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Stavanger: Waterfalls Rocks and Caves Cruise

1. Stavanger: Waterfalls Rocks and Caves Cruise

Experience the Norwegian fjords throughout a scenic sightseeing cruise. The Lysefjord and the Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen) are some of the most impressive sights you will enjoy throughout this tour, as you enjoy nature at its best from the convenience of a boat. One of the first memorable sights will be the mysterious Vagabond's Cave, a gorgeous cove where dramatic cliffs surround an aqua-marine pool. As legend has it, the cave was named after a group of vagabonds who hid in the shelter for months trying to escape police. You will then head to the famous Pulpit Rock, a natural rock formation consisting of a steep cliff which rises 1,981 feet above Lysefjorden, opposite the Kjerag plateau. It also has an almost flat top of approximately 80 meters across. Throughout this exhilarating tour of memorable Lysefjord with its towering waterfalls, idyllic islands, and breathtaking scenery, you'll also visit wild goats at a summer pasture, and taste clear mountain water from the Hengjane Falls.

From Stavanger: RIB Safari Cruise to Lysefjord

2. 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.

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.

From Stavanger: Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) Guided Hike

5. From Stavanger: Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) Guided Hike

Hike one of Norway’s most spectacular walking trails just a few hours from Stavanger, and get stunning views from the top of Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) above the Lysefjorden fjord. Reach the edge of the near-vertical cliff and test your nerves of steel as you stand or sit close to the edge above crystal-clear waters. Enjoy a light snack as you take in the unobstructed views over a fjord formed by glaciers during the last Ice Age. Reconnect with the wilderness on the 4 to 6-hour trek using well marked and easy to follow paths. Face the challenge of rocks that may become slippery in more demanding areas before you reach the unparalleled views.

Stavanger: Lysefjord Kayaking Trip with Gear & Snacks

6. 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

7. 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.

Stavanger: Guided Winter Hike Pulpit Rock Preikestolen

8. Stavanger: Guided Winter Hike Pulpit Rock Preikestolen

After being picked up from your accommodation at 7:15 AM, head to the Stavanger or Lauvvik ferry station, and take the ferry across the fjord. From the other side, it is a short drive to Preikestolen Lodge, the starting point for the hike. The hike up will take you between 2 and 3 hours. Once at Pulpit Rock, spend some time enjoying the views of beautiful natural scenery and take some photos. Enjoy your packed lunch, beverages, and some snacks here. The hike back will likely also take 2 to 3 hours, and you can expect to arrive back in Stavanger around 3-4 PM. The distance covered is approximately 4 km each way and the level is easy to moderate. Depending on weather, snow, and ice conditions, the trail may become slippery in some of the more demanding areas. The supplier provides crampons if the conditions requiers it. Some hiking experience is desirable, but not mandatory. Hikers should be prepared with clothes and shoes for cold weather. Hiking boots are required on this hike, and can be rented when booking. Other suggestions include warm, windproof, and waterproof clothing. Bring some water with you to keep hydrated, preferably in a container you can refill on the trail. Norwegian mountains are full of crystal clear, clean, and very tasty water sources. Lunch will not be provided, but please bring your own snack. Each hiker is responsible for carrying his/her own gear, so a suitable backpack is recommended.

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What people are saying about Rogaland

I had a great time, the boat was a great size, not too big and crowded but big enough to have room to move around. The organisation was brilliant and everything went like clockwork and they gave out announcements of sights of interest.

From the water you feel insignificant between these rocks. Beautiful landscapes, beautiful rocks. The Preikestolen seen from the boat was a bit disappointing, was smaller than I expected.

Very tiring excursion, 8 km round trip and 5 hours of walking, it can be done even if not trained, but at the top of Preikestolen a breathtaking view!

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

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