Published: 01/11/2019
Lysefjord vanaf de Preikestolen
This is the 5th of the 5 fjord routes, UNESCO has included the Norwegian fjords, of which the Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord are the most important, on the prestigious World Heritage List.

The fjords are surrounded by majestic cliffs and have beautiful blue water, but make no mistake: the water is just salty. That is no wonder if you know that fjords are actually long sea arms that often stretch far inland. Sometimes you see huge waterfalls along the meter-high mountain walls - created on the almost invisible glaciers.

A wild fjord with high mountain tops and various rugged landscapes. That characterizes the 42-kilometer-long Lysefjord. This fjord is best known for the Preikestolen - 'the Pulpit Chair' - and the phenomenal view from this point. The experience of experiencing the Pulpit from above is legendary.

The Lysefjord is behind you when you take the first step on the wooden staircase with 4444 steps. You climb about 740 meters in less than 2 hours. The world's longest wooden staircase can crack and squeak, but is extremely stable.

This is just 1 of the many walks you will find at the Lysefjord. The annual Lysefjorden walking festival takes place in September. Preikestolen (the Pulpit) is one of the world's most famous vantage points, a square mountain plateau measuring 25 by 25 meters with a view of the fjord.

A little further you will find Kjerag, with the famous 'Kjeragbolten', a large stone that is stuck between the plateau. And of course the 27 hairpin bends of the steep Øygardstøl are in this route.

This 5 star rated route, through a dazzling nature, takes you along beautiful roads, along fantastic viewpoints. A memory that you will remember for a long time.

This route has the end point in Tjørhom, from where you can start the return journey home.

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Vest Agder
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Vest-Agder [ˈvɛ̂stˌɑɡdər] (listen) (West Agder) was one of 18 counties (fylker) in Norway up until 1 January 2020, when it was merged with Aust-Agder to form Agder county. In 2016, there were 182,701 inhabitants, around 3.5% of the total population of Norway. Its area was about 7,277 square kilometres (2,810 sq mi). The county administration was located in its largest city, Kristiansand. Shipping, commerce, and recreation are the main industries here. Compared to other counties of Norway, Vest-Agder is noted for having the highest level of foreign exports. Another international dimension linked to the county is the large-scale emigration to North America that took place from the 1850s and onwards, which resulted in many Americans returning to the county after Norway became prosperous. This feature is particularly predominant in Kvinesdal and Farsund, which maintains strong cultural links with the United States.
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Norway, who doesn't want to go on a motorcycle or car (camper)? Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a country in Northern Europe. Norway is located on the western part of the Scandinavian Peninsula and borders Sweden, Finland and Russia.

Just to Norway, forget it! You don't go to Norway for a while, take at least 14 days to absorb all the beauty of Norway. The 5 routes along the most famous fjords of Norway can be the start of an unforgettable holiday. In terms of natural beauty, Norway is certainly in the top ten most desirable holiday countries. Fjords, snowy peaks, mirroring lakes: every square meter is a treat.

Some of the Top 10 tips from the ANWB are included in these 5 routes, such as:

Hint in advance: you should not suffer from fear of heights when you visit Norway's most popular vantage point. Preikestolen is a super-steep rock that towers 604 meters above the Lysefjord. In fact, you get two for the price of one, because the four-kilometer walk to the vantage point is just as phenomenal. Preikestolen is even the most popular Norwegian hiking destination.

They are considered to be one of the world's most beautiful natural wonders: the imposing Norwegian fjords. Millions of years ago they were worn out by huge ice masses. It is an unforgettable experience to sail on a ship between the steep rock walls, but you can also admire the fjords from various vantage points. Spectacular include Geirangerfjord, Trollfjord, Sognefjord and Hardangerfjord. Certainly one of the most beautiful sights in Norway.

The Trollstigen, also known as the Troll route, has what you call the wow factor. You will experience no less than 11 hairpin bends on the 20-kilometer route; the average increase is 8 percent with a maximum of 10 percent. A pill against motion sickness can do no harm ... On the way it is a celebration of waterfalls, steep mountain walls and fjords. Bonus: the beautiful view of the Geirangerfjord.

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