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Enjoy a relaxing trip through the lush valley of Årdal in Ryfylke in Norway - Photo: Hanne Sundbø
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Enjoy a relaxing trip through the lush valley of Årdal in Ryfylke in Norway Photo: Hanne Sundbø

Tour Suggestions in Ryfylke

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

Start in Sand and drive the National Tourist Route Ryfylke to Tau, taking the ferry to the bicycle town of Sandnes, and the gourmet town of Stavanger.

Continue north to well-kept Skudeneshavn, the historic island of Karmøy, and the festival and herring town of Haugesund, before heading back into Ryfylke and a visit to the charming village of Jelsa.

If you wish to continue north instead, you can drive the northern part of the National Tourist Route Ryfylke from Sand to Sauda and cross the wild Røldal Mountain, into the famous region of Hardanger

By foot, bike or ship

The region of Ryfylke has an excellent network of marked paths and mountain lodges, making it easy for you to explore on foot and enjoy places such as Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock) up close.

Search for hikes in Ryfylke.

If you prefer, you can join a cruise on the Lysefjord by sightseeing boat.

The islands of Ryfylke are ideal for relaxing bicycle trips.

Guided tours

Guided tours through the wilderness and cultural landscape yield fascinating insights and enhance your enjoyment of the region. For details, please contact the local tourist information offices in Ryfylke.

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Last updated:  2014-02-24
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Enjoy a relaxing trip through the lush valley of Årdal in Ryfylke in Norway - Photo: Hanne Sundbø

Tour Suggestions in Ryfylke

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

Tour Suggestions in Ryfylke

Source: Visitnorway

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.

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.

The Lysefjord

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

Ryfylke National Tourist Route

In Ryfylke, Fjord Norway, green skerries and cultural landscapes are suddenly replaced by mountains, rockslides, polished cliffs and fjords.

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.

Key facts about Haugesund and Haugalandet

Haugalandet is a geographical region in the county of Rogaland, in Western Norway. Haugesund is its main town.

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