Trips

Fjord cruise Lysefjord and Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock)

A WOW experience suitable for all
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A cruise under the pulpit rock at the world famous Lysefjord.

Overview

Cruise past a true international star
  • Season
    22. May - 16. Sept.
  • Departure point
    Strandkaien Stavanger
  • Duration
    approx. 2,5 hours

Hanging off the edge of a cliff like Tom Cruise during the filming of Mission Impossible 6 isn't for everyone (thankfully). One of the best things about Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock) is that you can enjoy this world-famous sight regardless of whether you experience it from the fjord or hike up to it. 

For those of you who choose the fjord option, you can also look forward to an invigorating fjord experience of small islands, waterfalls, traditional farms, wildlife, fresh fjord air and the wind in your hair. The stories and explanations of the guide along the way bring both life and context to the surroundings as you pass through them.

All you have to do is sit back in a modern and comfortable catamaran and enjoy the fjord landscape through the large panoramic windows – or enjoy the view from the deck.

Prices and departures

Prices

From Stavanger




Quoted prices apply to online bookings. An additional charge may apply when purchasing tickets on a bus or ferry.

Departures

From Stavanger


12:15 from Strandkaien. Extra departures on busy days. 



Map

Highlights

Sights on the trip

  • Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock)

    This famous mountain ledge is 604 metres above sea level and is something that people around the world have on their 'bucket list'. It’s not hard to see why! This unique rock formation is a spectacle you definitely have to see, either from the fjord or by making the hike up to it. 

    A hiker standing at the edge of the Pulpit Rock looking down at Lysefjorden
  • Fantahålå

    There are many stories of the people who lived on the mountainsides along Lysefjord in times gone by. The somewhat mystical 'Fantahålå' was the hiding place of vagabonds who hadn't paid their taxes and so were trying to avoid the sheriff. 

    A view of a hole in the rockface known as Fantahaalaa located in Lysefjorden and visible when traveling by boat.
  • Local wildlife

    Lysefjord is home to a rich variety of bird and animal life. Look out for porpoises, seals, golden eagles, peregrine falcons and goshawks. Goats also graze the steep mountainsides in the summer.

    A seal sticking his head up from the water at sunset

Practical information

More about the excursion, tips and advice

The excursion starts from Strandkaien in Vågen in Stavanger. The boat has a universal design and there are several toilets on-board. Most departures also have a kiosk where you can purchase food and drinks. 

You can also purchase tickets for the excursion prior to departure at the tourist information office on the quay.

The fjord cruise has a full sightseeing programme in several languages.

We also stop at the Lysefjordsenteret tourist centre for advance bookings.