga, one of the most spectacular scenic cliffs in Norway

Today you will hike to Trolltunga - one of Norway's most spectacular sight. After breakfast, transfer to the start of the hike in Skjeggedal, and with your guide, follow the path by foot to Topp with the stunning views of the Folgefonna National Park. The trip continues on foot towards Tyssebotn. Here you'll find giant marmites, deep holes in the mountain, made by sand and stone rotating in the now dry Tyssestrengene waterfall. This was the world's fifth tallest waterfall, before the power station was built.

The hike ends at Trolltunga. A memorable nature attraction, with a stunning view of the Ringedal lake and the Folgefonna glacier. Plus, it should add some butterflies to your tummy.

Hike is recommended if you are in normal good shape and over 15 years of age. Please bring hiking clothes/shoes according to the forecasted weather, food for 10 hours, a 30-40 l backpack, and some extra warm/change of cloths in your backpack. Duration: 8-12 hours

Day 5
Bergen, Norway
Hotel Clarion Admiral Breakfast
Day 5: Travel to Bergen by bus/boatLocal bus from Odda to Rosendal, a lovely village, famous for its little castle, Norway's only Barony, surrounded by a beautiful renaissance garden and famous for its many cultural events. Catch an express boat to Bergen and check into your centrally located hotel.
Day 6
Bergen, Norway
Hotel Clarion Admiral Breakfast
Day 6: Explore Bergen

Enjoy the back streets, restaurants and harbour of Bergen if you have had enough activity over the last few days. Alternatively, why not spend your last day in Norway hiking - the Fløibanen Funicular takes you directly to the summit of Mount Fløyen, which is an excellent vantage point for vistas of Bergen and its harbour and outlying archipelago. This is also the starting point for easy day walks in the mountains close to Bergen.

Day 7
Bergen, Norway
None Breakfast

Day 7: Transfer to the airport

After breakfast, transfer to the airport.

Tour Features

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Description

Take the less trodden path and experience the Norwegian fjords and mountains the active way. Three magnificent day hikes are included in this short tour. Professional guides, extra safety equipment, 'off the beaten track' routes, added inclusions such as canoeing and transfers between villages gives you the assurance of hiking at ease in Norway.

Highlights of this Norway tour include:

Trolltunga - the spectacular scenic cliff that looks like a tongue sticking out

Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen) - the massive slab of rock

Kjerag - the boulder hanging between cliffs above Lysefjord

One-hour fjord cruise through the Lysefjord

Hardanger express boat back to Bergen

About Us

50 Degrees North is a family owned, boutique destination specialist tour operator for the Nordic region and the Scandinavian Arctic. The company’s entirely Nordic sales staff offers in-depth knowledge of all its destinations. Luxury for us means experiencing something extraordinary beyond your everyday life; immersing yourself into the local culture, nature and people and, when possible, venturing away from the well-trodden paths and into the ‘un-known’. We do things the simple and beautiful Scandinavian way. With offices in Norway, Canada and Australia, 50 Degrees North is able to provide our clients with support 24/7.

Insider Tip

50 Degrees North is an authentic and affordable option for the Nordics. We are NOT your luxury white glove operator. More details at https://www.fiftydegreesnorth.com/info-centre/virtuoso-agents

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Given that 59 Deveees North is in Norway, they had no presence in Greenland whatsoever. While they were able to arrange the activities we requested, we had no single point person in Greenland. We felt on our own on a daily basis. This may have been due to a lack of personal experience with Greenland and more specifically the town where we visited. Since this is a national heritage site, I would have expected greater familiarity. However, we were able to fend for ourselves when neededttt
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Reviewed on: 13 Aug 2017

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Reviewed on: 22 Jan 2018

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Reviewed on: 09 Apr 2018

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