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Lifjell

A beautiful mountain located by the fjords, with its peak offering stunning views at 282 meters above sea level. The terrain varies from hiking along the coastline to trekking through forested slopes towards the top and onwards to the cairn.

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Short summary

For stunning views, Lifjell is one of the best vantage points in northern Jæren. From the summit, you can enjoy a breathtaking panorama of Gandsfjorden, the North Sea and the major cities, as well as Ryfylke.

This hike offers a delightful mix of experiences, allowing you to stroll along the shoreline in the charming Bjorhamn and follow cairns on ice-scoured bedrock at 287 meters above sea level.

The initial and final segments of the trailtake you through dense coniferous forests, and along the slopes of Gandsfjorden, you may encounter a rich chorusof bird songs in the captivating and at times dense mixed woodlands.

carin on top of Lifjell on our premium private guided hikes in stavanger norway

WEEKDAYS

PRICE:    

1-2 Persons - 6.190 NOK

   3 Persons - 7.190 NOK

   4 Persons - 8.190 NOK

HIKERS:

Max 4 persons 

Minimum age: 12

DURATION:

Approximately 6 hours

PICKUP TIME:

15:30

LENGTH:

Approximately 9 km

DIFFICULTY:

SATURDAY/SUNDAY

PRICE:    

1-2 Persons - 8.190 NOK

   3 Persons - 9.190 NOK

   4 Persons - 10.190 NOK

HIKERS:

Max 4 persons 

Minimum age: 12

DURATION:

Approximately 8 hours

PICKUP TIME:

08:30

LENGTH:

Approximately 9 km

DIFFICULTY:

Hike Description

About a 40-minute drive from the pick-up point, we reach the parking area. Once at the hike's starting point, we conduct an equipment check, making any necessary adjustments. Following this, a brief safety briefing is provided, covering trail information, expected conditions, and useful hiking tips before embarking on today's exciting adventure!

This is a hike where you can alternate between wading along the shore in the idyllic Bjorhamn and following cairns on ice-polished bedrock 287 meters above sea level. The first and last parts of the journey take you through tall coniferous forests, and along the slopes of Gandsfjorden, you can experience rich bird song in the exciting and partially dense mixed forests.

The beautiful bay in the beginning of our hike to Lifjell

After about a 45-minute drive, we arrive at Dale, a former mental hospital, where we park the car and set out. It's crucial to have good footwear as the terrain varies between soft forest paths, wet areas, and hard bedrock. The journey begins among tall coniferous forests along the sea before the terrain opens up.

 

The continuation partly goes along the mountainside and partly along the sea. Some places along Gandsfjorden, the rocks and mountain slopes can be slippery on the steepest parts, so there are wires mounted in the mountain wall for assistance.

View over the Gandsfjord toward Sandnes city from the summit of Lifjell

After a challenging trek involving ascents, descents, and a bit of climbing, we finally reach the summit. The panoramic view from here encompasses the entire Stavanger Peninsula, with clear days offering sights of Karmøy, extensive parts of Ryfylke, and stretching all the way down to Jæren. On the opposite side, you'll discover Hommersåk and the direction of Høgsfjorden.

Crowned with a large mast transmitting TV signals and a rotating radar, the actual cairn sits atop a peak slightly beyond. This solid and impressive structure is meticulously built with an array of stones. Here, we take a well-deserved break, kindle a fire, enjoy something warm to drink and eat, all while seizing the moment through photos.

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The return journey proves much more straightforward. Covering the stretch from the top to the edge over Øksendalen is swift, as you traverse bare rock and a well-trodden path. A last push is required to ascend the slope between Flatafjellet and Sørafjellet. Although not as lengthy and steep as the initial ascent from the sea to the summit, it still demands some effort.

 

From the pass onwards, it's mostly downhill, first to Dalevatn, where a couple of steep sections await, and then further down towards Dale. The descent mostly follows a well-trodden path and partially a road leading downhill to the car.

PS! For those seeking a shorter alternative,

numerous opportunities allow for the reduction of this hike.

Weekday Hike

Embarking on a weekend day hike provides us with the luxury of abundant time, allowing us to relish every nuance of the journey. Although the trail replicates that of our weekday hike, the extended duration and prolonged breaks promise to elevate the overall experience even further :)

 

Our leisurely pace grants us the freedom to immerse ourselves in the enchanting surroundings, appreciating the smallest details along the way. We'll carve out ample moments for making a campfire, make some food, and the pursuit of additional activities like fishing and swimming, should the interest and opportunities present themselves. So, lace up your hiking boots, embrace the unhurried rhythm, and let's make the most of this weekend adventure!

Photos taken on our hike to Lifjell
Photos taken on our hike to Lifjell
Photos taken on our hike to Lifjell
Photos taken on our hike to Lifjell
Photos taken on our hike to Lifjell
Photos taken on our hike to Lifjell
Photos taken on our hike to Lifjell
Photos taken on our hike to Lifjell
Photos taken on our hike to Lifjell
Photos taken on our hike to Lifjell
Photos taken on our hike to Lifjell
Photos taken on our hike to Lifjell
Photos taken on our hike to Lifjell
Photos taken on our hike to Lifjell

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Hike Includes:

​​​Simple meal.

