Lysefjord is a fjord located in Forsand in south-western Norway. End to end, it measures 42 km (23 miles) with rocky walls falling nearly vertically over 1000 m (3,000 ft) into the water. There has two villages on its length - Forsand and Lysebotn, located at opposite ends of the fjord.
Lysefjord is an extremely popular tourist attraction and day trip from nearby Stavanger. As well as the extraordinary scenery of the fjord itself, two points along its length are popular side trips. The rock of Preikestolen, located above a vertical drop of 600 meters, can be seen from the fjord, but is more impressive from above. At the end of the fjord lies the Kjerag mountain, a popular hiking destination with even more spectacular drops.
Things to See & Do
* Rock of Preikestolen
* Kjerag mountain
Cruise Season - Feb to Dec
Currency - Norwegian Krone (NOK)
Language - Norwegian
Land Area - 702 km² (Forsand)
Population - 1,116 approx
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code - +47
Port Location - There are port facilities located at Forsand and Lysebotn.
Travel Links - The Lysefjord can be accessed by boat from Stavanger.