Lysefjord

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NK Annamária
Oslo, Norway303 contributions
Jul 2021
The easiest way to visit Lysefjord is to book a ticket on a cruise which lasts usually 3 hours. The boats are very comfortable with wide clear windows so you can enjoy the full view of the fjord. This place is amazing and if you visit it, you will probably never forget its magnificence. You will also be able to take the most beautiful pictures ever.
Written July 17, 2021
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janus j
10 contributions
Aug 2020 • Friends
When visit Lysefjorden please visit the Mountain kjerag and the famous kjeragbolten. 3000 feet drop.
If you have tent with you camp here and eat good grill food and watch base jumpers when good weather summer time and Beautyful sunset.
3 hour hike up. Worth it!
Be careful up there. And use real good clothes. Shoes hiking and have a set of wool under wear with u on the trip. Temperaturen can drop in nights.
Written July 26, 2021
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Susan C
Barnard Castle, UK285 contributions
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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Lance Tay
Singapore, Singapore33 contributions
Jun 2019
Weather was not good, but the cruise was a pleasant escape from the city and a chance to enjoy the nice fjord air and scenery. Suggest to plan the best points to go out for photos and to enjoy the view, and when to go indoors and rest, as the outdoor area has limited seating and the ride is not short.

For those buying tickets online, note that online sales close a day before the trip. If tickets are needed nonetheless, head down to the tourist office as they keep some tickets for counter sales. Price does not differ much.
Written January 11, 2020
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Anita WR
Norway53 contributions
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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GiovanniGenero
Udine, Italy28 contributions
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, Norway975 contributions
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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Brynhildur B
Reykjavik, Iceland9 contributions
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
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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Kerry H
Devon, UK322 contributions
May 2015 • Family
...if it is, then Lysefjord is worth seeing for its relatively easily accessible vistas, scenery and topography.

You can get to experience it three ways - by slogging up the mountain to the Preikestole, where you'll feel on top of the world. and see about an eighth of it. Literally. Secondly, go on a boat trip from Stavanger Harbour and see about a third of its length. Or finally, drive along the southern side to the Eagle's Nest Ski Lodge and experience all of it.

Not for nothing is it the showpiece fjord of western (and touristically most easily accessible) Norway the most visited and the most photogrpahed - but if you come from the flatlands of Wyoming or the Aussie outback, its sheer granit faces, waterfalls and sink holes, are well worth experiencing.

If it's cloudy or raining you still get the majesty and drama of it. You lose nothing apart form an different lighting experience for you keen ami-pro photographers.

Cost per person by boat from Stavanger for the approx 2.5 hour round trip is (yes, I know, I know, extortionate - but this is Stavanger) a staggering £40 each ($70), so for a family of four you need to rob the same bank as I did (but wear a different jacket to mine).

Trouble is, that visiting the Lysefjord by road or foot or boat, is a 'required to do'. Otherwise it's like visiting Paris and NOT seeing the Eiffel Tower. Enjoy :)

p.s. HOT TIP - on asunny day there is usually a very long queue for the 11.00 a.m. sailing. Buy your tickets online or at the gang plank then wait for the overfill boat to arrive. This means the first boat will leave when packed - but you then board the second boat that picks up the overspill - and it is barely a quarter full - which means there's plenty of topside deckspace to enjoy the view.
Written May 7, 2015
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