Rogaland Nature & adventure

Our most recommended Rogaland Nature & adventure

From Stavanger: Pulpit Rock and Lysefjord Scenic Cruise

1. From Stavanger: Pulpit Rock and Lysefjord Scenic Cruise

Imposing Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen) is tremendously popular. Exhilarating Lysefjord ranks among the world’s most beautiful fjords. A great adventure – all year! Feast your eyes on majestic Pulpit Rock seeming to reach into the sky above incredible Lysefjord. This exciting Lysefjord cruise creates memories for life. We also take you to Vagabond’s Cave and tell you the legend of this mysterious opening in the mountain. We carefully nudge the boat’s bow up the Hengjane Falls where you can feel the spray of mountain water. Enjoy the striking scenery from the comfort of our boat’s sheltered cabin, with panoramic windows all around, or venture out on the spacious sundeck. The kiosk onboard offers a variety of refreshments, including beer and wine.

Stavanger: Waterfalls, Rocks and Caves Sightseeing Cruise

2. Stavanger: Waterfalls, Rocks and Caves Sightseeing Cruise

Experience the Norwegian fjords throughout a scenic sightseeing cruise from Stavanger. Enjoy nature in all its glory from the comfort of a boat, passing by stunning sights such as the Lysefjord and the Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen). Discover the mysterious Vagabond's Cave, a gorgeous cove where dramatic cliffs surround an aqua-marine pool. As legend has it, the cave was named after a group of vagabonds who hid in the shelter for months trying to escape police. Then, head to Pulpit Rock, a natural rock formation consisting of a steep cliff that rises 1,981 feet above Lysefjorden, opposite the Kjerag plateau, with an almost flat top of approximately 80 meters across. Next, see the towering waterfalls, idyllic islands, and breathtaking scenery of the Lysefjord. Also, visit wild goats at a summer pasture, and taste clear mountain water from the Hengjane Falls.

From Stavanger: Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) Guided Hike

3. From Stavanger: Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) Guided Hike

Hike one of Norway’s most spectacular walking trails just a few hours from Stavanger, and get stunning views from the top of Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) above the Lysefjorden fjord. Reach the edge of the near-vertical cliff and test your nerves of steel as you stand or sit close to the edge above crystal-clear waters. Enjoy a light snack as you take in the unobstructed views over a fjord formed by glaciers during the last Ice Age. Reconnect with the wilderness on the 4 to 6-hour trek using well marked and easy to follow paths. Face the challenge of rocks that may become slippery in more demanding areas before you reach the unparalleled views.

Stavanger: Guided Kayaking in Lysefjord

4. Stavanger: Guided Kayaking in Lysefjord

Meet your guide and experience kayaking in Norway. Learn the basics of paddling and explore the Fjord. See seals up close and personal, and marvel at the peaceful water. Paddle along the steep mountains, and into Vagabonds Cave. Pass Refsa dock and witness a lovely waterfall before turning back.

Stavanger: Lysefjord Kayaking Trip with Gear & Snacks

5. Stavanger: Lysefjord Kayaking Trip with Gear & Snacks

Explore the incredible fjord landscape in Lysefjordon on this guided kayaking tour. Learn the basics of kayaking, then embark on the water to see mountains, gorges, waterfalls, and wildlife. Take breaks to learn about the area and fully enjoy the scenery.  After meeting your guide, start with a short briefing about the trip, safety talk, and waivers. Gear up in the necessary paddling gear before walking (150 m) to the kayaks down by the fjord.  Adjust the seats and pedals of your kayak with the assistance of the guide, then set out on the water to learn the basic paddling techniques, including efficient forward paddling and how to steer the kayak. When you've got hold of the basics, follow your guide across the fjord where you'll be paddling closely along to the 300-400m tall mountains, exploring beautiful gorges and waterfalls, and hopefully meeting some of the curious seals of the fjord. Enjoy multiple short breaks on the water, where you can enjoy a chocolate snack and learn about local history, culture, and wild edibles in the fjord. Before turning around to head back home, paddle right below the Pulpit Rock.

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What people are saying about Rogaland

We had a brilliant 3 hour kayak trip with our guide Dan. The booking was easy and the information sent very comprehensive. Equipment was good and the scenery stunning. I would highly recommend Nordic Paddling

From the water you feel insignificant between these rocks. Beautiful landscapes, beautiful rocks. The Preikestolen seen from the boat was a bit disappointing, was smaller than I expected.

This was so beautiful and worth the trek there! Definitely a moderate hike. Bring water and snacks, and expect crowds

Absolutely beautiful way to spend the morning! Crew was accommodating and views were magnificent! Highly recommend.

A wonderful cruise, the weather was perfect, the optimal length of the cruise