Transportation.

Headlamp if needed.

Fishing Gear if applicable.

Hot beverages and some snack.

Pickup and drop-off at agreed point.

Experienced guide designated to your personal group.

Premium photos taken of you during the hike using premium-grade equipment.

Tasting of the different traditional Norwegian "hiking chocolates" during the hike.

Please Bring:

Required

Proper hiking boots (can be rented).

Rain-proof jacket (can be rented).

Recommended

Water-resistant pants (can be rented).

Small backpack (can be rented).

Base layer.

Insulated layer.

Warm, thick socks.

Packed lunch/snacks if desired.

Swimwear if desired.

The legend of Lifjell

Legend has it that Lifjell was not just a mountain but a guardian of nature, a silent sentinel overseeing the land. The tale of Lifjell was woven with threads of magic and mystery, and the locals believed that the mountain was a bridge between the earthly realm and the mystical forces that governed the land.

 

It was said that Lifjell's peaks touched the heavens, and its valleys cradled secrets as old as time. The mountain was home to spirits of the forest, ancient beings that danced with the wind and whispered tales to those who would listen. These spirits, invisible to the human eye, reveled in the tranquility of Lifjell's slopes and the beauty that unfolded with every season.

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One legend spoke of a hidden treasure, a mystical pool atop Lifjell that held the reflection of the northern lights. It was said that those who gazed into the pool would be blessed with wisdom and a connection to the natural world. Brave souls ventured to Lifjell, seeking the ethereal pool and the enlightenment it promised.

 

To this day, Lifjell stands tall, its peaks piercing the sky, and its legends echoing in the rustle of leaves and the whisper of the wind. It continues to inspire awe and reverence, a living legend in the vast tapestry of Norwegian folklore.

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Sunset Hike

During the season, time of Sunset will change. Here, we provide a list of sunset times so
that you can determine whether to expect a sunset during the trip you're booking.

April

15.04 
18.04
21.04
24.04
27.04 
28.04
30.04

- 20:53
- 21:00
- 21:07
- 21:14
- 21:21
- 21:23
- 21:28

May

01.05
05.05
10.05
15.05
20.05
25.05
30.04

- 21:30
- 21:40
- 21:51
- 22.02
- 22:13
- 22:23
- 22:32

Juni

01.06
05.06
10.06
15.06
20.06
25.06
30.06

- 22:35
- 22:41
- 22:47
- 22:51
- 22:53
- 22:53
- 22:51

July

01.07
05.07
10.07
15.07
20.07
25.07
30.07

- 22:50
- 22:47
- 22:41
- 22:34
- 22:25
- 22:15
- 22:04

August

01.08
05.08
10.08
15.08
20.08
25.08
30.08

- 21:59
- 21:50
- 21:37
- 21:24
- 22:10
- 20:56
- 20:42

September

01.09
02.09
04.09
06.09
08.09
10.09
12.09

- 20:36
- 20:33
- 20:28
- 20:22
- 20:16
- 20:10
- 20:04

Lifjell Weekday Hike - Timeline Example
15.30
16.30
18.00
19.00
20.00
21.30
We meet at the pickup point with warm greetings and install you in the car. While in the car, we'll dicuss the day's objectives, lay out the day's plan, and start getting to know each other a bit.

Upon reaching the hike's starting point, we'll conduct an equipment check and make any necessary adjustments. Following this, we'll provide a brief safety briefing before embarking on today's exciting adventure!


We have followed the path along the Gandsfjorden and finally made our way up to the top of the mountain.

We have had a good break, enjoyed something warm to eat and drink while savoring the view from the top.

We arrive at the car after descending from the mountain through some lovely moss-covered rock formations, old birch forest and moorland.


Regrettably, our time together has come to an end as we arrive back at the drop-off point. We say our goodbyes and hope to meet again.

The example provided is just one way to experience this hike. This trail offers flexibility and can be tailored to your desired length, allowing for various extensions and options.

Weekend Day Hike - Timeline Example
08.30
09.30
12.00
13.00
15.30
16.30
We meet at the pickup point with warm greetings and install you in the car. While in the car, we'll dicuss the day's objectives, lay out the day's plan, and start getting to know each other a bit.

Upon reaching the hike's starting point, we'll conduct an equipment check and make any necessary adjustments. Following this, we'll provide a short safety briefing before embarking on today's exciting adventure!

After a delightful journey through diverse landscapes offering splendid vistas, we finally reach the summit. Here, we take a well-deserved break to savor the panoramic views and refuel with some food and drinks.

We descend into the summit and head for the lower area. Here, we find a nice spot to take a longer break, lighting a campfire and preparing some food. 

We have now returned to the car, tired but filled with impressions from today's hike.

Regrettably, our time together has come to an end as we arrive back at the drop-off point. We say our goodbyes and hope to meet again.

The example provided is just one way to experience this hike. This trail offers flexibility and can be tailored to your desired length, allowing for various extensions and options.

Pickup Point

Our standard pickup point (displayed below) is outside the main entrance, facing the water, of the hotel "Raddison Blue Atlantic Hotel" in Stavanger sentrum. If you need another pickup point in the vicinity of Stavanger centrum, this can be arranged but you need to clarify this with us while booking. 

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