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Information and frequently asked questions regarding our packages in the Lysefjord

Experience the best of the Lysefjord

The Lysefjord in Ryfylke is among Norway’s most stunning and wildest fjords, a hidden gem to many. Here you find the Pulpit Rock, which has been appointed one of the world’s most spectacular viewpoints. But there is also so much more!

Surrounded by spectacular nature phenomenon, such as the Pulpit Rock and Kjerag, rugged landscape and dramatic rock formations, you can enjoy a day out on the fjord and explore some of the biggest sights in the nearby area. Both the Pulpit Rock and Kjerag are certified national hiking trails.

We’ve tailored packages for you including different activities on Lysefjorden and in the nearby area. You can hike to the Pulpit Rock and Kjerag, experience Flørli – the world’s longest wooden stairway with 4444 stairs, cycle the 27 harpin turns in Lysebotn or go for a kayak tour in the archipelago of Jørpeland.


Which packages can I choose from?

Packages with Rødne Fjord Cruise (roundtrip Stavanger):
· Fjord cruise on the Lysefjord
· Fjord cruise on the Lysefjord and hike to the Pulpit Rock
· Fjord cruise on the Lysefjord with daytrip to Flørli

Packages with Turistfergen/The Fjords (roundtrip Lauvvik):
· Fjord cruise on the Lysefjord and hike to Kjerag
· Fjord cruise on the Lysefjord and daytrip to Flørli 
· Fjord cruise on the Lysefjord and electric bike tour in Lysebotn
· Fjord cruise on the Lysefjord and road trip in Lysebotn (self-drive)
· Fjord cruise on the Lysefjord and motorcycle tour in Lysebotn (self-drive)

· Guided kayak tour in the archipelago of Jørpeland (self-drive)
· Hike to the Pulpit Rock (self-drive)

All packages include accommodation at a hotel of your choosing:
· Kronen Gaard Hotell
· GamlaVærket
· Grand Hotel Egersund
· Utstein Kloster Hotell

Where does the Lysefjord cruise depart from?
Some of the packages are marked with Rødne Fjord Cruise. This boat departs from a marked departure point at Strandkaien, Vågen – in the heart of Stavanger city centre.

Packages marked with turistfergen depart from Lauvvik, 40 minutes outside Stavanger. The ferry departs from area 4 and 5 with direction Lysebotn.

Is dinner included?
Dinner is included in all the hotel packages, except for the accommodation package at Hotel Victoria.

How do I get to the destination?
We recommend that you arrive by private car/rental car. If you prefer to travel more eco-friendly, you can hop on the train to Egersund or Stavanger and use your feet or public transport.

Can I bring children?
Yes. Contact us at [email protected] or phone 55 31 67 60 to book children’s passes/family room.

Are dogs allowed?

Dogs are only allowed on the fjord cruises from Stavanger (not applicable to the Pulpit Rock cruise & hike). Please inquire with the hotel for further information before booking your stay.

Is there any meal service aboard?
Yes, you can purchase food and drinks aboard the ship.

How long does the fjord cruise last?
The roundtrip itself with Rødne Fjord Cruise Stavanger takes roughly three hours. If you take Turistfergen, the stretch will vary depending on where you disembark. Each package includes a travel itinerary.

Can I embark and disembark as I please? 
The fjord cruise packages have a set travel itinerary. Make sure to be back before the scheduled departure time.

Is parking available at the dock? 
Stavanger: We recommend that you park either in P-huset Jorenholmen or in P-huset Jernbanen. Both are situated a ten-minute walk from the docks.

Lauvvik: Parking by the docks, safe and free of charge.

Can I purchase tickets aboard the boat?
Boat tickets are included in all our packages.

Other tickets must be purchased on your own. See or for tickets.