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The way to Kjerag in Ryfylke is long, but the rivers along the way are clean and have drinkable water - Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life AS/Fjord Norway
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The way to Kjerag in Ryfylke is long, but the rivers along the way are clean and have drinkable water Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life AS/Fjord Norway

What to Do in Ryfylke

Walk up to Kjerag and Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock) mountain plateaus, go salmon fishing, or take a cruise on the Lysefjord.

Activities

You can row or sail, play golf or climb the mountain formations along the fjord. Enjoy shopping or try salmon fishing or a salmon safari where you float down the river. You can hike on the moors, cycle on the islands, swim in the fjords, or take a cruise on the Lysefjord.

If you want a local guide, the local tourist information offices can help you. 

Kjerag and Preikestolen (The Pulpit Rock)

Kjerag rises 3556 feet above the Lysefjord and is popular with hikers and base-jumpers alike. A rock known as Kjeragbolten is wedged in a crack in the cliff-face. No special gear is required to get onto it, but care is advised - it is far down.

Not as high up but still more popular is Preikestolen (The Pulpit Rock) which juts squarely out from the face of the cliff, 1981 feet above the sea far below.

If you prefer not to hike, you can still experience Kjerag and Preikestolen, but from below - looking up - by taking a fjord cruise in Lysefjorden.

Boating and kayaking

Ryfylkes fjords and islands are ideal for boating holidays. When you rent a cabin or room, your host may have a small boat for rent.
Or you can rent a kayak from Lysefjorden kayakrental, or join a guided kayak excursion from Jørpeland.   

Festivals and events

Ryfylke has many festivals and events - these offer great opportunities to mingle with the locals.

Museums and monuments

Throughout the region, there are monuments from various historical periods.The rock carvings at Solbakk show the early importance of boats to people along the fjords.

The Ryfylke Museum has numerous and varied facilities throughout the region, for example Kolbeinstveit Farm by Lake Suldalsvatn. Here you will find the 13th century Guggedalsloftet, the oldest non-ecclesiastic wooden building in the county of Rogaland. 

Visit the zink mines at Allmannajuvet  in Sauda, where even the walk up to the mines is impressive. Its not sure whether there will be guides into the mines in the summer 2014. 

Beautiful churches include the two Renaissance style churches; Old Årdal Church  and Jelsa Church. On the islands there are numerous stone churches worth seeing.

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Last updated:  2014-08-13
Catch the big fish in Ryfylke in Norway - Photo: Mo Laksegard
Catch the big fish in Ryfylke in Norway
Hike the lush valleys in Ryfylke on your own or with your family - Photo: Hanne Sundbø
Hike the lush valleys in Ryfylke on your own or with your family
Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock) towers above the Lysefjord in Ryfylke - Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life
Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock) towers above the Lysefjord in Ryfylke

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The way to Kjerag in Ryfylke is long, but the rivers along the way are clean and have drinkable water - Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life AS/Fjord Norway

What to Do in Ryfylke

Walk up to Kjerag and Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock) mountain plateaus, go salmon fishing, or take a cruise on the Lysefjord.

What to Do in Ryfylke

Source: Visitnorway

Preikestolen and National Tourist Route Ryfylke 360 panorama SkyCam

Get a bird's eye view of Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock), the Lysefjord and the rest of Ryfylke, home to the southernmost fjords in Norway.

Tour Suggestions in Ryfylke

Drive the National Tourist Route Ryfylke or take a cruise on the Lysefjord.

Winter in Ryfylke

Sauda in Fjord Norway is a great winter destination, offering Alpine and cross-country skiing as well as winter fishing, ski boat, hiking and more.

The Lysefjord

The Lysefjord is situated close to Stavanger, and is especially known for the mountain formations of Kjerag and Preikestolen (The Pulpit Rock).

About Ryfylke

Ryfylke

Ryfylke is home to the Lysefjord and the mountain formations of Kjerag and Prekestolen (The Pulpit Rock).

Tourist Information in Ryfylke

There are several tourist information offices in the Ryfylke area.

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