Situated close to Stavanger, Lysefjord is known for its mesmerizing mountain formations of Kjerag, lysefjord and Preikestolen or “The Pulpit Rock”. A southerly "big fjord" in Norway, it is famous as the pearl of Fjord Norway. The name Lysefjord itself indicates it to be a light fjord, and was carved out of glaciers in the ice age, later to be flooded by sea when the glaciers retreated.
It is a particularly popular tourist attraction for day trips, with tourists cruising the full distance of the fjord, and many taking a hiking trip to Kjerag Mountain, to view the magnificent drops.
- Best way to see Lysefjord is to take a cruise or sightseeing boat.
- During summers catch a bus from Stavanger to Lauvvik, and then a tourist ferry to Lysebotn for the fjord. Also you can take a ferry from Stavanger to Tau, anthen a bus to Preikestolen fjellste.
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88.04% of people who visit Stavanger include Lysefjord in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
65.64% of people start their Lysefjord visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 8 Hrs to see Lysefjord
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Lysefjord