Fjords and mountains near Stavanger NorwayFjord Norway on the west coast of Norway is world-famous, and rightly so. There are thousands of fjords, all with different characteristics, but the contrast of calm sea and dramatic mountains - often with towering cliffs - is a trademark.
LysefjordLysefjorden is very close to Stavanger, with daily sightseeing boat trips from Stavanger, and car ferries to Lysebotn at the inner end of the fjord during the summer. There is a popular touring day trip with car that takes this ferry from Stavanger, drives up and over to Sirdal and back to Stavanger.
Along the fjord you can look up at Pulpit Rock (called Preikestolen or Prekestolen in Norwegian) 604 metres above the water. Further along, you can just see the boulder of Kjeragbolten 1000 metres up. Base jumpers parachute from Kjerag during the summer.
It is now possible to take helicopter tours from Stavanger, to see some or all of these sights.