Kjerag, Forsand, Rogaland, Norway


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Kjerag is a Norwegian mountain, located in Lysefjorden, in Forsandmunicipality, RyfylkeRogaland. Its highest point is 1110 m above sea level, but its northern drop to Lysefjorden attracts most visitors. The drop is 984 m (3,228 ft) and it is also the site of Kjeragbolten, a 5 m³ stone located between two rocks.

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Kjerag is a popular hiking destination. Some go there because Preikestolen has become too crowded, some to jump onto Kjeragbolten and some BASE jumpersfrom all over the world go there to dive off the high cliffs. Kjerag is also a popularclimbing destination, with many difficult routes going up its steep faces.

The easiest ascent starts from the visitors center Øygardsstølen, with a 2.5-3-hour walk each way. From Stavanger, it is roughly a 2-hour drive (closed in winter season). One can also take the tourist ferry from Lauvvik to Lysebotn in summer. The best season for walking is considered late June to September depending on snow conditions.

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6 Responses to Kjerag, Forsand, Rogaland, Norway

  1. Kyle Kuns says:

    Great photo of the Kjeragbolten stone.

  2. wildjuggling says:

    That’s incredible!

  3. wildjuggling says:

    Reblogged this on Wild Juggling and commented:
    Amazing photo.

  4. Lee Adams says:

    That’s just Madness , Incredible pictures.

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