The world’s most beautiful fjord journey

Explore the Lysefjord by ferry

A boat trip through the Lysefjord is an experience that gives long-lasting memories. Glide through the fjord while looking at the steep mountain walls. Pass waterfalls, flocks of copper – also called fjord seals, domesticated goats, and beautiful secluded farms.

By using ferries you can combine fjord sightseeing with an extra night in Songesand, Flørli, or Lysebotn. Wind down, go hiking, and explore the fjord. Several local tour operators offer organized activities such as hiking, kayaking, sailing, RIB boat trips, and more.

Ferry services on the Lysefjord

Kolumbus local ferry between Lauvvik – Lysebotn
a year-round speed ferry cruising through the Lysefjord, calling at the quays of Lauvvik, Forsand, Bratteli, Bakken, Songesand, Kallali, Flørli, Håheller and Lysebotn. 

Lysefjord Ferries Timetable and Booking Information

Høgsfjord ferry
Lauvvik – Oanes

15 min


20 cars

150 passengers

Tickets to be bought onboard

145 NOK per car (less than 5m) incl. passengers, 50 NOK per pedestrian

Kolumbus local ferry
Lauvvik – Lysebotn

1h35m - 2h


7 cars

72 passengers

Booking necessary

298 NOK per car, 86 NOK per passenger

2024 Schedule Change

Starting March 1st, 2024, Kolumbus will introduce a high-speed boat and a ferry service on this route. The high-speed boat “Rygerfjord” will operate two round trips on Mondays through Thursdays and Sundays, as well as three round trips on Fridays.

A journey from Lauvvik to Lysebotn will take approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes on the high-speed boat, which can accommodate 97 passengers. This new service offers improved capacity and significantly shorter travel times for passengers.

Additionally, there will be a ferry service running two round trips on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. The ferry can carry 26 cars and 151 passengers. The ferry journey from Lauvvik to Lysebotn will take about 2 hours and 30 minutes.

As soon as the new time table has been released, we will update this page.

Map Lysefjord

No departures on Saturdays. The express boat has limited car capacity (no buses or campervans). Advance booking is necessary for guaranteed docking and boarding.

The Forsand ferry quay will not be operational from May 2nd to October 31st, 2023. During this time, vehicles and passengers can use Oanes quay instead, and must ensure to make reservations accordingly.

Quay Information
The quays of Revså, Bratteli, Bakken, Kallali, Flørli and Håheller are roadless and for passengers only. You cannot take a car. You can park at Lauvvik, Forsand, Songesand, or Lysebotn.

Bus Lauvvik – Sandnes
There are very few bus connections that correspond with ferry departures/arrivals at Lauvvik. Please check the bus schedule carefully.

You can take a ferry to Lysebotn. If you are traveling back by ferry as well, we strongly recommend traveling on the ferry as a passenger, without a car. You can park at Lauvvik, Forsand, Songesand or Lysebotn. From Lysebotn, you can take the SBK shuttle bus to Kjerag Parking.

Bus Forsand – Jørpeland
There are very few bus connections that correspond with ferry departures/arrivals at Forsand. Please check the bus schedule carefully. You can also arrange transport with Pelle’s reiser or Strand taxi.