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"The water is black and heavy, and subject to intermitting storms. In this sea, and in the midst of this solitude, rises a great sombre street---a street for no human footsteps. None ever pass through there; no ship ever ventures in."
–Victor Hugo
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Lysefjord is a three-tile impassable Natural Wonder available in Civilization VI with the Vikings Scenario Pack. Lysefjord may be found on Plains and Tundra tiles. Each Wonder tile provides +2 Appeal to adjacent tiles.

Whenever a naval combat unit moves adjacent to Lysefjord for the first time, it is granted a free Promotion (Civ6) Promotion level.

Despite its appearance, Lysefjord is not considered a Mountain in-game.

In Civilization VI: Rise and Fall, discovering Lysefjord grants +1 Era Score, or +3 Score if the player is the first to do so.


Lysefjord can be really helpful (if not crucial) for militaristic maritime civilizations. If you manage to build a Harbor next to Lysefjord, any of your naval units trained or purchased in the city will come with a free promotion!

Another way to make use of Lysefjord is to incorporate it into your empire, but don't build a Harbor right next to it: instead, gain the 2 or 3 first promotion levels for your units through combat, then move them next to Lysefjord to get the top-tier promotions for them. (You'll also receive a small Era Score bonus for each unit that reaches its fourth promotion level.)

If you are not a big maritime civ, you should try to cut off your opponents' access to this Natural Wonder, especially if civs like the English, the Norwegians, the Dutch, or the Ottomans are in the game - you don't need their naval units to be any stronger!

Civilopedia entryEdit

Glacial erosion from the Ice Age carved the majestic Lysefjord out of what is now southern Norway. A marathon's length of cold, black water wends between towering cliffs of pale granite. The brighter coloration of these rocks is what gives the "light fjord" its name, despite their tendency to throw the water below into shadow. The striking Pulpit Rock (or "Preikestolen") is the large, flat top of a nearly 2000 ft cliff near the mouth of Lysefjord, perfect for shouting stentorian exhortations at boats passing below.



Civilization VI Wonders [edit]

AlhambraAmundsen-Scott Research Station R&F-OnlyAngkor Wat1Apadana1Big BenBiosphère1Bolshoi TheatreBroadwayCasa de Contratación R&F-OnlyChichen ItzaColosseumColossusCristo RedentorEiffel TowerEstádio do MaracanãForbidden CityGolden Gate Bridge GS-OnlyGreat Bath GS-OnlyGreat LibraryGreat LighthouseGreat ZimbabweHagia SophiaHanging GardensHermitageHuey TeocalliJebel Barkal1Kilwa Kisiwani R&F-OnlyKotoku-in R&F-OnlyMachu Picchu GS-OnlyMahabodhi TempleMausoleum at Halicarnassus1Meenakshi Temple GS-OnlyMont St. MichelOracleOrszágház GS-OnlyOxford UniversityPanama Canal GS-OnlyPetraPotala PalacePyramidsRuhr ValleyStatue of Liberty R&F-OnlyStatue of Zeus1St. Basil's Cathedral R&F-OnlyStonehengeSydney Opera HouseTaj Mahal R&F-OnlyTemple of Artemis R&F-OnlyTerracotta ArmyUniversity of Sankore GS-OnlyVenetian Arsenal

Natural Wonders

Bermuda Triangle1Chocolate Hills GS-OnlyCliffs of DoverCrater LakeDead SeaDelicate Arch R&F-OnlyEye of the Sahara R&F-OnlyEyjafjallajökull1Fountain of Youth1Galápagos IslandsGiant's Causeway1Gobustan GS-OnlyGreat Barrier ReefHạ Long Bay1Ik-Kil GS-OnlyKakadu2Lake Retba R&F-OnlyLysefjord1Mato Tipila GS-OnlyMatterhorn R&F-OnlyMount EverestMount KilimanjaroMount Roraima R&F-OnlyMount Vesuvius GS-OnlyPaïtiti1Pamukkale GS-OnlyPantanalPinnacles2PiopiotahiSahara el Beyda GS-OnlyTorres del PaineTsingy de BemarahaUbsunur Hollow R&F-OnlyUluru1Vinland2YosemiteZhangye Danxia R&F-Only

1 Requires DLC2 Specific scenario games only

R&F-Only Added in the Rise and Fall expansion pack.
GS-Only Added in the Gathering Storm expansion pack.

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