During winter there’s only 11 residents in this small village on the West Coast of Norway, but it’s annually visited by 100.000 tourists.



Lysebotn is a village in Forsand municipality in Rogaland county, Norway. The village is located at the eastern end of the Lysefjorden in a very isolated valley that is only accessible by one road or by boat. The name itself means the “bottom [end] of the Lysefjorden”. It’s a destination for over 100,000 tourists annually, and it is an access point for the Kjerag mountain, a popular Base Jumping spot. There are cruises and an express boat to Lysebotn from Skagenkaien in the city of Stavanger, Lauvvik in Sandnes and the village of Forsand. All of which pass beneath the famous Preikestolen cliff on the way to Lysebotn. Lyse Chapel, built in 1961, is found at Lysebotn. Lysebotn at one time had its own school, but that is now closed. – Wikipedia

24 thoughts on “Lysebotn

  1. What a gorgeous landscape photo, Cardinal. I can see why people make the effort to visit. We loved our trip to Norway in June. Fabulous country! 🙂

    • Yes, it does. Lysebotn means the “bottom [end] of the Lysefjorden”, while Lysefjorden means “light fjord”, and is said to be derived from the lightly coloured granite rocks along its sides according to my friends on Wikipedia.

  2. Eleven resident and 100,000 tourists? That’s close to a 10,000 to 1 ratio. I can only imagine the local eatery during high tourist season.

    It is absolutely glorious. I can see why so many people go there.

  3. A beautiful photo, Max. That little bit of low hanging cloud on the left gives it an ethereal feeling. What a wonderful adventure you were on!!

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