Lysefjorden is a 40 km long fjord with fascinating mountains on both sides. Here it is possible to enjoy a day on the fjord with sightseeing and gorgeous nature. For the fit, the view of the fjord is mesmerising from iconic sites such as Preikestolen, Kjerag, Bratteli and Flørli. The view can also be enjoyed from the top of Lysevegen just above Lysebotn or from the Lysefjord bridge in the mouth of the fjord.
Sightseeing on the Lysefjord
Season: all year. A boat trip on the fjord is a memorable experience where you can see powerful moutains, waterfalls, colonies of harbour seals, goats and secluded farms. There are several sightseeing boats from Stavanger, Forsand and Lysefjordsenteret at Oanes. Tourist car ferry with guiding on the fjord runs several times a day during high season. Departures from Lauvvik, Forsand, Songesand and Lysebotn. If you decide to go on the ferry, you have a fantastic opportunity to experience a fjord and mountain roundtrip, combining the ferry to Lysebotn and a car back via Lysebotn or Songesand (winter-closed roads).
Fun fact about the Lysefjord
The Lysefjord was shaped during the Ice Age by the massive glaciers that covered the country. The Lysefjord is different from other fjords in Rogaland with all its rawness. The mountains rage high along large parts of the Lysefjord. At their highest, they are 1000 metres above sea level, and in some parts, the fjord is as deep as the mountains are high. Several things, such as the bedrock, landforms and loose soils, give the Lysefjord a distinct character and an astonishing natural document.