"How deep is your fjord?," sings David Spinx on board the Rødne Cruise Boat.
The Lysefjord is 500 metres at its deepest and 42 kilometres long. It is home to Preikestolen, the famous Pulpit Rock.
Green water against the brutal mountain walls and a blue sky. Dreamlike. The combination of high mountains and the fjord almost makes you feel the enormous glaciers brutally forming the fjords so many years ago.
The Lysefjord is most famous for the Pulpit Rock and Kjerag, two distinct and unique mountain formations. Preikestolen, or Pulpit Rock, is the most easily accessible one. The 600 square metre plateau, 600 metres above the fjord, is a five kilometre hike form the Preikestolen Mountain Lodge.
One of the most fantastic sights in the fjord is when you stop the boat under Preikestolen. When your eyes get used to the distance, you will see people sitting at the edge. Scary sight. Bring binoculars for this one.
"It was interesting to see the Fantahåla, where outlaws used to hide from the tax collectors in the old days. Further on I really enjoyed learning about the unification of Norway and hear the stories behind the different kings of Norway around a thousand years ago," says Spinx.
His cruise was with Rødne. Fjord tours and Tide also arranges cruises on the Lysefjord.
Spinx's cruise ended with a fantastic dinner of local lamb and salmon at Lysefjord-Helleren, situated right by the fjord. This must be arranged in advance for groups. It is also possible to stop by for coffee and waffles. Find other places to eat in Ryfylke.
Spinx stayed at Hamrane Hyttefelt in a cabin, which is situated in Bjørheimsbygd near Tau. Find other places to stay in Ryfylke.
Ryfylke is accessible from major Norwegian towns and ports of entry. Find ways to get to Ryfylke.
Besides taking a cruise, you should try hiking, horse riding, river expedition, kayaking and salmon fishing. Find out what to do in Ryfylke.
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Fjord cruise on the Lysefjord
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