The Lysefjord offers an overwhelmingly beautiful landscape. In addition to the dramatic panoramic views from the Pulpit Rock (also called Preikestolen) and Kjerag, you might be equally rewarded by tranquil vistas from a hillside by the fjord or overlooking the lush valleys of inner Ryfylke.
You may be tempted to ascend Skomakernibbå, Reinarnuten or Napen, but be sure to slow your pace and stop at the many view points along Ryfylke National Tourist Route too.
Like fingers on a hand the fjord arms of the Boknafjord stretch eastwards – the Høgsfjord, Jøsenfjord, Lysefjord, Sandsfjord and Saudafjord.
You can cross or travel the length of Ryfylke's fjords by express boat, ferry or sightseeing boat. However, you can also follow the roads along the fjords, such as the scenic Lyse Road, or head inland on the mountainous Røldal Road. Travel Ryfylke National Tourist Route (rv. 13), which runs from Oanes by the Lysefjord to Håra in Røldal, covering a total of 184 kilometres - it is one of the longest of Norway's 18 National Tourist Routes.
Suldalslågen River in Suldal is known for excellent salmon fishing in its strong currents, and the roaring waters of Sandsfossen Waterfall can be heard all year round. Another salmon river, Storåna, runs through Årdal.
In Sauda, the magnificent Svandalsfossen Waterfall is easily accessible from the new car park.
Numerous waterfalls cascade into the Lysefjord, and if you are lucky the sightseeing boat will take you right up to the falls - providing you with a great photo opportunity.
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The panoramic view from Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock) includes the Lysefjord and the surrounding mountain areas.
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