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Transatlantic — Stavanger; More on Lysefjord


One of many waterfalls in Lysefjord

We continued our boat journey deep into Lysefjord, located in the Ryfylke district of Norway just east of Stavanger.

Lysefjord

This is one instance in photography in which I did not mind the gray overcast, as it gave a sense of drama to the granite cliffs towering overhead:

Lysefjord

The muted grays of the sky and the cliffs stood in stark contrast to the bright green foliage:

Lysefjord

Lining the fjord were numerous waterfalls cascading down the cliffs and into the waters:

Lysefjord

On the return through the fjord the clouds began to open up, giving better light for some of the farms and towns along the way:

Lysefjord

Lysefjord

But there was still plenty of photographic drama awaiting us:

Lysefjord

Lysefjord

We still had one more tour stop to make before exiting Lysefjord to head back toward Stavanger and the Vision of the Seas. It was time for a light lunch, and a Norwegian specialty awaited us at the Lysefjord-Helleren restaurant. Despite the name, this establishment is not actually on the small island of Helleren, but rather it overlooks Helleren from a smallish outcropping jutting into the fjord just to the east. Here we dined on waffles served with strawberry jam and sour cream, and it was delicious:

Lysefjord-Helleren for waffles with strawberry jam and sour cream

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Transatlantic — Stavanger; Touring Lysefjord


Lysefjord

Ursula had us booked on a boat tour departing Stavanger for the nearby Lysefjord. Lysefjord is a 26-mile/42-kilometer-long fjiord located about 16 miles/25 kilometers southeast of Stavanger.

Lysefjord

But along the way to the entrance of Lysefiord, be prepared to snap some interesting islands and houses with boat barns:

Lysefjord

Lysefjord

Just shy of a kilometer into the mouth of Lysefjiord is a rather unique building that looks as if it’s sinking into the ground. This is the Lysefjiordsenteret, a restaurant with a private quay (wharf):

Lysefjordsenteret

And just beyond that is the picturesque Lysefjiord Hyttegrend (campground):

Lysefjord Hyttegrend

About fifteen to twenty minutes beyond this point the terrain begins to change:

Lysefjord

Lysefjord

Lysefjord

So start panning upward to enjoy the views:

Lysefjord

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