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… to these rolling, smooth rocks …
A bit further out in the Lysefjord you'll find the equally dramatic Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock).
Situated 604 metres above the fjord, this peculiarly square cliff has been named one of the world's most spectacular viewpoints by Lonely Planet.
Ryfylke is made up of mighty nature with fjords and mountains, from the Lysefjord in the south to the Ryfylke Scenic Route and Sauda in the north.
The main attraction is the magnificent nature, which provides numerous opportunities for an active holiday.
Take on the 4,444 steps from the roadless hamlet Flørli …
… or admire this kind of scenery on countless other hikes in the area.
Have fun in the water too!
Glide through the archipelago or along narrow fjords in a kayak, or greet the king of the river on a salmon safari.
And be sure to get a taste of nature. The word Ryfylke comes from "rye", but the local pantries are stocked with many other goodies too.
Bite into a yummy, juicy apple from Grønvik Gård, for example.
The climate on some of Ryfylke's islands is surprisingly mild. On the car-free island of Sør-Hidle, even palm trees thrive in the park Flor & Fjære.
Ryfylke also has a rich history.
Find out what everyday life was like on the mountain farm Haukali 33/3 in the 1850s.
In other places, you can experience history in the making.
At Allmannajuvet, you can both explore new and innovative design and go back in time in the zinc mines.
In Ryfylke you will also find the hiking cabin Skåpet, managed by the Norwegian Tourist Association. Skåpet has been built to blend in with the mountain landscape.
Or would you prefer to spend a night in The Bolder?
In Ryfylke, everything is in place for you to experience the forces of nature. When are you coming?
Plan your trip to Ryfylke and find out where you can eat and sleep well.
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