We approached Lysebotn, and first Adneram from the east passing Brokke along the seasonal road, part of which is called the Fjellvegen or the Mountain Road. Closed between November and June, it is indeed a mountain road. Extremely narrow - a single track road for the two-way traffic, it goes across a wild mountain terrain with nothing more but...more
This famous rock, 25 by 25 m in size and hanging 600 m above the Lysefjord is a well-known destination of hikers. Probably the best way to visit it is to stay at the Preikestolhytta nearby (see my accommodation tips) and start your hike from there. You may also treat it as a day trip from Stavanger, getting off the boat at Tau. The walk itself...more
Driving down or up Lysebotnvegen you come across Oygardsstol, which is also called the Eagle's Nest. Situated on the steep rocky edge of the Lysefjord, it offers a great view of the fjord and the mountains. There is a cafe and a car park there, both very expensive, but from there you can go hiking on Kjerag and to the Kjeragbolten. Kjerag is a kind...more
I have only tried a cofee.. a I have to recognise that only the location and the building itself is special.. nothing to comment about the food. I would expect a very good polse :))
I found more interesting the road to Lysebotn than the place itself. Be prepared for a long trip and a "scary" one. You'll have to stop in some places and let the others go, as the road is not wide enough for two cars. And of course, you'll stop it. It seems that the Norwegians are more confident with that kind of roads and they will never be...more
The best and safest way to get to Lysebotn is by boat. You can take a speedy passenger boat from Stavanger all the year round apparently, but not every day it seems as it did not come there that Saturday. We wouldn't have taken it anyway, having the car with us and wanting to enjoy the fjord and not just speed through it. We took a car ferry...more
One of the two ways of reaching Lysebotn is driving to the valley of Sirdal and taking the exit at Adneram. However, it is important to know in advance what you are letting yourself in for if that is your plan. The distance is 34 km, down down down a serpentine road on the verge of a precipice most of the time. The road is extremely narrow - one...more
At the lower end of the Lysebotn hairpin road there's a straight tunnel, in the middle a turn of 340 degrees. The tunnel is without lights, traffic in both directions, and with lots of bicycles without lamps and even without reflectors. Those coming towards us were only seen as a silhouette in front of the car lights behind them, when there were any cars. We drove the tunnel three times, and I was glad when we were out.
The drive on the hairpins themselves was no problem.
Lysebotnvegen or the road Adneram - Lysebotn is a great challenge to lovers of bikes and motorbikes. I wouldn't recommend it to beginners though and I even think we could put a ride up or down this road under extreme sports. Steep, narrow and with precipices on both sides, it requires an experienced rider to negotiate it safely. You won't see most of the wonderful views as you will have to continuously watch the road instead: the risk of falling off the cliff is too great. Still, we did see groups of motorcyclists going up or down the road and cyclists, including girls, setting off from Lysebotn on this murderous 34 km climb.
Equipment: You must bring your own, probably on the ferry from Stavanger. There is a charge for bicycles on this ferry!
As you go along the deserted mountain road to Adneram, the only living creatures you encounter are sheep grazing by the roadside. You must be careful driving - meeting a sheep lying in the middle of the road basking in the sun on the warm asphalt is not uncommon. The sheep in the photo were just standing in the car park obviously waiting to be...more
When we had already installed ourselves at the hostel at Lysebotn, we went to the port pier to admire the magnificent scenery. There were a few yachts moored there for the night but, apart from a few children from the yachts playing around, there was hardly anyone in sight. No local people, just one Austrian tourist trying hard to catch some...more