Lysefjord, Stavanger

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One of the region's most popular inlets, Lysefjord boasts imposing cliffs, forested slopes, and a host of rock formations. A boat tour gives a good look at the marine ecosystem that characterizes the area, and you may even get a glimpse of the old village of Florli. Traverse the rugged terrain up to the "pulpit rock"--a cliff over the sea that affords a clear view of the winding waterway. Hike your way up the nearby Kjerag Mountain for a sweeping view over the surrounding peaks and the fjord itself. Top off the journey to the mountain plateau by stepping on top of the Kjeragbolten, a boulder wedged within a crevasse suspended 984 m (3,228 ft) above the fjord. To visit Lysefjord and other attractions in Stavanger, use our Stavanger tour itinerary maker tool .
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  • When in Stavanger, this is a must do! The fjord is spectacular, the waterfalls are numerous, the landscapes beautiful. Depending on the boat, you will be able to get nearer to waterfalls.  more »
  • I took the ferry on the lysefjord to get to kjerag and it was beautiful. It was my first experience on a fjord and it did not disappoint  more »
  • We visited Stavanger especially for a hike to Preikestolen. Unfortunately it was raining all the way. The next day we were lucky, because the sun was shining and we booked for a cruise of 3 hours thro...  more »

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Where to stay in Stavanger

As with any Norwegian city, the high price of accommodations in Stavanger might be a bit of a shock. Luckily, the Norwegians have such a fondness for outdoor activities that most tourist destinations seem to be well served by several campsites in nearby areas. Rent a tent or a rustic cabin to appreciate Norway’s nature and cut costs. Alternatively, look for hotels in the city center around the Storhaug borough. Slightly outside of Stavanger lies the popular Sola Beach, where high-end hotels put you just steps from the sand.
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