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Where to go from Stavanger, Norway
The Pulpit Rock, Sirdal, Flørli 4444, Kjerag Boulder, Lysefjord and Månafossen. They are all reachable.
Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen)
The Pulpit Rock towers an impressive 604 metres over the Lysefjord and has been named one of the world’s most spectacular viewing points by both CNN Go and Lonely Planet.
The mountain plateau of about 25x25 metres was probably shaped some 10,000 years ago, during the ice age, when the edges of the glacier reached the cliff. Water froze in the crevices in the mountain and broke loose large blocks of stone, which were later carried away with the glacier.
Sirdal ski resort
Get the best ski experience in the entire sout western Norway. You will experience unique, beautiful and wild nature and some truly amazing off piste areas in Sirdal. Get access to 9 lifts and 22 slopes, terrain parks and two children areas in Ålsheia and Tjørhomfjellet, only two hours drive from Sola Airport.
Månafossen waterfall is with its 90 metres in free fall the tallest waterfall in the county of Rogaland. The hike starts at Eikeskog where the track is combined with stair climbing on the first part of the hike. You'll have some chains to hold on to on the steepest areas, however this is relatively easy. On the way, there are facilitated lookout points to see the falls.
Kjeragbolten is a giant bolder wedged between two mountain crevasses. Much like Pulpit Rock, it has become a popular tourist hotspot, with visitors from all over the world putting their nerves to the test accessing the rock that is suspended 984 mtres above the Lysefjord.
The hike up the 4444 stairs is what Flørli is best known for. The stairs follow the two water pipelines and the rails where a trolley used to transport people and materials up and down the mountain. Halfway up the stairs is the Cable House, where a big winch stands that used to pull the trolley. The view is awesome and just gets better and better. On top of the stairs, you are well above the treeline.
Biking is a great way to explore the Western Norwegian Fjords. You`ll get in touch with the beautiful nature, and will not miss the hidden gems. The route from Lysebotn to Stavanger is on Gran Fondo`s guide of the Top Ten Craziest Switchback cycle climbs in the World. We just love it.