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Preikestolen and Stavanger: fjord cruise and charming city life

Sunset over the Lysefjord - Lysefjord in a nutshell, Norway
Couple on the Fjord Cruise on Lysefjord - Lysefjord in a nutshell, Norway
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Lysefjord in a Nutshell™

Explore the famous Preikestolen rock formation while gliding through the water on a quiet electric fjord cruise on the majestic Lysefjord. Visit the charming city of Stavanger on the same tour!
  • Start from: Oslo, Bergen, Kristiansand or Stavanger

  • Duration: 1 day or more

  • Optional: Add a hike to the top of Preikestolen (during the summer season)

  • Personalize with: Activities and overnight stays

Season: 22 March - 30 September

The Lysefjord in a Nutshell™ tour includes:

  • A scenic fjord cruise with a view of Preikestolen
  • An optional hike to the top of Preikestolen (in summer season only)
  • An overnight stay in the lovely fjord city of Stavanger
  • The option to add overnight accommodation and activities

Preikestolen – one of Norway's most iconic destinations

Located in the southwest of Norway, Preikestolen is one of Norway's most famous cliffs and look out points. Travel in comfort by train and bus and enjoy a quiet, electric fjord cruise on the Lysefjord. You can start your tour in either Oslo, Bergen, or Kristiansand.
Make the trip your own by spending time exploring the different destinations and adding activities and overnight stays along the way.

A truly unique way to experience the fjords

The fjord landscape and towering mountains often inspire visitors to begin whispering. Gliding through the water on a quiet electric vessel is truly the best way to open all your senses to the awesome nature all around you. Many visitors say there is something unique about taking a quiet cruise on the fjord.
RIB boat trip on the Lysefjord, panoramic view of the pulpit - Things to do in Stavanger, Norway
See Preikestolen towering 604 meters above sea level on a quiet, electric fjord cruise on the Lysefjord.
View of the Lysefjord from Preikestolen - Stavanger, Norway
Preikestolen is featured in Mission Impossible 6. Experience the same scenic views as Tom Cruise does by hiking the popular trail to the top (in summer season only).
Lysefjorden and Preikestolen Fjord cruise from Stavanger - runs to Hengjanefossen - activities in Stavanger, Norway
The Norwegian fjords are famous for their waterfalls. Visiting the Lysefjord brings you close to the Hengjanefossen waterfall.
Stavanger Harbor - Stavanger, Norway
On this tour, you will stay the night in Stavanger, Norway's fourth largest city. Explore one of Norway's most beautiful fjord towns at your own pace. 

Booking your tour

  • You can start the Lysefjord in a Nutshell™ tour from Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger or Kristiansand.

  • Select you starting point, end point and date in the booking box to see available options.

  • Book you experience as a standard tour or customize it with activities and accommodation.


Car ferry Forsand - Lysefjorden - on the Lysefjorden, Stavanger, Norway

Cruise the Lysefjord - the home of Preikestolen

  • An idyllic 42-km-long fjord in Ryfylke in Rogaland, in southwestern Norway
  • Stunning views of the iconic Preikestolen
  • Waterfalls cascading straight into the fjord
Autumn hike to the Pulpit Rock - Lysefjord, Norway

Visit Preikestolen – Pulpit Rock

  • One of Norway's most famous hikes
  • Over 300,000 people visit the 604-meter-high Pulpit Rock plateau every year
  • The hike takes about two hours each way and has a moderate degree of difficulty
Summer in Color Street in Stavanger

Explore the fjord city – Stavanger 

  • The city is known for good food, rich cultural life, great street art, and outdoor activities
  • Norway's fourth largest city with approximately 150,000 inhabitants

Travel comfortably and responsibly by rail on Sørlandsbanen 

  • A scenic train ride from Kristiansand to Stavanger
  • Comfortable seats with excellent views and access to a dining car
  • Playroom for families
  • NOTE: the stretch between Stavanger and Bergen is by bus

Visiting in winter?

Visiting in winter?
Good call! See the mountains covered in white and get the fjords to yourself. Discover Stavanger with just you and the locals!
Note that the hike up Preikestolen is not offered on the Lysefjord in a Nutshell tour in winter.

Top activities on the Lysefjord in a nutshell™ tour

Book an exciting activity as part of your Nutshell tour. Some activities may require overnight stays during your tour. This is just a selection - see all activities during the booking process!

Good to know

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