Before we were married, my wife, friend & I flew to Stavanger, Norway (which is unbelievably expensive if you have another currency in your bank account) and did 2 famous, epic hikes: Preikestolen & Kjeragbolten.
We had originally thought we’d sleep out at the hikes, but the weather forecast when we arrived called for rain (it didn’t), so we found the only ‘hostel’ in town. It was basically student housing, expensive, and they couldn’t believe we wanted to have 3 people share a room. We pushed the 2 beds together, I shared this with my wife, and my friend Andy was a trooper by sleeping on the floor.
After a super-expensive dinner at the only Indian restaurant in town, we caught some rest for the morning.
Day 1, we went to Preikestolen, via driving/car on ferry/more driving. The hike isn’t all that bad after some steep parts at the beginning.
On day 2, we drove the other way out of Stavanger, this time going to the famous Kjeragbolten, which is one of the best photo ops in the world. We stopped to pick up some snacks along the way, and we won’t up giving all of our food to the many sheep we met along the way.
The hike was longer, had some really slippery rocks, and we were famished at the top, wishing we could have our food back from those sheep.
The last day, before heading to the airport, we took some very touristy pics.
Stavanger is really expensive. We learned later that there are campsites out near the hikes, which would be much cheaper. We also found out you CAN sleep out on the hikes, that it didn’t rain, and that we were idiots.
Oh, well, it was a great trip. It’s my favorite memory of Norway.This entry was posted in Europe, norway, stavanger