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Sleep in lofty surroundings

Stylish design, fantastic surroundings and a minimal footprint: At The Bolder in Strand, you can stay in stylish cabins with views across the Lysefjord.

Nature plays the leading role at The Bolder, when you stay in a building that makes a minimal impact on the landscape. The renowned architectural firm Snøhetta has designed three of the cabins.

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Stay in historical farm buildings

At Gøysa Gard in Forsand, you can spend the night in historical surroundings, close to nature and cultural history attractions. Enjoy comfortable accommodation in a beautiful setting, and spend your days hiking to Pulpit Rock, Mount Kjerag or Flørli.

At Haukali 33/3, you can enjoy a simple, historical and authentic break in the trendy ‘slow life living’ style. Travel back to 1850 and take time back! The house has eight beds, and a living room with kitchen where you can make your own food, like they did back then.

At Fossane Gard, you can choose between three old farm houses for let, which are all comfortable and charming. The electricity you use comes from the farm's own renewable energy source and the wood comes from its own forest. There are great fishing and swimming opportunities, sheep on the farm and you can hire a rowing boat or canoe.

If you head for Sandsbygda, beside the salmon river Suldalslågen, you’ll find Mo Laksegard. This old farm now offers charming accommodation for the whole family, with cabins, loft apartments and great fishing opportunities. You can also go on a salmon safari, which makes for a unique experience!

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Camp close to nature

There are lots of great camping opportunities in Ryfylke that are close to nature and the fjord.

Sauda Fjord Camping has a lovely setting near Saudasjøen. You can fish and hire a boat, explore the village, the local industrial history and the nearby mountains.

At Preikestolen Camping, you can stay near Preikestolen, a short drive away from Jørpeland and the Jørpelandsholmen outdoor recreational area. Other attractions in the area are the rock carvings at Solbakk and the Solspeilet, Norwegian Stonehenge, art installation on Klungholmen islet.

Next to Tysdalsvatnet lake, along the Norwegian Scenic Route Ryfylke between Tau and Årdal you will find Wathne Camping. The campsite has its own beach, and there is a disc golf court just across the road.

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Furutangen Vandrerhjem is in a beautiful setting beside the fjord on the west side of the island of Randøy in Hjelmeland. It has both indoor accommodation and campsite for tents and parking for camper van or caravan.

At Landa Park Camping, near the mouth of the Lysefjord in Forsand, you can stay in an authentic, prehistoric village and experience history up close. You can put up a tent, park your camper van or caravan or rent a cabin.

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Sleep well in a luxury tent

Swap your tent, sleeping bag and headlight for a luxury tent with a soft bed, comfortable duvet and electricity.

At Kleppa Gard & Glamping in Hjelmeland, the "dome" is located beside the loveliest beach. You can go for a refreshing dip in the sea before enjoying your morning coffee to the sound of waves lapping the shore.

NorGlamp is not far away on the island of Randøy, and is also situated beside the sea. You can enjoy fantastic views across the fjord from a luxury tent and study the night sky from your bed when it’s dark.

At Tveita Adventure, near Hebnes in Suldal, the spacious and modern dome has panoramic views of the Ryfylke fjords.

Treat yourself to a night in a hotel

In Sauda, Kløver Hotel offers accommodation in rooms and apartments in the centre of the village. The hotel has its own restaurant, gym and bikes for hire.

Ryfylke Fjordhotell is situated in Sand in Suldal, and it’s not far from here to the Salmon Studio and Ryfylke Museum.

The family-run design hotel Energihotellet is situated at Nesflaten in Suldal, and was designed by the acclaimed architect Geir Grung in the 1960s. Enjoy stylish Norwegian design and architecture, magnificent scenery and delicious fare made from locally sourced produce.

Jelsa Hotell in the idyllic fjord village of Jelsa is also inspired by the 60's. The hotel has its own restaurant, and the old church and school museum are definitely worth a visit.

Preikestolen Basecamp is idyllically located close to the trail to Preikestolen. There are many overnight accommodation options at the basecamp. At Preikestolen Mountain Lodge you can enjoy overnight accommodation with a hotel standard, while Preikestolhytta will give you a taste of rustic cabin charm. There's also Hikers' Camp and the and the Watercamp by the Refsvatnet lake.

At Jørpeland, you can stay at Verkshotellet, which was built by Stålverket steel works back in the day as workers accommodation. The hotel has since undergone a major refurbishment and has 28 light and comfortable guest rooms. The hotel is situated near fantastic nature experiences on Jørpelandsholmen islet, beaches and great areas for hiking.

In Tau, you can check into a unique brewery hotel. Lilland Bryggerihotell has lots of charm and atmosphere. The hotel is a short walk away from shops and a café, and near the Lysefjord and Preikestolen.

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Be your own boss in an apartment or cabin

Now you can book the historical Sauda Klubb, located in Åbøbyen in Sauda. The unique house contains living room, kitchen and 38 beds in 10 modern bedrooms with private bathrooms.

Lysefjorden Marina is located at the entrance to the majestic Lysefjorden. The nice apartments have a terrace with a beautiful view of the fjord. Preikestolen and Kjerag are nearby, and there are many other beautiful hikes in the immediate area. It is also possible to rent a boat and kayak.

Close by, you will find Gøysa Gard, which rents out two mini cabins with panoramic windows and fantastic fjord views

Fossanmoen Islandshestsenter in Forsand has a guest house with six double rooms bedrooms. Your nearest neighbors will be Icelandic horses, there are lots of hiking trails on your doorstep and the majestic Lysefjord is nearby.

The roadless village Flørli in Lysefjorden has several different accommodations. You can stay in a apartment, the Flørli Historic Hostel, tent or the unique Radioshed Mini-Suite.

Hamrane Hyttefelt is situated in a beautiful setting with views of the mountains and lakes in Bjørheimsbygd, a ten-minute drive from Tau. There are seven cabins of different sizes to choose from, and there is a barbecue area, playground, sand volleyball court and numerous waymarked trails in the area.

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At Solvåg Fjordferie, you can stay in your own chalet or apartment in beautiful, quiet surroundings right beside the beach at a fruit farm at Fister in Hjelmeland. You can hire a boat or canoe, and have fun at the playground or on the sandy beach.

The two large exclusive chalets at Hjelmeland Fjordferie have a lovely location by the sea, in the centre of Hjelmeland on Norwegian Scenic Route Ryfylke. You can have fun in the swimming pool, relax in the jacuzzi or sauna or walk to the child-friendly beach nearby.

At the restaurant Smaken av Ryfylke, close to the ferry quay at Hjelmeland, you can stay in unique barrels or an apartment close to the fjord.

The hostel Utsyn Misjonssenter on Finnøy in Ryfylke is located about 40 minutes drive from Stavanger. Here you can stay in a cabin, hotel room or dormitory with panoramic views of the fjord.

The Norwegian Trekking Association has several cabins in the region.