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Address: Stavanger, Norway
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Having climbed to pulpit rock the previous day it was very interesting to see it from below. Ferry/boat is very focused on the highlights of the fjord.

Reviewed 16 August 2016
Keller, Texas
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Keller, Texas
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

Having climbed to pulpit rock the previous day it was very interesting to see it from below. Ferry/boat is very focused on the highlights of the fjord.

Thank Deac83
Ithaca, New York
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

We visited Stavanger on a cruise. Once in port, we took a short walk to board a touring boat to cruise the Stavanger Archipelago. The highlight was to cruise Lysefjord to see the Pulpit Rock. This rock juts more than 1500 feet above the sea. The views, although it rained for half of our trip, were incredible. The rain brought... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

This hike is very different than any other I've done. It's not really a "trail" but more massive boulders to climb. It definitely would have helped if I had been in better shape. I don't think I could walk for three days after. Haha. But so worth it. The view was amazing. Bring water and snacks and a walking stick... More 

Thank Juliannehstone
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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Take a boat or a ferry to get there. It is a must if you are in Stavanger area The best way is a fjord cruise the are helpful and the announcements are in several languages. Don't miss the waterfall, the goat and most important the pulpit rock. If you are in good condition you can walk up the rock.... More 

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Recife, PE
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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

This was the only activity that we planned to do in Stavanger on our way from Kristiansand to Bergen. It is well worth it. You can buy your tickets there at the harbor, on the spot, but you risk not getting a boat for the time or day you want. We booked our cruise last night for today, but we... More 

3 Thank Ivon P
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

A really bad idea to do a fjord cruise in the rain, but our ticket was pre-booked for a specific time. We were dressed for bad weather, so were warm enough, but we couldn't see anything for rain, fog, mist. We were meant to go to a significantly large waterfall after seeing (a vague outline of) Pulpit Rock, but the... More 

4 Thank Jakki2525
Denton, Texas
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

This area is one of Norway's most stunning fjords. We went on a local sightseeing boat and set off into the Stavanger archipelago. Our guide pointed out many of the vacation homes on the small islets as we drew near to Lysefjord which means "light fjord". It is called this because of the light colored granite rocks. We cruised right... More 

Thank Joey P
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

Took a sightseeing boat from Stavanger Harbour, the views in the fjord really are incredibly breathtaking in particular the waterfalls in the area are so peaceful. Is a good activity to do both rain or shine - either one will give you a different perspective of the fjord.

Thank Keiran H
Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

...... we had dreadful weather on entering the fjord and it was still very early in the morning. Weather didn't improve during the day and we left when it was dark so definitely didn't lt see it at its best. Suppose you could do a separate trip, but not sure. Check when you are due to arrive/depart if you are... More 

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Daytona Beach Shores, FL
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Reviewed 7 August 2016

My wife and I took the noon cruise on a Sunday and had a wonderful time seeing Pulpit Rock, the waterfall and the wildlife. It is a beautiful fjord and worth the money for this cruise through Rodne.no. They are a great tour group and provide a wonderful value

Thank Ed E

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