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“Staggering geography right by the ship”
Review of Lysefjord

Ranked #1 of 93 things to do in Stavanger
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Athens GA
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“Staggering geography right by the ship”
Reviewed 20 July 2014

The deep Lysefjord and sheer rock faces present a close-up view of the geography of the glacial retreat. The awesome feelings are intensified as the ship sails below famous Pulpit Rock high above. The occasional goat, small among the rocks, give a perspective as to the tremendous size of the walls of the fjord. One mammoth rock sitting out against the moon in the daylight gave evidence of the history of granite seen everywhere in the streets of coastal Norway. An excellent opportunity not to be forgotten.

Visited July 2014
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“Great boat tour of Lysefjord!”
Reviewed 18 July 2014

We had a wonderful boat tour of the fjord on a fairly small boat. We had an opportunity to get up close to the fjord walls, including Pirate's cove. We saw the impressive Pulpit Rock from the below. Incredible. Our tour guide spoke English perfectly and was delightful.
Our tour included feeding the goats (indigenous, but obviously waiting for their daily treats offered by the boat guides) and a stop at a wonderful little restaurant, dockside, for delicious waffles with local strawberry jam.
Of all our trip, this was our favorite little adventure! Couldn't get enough of the awesome, literally, scenery. Just beautiful!! Even the most jaded traveller could not help but be blown away by the grandeur! Well worth your time!

Visited June 2014
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San Francisco
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“The boat ride is well worth it”
Reviewed 15 July 2014

You get a view of the Lysefjord from the boat that is simply wonderful. The small boats can get into some of the tight turns of the fjord, plus the view from below to the Pulpit above is simply amazing. The ride can get bumpy at times, but there are numerous hand rails to hold onto.

Visited June 2014
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San Diego, California
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“Absolutely Beautiful”
Reviewed 15 July 2014

A must do on a trip to Stavanger. Catch the boat right on the harbor and make sure to bring your camera.

Visited January 2014
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Poole, United Kingdom
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“Scenic and beautiful Lyseford”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

We strolled along the harbour front at Stavanger and joined a boat cruise to enjoy a scenic ride through the Stavanger Archipelago into the Lysefjord. Cutting a path of almost 65 kilometres into the country, the fjord is flanked by steep mountains. This was dramatic scenery and have the camera ready as you proceed through the lysefjord to one of Norway's spectacular wonders,Preikestolen, the Pulpit Rock. This boat trip was amazing and memorable and the scenery just awe inspiring, it is a must to do in Stavanger. Another great experience was watching the mountain goats meeting us as the boat pulled up to the side of the mountain and being fed much to all our delight.

Visited June 2014
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