Price from Nok 600,-
Experience the Lysefjord, guaranteed to be wild!
Season Mars - Nov.
Difficulty - More difficult
Are you feeling like a viking inside? Are you ready for really feeling the nature on your body? Even have good kayakskills? Perfect, go on! This will be your adventure for life!
We rent out single and double kayaks at Forsand in the start of the Lysefjord.
This is not a good place to rent if you do not feel safe in kayak!
You need to know how to rescue yourself, or some in your group need to know how to rescue the Group.
Expect salt waves, and wind on your tour in this fjord. It can be quiet as well, but do not expect this.
If you are a experienced kayaker this fjord will be a great experience for you.
You will feel the nature on your body, you will be afraid of the power, and noice of the wind of the fjord, be happy about the waves to surf on, and it is also magic in a sunny quiet morning. Explore a lot of weather here!
Before you book in Lysefjord, read this:
We only hire out single kayaks to kayakers with certified rescue skills (NPF, BCU, ACA, EPP or other recognized National Kayaking Association). Please be aware that we do not rent out single kayaks to solo paddlers. Solo travellers are welcome to join our guided tours, or kayakrental at Jørpeland.
In Forsand (experienced level)
By starting at Forsand you have direct access to the famous Lysefjord. We rent several single- and double sea kayaks for more experienced paddlers.
Starting from 1 day up to many days.
Please check our intern link " know before you go"
There is grocery store (closed on Sundays) next to our pink little base.
You can park your car for free at our base in Forsand too.
In the Fjord you have several options to stop and camp, in case you want to do a multi-day trip or even if you want to paddle the complete 42km long fjord down to Lysebotn. There is a ferry going back to Forsand too, so you don't have to paddle both ways!
A lot of People ask us how long time it takes to kayak the whole Lysefjord. There is no answer to that. But between 2-4 days is normal.
You need to adjust your tour, and plans after the weather.
The weather in this fjord can change from quiet to 7-10 secondmeter in just a day.
The way into Lysefjord
The Lysefjord is a wild Norwegian fjord with mountains of over 1000 meters straight rising up from the fjord.
Its a magic fjord with changing weather, and light.
The Lysefjord is located in the Ryfylke area in southwestern Norway.
The 42-kilometer (26 mi) long fjord is in Sandnes municipality in Rogaland, about 25 kilometres (16 mi) east of the city of Stavanger.
The name means light fjord, and is said to be derived from the lightly coloured granite rocks along its sides. It also has a lot of changing light thru the year.
It is particularly well known by the huge Preikestolen cliff overlooking the fjord, which is a major tourist destination for the region. The fairly isolated village of Lysebotn lies at the eastern end of the fjord and the villages of Forsand and Oanes both lie at the western end of the fjord near the Lysefjord Bridge, the only crossing of the fjord. Our main rental base, a litttle pink house, is located in Forsand at the ferry pier.
In the Lysefjord you will find a lot of wild seals, Eagels, Salmon, makrell.
From our base first nice beach to camp is dørvika.
This is a beach with road connection, and toilet. Nice if you only want to kayak a few hours, or if weather is to heavy in the middle of the fjord.
Nice place to stay for the night if your going for a soft adventure, and returening to our base next day. Recomended for People with some experience.
The way into Lysefjord
Half the way into the fjord is Songesand, a remote place with a nice camp area at Songesand camp, and cafe. Well worth a visit.
Contact them for getting a transport from the pier up to their quiet place a few minute above. The staff is helpful contact them here:
The way into Lysefjord
Is the next village on the right hand side, this place is now a must to visit.
Flørli is a place where the conditions for power production are very good. The fall from the lake Flørlivatnet to the sea level is 740 meters, it is a plant with the second highest fall ever built in Norway. In 1916 the construction of the began, and railways for transportation of buidling material and wooden stairs were built along the rails. Today the stairs consist of 4444 steps, being the longest of its kind in the world.
Read more about Flørli here
Camp in tent, or stay in aparthments B&B
Is the end of the fjord. There is a ferry connection back to Forsand several times each day. Yes you can take the kayaks on board.
Lysebotn offers camping, tourist cabins, foodstore, and tourist information.
The touristinformation will help you with boat tickets for the next ferry
There is also a nice local food store on the ferry pier.
Enjoy the fjord on the ferry back to forsand, see what you have done one more time. Take care of the memories, they are cracy, nice and wild.
Have a nice tour!
Our kayaks at Forsand/Lysefjord:
Double kayak :Boreal design esperanto
Single kayaks: Boreal design inuksuk, Prijon Marlin Pro, Seabird design hv.
We have different types of kayaks, so you should find the Perfect one for you.
Map over the Lysefjord:
Link to times for the local boat:
Tourist ferry times is not set yet. Will come.