Thursday, 13 August 2015

The Lysefjord Tourist Tips

The Lysefjord is located in the southern part of Fjord Norway, close to Stavanger. It is wildely known for the extraordinary mountain formations of Kjerag and Preikestolen. 

The Lycefjord, Norway
  • Length: 42 km 
  • Depth: approximately 500 meters 
  • Its name means "Light fjord", derived from the light-colored granite rocks along its banks. 
WHAT TO SEE AND WHAT TO DO 

Hengjanefossen Waterfall 

Do you want to see the fjord in all its beauty? Then join in an organized cruise! Quite often tourist boats stop in the middle of the Lysefjord allowing visitors to admire the breathtaking 400-meter high Hengjanefossen Waterfall. 

Hengjanefossen Waterfall, Lycefjord, Norway

Preikestolen (the Preacher’s Pulpit) 

Preikestolen is the most famous landmark of Ryfylke and one of the most visited natural tourist attractions in Norway. It consists of a steep cliff which rises 604 meters above the Lysefjord, with an almost flat top of approximately 25 by 25 meters. Apparently, the relief was formed with the melting frost 10,000 years ago. There is a popular tourist trail to Preikestolen 350 meters high, with picnic areas and bathing spots along the way. The hike takes around 4 hours both ways. 

Kjerag Mountain 

Kjerag towers 1084 meters above the Lysefjord, being the highest rock in the area. The Kjerag Plateau offers fantastic view to the fjord. It is a popular hiking and climbing destination, with many difficult routes. Tourists especially like to make photos of the Kjeragbolten, a round rock clamped solidly in a mountain crevice. 

The Kjeragbolten, Kjerag Mountain, Norway

The village of Flørli

Flørli is a small village not far from Kjerag. Its main attraction is the old power station, pipes of which lead up to a mountain lake and a 4,444 step maintenance staircase connected to the pipeline. 

The village of Flørli, Lycefjord, Norway

Lysefjordsenteret (The Fjord Center) 

Lysefjordsenteret is a tourist center showing the life in the Lysefjord in miniature. Here, you will find Salmonfarm with fishfeeding, a little park with fishponds, aquarium and domestic animals. 

AROUND LYCEFJORD 

Landa Park – prehistoric village 

See history come alive at the prehistoric village of Landa, portraying a remarkable chapter in the Norwegian history. Reconstruction aims to recreate something of the atmosphere that prevailed 3000 years ago. The first building, a Bronze Age house, was displayed in 1995. Landa is a great park for the entire family. 

Rock carvings at Solbakk 

Go to the shore of Solbakk, near the Ryfylke Road. There you will find prehistoric rock carvings dating back from around 500 BC.

Solbakk, Rock Carvings

The Old Tou Mill 

The Old Tou Mill complex consists of three well-preserved and fully-equipped wooden mill buildings in their natural setting on the seafront at Tau, right beside the modern Tou Mill. 


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