Kjerag and Kjeragbolten is a mountain and Norway’s most famous stone
wedged between two walls of stone above Lysefjorden and a nearly 1,000-meter deep chasm.
It is one of Norway’s most popular attractions.
Kjerag is a well-known climbing site. It attracts more and more tourists.
It is also a highly popular place for BASE jumping.
The car ride from Stavanger takes about 2.5 hours. There is a paid parking lot near Øygardstølen restaurant.
This is the starting point for most people, as it is the easiest way to get there.
According to the information sign, it takes 5 hours to walk to Kjeragbolten and back.
The hike to Kjeragbolten is not long and there are only three approaches.
The trail climbs steeply up the rock from the start.
In order to make the ascent and descent easier,
chains have been installed in the more troublesome places.
They are not necessary here, but they definitely make the hike easier.
Undoubtedly, they are more useful in the rain or when the trail is icy.
Mount Kjerag is 1084 m above sea level and is located in the Scandinavian Mountains range.
From the top of the mountain it is not far to the famous Kjeragbolten.
Kjeragbolten means “Stone on Mount Kjerag” and is definitely the most famous stone in Norway.
It is located on the edge of the mountain, 984 meters above the waters of the Lysefjord.
The rock is 5 cubic meters and is a glacial deposit pressed into a crevice of the mountain around 50,000 BC.
To reach it, you have to cross a small narrow gorge terminated by rock debris and the precipice over which it hangs.
If you don’t have a car, the Go Fjords bus service is available from June to September.
They offer round trip bus transportation and give you 6 hours to enjoy the trek.
A third option is to take the ferry to Lysebotn.
However, they do not run to Stavanger every day and it is not possible to return on the same day.
The season for Kjeragbolten is from June to September and that is the best time to go there.
However, it may happen that even during this period, the trail is closed due to bad weather conditions.
Therefore, you should check the weather forecast and do not go if rain or fog is predicted.
During the winter the trail to Kjeragbolten is closed.
The trail to Kjeragbolten is more difficult than to Preikestolen.
Because the weather conditions can change, you should prepare well for the hike.
Trekking shoes with soles that do not slip on wet stones are essential.
The trail, especially the cliff and Kjeragbolten, can be difficult for people with a fear of heights.
The trail is marked with directional signs and red T-shaped symbols.
The easiest way to get lost is at the top of Kjerag,
as very often the markings are painted on a flat surface and also sometimes on piles of stones.