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The first part of your trek leads you to Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock). Take the pre – booked bus to Preikestolen Mountain Lodge in the morning before you commence the 3 – day trek (1h drive). This is an easy and highly touristy trek, 4km each way & 350 meters of elevation. The path is quite straight forward and very well marked. Parts of the trail consists of beautiful stone work carried out by Nepalese Sherpas. It takes 2 hours to reach the top. Enjoy the spectacular view of the Lysefjord. When you manage to draw yourself from the amazing view from Preikestolen, it’s time to move on and follow the trail to Bratteli. Follow the track back towards Preikestolen Mountain Lodge for a little while, before taking off the crowded path in to calmer, but also tougher, environments. Find a place to camp for the night.
If you found the trail to Preikestolen a little light, you’ll now get the challenge you’re looking for. You’ll quickly notice that the path towards Bratteli consists of both challenging climbing and descents through the landscape. On your way, you will also encounter several beautiful viewpoints. Find your way all the way down to the fjord and the ferry dock at Bratteli, and be ready for a more relaxing transportation. Take the ferry to Lysebotn and find a place to camp for the night. 8km.
Get ready for an early start to reach Kjeragbolten. The hike to Kjerag is a tough one, more demanding than the trail to Preikestolen, but very rewarding. The contrasts along the hike are vast, from deep, lush valleys to polished rock and cliffs with over 1000 meters drop into Lysefjorden deep down below. 5km each way, 500 meters elevation. Take the pre – booked transport back to Stavanger. Overnight at campsite.