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  • Susan P
    Alfreton, United Kingdom328 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Extremely enjoyable
    It was very enjoyable cruising down the fjord seeing all the attractive building scattered among mountains on ant flat land available. I also liked seeing all the waterfalls. The Boat was very good except for the lack of seating on the top deck. All the views were amazing.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 25, 2023
  • webber5
    Fordingbridge, United Kingdom768 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning scenery
    We docked in to Stavanger on the QM2 and had booked prior to arriving. There was a kiosk near where we docked to collect or buy tickets. We booked a three hour cruise to see the Fjords through Rodne. The boat was spacious with seating inside and outside. We were not disappointed definitely worth the money. The cruise was simply stunning - the scenery amazing and the commentary informative.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 3, 2023
  • Vadim
    Murmansk, Russia33,616 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the most accessible fjords in Norway with a marathon length.
    Lysefjord is one of the most popular fjords in Norway. Lysefjord was formed about 400 million years ago due to a tectonic fault caused by the movement of plates of the earth's crust. During the ice Age, this crack was filled with ice, which moved towards the sea, pushing its weight through a deep V-shaped fjord. The popularity of Lysefjord is due to accessibility and entertainment. Accessibility is ensured by proximity to Stavanger, which is only 25 km away in a straight line. The fjord can be viewed from above from the Prekestolen (Pulpit) or from the water. And these will be different fjords! In terms of time, the least expensive way is the Prekestolen. I chose him. The famous "Pulpit" is located almost at the neck of the fjord. Most tourists choose this option. Lifting does not require much physical effort and is accessible to both teenagers and the elderly. To see Lysefjord from the other side, you need to drive to the tiny village of Lysebotn by bus from Columbus. From Stavanger in one direction it will take 3 hours and 20 minutes. There is a more spectacular option with a ferry. Lysebotn is the starting point to the second famous landmark of the fjord- Kjerag- a huge boulder stuck between two rocks. Getting to it is immeasurably more difficult. From Lysebotn only to the starting point for trekking to Kjerag it is necessary to walk 8 km. Since I arrived in Stavanger in the morning and had only a day, I immediately ruled out visiting the famous stone. But if you have more time, why not?
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written February 13, 2024
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Susan P
Alfreton, UK328 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
It was very enjoyable cruising down the fjord seeing all the attractive building scattered among mountains on ant flat land available. I also liked seeing all the waterfalls. The Boat was very good except for the lack of seating on the top deck. All the views were amazing.
Written June 25, 2023
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Susan C
Barnard Castle, UK315 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We took an excursion from our cruise ship - a 3 hour boat trip up the fjord, going past Pulpit Rock. The scenery was absolutely breathtaking, we had never imagined such beauty in a landscape. It was a lovely sunny day and the boat slowed down often to allow you to take photos including going very close to a lovely waterfall. The boat has a large inside seating area but you could also go outside on two decks. There was also a coffee and waffle stop about halfway at a scenic café. This was a major highlight of our cruise for sure.
Written September 3, 2022
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia33,616 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Lysefjord is one of the most popular fjords in Norway. Lysefjord was formed about 400 million years ago due to a tectonic fault caused by the movement of plates of the earth's crust. During the ice Age, this crack was filled with ice, which moved towards the sea, pushing its weight through a deep V-shaped fjord. The popularity of Lysefjord is due to accessibility and entertainment. Accessibility is ensured by proximity to Stavanger, which is only 25 km away in a straight line. The fjord can be viewed from above from the Prekestolen (Pulpit) or from the water. And these will be different fjords! In terms of time, the least expensive way is the Prekestolen. I chose him. The famous "Pulpit" is located almost at the neck of the fjord. Most tourists choose this option. Lifting does not require much physical effort and is accessible to both teenagers and the elderly. To see Lysefjord from the other side, you need to drive to the tiny village of Lysebotn by bus from Columbus. From Stavanger in one direction it will take 3 hours and 20 minutes. There is a more spectacular option with a ferry. Lysebotn is the starting point to the second famous landmark of the fjord- Kjerag- a huge boulder stuck between two rocks. Getting to it is immeasurably more difficult. From Lysebotn only to the starting point for trekking to Kjerag it is necessary to walk 8 km. Since I arrived in Stavanger in the morning and had only a day, I immediately ruled out visiting the famous stone. But if you have more time, why not?
