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The Pulpit Rock in Ryfylke, Fjord Norway
The Pulpit Rock in Ryfylke, Fjord Norway
The Pulpit Rock.
Photo: Eduardo Grund / Regionstavanger.com
The Pulpit Rock.
Photo: Eduardo Grund / Regionstavanger.com

Plan your trip to Ryfylke

Ryfylke is characterised by stately mountains, deep canyons, and some of the coolest rock formations you've ever seen, situated hundreds of metres above sea level.

The historic landscape in Ryfylke in Fjord Norway offers unique experiences whether you visit the islands, the fjords, or the mountains.

The most famous is Lysefjorden, a narrow fjord surrounded by steep cliffs. Take the hike to Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock), a square cliff 604 metres over the fjord, or venture to Kjerag to see the famous Kjeragbolten, a round rock that is wedged in between two mountains.

There are also fantastic hiking opportunities on the heaths between the viewpoints, whether you plan to hike from cabin to cabin or pick a base where you can do shorter day-trips.

In Suldal, wild nature, lively communities, and award-winning architecture live side by side. Not to forget the fantastic salmon river Suldalslågen!

When it’s time to give your legs a break, you can look forward to a magnificent car or bus ride along the Ryfylke Scenic Route. Take a seat and marvel at the wild fjord landscape and some of the finest rest areas in Norway. You can also visit some of the region’s islands, where the climate is mild enough for palm trees!

Find more inspiration and travel information at Ryfylke’s official website.

