Lysefjorden near Stavanger. The name means “light fjord”, and is said to be derived from the lightly coloured granite rocks along its sides.

End to end, it measures 42 km (23 miles) with rocky walls falling nearly vertically over 1000 m (3,000 ft) into the water. The rocks along the fjord consist of granite, which was formed over 350 million years ago and which is abraded by rain and especially the former glaciers.

Lysefjorden is one of the most famous attractions of southern Norway and thousands of people visit it each year.