PLAN YOUR STAY IN THE LYSEFJORD
The 42-km-long Lysefjord is one of the most scenic and diverse fjords in Norway. There is a range of attractions and activities to choose from. On this page, we have gathered our recommended itineraries, information about hiking to Preikestolen, Kjerag, Flørli, and lots of other gems, cycling around the Lysefjord, and more. You will also find our travel planner here, with information about accommodation, activities, restaurants, and transportation.
Recommended Lysefjord Itineraries
The Lysefjord is an eldorado for hikers. In addition to world-famous Preikestolen, Kjerag, and Flørli hikes, there are tens of kilometers of other spectacular trails. There are plenty of opportunities for those who want to stay a little longer, discover a little more, and experience magnificent nature and tranquility, off the beaten track.
You can hike the complete or parts of the Lysefjord Rundt Trail, circumnavigating the entire fjord, or choose one of our top 10 favorite day hikes. Here you will find the entire overview:
Formed by melting glaciers more than 10,000 year ago, Preikestolen is the most iconic natural landmark in Norway. Atop the 604 meters high cliff, you will experience the Lysefjord and find some of the most dramatic views Fjord Norway has to offer.
Approx. 10.000 years ago, massive glaciers formed the Norwegian fjords and mountains, and in this process the Kjerag boulder was wedged into a mountain crevasse at 1.000 meter above sea level. The boulder offers the most amazing views over the 42 km long Lysefjorden.
Challenge yourself and hike the world’s longest wooden staircase, reaching an elevation of 750 meters above sea-level. On the way up, you’ll enjoy jaw-dropping views of the Lysefjord and surrounding mountains.
Top 10 day hikes
The Lysefjord offers some of the world’s most iconic hikes. The classics Preikestolen, Kjerag and Flørli are most known, but the 42 km long Lysefjord is also home to a wide range of other more off the beaten track hikes, all with great vistas. We have selected our local favorites for you!
Lysefjorden Rundt is one of the country’s most spectacular multi-day hiking trails. The trail connects Preikestolen, Kjerag, Flørli and a wide range of lesser-known rock formations, viewpoints, mountain farms and more.
Cycle around the fjord
Lysefjordruta is a new bicycle route (2022) connecting all gateways, towns and attractions around the Lysefjord. Cycling around the fjord, you will experience nature in a completely different way. The landscape slowly slips by, while you can still cover fairly large areas in one day. Traveling by bicycle, it is easy to stop at viewpoints and attractions along the way.
In Lysefjorden you will find a number of providers in accommodation, activities and transport. Use the categories in the travel planner below to find and book your stay and experiences in the Lysefjord.
Lysefjorden is certified as a sustainable destination. All companies with an environmental certification are marked with a green tust.