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Preikestolen and Lysefjorden in Ryfylke

Ryfylke

Nature’s own playground

Imagine finding yourself looking over mountains, rockslides and polished cliffs – hundreds of metres above sea level. In Ryfylke, the nature is the main attraction.

Ryfylke
The Ryfylke Museum
Ryfylkemuseet
Høsebrua, Ryfylke
Høse bridge over the Suldalslågen river
Jarle Lunde / SuldalFoto.no
Preikestolen
Dawn at Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock)
Outdoorlife Norway
Svandalsfossen, Ryfylke
Svandalsfossen waterfall in Sauda
Jarle Wæhler / Statens vegvesen
Allmannajuvet, Ryfylke
Allmannajuvet, Ryfylke
Arne Espeland
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Getting here and around

Get in-depth travel information on Ryfylke’s official website.

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Lysefjord
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Lysefjord.
Photo: florli.no

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Lysefjord.
Photo: florli.no
  • The coastal climate of Ryfylke makes the winters mild and the summers relatively cool.
  • January and February are the coldest months, with an average temperature of -2° C. Note that the winter temperatures can drop to around -10° C. Some of the roads in the area are closed during the winter months, including parts of the National Tourist Route Ryfylke.
  • June and July are warmest with an average temperature of 14° C, but with temperatures up to 25° C on sunny days.
  • The weather can change quickly in the mountain areas, so read up on safety in the mountains.
  • Get the latest weather forecast on yr.no.

Safety in the mountains

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Norway is an incredible place to explore, with untamed mythical landscapes, mountains, valleys, and fjords. Before you enter the outdoors, get familiar with the nine simple rules of the Norwegian mountain code to help you stay safe.

  1. Plan your trip and inform others about the route you have selected.
  2. Adapt the planned routes according to ability and conditions.
  3. Pay attention to the weather and the avalanche warnings.
  4. Be prepared for bad weather and frost, even on short trips.
  5. Bring the necessary equipment so you can help yourself and others.
  6. Choose safe routes. Recognize avalanche terrain and unsafe ice.
  7. Use a map and a compass. Always know where you are.
  8. Don’t be ashamed to turn around.
  9. Conserve your energy and seek shelter if necessary.

Read the mountain code with supplementary comments.

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