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

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Plan your trip to Ryfylke in Fjord Norway and taste apples at the farm Grønvik Gard
Plan your trip to Ryfylke in Fjord Norway and taste apples at the farm Grønvik Gard
Farm life in Ryfylke.
Photo: Elin Engelsvoll
Farm life in Ryfylke.
Photo: Elin Engelsvoll
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The Bolder Sky Lodges in Ryfylke, one of Norway’s most unique places to stay
The Bolder Sky Lodges in Ryfylke, one of Norway’s most unique places to stay
The Bolder Sky Lodges by the Lysefjord.
Photo: The Bolder
The Bolder Sky Lodge by the Lysefjord.
Photo: The Bolder
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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

Here are the highlights of what to see and do.

Popular hikes

Try some of the top hikes in Ryfylke

Food and lodging

From comfy hotels to cosy cabins. Find your home away from home in Ryfylke.

Food and drink

From local food gems to high-end restaurants. Get a taste of what Ryfylke offers.

Getting to Ryfylke

Get in-depth travel information on Ryfylkes’s official website.
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Top attractions in Ryfylke
Guided hike to Pulpit Rock, Preikestolen This trip will take you on one of Norway's most popular and spectacular hikes. It is for good reason that… Read more
Guided hike to Pulpit Rock Preikestolen
Rental of single and double kayaks on Jørpeland in the season March to November, and will be more than happy to help you plan your fjord adventure in… Read more
Kayak rental at Jørpeland
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
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
The Suldalslågen salmon river in Suldal, Ryfylke is 22 kilometres in length and flows down the valley from the Suldalsvatn lake into the Sandsfjord at… Read more
Salmon studio
Activity provider: Fjord Tours. The heights and highlights of Lysefjord and Western Norway—all in one day! Embark on this trip and experience the… Read more
Lysefjord in a nutshell
Haukali 33/3 in Forsand in Ryfylke offers you "slow living". Here you experience a simple, historical and authentic holiday. Read more
Haukali 33/3 in Forsand
Experience world class and historic architecture while driving through a spectacular landscape over mountains and along fjords, rivers and lakes in… Read more
The Architectural Route
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
Join Rødne Fjord Cruise to the mountains in Sauda in Ryfylke. The ski boat from Stavanger to Sauda runs on Saturdays and Sundays when Sauda ski center… Read more
Ski boat to Sauda
Kjerag - The Majesty of the Lysefjord, in Ryfylke. At 1084 metres, Kjerag towers above the other peaks along the Lysefjord. NB! Do not hike to Kjerag… Read more
The Flørli stairs have 4.444 steps and is one of the longest wooden staircases in the world. Well above the treeline, you will enjoy the great view… Read more
Flørli stairs and Rallarstien
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
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
Enjoy high-mountain ambience down by the coast. The moorland and mountain area north and east of Holta, near Strand in Ryfylke, is a well-preserved… Read more
Reinarknuten towers 787 metres above sea level on the south side of the lower Tysdalsvatnet lake in Ryfylke. From the Norwegian Scenic Route Ryfylke… Read more
Hike to a lean-to sheter with a view of Ritlandskrateret, where a meteorite crash landed 500 million years ago. Read more
Ritland crater
Buerdalen is wonderful - wide and half-open, yet with high peaks all around. The potholes in the Åbødalen valley are a popular local attraction - on a… Read more
The potholes in Åbødalen
Destinations in Fjord Norway
Even though Bergen is the second-largest city in Norway, it has the vibe of a small town, packed with charm and urban character. 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 the second longest fjord in Norway and snowshoeing to the top of Trolltunga to charming villages and ski resorts – discover the… Read more
A charming city, lush nature, old Viking thrones, and festivals await in Haugesund and Haugalandet. Read more
Haugesund and Haugalandet
Get to know Kristiansund, a city on four islands famous for clipfish, opera, and The 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
Unique architecture meets stunning coastal nature. Discover top attractions and fun activities in Ålesund and the Sunnmøre region… Read more
Plan your trip to Ålesund and Sunnmøre
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
The Røldal ski centre in the Hordadalen valley is known for receiving more snowfalls than any other area in Norway. It is also one of the best… 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 area
Step on world famous mountain plateaus like Preikestolen and Kjerag, and then challenge yourself on the 4444 steps of the wooden staircase of… Read more
The Lysefjord area
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
You can go hiking or skiing, admire Ålesund's unique Art Nouveau architecture, explore the fjords – or just kick back and enjoy the… 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 Åndalsnes, famed for the Romsdalseggen ridge, Trollstigen, 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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