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Things to do in Ryfylke

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Where to stay

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Getting to Ryfylke

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Top attractions in Ryfylke
Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock), the most famous tourist attraction in Norway, towers an impressive 604 metres over the Lysefjord. Read more
Hike to Preikestolen
Kjerag - The Majesty of the Lysefjord, in Ryfylke. At 1084 metres, Kjerag towers above the other peaks along the Lysefjord. Read more
Hike to Kjerag
The hike from the unique cabins The Bolder to Preikestolen Basecamp provide you with a fantastic view of the majestic Lysefjord. Read more
The Bolder - Preikestolen Basecamp
The third big-wall peak in Ryfylke, after Kjerag and Preikestolen. You're guaranteed a sense of dizzying awe near the Skomakarnibbå with its overhang… Read more
Let your senses wake up in Eventyrskogen in Årdal in Ryfylke. During the hike you will meet elves and trolls among the trees in the mysterious… Read more
The Fairytale Forest in Årdal in Hjelmeland
Hellandsnuten towers majestically over the town of Sand. From the top you can see five fjords: the Sandsfjord, Hylsfjord, Saudafjord, Vindafjord and… Read more
Hovlandsnuten in Saudasjøen, Ryfylke. A new trail, with stone steps built by Nepalese sherpas ascends up to Hovlandsnuten. The hike as a whole, from… Read more
The hike to Nipe in Suldal in Ryfylke is sometimes demanding, but because of the fantastic view of Nesflaten and Suldalsvatnet it is absolutely worth… Read more
From Grytenuten in Suldal in Ryfylke you have splendid views over most of Ryfylke, Haugalandet, Sunnhordland and even to the Folgefonna glacier. Read more
Grytenuten - hike
Hike to a lean-to shelter with a view of Ritlandskrateret in Hjelmeland, where a meteorite crash landed 500 million years ago. Read more
Ritland crater
Join a guided tour and wine tasting at the vineyard Hebnes vingard in Suldal in Ryfylke. Read more
Wine tasting at the vineyard Hebnes vingard in Ryfylke
Saudahallen in Sauda in Ryfylke consists of an indoor swimming pool and outdoor swimming facilities. Read more
Swimming facilities in Sauda
Suldal Bad at Sand in Ryfylke contains several pools, sauna, climbing wall and water slide, and is an activity paradise for the whole family. Read more
Suldal Bad at Sand
Preikestolen Golfklubb, which is located near the iconic Preikestolen in Ryfylke, has a challenging and spectacular 9-hole course in scenic… Read more
Preikestolen Golf Club near Jørpeland
Float down Suldalslågen from Mo Laksegard in Sand, Ryfylke wearing a dry suit while you see wild salmon and trout up close underwater. Read more
Salmon Safari in Suldalslågen in Sand
Fossanmoen Islandshestsenter arranges horseback riding to Uburen in Forsand. The trip takes 3-4 hours and you are rewarded with fantastic views at the… Read more
Horseback riding to Uburen in Forsand
Enjoy a perfect start to the morning, or unwind after a day in the mountains, aboard one of Preikestolen BaseCamp's floating saunas, close to the… Read more
Floating Saunas at Preikestolen BaseCamp
Experience the wild, beautiful Jøsenfjorden with Helgøy Skyssbåt, and get a memorable fjord cruise in Ryfylke. Read more
Sightseeing with Helgøy Skyssbåt in Jøsenfjorden
Join a guided tour in Allmannajuvet in Sauda, Ryfylke. It will be daily guiding throughout the summer season. Listen to the story of the mining… Read more
Guided tours Allmannajuvet, Sauda
On the exotic island Sør-Hidle, only 30 minutes by boat from Stavanger, the chef at Flor & Fjære makes tasty dishes from local ingredients. Read more
Have dinner among palm trees at Flor & Fjære
Join Explore Lysefjorden on a sunrise hike to Preikestolen. Seeing the sun rise over the Lysefjord while you have the plateau almost to yourself is a… Read more
Sunrise hike to Preikestolen with Explore Lysefjorden (premium hike)
Destinations in Fjord Norway
Although it's the second-biggest city in Norway, Bergen is packed with small town charm. Read more
Each year, several hundred thousand visitors arrive in Flåm to ride the Flåmsbana Railway, cycle Rallarvegen, or go hiking in the dramatic… Read more
From Trolltunga and the Folgefonna glacier to the Vøringfossen waterfall – the Hardangerfjord region offers some of the best experiences… Read more
A charming city, lush nature, old Viking thrones, and festivals await in Haugesund and Haugalandet. Read more
Haugesund and Haugalandet
Discover Kristiansund, a city on four islands that's famous for clipfish, opera, and the stunning Atlantic Road. Read more
Explore the charming wooden houses in Gamle Lærdalsøyri. Read more
Molde has some of Fjord Norway’s most famous attractions. Experience the world-famous Molde international jazz festival, enjoy spectacular views… Read more
From soaring peaks and glaciers to deep fjords – nature is the main attraction in Nordfjord. Go hiking, surfing and paddling or relax at a spa.… Read more
Experience some of Fjord Norway’s most stunning nature attractions, such as the Atlantic Road, the Romsdalseggen ridge, and the Innerdalen… Read more
Feel the forces of nature! In Ryfylke, nature is the main attraction. From Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock) and Kjerag to salmon safaris and the… Read more
Røldal is known for getting more snowfall than any other area in Norway. In summer, it's the perfect starting point for… Read more
In Stryn you can go summer skiing, explore glaciers, and a enjoy a fjordside spa – all on the very same day.  Read more
Suldal is located along the Scenic Route Ryfylke in Fjord Norway, a few hours from Stavanger and Haugesund. The area has been awarded the prestigious… Read more
The Sunnfjord area offers a mix of active holiday activities in diverse and unspoilt nature, attractions like a viewing point of unseen… Read more
Sunnhordland has some of the most distinctive scenery in Fjord Norway. Folgefonna - Norway’s third largest glacier - is the icing on… Read more
You cannot go further west in Norway. Travel off the beaten track to the Fjord Coast and get a taste of authentic coastal life. Read more
The Fjord Coast
The deep blue UNESCO-protected Geirangerfjord is surrounded by majestic, snow- covered mountain peaks, wild waterfalls and lush, green vegetation. Read more
The Geirangerfjord
Preikestolen (The Pulpit Rock), Kjeragbolten and Flørlitrappene (The Flørli Stairs) are famous hiking spots located in Lysefjord in… Read more
The Lysefjord
Norway’s longest fjord, Sognefjorden, is surrounded by spectacular nature. In this part of Fjord Norway, you can experience fjord safari,… Read more
The Sognefjord area
Breathtaking surroundings with fjords, mountains and long, white beaches. Stavanger and Sandnes also boasts an impressive assortment of museums and… Read more
The Stavanger region
Go hiking or skiing, admire Ålesund's unique Art Nouveau architecture, explore the fjords – or just kick back and enjoy the view. Read more
The Ålesund and Sunnmøre area
If you are craving thrilling adventures, extreme surroundings and Norwegian food specialities, Voss will not let you down. Read more
Discover amazing Åndalsnes, famous for its breathtaking landscapes and the Rauma Line, Europe’s most beautiful train journey. Read more
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    • Ryfylke train

      By train

      There are daily train departures from Oslo and Kristiansand to Stavanger. The journey from Oslo takes around 7.5 hours.

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    • Ryfylke boat

      By boat

      You can take an express boat from Stavanger to many places in Ryfylke, such as Tau, Jørpeland, Fister, Hjelmeland, Jelsa, Sand, and Sauda. A variety of express boat services are also available within Ryfylke.

    • Ryfylke car

      By car

      The National Tourist Route Ryfylke, a 183-kilometre-long stretch of road between Oanes by the Lysefjord and Hordalia in Røldal, takes you to attractions near Sauda in the north, through Forsand and to the Lysefjord in the south.

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    • Ryfylke bus

      By bus

      Several express coach routes run to Stavanger from cities such as Kristiansand (4 hours), Bergen (5 hours) and Oslo (10,5 hours).

    • Ryfylke plane

      By plane

      Stavanger Airport is Ryfylke’s nearest airport, offering direct flights from several destinations in Norway and abroad. A frequent shuttle bus takes you to and from the ferry terminal where the ferry takes you to Tau in the south of Ryfylke. The bus takes approximately 30 minutes and the ferry 30–40 minutes.

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