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From Stavanger: RIB Safari Cruise to Lysefjord

1. From Stavanger: RIB Safari Cruise to Lysefjord

The tour starts in the bottom of the harbour in the center of Stavanger. Everyone is suited up in floating suits, lifejackets and goggles (all included) before embarking the RIB. First part of the ride goes slowly out of the city harbour. Here you get to see a lot of Stavanger from the sea side. Once the boats have passed under the city bridge the real fun begin! The boats accelerate up to 35 knots and head towards the fjords. The feeling is abolutely amazing! Enjoy the wind in your hair while the boat is "flying" on the water. On your way to the fjords you will pass the city islands, fish farms and a lot of traditional cabins located down by the water. If you are lucky you will see some wildlife on your way! Look in the water for seals and porpoises and look to the sky for eagles! Once you arrive in Lysefjord there will be sevaral stops for you to capture with your camera or simply just take in the amazing scenery. The stops includes the Vagabond Cave, Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) and waterfalls! After about an hour the boat will turn around and head back to Stavanger. You will be disembarked at the same dock where you embarked.

Stavanger: Waterfalls Rocks and Caves Cruise

2. Stavanger: Waterfalls Rocks and Caves Cruise

Experience the Norwegian fjords throughout a scenic sightseeing cruise. The Lysefjord and the Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen) are some of the most impressive sights you will enjoy throughout this tour, as you enjoy nature at its best from the convenience of a boat. One of the first memorable sights will be 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. You will then head to the famous Pulpit Rock, a natural rock formation consisting of a steep cliff which rises 1,981 feet above Lysefjorden, opposite the Kjerag plateau. It also has an almost flat top of approximately 80 meters across. Throughout this exhilarating tour of memorable Lysefjord with its towering waterfalls, idyllic islands, and breathtaking scenery, you'll also visit wild goats at a summer pasture, and taste clear mountain water from the Hengjane Falls.

Stavanger: Lysefjord Kayaking Trip with Gear & Snacks

3. 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 Stavanger

Despite rain and cold wind on top, the experience is absolutely unforgettable! The views are breathtaking. Our guide, Hega, was very nice and professional, she took care of us, so that we do not getting too wet and cold. The hike requires some basic skills, the clothes must be appropriate for weather (especially if it is rainy and windy), very important to wear hiking shoes, because there are many slippery stones (kind of stares) on the way up. My recommendation - do not cancel the hike if the weather is not very good and you have good clothes. The guide will cancel it if the weather does not allow the safe hike.

Although we were unlucky with the weather, the ride was very pleasant. A comfortable boat, very suitable for tourist navigation, good service on board. They took us through beautiful places.

Really good trip despite a lot of wind and a little rain. Lovely boat. Very nice nature. WE could easily rebook the trip to a later time of day.

The landscape was very nice. Out of focus the tour with 3hrs just too long straight with kids

Nice luck but bad luck with the weather still good