Ferry on the Lysefjord

Overview of ferry services between Stavanger, Lysebotn, Songesand, Flørli and Lauvvik.

There are three ferries by two ferry companies operating on the Lysefjord.

Kolumbus is the public transport offer. It takes passengers and cars and operates all year, though not on saturdays and sunday morning. The Tickets on the Kolumbus ferries are cheap.

Rødne has summer-only fast-going boats. Rødne is the only operator that leaves from Stavanger city centre. It’s a passenger boat which does not take cars. The Rødne offer is commercial and therefore more expensive than Kolumbus.

On our site you find an up to date overview with all ferry schedules.


Travel from Preikestolen to Kjeragbolten:

stay in Flørli 4444 on the way! Top attractions of the Lysefjord:

Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock), Kjeragbolten, Flørli 4444 Stairs

Read: how to combine Preikestolen and Kjeragbolten with a stay in Flørli 4444 (rooms, holiday homes, camping, rent-a-tent)

Tips and tricks ferry on the Lysefjord


  • Book ferries in advance. Capacity on board is limited and travelling the Lysefjord is popular. Our recommendation is to book your transfers at least a week in advance.
  • You can park your car safely and for free on all quays (except Stavanger). You can even bring your car to Flørli.
  • Campers, low sports cars and busses may be rejected on ferries due to their size and low clearance below the vehicle. Check with the provider.
  • Save money and book the cheap Kolumbus ferry. It does not operate on saturdays nor on sunday morning however. 
  • Fill up your fuel tank and your food supplies. There is no gasoline station or food store in Lysebotn.
  • Take your time. Driving in Norway and particularly the windy road to Lysebotn takes longer than Google claims!

Your host at Flørli 4444

2024: updated information will be posted here as soon as new timetables will be published (spring 2024).

We expect an offer similar to last year.