TRAVEL ALERT! Important information about the Coronavirus situation in Norway
Dynamic Variation:
Offers
x

There was not an exact match for the language you toggled to. You have been redirected to the nearest matching page within this section.

Choose Language
Toggling to another language will take you to the matching page or nearest matching page within that selection.
Search & Book Sponsored Links
Dynamic Variation:
Search
or search all of Norway

Fjord Norway Rogaland SANDNES

Forsand Tourist Information

  • Fossanvegen 380, Sandnes
  • +47 51703660
  •  /  km From You
Overview

Forsand lies at the junction of two fjords – the famous Lysefjord stretches 42 km eastward, while the Høgsfjord stretches southward. In the past, the fjords were the primary means of transport, and Forsand was a natural crossroads.

Forsand lies at the junction of two fjords – the famous Lysefjord stretches 42 km eastward, while the Høgsfjord stretches southward. In the past, the fjords were the primary means of transport, and Forsand was a natural crossroads. People came here from the Agder tracts, from Lysebotn and farms and hamlets along the Lysefjord, meeting people from Frafjord and Dirdal and other places.

See digital map of Ryfylke and Forsand!

The towns of Sandnes and Stavanger are only a short distance away, by road or sea. The ferry across the Høgsfjord, which departs ever half-hour during the daytime, takes just 8 minutes. The express ferry from Stavanger to Lysebotn calls at Forsand on its way into the Lysefjord. In the summer the tourist ferry from Forsand also calls at a number of interesting, humble destinations en route to Lysebotn. Anouth tour worth taking is the scenic drive across the mountains to Sirdal and Setesdal, and back to Forsand. (Take the Lauvvik–Oanes ferry.)

The Lysefjord is the most characteristic fjord in Rogaland County, and it is easy to sea why it’s such a magnet for tourists. The famous Preikestolen towers a sheer 600 metres above the fjord. Kjerag rises even higher, to a full thousand metres, making it one of the world’s most attractive sites for base-jumping. Throughout the mountains and heathlands of Forsand there are well-marked trails. During the summer, visitors can join guided walks to Kjerag.


  • Last Updated:
  • Source: Region Stavanger

Opening hours

Jun 1, 2020 – Aug 31, 2020
Thu Fri 8:00 AM–3:00 PM
Mon Tue Wed 8:00 AM–5:00 PM
Sat Sun 10:00 AM–3:00 PM
Sep 1, 2020 – Dec 31, 2020
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri 8:00 AM–3:00 PM
See All
Statens Kartverk, Geovekst og kommuner - Geodata AS
TripAdvisor Reviews
Traveler Reviews in partnership with
Your Recently Viewed Pages