- "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
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.
Despite its appearance, Lysefjord is not considered a Mountain in-game.
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!
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.
- Along with Eyjafjallajökull and Giant's Causeway, Lysefjord was the first natural wonder to be added to Civilization VI in an expansion.