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Kjeragbolten Hike in Norway

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Best time: June–September

Kjeragbolten Hike
Kjeragbolten Hike
Kjeragbolten Hike
Kjeragbolten Hike

Kjeragbolten is a cobblestone located on the mountain Kjerag in southern Norway. The rock features a 5-cubic-metre glacial deposit sandwiched in the mountain's cleft. Being a popular tourist destination it is accessible without climbing equipment.

The boulder is situated of Lysebotn and is suspended above a 984-metre deep abyss. However, that is not a barrier for numerous base jumpers.

A summer hike to Kjeragbolten is one of the most thrilling in the world. Long queues usually form with people who desire to take a photo at the site. Waiting times can be from a few minutes to over an hour.

Kjeragbolten hiking season is June to September. During the winter, the trail could be quite dangerous. From October to May or even June the road is closed due to snowy conditions.

Practical info

What are the best months to hike to Kjeragbolten?

Hikers can visit Kjeragbolten between June and September. The hike is dangerous in winter due to snow and ice. The road leading up to the hike also closes from October to May or June. Show more

What is the location of Kjeragbolten?

Kjeragbolten is found along the Kjerag mountain in southern Norway, in the area between Rogaland and Vest-Agder. Visitors drive around two hours from Stavanger to Lysebotn before embarking on a hike with picturesque views of the mountains and fjords. Show more

Is Kjeragbolten only accessible by hiking?

The only way to reach Kjeragbolten is via a hike starting from Øygardstøl. The hike, although moderately strenuous, is doable even for those with average physical abilities within five to six hours. Show more

What is the distance of the hike to Kjeragbolten?

The round trip hike to Kjeragbolten covers an estimated 10 kilometers, and the elevation gain is around 570 meters, taking five to six hours to complete, depending on the hiker’s fitness level. Show more

Are there any safety precautions that need to be taken while hiking to Kjeragbolten?

Visitors embarking on the Kjeragbolten hike must wear proper gear and shoes with good grips. Caution is advised due to steep drop-offs, and hikers need to be in good physical shape as the hike is long and somewhat strenuous. Show more

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