Joe and I have driven along the Lysefjord a couple of times, we've hiked to the top of Preikestolen and viewed it from above but we had never experienced it from the water. With my parents in town, we decided to forgo the usual fjord cruise from Sentrum and drove to Larvik to meet the tourist car ferry which would take us all the way to Lysebotn, a tiny village at the end of the fjord where we'd debark and drive through the mountains back to Stavanger.
The Lysebotn car ferry only runs in the summer months and it's apparently pretty popular as one must book their spot on the boat in advance. The weather prospect for the weekend was touch and go. Of course, fjord viewing is best done under clear skies but we couldn't be certain that our other opportunities wouldn't be marred by rain so despite the overcast forecast, we forged ahead.
Despite being on a boat carrying dozens of vehicles (from cars to busses to large semis,) it's easy to feel dwarfed as you're encased by mountains and it's certainly one of those moments where I couldn't help but feel so lucky to call this place home.
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