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You can also purchase tickets for the excursion prior to departure at the tourist office on the quay and at the ticket stand on Strandkaien.
Lysefjord is a 42km fjord in southwestern Norway. Formed by ice age glaciers, the huge mountains and rock formations tower over Lysefjord as high as 3000 ft above sea level. One of the most popular attractions along the fjord is Preikestolen, or Pulpit Rock, which you can see overlooking Lysefjord from the cruise.
Our Lysefjord cruise travels along the fjord, taking you past some of Norway’s greatest attractions. Admire the breathtaking Pulpit Rock from below and explore Fantahålå from the comfort of a modern and comfortable catamaran. As the wind blows through your hair, you will also have stunning views of small islands, waterfalls, traditional farms and local wildlife as you cruise along Lysefjord. The fjord is exceptionally straight and is lined with granite walls which you can appreciate from the deck or the large panoramic windows on board Go Fjords cruises. You don’t need to hike to the top of Pulpit Rock to enjoy its beauty, so sit back, relax and admire the view from the Lysefjord.
The Lysefjord roundtrip cruise departs daily from Stavanger and lasts around 2 hours and 30 minutes, so you have plenty of spare time to explore for the rest of the day.
Sights on the trip
Preikestolen from the fjord
Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock) is one of the most famous tourist attractions in all of Norway. It towers an impressive 604 metres above the Lysefjord and is a destination that people across the world have on their 'bucket list'. It's not hard to see why. It is also worth mentioning that it had a starring role in the Tom Cruise movie 'Mission Impossible - Fallout'.
A gorgeous cove where dramatic cliffs surround an aqua-marine pool. As legend has it, the cave was named after a group of vagabonds who hid in the shelter for months trying to escape police — and based on the spectacular scenery, it’s not hard to see why they chose this spot to hunker down in.
Local wildlife along the Lysefjord
Although the Lysefjord is sparsely populated with people, the area is rich with local wildlife. Home to a number of birds, water and land animals, you will see a number of inhabitants along the Lysefjord. Look out for golden eagles, peregrine falcons, goshawks, porpoises, seals and goats grazing on the steep mountain slopes throughout the summer.