Combining eye-popping cliffs and some of the most stunning scenery anywhere in Norway, Lysefjord in Stavanger is the ideal retreat for holidaymakers in search of adventure. Carved by glaciers during the Ice Age around 10,000 years ago, Lysefjord stretches for nearly 26 miles sandwiched between walls of sheer rock.
Visitors wishing to explore the natural wonder of Lysefjord should stay at a convenient hotel in Stavanger
. The Park Inn by Radisson Stavanger is located in the heart of town and has 208 comfortable rooms for holidaymakers to base their Norwegian adventure from.
Spectacular sights of Lysefjord
Easily accessible by boat, the largely unpopulated Lysefjord in Stavanger is a dream for hillwalking and nature-loving tourists.
One of the main sights in Lysefjord is Preikestolen, which is more commonly known as Pulpit Rock
. Attracting nearly 200,000 visitors each year, the protruding cliff is perched 600 metres above the icy waters below and gives some of the best views of the fjord.
Kjerag is another impressive rock formation in Lysefjord, with its 984 metre drop attracting base jumpers from around the world. The site is famous for the Kjeragbolten, a boulder which sits precariously between two sheer walls of rock above a 900 metre abyss.
Frequent cruises from Stavanger also provide visitors with a relaxing way to absorb the entire beauty of Lysefjord without having to slip on their hiking boots.
Finding a hotel near Lysefjord in Stavanger
The Park Inn by Radisson Stavanger is ideal if you want to watch the sun setting over the rugged beauty of Lysefjord. As well as being perfectly placed for holidaymakers wishing to undertake the journey to the historic fjord, guests can also enjoy all the charms the 2008 European Capital of Culture's city centre has to offer.