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The Forsand muncipality

The Forsand muncipality

Located in the traditional district of Ryfylke, home to famous scenic attractions, Forsand is a large municipality that is very mountainous with the long, narrow Lysefjord running through the middle from east to west.

The fjord is surrounded by very steep 1,000-metre (3,300 ft) tall cliffs such as Kjerag and Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock), with the Lysefjord Bridge crossing the fjord near the western end.

The famous Kjeragbolten boulder and Kjeragfossen waterfall are located along the inner part of the fjord. The village of Lysebotn lies at the eastern end of the fjord.

The lake Nilsebuvatnet is located high up in the mountains, north of Lysebotn on the border of Strand and Forsand municipalities. It is regulated for hydroelectric power use at the Lysebotn Hydroelectric Power Station.