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Kjerag... May 13

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Kjerag... May 13

I'm coming to Stavanger May 11 - May 13...

I wanted to hike up Priekestolen on May 12

and on May 13 I wanted to hike up to Kjerag.

It looks like I can take the ferry & bus to Priekestolen, but I can't figure out how to get over to Kjerag. Is my best bet to just rent a car?

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1. Re: Kjerag... May 13

Hiking Kjerag or getting to the tailhead so early in the season may simply not be possible, see previous post

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2. Re: Kjerag... May 13

Hmmm... would it just be snowy? I just hiked Myrdal to Flam, and the first part of the hike was covered in snow, but still possible. Is there more snow here?

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3. Re: Kjerag... May 13

The trail to Kjerag is inland and above 1000 meters. Right now up to 100 cm snow, some parts 20-50 cm.

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4. Re: Kjerag... May 13

How much snow is hard to tell without actually being there. And the situation can change a lot in 2 weeks depending on temperatures and rainfall or snowfall at altitudes if it remains cold. And I suppose if the road to the tailhead is closed, you are stuck. Better inquire with the tourist office a bit closer to arrival.

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5. Re: Kjerag... May 13

The problem with the Kjerag trail is that most of it passes over smooth, bare rock, and parts of it are quite steep. Melting snow on smooth rock slides easily, hence this hike is not recommended before the snow has gone.

Getting to the trailhead at Øygardstølen is another problem before the road is open. You would have to climb all the hairpin turns from Lysebotn, the upper part likely through snow.

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6. Re: Kjerag... May 13

okay tak! I think I'll just stick with hiking Priekestolen this time around.

I don't know what to do for the other day then... any suggestions?

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7. Re: Kjerag... May 13

If hiking is is you prime interest, there are plenty of hikes at lower altitudes which are possible to do in May. There are other hikes besides Preikestolen in the area around Preikestolen Fjellstue: ut.no/tur/…A5det-et-eldorado-for-dagsturer

Another great hike staying at low altitude is from Frafjord to Månafossen and then continue up Fidjadalen: ut.no/tur/m%C3%A5nafossen-rogalands-mektigste

You would need a car to get there, but the drive is also interesting. http://g.co/maps/px2dy http://tinyurl.com/m-nafossen http://tinyurl.com/fidjavatn

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8. Re: Kjerag... May 13

If you have a car you can also explore the lowlands/beaches near the airport and further south

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