What participants say about the project, taken from the evaluation survey 2014.

Participants gave the project 4,68 out of 5,00 points in overall satisfaction!

It was magical, I can’t describe how grateful I am for everything!

I had an amazing stay in Florli working and relaxing in one of the most beautiful places in the world. I can’t wait to go back there!

The most amazing experience. I learned a lot of things and I met really nice people.

Feel what we had experienced only when you say “I have been there too”

It was my first time in Norway and I really enjoyed the time with you guys, the great group athmosphere, the tasty food (blueberry dreams….) and the beautiful surroundings of the Lysefjord and the forest we were working and hiking in. I can absolutely recommend this project and would love to participate in a similar project again, if it fits to my travel/studying plans. Tusen Takk! Hope to see u all again somewhere somehow 🙂

Amazing experience, beautiful place

Amazing experience – in many different ways!

Being part of a melting pot of friendship, fun, happiness and lots of important work for the local community are a mile stone in my life. A magic sensation that will be part of my personal experience forever. Thanks to the project I wish myself to be part of another one in Norway next year.

Best way to explore and lively connect with the beauty of fjord in Norway.

Incredible volunteering week in the Lysefjord! Astonishing place with beautiful views, friendly people and great food! Recommendable for everyone, special for who wants to travel and hike for first time in Norway!

I spent 3 months in New Zealand also in a volunteering programme. But this week in Norway was one of my best experiences in my life. Maybe a bit too short but awesomeeee 🙂

I was not expecting that Norway is so great country. As well as norwegians 🙂

I found myself while getting lost in the trails of Norway.

I think it is nice to put some pictures from this summer on the website so everybody is able to see what they can expect!

Come help out this summer!

Have a break – have a voluntary holiday in the Lysefjord, in the region of Ryfylke near Stavanger!
join volunteering in norway
This summer 2014 Lysefjorden Utvikling AS organises free volunteering holidays for groups and individuals. Our aim is to make the Lysefjord a perfect place to stay! You can come and join an international group of volunteers restoring historic buildings, clearing viewpoints and reclaiming cultural landscapes. There will also be time for activities and excursions!


We appreciate your commitment – enjoy a warm welcome and a free stay in our great region! Join our Ambassador Programme exploring the attractions and activities of the Lysefjord. Spend a week or more in the lively company of other volunteers and your local hosts!

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About the region Ryfylke

Ryfylke is the great backcountry just across the fjord of Stavanger. It stretches almost 200km from the famous Lysefjord in the south to the wintersports centre of Sauda and the region Hardanger in the north. Ryfylke is well-known for its great diversity of landscapes – with idyllic towns and hamlets scattered across the shores of isles and fjords, towering cliffs and deep fjords as well as extended highlands with some remains of true wilderness.

Did you know that:
Ryfylke has over 3.444km2 of protected highlands
More than 250 cruise ships visit Stavanger each year
The Lysefjord receives over 500.000 visitors annually
Stavanger Trekking Association has 35 huts and 1.200km paths

Many visitors book a sightseeing cruise on the Lysefjord where one of the attractions is the Preikestolen, also called Pulpit Rock in english because it hovers like a preachers’ pulpit 600m almost vertically over the water. The view from up there is amazing and more than 250.000 people make the two hour hike up each year! When you’re lucky and get a clear view, you can see the cliffs of the Kjerag further into the fjord. The Kjerag is the beloved exit for base jumpers from all over the world. It is a very popular 3 hour hike. Standing on top of the 1000m big wall is an unreal experience. Moreover, daredevils choose to jump onto the Kjeragbolten, a large boulder wedged in a crevice over the abyss.

Closeby Stavanger, the Ryfylke archipelago is a sailors’ paradise with hundreds of islands and skerries, lovely towns and lively harbours. The region also attracts a lot of fishermen seeking their fortunes in the clear deep waters of the fjords. Even if you don’t have a boat or even a car, this island paradise is quite accessible with regular ferries and fast boats from Stavanger and the Ryfylke towns. We suggest you bring a bike on your island-hopping trip!

The north of Ryfylke is higher and even more rugged – a mecca for adventurers and those looking for the authentic Norwegian heritage. If you choose to drive along National Tourist Route Ryfylke, you will see some great places! We suggest you drive the mountain passes to get a feel for the highlands – you might just decide to stay for a while and spend the night in a cosy mountain cabin of the Stavanger Trekking Association!