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Lysefjord by boat or car ferry

Lysefjord is one of the pearls of Fjord Norway - and the most southerly "big fjord" in Norway, making it accessible to more people. You can take a sightseeing boat from the main harbour in Stavanger.
You can hike above it - to Pulpit Rock, and Kjerag for example, or drive beside part of it, but to really experience it you should take a boat along the fjord.

loooking west from near Kjerag
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car ferry arriving in Lysebotn Several companies operate sightseeing boats from Vågen in Stavanger, taking about 3.5 hours return journey.
There is also a car ferry (capacity about 50 cars) which takes 4 hours each way between Stavanger and Lysebotn. You can also get on or off the ferry at several places along the journey - you are recommended to book this in advance.
Get more information about these trips here.
These trips are very popular, it is becoming more famous all the time - especially with so many cruise ship passengers stopping in Stavanger.
It is possible to take a boat one way and a coach or your own car the other way.
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By car:
Start in central Stavanger or Lysebotn in Lysefjord

Distance from Stavanger: 0km or 150 km

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sightseeing boat and towering cliffs
looking down on the car ferry from Kjerag Travel time from Stavanger:
2.5 hours by car to / from Lysebotn
Duration of the visit:
half day or full day
Facilities:
the boats have food,drink and other items available onboard
Kids verdict:
exciting for a while, but can get boring
See also:
Lysebotn road to Sirdal
Suleskard road to Setesdal
Kjerag walk
Oygardsstolen
Sirdal Fjellmuseum
Hotels in the Stavanger area
the bridge across to Forsand by the mouth of Lysefjord
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