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Lysefjord: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Stavanger: RIB Safari Cruise to Lysefjord

1. From Stavanger: RIB Safari Cruise to Lysefjord

The tour starts in the bottom of the harbour in the center of Stavanger. Everyone is suited up in floating suits, lifejackets and goggles (all included) before embarking the RIB. First part of the ride goes slowly out of the city harbour. Here you get to see a lot of Stavanger from the sea side. Once the boats have passed under the city bridge the real fun begin! The boats accelerate up to 35 knots and head towards the fjords. The feeling is abolutely amazing! Enjoy the wind in your hair while the boat is "flying" on the water. On your way to the fjords you will pass the city islands, fish farms and a lot of traditional cabins located down by the water. If you are lucky you will see some wildlife on your way! Look in the water for seals and porpoises and look to the sky for eagles! Once you arrive in Lysefjord there will be sevaral stops for you to capture with your camera or simply just take in the amazing scenery. The stops includes the Vagabond Cave, Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) and waterfalls! After about an hour the boat will turn around and head back to Stavanger. You will be disembarked at the same dock where you embarked.

From Stavanger: Pulpit Rock and Lysefjord Scenic Cruise

2. From Stavanger: Pulpit Rock and Lysefjord Scenic Cruise

Imposing Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen) is tremendously popular. Exhilarating Lysefjord ranks among the world’s most beautiful fjords. A great adventure – all year! Feast your eyes on majestic Pulpit Rock seeming to reach into the sky above incredible Lysefjord. This exciting Lysefjord cruise creates memories for life. We also take you to Vagabond’s Cave and tell you the legend of this mysterious opening in the mountain. We carefully nudge the boat’s bow up the Hengjane Falls where you can feel the spray of mountain water. Enjoy the striking scenery from the comfort of our boat’s sheltered cabin, with panoramic windows all around, or venture out on the spacious sundeck. The kiosk onboard offers a variety of refreshments, including beer and wine.

Stavanger: Lysefjord RIB Boat Tour to Pulpit Rock

3. Stavanger: Lysefjord RIB Boat Tour to Pulpit Rock

Enjoy a RIB boat excursion from Stavanger to the lush and green fjord of Lysefjord. Ride at a high speed by RIB boat through the spectacular surroundings of the fjord to the famous Priekestolen (Pulpit Rock). Depart from Stavanger and speed along the water to Lysefjord. Admire the views of the towering valley that surrounds the 42 kilometers long fjord. Keep on the lookout for eagles who often can be seen soaring majestically through the gorge, as well as other native birdlife. Then, you will witness the imposing site of Pulpit Rock drawing ever closer to you. Admire the stunning sight of the mountain plateau rising 604 meters above the water, dominating the surrounding scenery. This huge cliff is a major tourist destination for the region.

Stavanger: Guided Hike to Kjerag Kjeragbolten

4. Stavanger: Guided Hike to Kjerag Kjeragbolten

Enjoy a hotel pickup then begin with a drive from Stavanger to Eagle's Nest, the trailhead for this hike.  Enjoy breathtaking views on this scenic hike through Lysefjorden, with its changing landscape. Reach the Kjerug plateau, and spend some time enjoying the vista. Take photos, and maybe be courageous and climb on to the boulder. If timed correctly, maybe even see BASE jumpers diving from cliffs down to Lyseflorden. Enjoy a packed lunch, beverages, and snacks before heading back and closing out the adventure of a lifetime.

Stavanger: Lysefjord Kayaking Trip with Gear & Snacks

5. Stavanger: Lysefjord Kayaking Trip with Gear & Snacks

Explore the incredible fjord landscape in Lysefjordon on this guided kayaking tour. Learn the basics of kayaking, then embark on the water to see mountains, gorges, waterfalls, and wildlife. Take breaks to learn about the area and fully enjoy the scenery.  After meeting your guide, start with a short briefing about the trip, safety talk, and waivers. Gear up in the necessary paddling gear before walking (150 m) to the kayaks down by the fjord.  Adjust the seats and pedals of your kayak with the assistance of the guide, then set out on the water to learn the basic paddling techniques, including efficient forward paddling and how to steer the kayak. When you've got hold of the basics, follow your guide across the fjord where you'll be paddling closely along to the 300-400m tall mountains, exploring beautiful gorges and waterfalls, and hopefully meeting some of the curious seals of the fjord. Enjoy multiple short breaks on the water, where you can enjoy a chocolate snack and learn about local history, culture, and wild edibles in the fjord. Before turning around to head back home, paddle right below the Pulpit Rock.

Stavanger: Guided Kayaking in Lysefjord

6. Stavanger: Guided Kayaking in Lysefjord

Meet your guide and experience kayaking in Norway. Learn the basics of paddling and explore the Fjord. See seals up close and personal, and marvel at the peaceful water. Paddle along the steep mountains, and into Vagabonds Cave. Pass Refsa dock and witness a lovely waterfall before turning back.

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What people are saying about Lysefjord

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 131 reviews

We had a brilliant 3 hour kayak trip with our guide Dan. The booking was easy and the information sent very comprehensive. Equipment was good and the scenery stunning. I would highly recommend Nordic Paddling

totally recommend our guide sven. Has been a great tour with lots of nice views of the fjord and great jumps with the boat over the waves.

Absolutely awesome, a must do! Guides are great, friendly and made the experience unforgettable! Don’t miss the thrill and natural beauty!

Absolutely beautiful way to spend the morning! Crew was accommodating and views were magnificent! Highly recommend.

The guide was very polite and well mannered. Helped during the tougher parts of the trek.