Explore the south of Fjord Norway
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DEPARTING BY FERRY FROM STAVANGER
The Preikestolen Hike
(The Pulpit Rock) - your ultimate bucket list item Pulpit Rock is a glacial rock formation 604m above Lysefjord. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Norway which is why so many people hike up for stunning views of the fjord. The trek to the summit of Preikestolen is unguided and has a clearly marked path, but before you begin the hike, you need a simple way to get there.
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– combining adrenaline and nature The Trolltunga rock formation is just as magical as it looks in the pictures as it protrudes over the lake of Ringedalsvatnet. Just as magical is the feeling of getting there after the demanding hike, which is definitely not for beginners...!
DEPARTING BY BUS FROM STAVANGER
– one of the world’s most spectacular hiking experiences Wedged in a mountain crevice sits the Kjerag Boulder. This famous natural attraction lures thrillseekers from all over the world. Why? Well, because they dare to stand on the rock that’s elevated above Lysefjord.
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Welcome to the south of Fjord Norway! The Haugesund region, Ryfylke and the Stavanger region are somewhat different from the rest of Norway. In summer, in high season, yet also a long weekend in November: with nature just as overwhelming, and just as much too see as in the rest of the country. If not more. Only slightly wilder and wetter. And
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Content Top nature attractions
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Tips & Tricks
Winter & snow
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Culture 38 This is where it all began
Street art and wooden houses
Great for kids
Food 68 Shopping 72
Plan your stay
Getting to and around
More recommendations and tips on itswaterful.com, regionstavanger-ryfylke.com and visithaugesund.no. At the back of the brochure, please find maps of the region, city maps of the largest cities, see map reference on listings. Editor and layout: Destinasjon Haugesund og Haugalandet, Reisemål Ryfylke, Region Stavanger Prepress: Grafo | Printing: Ålgård Offset | Photo frontpage: Moxey Editions: Total of 300 000 ex., in Norwegian, English, German and Spanish Editorial closed in February 2019, may be subject to errors and changes. For all forms of reproduction, please obtain permission in advance. Distribution for free.
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IN FJORD NORWAY
Husnes Åkrafjorden Leirvik Bremnes
Sveio Nedre Vats
PHOTO: KJETIL BENTSEN
A POTENT ROCK FORMATION
2 HOURS RETURN
4,2 KILOMETERS RETURN/ ALTITUDE 160 METERS
DIFFICULTY LEVEL BLUE MEDIUM Forget grand waterfalls and fjords - let yourself be amused by Trollpikken, a phallus-shaped rock formation that has become the most light-hearted symbol for the potency of Norwegian nature. In June 2017, somebody destroyed Trollpikken by cutting it off with heavy tools. The people of its home municipality Egersund worked hard to put it back in place with lifts, steel rods and epoxy. The landscape that surrounds Trollpikken resembles a scene from a Tolkien book with rolling hills, small mountains, rocks and shifting cloud cover. The Vikings also strode through the heather and granite of this area, where the last ice age carved out Trollpikken 10,000 years ago.
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TROLLTUNGA A TOUGH CHALLENGE 1012 HOURS RETURN 28 KILOMETERS 14 KM ONE WAY / 1,200 METER ASCENT DIFFICULTY LEVEL BLACK EXPERT Trolltunga is one of the most spectacular scenic cliffs in Norway. It is situated in the high mountains, hovering 700 metres above lake Ringedalsvatnet. The hike and the views are breathtaking. The hike is usually possible to do from mid-June until mid-September. It is a long and demanding hike. Consider carefully whether you are in good enough shape and have the right equipment before setting out. Prepare well and be a responsible and safe hiker. If you are inexperienced with challenging mountain hikes, you should consider to join a guided tour to Trolltunga. WARNING – do not try to hike to Trolltunga in wintertime by your own.
LANGFOSS A THRILLING WATERFALL 3 HOURS RETURN
PHOTO: ESPEN MILLS
3,5 KILOMETERS / ALTITUDE 640 METERS DIFFICULTY LEVEL RED DEMANDING The sheer force of the 612-metre-high Langfossen waterfall in Åkrafjorden is spellbinding. No wonder that the CNN has listed this quintessential Norwegian waterfall as one of the ten most beautiful in the world. The best way to experience Langfossen is to follow the hiking trail on smooth granite, surrounded by thick pines and crooked birch trees. Calling the trail anything but steep would be pure fabrication, but the reward is an even more stunning view with every step. You will glance over the treetops at the fjord and the mountains while the waterfall roars in the distance. Sore and stiff calves will pass in a few days, but the memories of the magical views from Langfossen will last a lifetime.
