Lysefjord is approx. 40 kilometres in length and up to 422 metres deep, but shallows to only 13 metres near Oanes and Forsand. Lysefjord is thus a typical sill fjord in which the sill itself was created by the ice approx. 10,000 years ago.
The Pulpit Rock
The Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen) is probably the best known of all tourist attractions in Rogaland. The plateau is located in Forsand municipality and towers 604 metres above sea level on Lysefjord's northern side. Approximately 80,000 people visit the Pulpit Rock during the four summer months. More...
Kjerag is located on the southern side of Lysefjord in Rogaland. It is a well-known regional tourist destination, and a popular exit point for base jumpers. The Kjerag Boulder. On the western part of the plateau there is a 5 m³ boulder, wedged in a crevice 1000 metres above the fjord. More...
Lysebotn is situated at the very end of the fjord, and is best known for the 27 hairpin bends that wind up the mountainside above the valley. In addition to its magnificent, highly contrasting and untamed scenery, Lysebotn is also known for its hydroelectric power plant.
The ancient settlement at Landa in Forsand comprises several buildings reconstructed above the remains of a unique Norwegian historical and archaeological find. The restored buildings show how life was lived 3000 years ago. Both the Bronze Age house and the Gilde Hall are fine examples of ancient building craftmanship. More...
Flørli - 4444 STEPS
Today, Flørli is a small, abandoned industrial settlement located in Lysefjorden in Rogaland. Many enthusiasts are now working to bring new life to the village, based on outdoor recreational activities and culture.