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Hike Oygardstol to Langavatn via Kjerag

oygardstol, 4127, Norway
+47 38 37 78 00
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Amazing hike

The walk is difficult but the view is outstanding and absolutely worth it. You can refill your... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2016
Omer L
via mobile
1000 meter vertical drop!

Trip starts from the praking lot at Øygardsstølen. The path offers a demanding and tiresome start... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2015
per e
Oslo, Norway
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Start: The hike starts at oygardsstol Kjerag Panoramic Restaurant which is located on top of the hairpin bends up from Lysebotn. There is a separate fee paying carpark and toilets designed for hikers. Description: The route starts at Kjerag Panoramic Restaurant/oygardstol. You have to scale three mountain summits before you reach Kjerag, the day's first milestone. The trip starts with a steep 30 minute climb on bare rock upto a summit of 825 metres. from the summit follow mountain ridge some distance heading down to a small valley stream at an altitude of approx 750 meters. Here begins the second climb to Kjerag, which takes you up to about 870 meters above sea level. This climb is slightly more demanding than the firs and you must allow 30 minutes for the climb to the summit. Head down the mountain and cross another stream valley. Now, the last and longest ascent up to Kjerag awauts!!!! The path is on bare rock but there are chain fences along the edge of the mountain. The higher you climb the better the view so allow a goof half an hour on this ascent. The terrain flattens out on the summit and it is an easy walk across the 1.5 km plateau. At the end of the plateau cross the crevice before you reach the cairn at the Nesatindane which shows the way to Kjeragbolten. From here it takes approx 3 minutes to walk to Kjeragbolten sitting wedged between two approximately 1000 metre high mountains straight up from the Lysefjord. If you are feeling brave, take a step out on to the stone. kjerag has for a long time been a major attraction for both climbers and base jumpers. If you are really lucky you may even see a base jump being made from one of the jump points near the Kjeragbolt, and if you haven't already had goosebumps on the walk, you're guaranteed to get them now!! The second part of the walk is from Mount Kjerag to Langavatn lake. Walk back to the cairn at Nesatindane and follow the signs to Langavatn. The path runs south-easterly up the mountain, parallel to the gorge down to Kjeragbolten. You come to a peak of 1075 meters before turning down to the lush valley stream - the same one that you crossed earlier in the day to get to Kjeragbolten. When you have descended the mountain, you come to a path intersection by a stream follow the left side of the stream and head up to the top of the U-valley. Here you come to another waymarked path intersection. You must turn 90 degrees to the left and climb up a steep slope. Allow 10 minutes for this ascent. At the top you have a nice view over the rugged mountains. The route continues over the summit at 1143 metres to the south-east. Head for the prominent cairn on the summit. It may be a good idea to set your compass to find your way from the cairn on top as everything looks very alike here. Allow a good hour over the mountain plateau then begin your descent to Langavatn Turishytte. For a detailed description including maps and information etc buy the guidebook 'Hiking in Sirdal' which includes Kjerag and Sirdals Seven Summits
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27 Jul 2016
“Amazing hike”
16 Oct 2015
“1000 meter vertical drop!”
oygardstol, 4127, Norway
+47 38 37 78 00

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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

The walk is difficult but the view is outstanding and absolutely worth it. You can refill your waterbottles with ice cold snow water that is perfectly drinkable so carrying more than 2 per person is completely unnecessary.

Thank Omer L
Reviewed 16 October 2015

Trip starts from the praking lot at Øygardsstølen. The path offers a demanding and tiresome start, then a fairly steep descend to Litle Storedal and a steep climb up onto the Kjerag plateau. From here the walk is in almost flat and rocky terrain. All...More

Thank per e
Reviewed 6 August 2015

We started at 9am, early enough to avoid the crowd. After having read some reviews that people had to queue on the track and wait up to 45 min to take a photo on the rock we feared of the same fate but were very...More

Thank sunnyspirits
Reviewed 18 April 2015

This is a long and strenuous hike and there is a bit of a scare factor involved. You have to have some one take your picture. Once you have that picture you'll feel that it was all worth it.

Thank Marathonman769
Reviewed 30 December 2014

This hike took 6 hours round trip. Without stops to rest and get nourished...one might be able to do it in 5 hours. Take a pack pack with food and water and be sure to have a good pair of shoes. The hike itself goes...More

3  Thank Robert M
Reviewed 27 August 2013

Very good way of spending a full day out. Not to forget to take proper outfit incl. shoes, water and some food. Parking costs 100 Norwegian krone's. The hike itself is not the easiest but it's not too difficult. Round trip takes at least 5...More

1  Thank Simona S
Reviewed 13 August 2013

Relatively intense hike according to the weather. Good shoes are a must for a full experience, even in the summer time, to avoid slippery situations. Think about sun lotion and rain coat, warm and light clothes, you can never tell how it is going to...More

1  Thank Pedro M
Reviewed 28 July 2013 via mobile

I stopped at Kjerag. Get good shoes, plenty of water and go. If you are not 10 or 60, you will have no difficulties. Needs stamina but it is not technicaly difficult. The views are amazing and the kjeragbolten is somthing to do one in...More

1  Thank LeClyde
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