Lysefjord


Located near Stavanger, this fjord offers 1200 meter tall cliffs, a beautiful fjord, remote campsites, seals and eagles. This trip is suitable for those wanting an adventure in one of Norway`s most scenic fjords.

Dates: 26-30 July 2021
Price: 4500 NOK / 425 EUR
Equipment rental: 1000 (kayak, paddle, spraydeck, safety west, tent)
Meeting place: Lauvvika parking lot 

Explore one of Norway`s most amazing fjords with cliffs toweing 1200 meters above the sea level.


This Fjord expedition lasts 5 days and the aim is to paddle and explore the Lysefjord from Forsand to Lysebotn.

The trip is suitable for those who have taken a basic 2 star course (NPF Grunnkurs or similar 2 star course) and want to see one of the most beautiful fjords in Norway. 

Lysefjorden is a 42 kilometer long fjord located in Forsand municipality in Rogaland county (in southwestern Norway). Lysebotn is located at the very eastern end of the fjord. At the western end, the Lysefjord bridge crosses the fjord and takes us to Forsand. 

Lysefjord means light fjord, since the fjord is surrounded by high rock walls of lightly colored granite such as Kjerag and Preikestolen. In the fjord we will experience waterfalls, wildlife, exciting geology, as well as wild and beautiful nature. There are seal colonies and eagles in this fjord.

The fantastic mountain plateau Preikestolen, which towers 604 meters above the Lysefjord, is ranked as one of Norway's foremost nature-based destinations. You can also experience Kjerag on the other side of the Lysefjord, this mountain plateau is located at 1100 meters above sea level.


From Flørli power station, the world's longest wooden staircase with its 4444 steps in wood takes you 740 meters above sea level in less than two hours. 



Flørli stairs


Day 1: We start the trip at Lauvvika where we will leave our cars at the car park.  Our camp site is at Ytre Dørvika.

Day 2: A paddle to Songesand 

Day 3: A short paddle to Flørli, 8 km. Those who want can join us for the hike up the 4444 stairs for an unforgettable view at the top.

Day 4: A paddle from Flørli to Lysebotn (14 km). We will take our time to enjoy the most scenic part of our journey. Campsite will be at Lysebotn camping where showers are available.

Day 5: Ferry from Lysebotn to Lauvvika.

 

Age: 16+

Requirements for participation: Basic course sea kayaking, must be able to swim. 

 

Transport: 

Transport to and from Lysebotn is not included in the price. The ferry from Lysebotn to Lauvvika is included in the price. Camping at Lysebotn camping is also included. 

 

Equipment 

We will be outdoors for 5 days and spend the night in tents.

 

You will need: 

- Tent 

- Sleeping bag 

- Sleeping pad 

- Stove

- Gas 

- Cookware 

- Cutlery 

- Drinking bottles or water bag. We can fill water in rivers along the way. You should bring 3 liters of water when we start the trip. 

- Thermos 

- Hiking trousers, all-weather jacket 

- Two changes of wool underwear (trousers, sweater) 

- Socks 

- Hat / beanie 

- Footwear 

- Food for 5 days (4 breakfast 5 lunch and 4 dinners) 

- First aid equipment 

- Sunscreen 

- Sunglasses 

- Camera!


Pack everything in waterproof bags to keep your equipment dry. Plastic bags are not good enough for this purpose.

You do not need a dry suit on this trip as the  temperature is warm enough. A paddle jacket is recommended so that water does not run down your arms when you paddle. A paddle jacket will also protect against wind and rain. 

 

Tour leaders: 

Kriki de Smet and Kristoffer Vandbakk

 

When you sign up for this trip, you confirm that you have read and accepted the terms for participating.


If you have questions regarding the trip, contact us at nsk@norwegianseakayaking.com