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PICTURES from FORSAND

Forsand has a wealth of nature. The famous, 40 km long Lysefjord, surrounded by impressive mountains as the Pulpit Rock, Kjeragbolten has been a magnet for tourists for over 150 years. The Lysebotn road with it´s 27 hairpin curves Øygaardstøl Cafe 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.

 Forsand church  
forsand church The church is situated in the centre of contemporary Forsand about 1 km from the ferry berth. It was built in 1854 to the drawings of local church architect Tollag Gudmestad from Nærbø. Forsand is located within the constraints of two fjords, Lysefjord and Høgsfjord.

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.
 Svein Tveit