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Lysefjord

Several Norwegian fjords have unique features, but Lysefjorden is special in many ways. Along the 45 km long fjord, the steep and majestic mountains rise on both sides. The many attractions and spectacular sights make the fjord one of a kind.

"Helleren" (a small sandy "beach" with a natural shelter under the mountain, a habitat of hunters 2.500 years B.C.), "The Drifter`s Cave" (a ravine in the vertical face of the mountain where the drifters hid from the taxman), "The Pulpit Rock", "Songesand" where small farms cling to the face of the mountain), "Flørli" (a Power Plant which has the longest stairway in the world - 4.444 steps), "Kjerag" and then "Lysebotn".
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Kjerag

Kjerag is the majesty of the Lysefjorden - a massif towering 1.000 meters up from the fjord. The smooth face of the Kjerag mountain is on the south side of the Lysefjord, at the very end of the fjord near Lysebotn. The literally vertical face of Kjerag is the result of the retracting ice. As no or little water has rippled down the mountain from the Kjerag-plateau, no eroding has affected the face. 

The plateau is in the picture to the right. This is the starting point for the basejumpers who throw themselves off the 1.000 meters drop with parachute. Kjerag can hardly be described - it has to be experienced!!
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Base jumping

Kjerag has been known to be a perfect starting point for Base jumping. From the edge of the mountain, there is a 1.000 meters drop to the botton. Since the first jump in 1994, over 50.000 jumps have been made from Kjerag. 
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Ice Climbing

More information coming soon!


 
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The thunering wall

Kjerag is a favourite amongst mountaineers. The vertical faces are a challenge for the most experienced climbers and enthusiasts from all around the world are drawn to the massif. There are 22 known climbing-routes and the pictures show the first climb of the route that was named "The Hundred-year Wave". 

The name "Smellveggen" means the "Thundering wall". It is said, that under certain conditions, you can hear load "bangs" thundering from the otherwise empty mountain face.
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The Bolt

motive known around the world - a picture of your self standing on the Bolt itself. The Kjerag Bolt is a stone which was wegded between two mountain faces of the Kjerag massif after the ice withdrew after the last Ice-age - some 10.000 years ago. You should not be afraid of heights climbing out on the bolt. There are no safety-arrangements and the drop is 1.000 meters. 

The picture to the right depicts the view from the Bolt.
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The Lysebotn wall

When the Lyse Power Comany was planning the construction of the Tjodan plant, they decided to build a road from Sirdal to Lysebotn - thus making the small village accessible by car. 

From the top of the Eagle mountain the road drops 800 meters by a serpentine construction before ending in a 360 degrees spiral turn inside the mountain.
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Hiking trails in Lysefjorden

Come and experience Lysefjord's beautiful scenery. Lysefjord has many wonderful outdoor activities to offer, and several trails to walk.

Pulpit Rock and Pulpit Rock is the most famous sights, but the fjord has several other places to visit.
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Experience 4444 steps

Come and visit one of the world's longest staircase, 4444 steps, and get a wonderful view over fjords and mountains. 

About Flørli

Flørli is a small abandoned village in the middle of the Lysefjord. This was formerly a farming community until 1916, when the plant was built here, there was an industrial village with electricity generation until 1999, when it was an automation of the power plant. It was built a new power station which is located several hundred meters into the mountain. The old power station used in the summer as a studio and showroom for invited artists. 
The trip requires good hiking boots, clothing that is suitable in the mountains, small rucksack, packed lunch and bottle of water replenishment. One must be fairly physically fit to cope with the ascent.