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Jøsenfjorden stretches into the far corner of Hjelmeland municipality, in the middle of Ryfylke. The steep mountains carry heights of more than 700 meters above sea level on each side of the fjord. As we sail through the fjord, we will hear stories of modern day farming, as well as reminiscing of farms and settler-properteries that have been abandoned.
Cruising into Jøsenfjorden is a memorable event. Mighty mountains break straight up from the sea, with the characteristic royal peak, “Skomakarnibba”, right in the center of the mountainside. The mountain formation “Skomakernibba” (Shoemakers peak) got its name from the legend of a shoemaker sitting at tip of the mountain edge while fixing a pair of shoes. Hear more of the story as we sail onwards.
If you are lucky, you can see white-tailed eagles soar over the fjord, and seals that sunbathe on the rocks in the shoreline.

Coming back from Jøsenfjorden, we make a stop by Hjelmeland where passengers may step ashore to shop local products by the quay, or walk through the old buildings in the bay of Hjelmeland. We are docked about 1 hour on Hjelmeland.

Lunch is included in the price and is served on our way into the fjord. Please let us know of any allergies when booking tickets.

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Trip information

Departure times
Cruises run every Saturday from June 26th to August 14th.

10.00 Stavanger Return 18.00
10.35 Jørpeland Return 17.25
10.55 Tau Return 17.05
11.15 Østhusvik, Rennesøy Return 16.45
11.20 Sør-Talgje, Finnøy Return 16.40
11.35 Sørvåg, Fogn Return 16.30
12.15 Hjelmeland Return 14.30

Adult NOK 749
Children NOK 449 (ages 4-16)
Family NOK 1 998,-

Tour guides
Our guides speak both English and Norwegian. Other languages are also available.

Lunch is served. This is included in the price.
On board we have a small self-service kiosk where you can purchase coffee, mineral water and various snacks.

Route map

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