Written February 13, 2024
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Anita WR
Norway52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
Fantastic fjord with tall mountains on each side. Waterfall. Pulpit Rock (Prekestolen) which figures in Mission Impossible 6, where Tom Cruise clings to the edge. You can take a daycruise here. 3 hours, or if you wish, you can combine a cruise with a hike to the top (takes the whole day).
Written September 30, 2020
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webber5
Fordingbridge, UK768 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
We docked in to Stavanger on the QM2 and had booked prior to arriving. There was a kiosk near where we docked to collect or buy tickets. We booked a three hour cruise to see the Fjords through Rodne. The boat was spacious with seating inside and outside. We were not disappointed definitely worth the money. The cruise was simply stunning - the scenery amazing and the commentary informative.
Written September 3, 2023
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GiovanniGenero
Udine, Italy27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We took the boat in Stavanger and sailed north, we exited the harbor and headed East. We saw a few islands and then entered the dramatic Lysefjord. Spectacular waterfalls, high cliffs diving into the water and suddenly the stunning rock plateau of Preikestolen or Pulpit Rock. Really a nice trip into the nature of a Norwegian fjord.
Written August 13, 2022
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eholst
Nesoddtangen, Norway912 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020
Pulpit Rock is a spectacular place. It takes a good two hours to go the steep path up to the top, and then you have to go down again after...
We didnt have that time or the right equipment for that trip.

Our choice was to drive around and see the Pulpit Rock from across the fjord, and that was also quite spectacular
Written May 18, 2020
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kristi b
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
Lysefjorden is translated as The Fjord of Light. Before Stavanger our ship have stopped in Bergen. Agency vinoltours which services I ordered in Bergen also organised for me and 2 families from our ship private yacht journey in Lysefjorden from Stavanger port. We were 8 guests on board. Price per hour 5000NOK (500 EUR). Considerable. The Yacht was very comfortable. We managed to come to the middle of Lysefjorden and then back to the ship. Unforgettable!
Written January 25, 2023
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Brynhildur B
Reykjavik, Iceland9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Took a boat trip around Lysefjord with one of the companies located at the harbour. Got a really nice weather and the sea was quite calm. Not to over crouded as i had feard so we did get seats up on the deck. Nice viewes and they sold coffee, tea and some other small things to eat on board.

Overall recommended.
Written March 9, 2020
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Ekqvist
Malmö, Sweden101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2012 • Family
This is a "must do" when visiting this region. Its a breathtaking experience where you will really feel the greatness of Lysefjorden, its big walls, waterfalls, seals, base jumpers and its amazing light and colors!
We started our trip by taking the ferry to Lysebotn, at the end of Lysefjorden. The ferry departs from Stavanger and some times from Lauvvik. Its a great boat trip with breathtaking views. You will experience both Pulpit rock and Kjerag from the fjord. When arriving in Lysebotn we were greeted by Kylie, who runs this kayaking tour.
She effectivley and safe got us into the kayak and we where of.
Lysefjorden is often calm and some rain dont spoil the tour, you are dry and warm in the kayak. We only had time for the 3 hour tour, and would have loved to do the whole day, but we had to compromise. The 3 hour tour was still amazing! You feel kind of small, paddeling along these high walls, with water pooring down in some places. Lysefjorden is also verry deep, about 300meters in some places. We took a break at the base jumpers landing strip and had some coffe and biscuits, just relaxing in this peacefull place. Kylie is well familier with this place and a great guide. I strongly recomend this experience when visiting this region.
To book this trip:
http://www.bigwallkayaking.com
Written July 8, 2012
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