Hiking in the mountains along the fjords might do miracles to your business relations. And to your body, mind and soul. The fjords may also be approached by boat and helicopter.

If you’re lucky to have some extra time in Stavanger before or after the conference, please find below some of the most attractive options.

  • Preikestolen – The Pulpit Rock – Read more

  • Kjerag – Read more

  • Adventure Guiding Scandinavia – specially designed hikes – exclusively for 37 °C participants – Read more

  • Social cooking – Read more

  • More Attractions – Read more


Preikestolen – The Pulpit Rock

Preikestolen is one of Rogaland county’s most visited attractions, and one of the country’s most spectacular photo subjects. Preikestolen has been named one of the world’s most spectacular viewing points by both CNN Go and Lonely Planet. It rises 604 metres above the Lysefjord.

Preikestolen is easily reachable from Stavanger. The hike takes around four hours return trip and is around six kilometres. The hike starts from the parking (parking fee applies) by the Preikestolen Mountain Lodge. Located here is a service facility with toilets. The hike consists of slightly hilly terrain with a difference of altitude of 350 metres.

How to get to Preikestolen – The Pulpit Rock:

  • To reach Preikestolen by ferry and bus with Tide Reiser: Click here
  • To reach Preikestolen by ferry and bus with Boreal: Click here
  • To reach Preikestolen by car: Click here
  • To reach Preikestolen by helicopter with Fonnafly: Click here
  • To reach Preikestolen by helicopter with Nor Aviation: Click here

For more information about Preikestolen: Click here


Rising 1,084 metres above the Lysefjord, Kjerag is the tallest peak of them all. This massive mountain has for ages been admired from the fjord, however during the last few years, it has become increasingly more popular to hike up to the actual mountain plateau.

Most people is satisfied with taking in the mesmerising views from the top of the mountain, however for some hikers the highlight seems to be taking one’s photo on the Kjerag boulder, this round chunk of a rock wedged into the crack of the mountain. Kjerag has also become a popular goal for mountain climbers and base jumpers.

The hike takes around 5-6 hours return trip and is around 10 kilometres long. The hike starts from the parking (fee) at Øygardstøl south of the Lysefjord by Lysevegen above Lysebotn. Located here is a service facility with toilets and tourist information. The demanding trail will take you up and down hilly mountaintops, and the difference of altitude is 570 metres.

How to get to Kjerag:

  • To reach Kjerag by bus with Tide Reiser: Click here
  • If you have your own car, you can drive through Sirdal to Øygardstøl near Lysebotn (closed road during winter from around October to May/June (depending on snow), contact Statens vegvesen, phone nr.: 175). Parking: There is a parking with a fee at Øygardstøl. There are several options for car rentals in the region. It is possible to pick up your rental car at the Stavanger International Airport, Sola, and in the Stavanger city centre. Link to route description in google maps.

For more information about Kjerag: Click here

Adventure Guiding Scandinavia

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Social cooking

Enjoy a lunch tasting experience with the very best the region has to offer of locally produced food in combination with an unrivaled panoramic view of Stavanger City from the observation deck of one of Stavangers hippest hotels: Click here

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More Attractions

For more attractions, visit the official website for the Stavanger region: Click here