Norway’s quirky trio of rock formations have become social media sensations.
Kjeragbolten, one of the most photographed boulders in the world. During the last Ice Age, a large ball of granite became wedged between two cliffs above Lyseforden and now, every year, travellers complete the six-hour round-trip trek to take the ultimate selfie while perched precariously on top of it.
Kjerag is not alone. Two other rock formations in Norway have also acquired social media fame: Pulpit Rock, a doorstop-like wedge of cliff jutting out of the other side of the ford,
and Trolltunga, a pointed, tongue-like platform that dramatically sticks out over a lake and is four hours’ drive further north.
So prolific has this trio of ‘rock stars’ become that the tourist board has launched a shuttle service to take visitors from the quiet fishing town of Stavanger in the south to the northern city of Bergen.
When to Plan a Trip
Nov – Dec – Jan – Feb – Mar – Apr • Winter: temperatures plummet. Lots of snow; a good chance of seeing the northern lights.
May – Jun • Shoulder season: can be good walking weather – the shuttle bus will not start running until July, check snow conditions first as roads become impassable if it’s not melted.
Jul – Aug • Best for walking: the snow has melted, the shuttle bus is running and this is your best chance of getting some good weather.
Sept – Oct • Autumn: good weather can linger; bus does not run between walks – hire a car.