Øygaardstøl Cafe with a fantastic cenery lies on the top of Lysevegen road. The Lysevegen road has become another great tourist attraction, almost through coincidence; it was built as part of the power station project and not with tourists in mind. The road has 27 hairpin curves and a drop of 950 metres. The last section of road passes through a 1100 metres tunnel.
Ryfylke, an area of bottomless fjords and lofty mountains. Follow the Ryfylke Road. From here a short detour brings you within walking distance of the Pulpit Rock and dizzying views of the Lysefjord, another offers the improbable vertigo of Kjerag and its hanging rock. There is nothing like it!
Innermost in the magnificent Lysefjord lies the village of Lysebotn, the perfect base for exploring the fjord and nearby mountains. Lysebotn power station, experience at close hand how Lysefjord´s waterfalls are turned into electrical energy. Lysebotn Turistsenter is located on the quay.
The trail from Øygaardstøl Cafe by Lysevegen road above Lysebotn is demanding. Allow 4 - 6 hours for the 10 km hike, which climbs 570 metres. Good shoes and physical health are advised. The truly adventurous climb up the precipitous rock faces or parachute from the top. Enjoy their stunts standing safely on the deck of a boat.
The centre pesents the "Lysefjord Saga", an unique multi-media experience invoking film, light, writings and pictures of Lysefjorden´s culture, geology, nature and history. You can experience the history of the Lysefjord - how it was created and its culture throughout the ages - all organised in an exciting, exhibition and adventure centre. The Lysefjord centre is also the Tourist Information Office for Forsand and Ryfylke.
Øygaardstøl Cafe with a fantastic cenery lies on the top of Lysevegen road. The road has 27 hairpin curves and a drop of 950 metres. The last section of road passes through a 1100 metres tunnel.
The famous, 40 km long Lysefjord, surrounded by impressive mountains carved out during the Ice Age is the dominant feature. Ferries and sightseeing boats call on many of the exiting towns and villages along the fjord.
THE PULPIT ROCK
The characteristic mountain shelf 604 metres over Lysefjord has been visited by hundreds of thousands throughout the years. You can enjoy the Pulpit Rock from the ferries and express boats on the fjord from Stavanger.
The Kjerag mountains rise majestically 1000 metres above the innermost part of the Lysefjord, offering a stupendous view of Lysebotn and the fjord. One attraction is Kjeragbolten, a boulder wedged into a crack in the mountain.