Stage 4: Årdal – Songesand/Lysebotn

Songesand Road runs from Årdal, over Lyngsheia to the Lysefjord. The mountain pass is not long and with little traffic, but quite steep. On the uphill slopes, Årdal quickly disappears behind you. At Lyngsheia, you get the feeling of being in wilderness, with wide views. On calm days, the mountain peaks are reflected in Lake Sandvatnet. After Mørkebudalen, the route quickly descends towards the Lysefjord. If you’re lucky, you’ll get a fantastic views of the fjord, with Preikestolen in the background. The last kilometers down to Songesand run through a magical wooded gorge, along the river Dalaåna. You can spend the night in magical Songesand, or take the boat on to Lysebotn.  




This stage is recommended for

road/tour bikes

electric bikes




27 km


27 km

Total elevation gain

600 meter (A-B)

700 meter (B-A)

Practical Information

Songesandvegen is not suitable for cycling in the winter due to large amounts of snow. The road may be closed without notice.

After Songesand, you must take the ferry to Lysebotn to cycle further. It is also possible to have a stay at Flørli. Click here for more information on ferry routes and booking.

Bike Rental

Grocery Stores

There are no grocery stores in Songesand, Flørli or Lysebotn. The next grocery store along Lysefjordruta is in Sirdal.