HIMAKÅNÅ TROLLTUNGA’S LITTLE SISTER
PHOTO: LINE MURPHY
2 HOURS RETURN 4 KILOMETERS RETURN / ALTITUDE 317 METERS DIFFICULTY LEVEL BLUE MEDIUM Situated a relatively modest 357 metres above sea level, the Himakånå rock formation has become known as “Little Trolltunga”. Whilst it is easier to get to than Trolltunga, the views are equally impressive. Compared to Trolltunga, the trek to Himakånå is faster, more accessible, and family friendly. The surrounding landscape flourishes with oak, beech and birch. The trail runs through mountain pastures, small forests and fields. From the top, Himakånå offers panoramic views of Lysevatnet lake, Nedstrandsfjord and farms surrounded by lush forests.
KJERAG THE BIG BROTHER OF ATTRACTIONS PHOTO: TERJE RAKKE
DIFFICULTY LEVEL RED DEMANDING It is not just higher than Preikestolen, it also has a grand finale in Kjeragbolten: the large, round boulder stuck high up in the air in between two mountain sides. Nature must have been feeling playful when it wedged the boulder into the crack. Kjerag attracts the daring. Even though you can’t see the edge when you first arrive, you sense the abyss that awaits you. On a trek like this, it is OK to have butterflies in your stomach. Perhaps it’s the way it towers over the fjord? 1,000 meters of vertical granite does something to us humans. Kjerag is a demanding trip, with an unbelievable view offering memories for a lifetime. Do a bit of preparation in advance and make sure you have a safe hike to Kjerag.
6 HOURS RETURN 10 KILOMETERS / ALTITUDE 550 METERS
THE MOST ICONIC OF ALL 4 HOURS RETURN 8 KILOMETERS / ALTITUDE 330 METERS DIFFICULTY LEVEL RED DEMANDING
Trollpikken was first presented as a new tourist icon in 2017. Days later, the rock formation was cut off. Social media went crazy, and investigations began. Local enthusiasts contributed to restoring the 12 ton-stone block, only 13 days after it had been vandalised.
If Norway had been designed by landscape architects, Preikestolen would have been an award-winning work of genius. No other mountain better sum up the thrilling beauty that is the hallmark of Norwegian nature. Such a famous trek creates high expectations. Is Preikestolen really that good? It might be sunny or rainy, windy or foggy - but that is part of the charm. You know when you approach the end of the steep trail through the birch forest: The landscape opens up and you sense the depth around Preikestolen’s surprisingly small plateau.
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Top nature attractions
Lysefjorden © outdoorlifenorway.com
On the edge, thrillingly high above the fjord. On top of the waves, with surf in your heart and sea water in your hair. Splashes of snow and a beating heart at the bottom of the alpine slopes. Thoroughly sweaty after the bike ride along the roaring North Sea: It’s waterful. The Lysefjord A 40 km-long fjord with fascinating mountains
on each side. Enjoy a day on the fjord with sightseeing and stunning nature. For the fit, there are spectacular views of the fjord from destinations
such as Preikestolen, Kjerag and Flørli. Also, expect stunning vistas from the top of Lysevegen above
Lysebotn or from the Lysefjord bridge at the entry of the fjord.
Season: Fjord cruise all year. VII/C5
Flørli 4444 Upon arrival to Flørli, you practically feel
surrounded by history. Climb one of the longest
and steepest wooden stairs in the world at 4444 steps from the fjord up the mountain. Exhibition
and cafe in the old power station. Accommodation in apartments and hostel. School pub and hot tub on the dock. There are also guest docks for small boats.
Main season: May–September VII/C5
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Refsnesstranden © Aldente/Moxey
The Jæren beaches Norway’s longest beachline is spread over
70 km along the coast, with both sandy beaches and pebbled beaches. The coastal area is extraordinary in that it is a landscape of
important geological, botanical, zoological and cultural historical elements. The beaches are
in a p rotected landscape area as well as being in a plant and bird protection areas. The most famous beaches are Sola beach, Bore beach, Orre beach (Blue Flag), Refsnes beach and Brusand beach. VII/B5-6 Season: All year.
Sandvesand © Ørjan B. Iversen
The Karmøy beaches Let the Mediterranean atmosphere prevail at Åkrasanden, the
elongated sandy beach with a Blue Flag (lobal environment certificate). The beach is well suited for sailboards. Sandvesand beach
is another of Karmøy’s beautiful beaches and is located just north of Skudeneshavn. The area in which it lies is very rich in terms
of species. The vegetation surrounding the beach is exciting for a plant lover. There are good opportunities for wave surfing for qualified surfers. VII/A4 Season: All year.
One blue sky above us, one ocean lapping all our shores, one earth so green and round, who could ask for more? Pete Seeger
Dalsnuten © Grim Berge/NLE Film
Røvær © Aldente/Moxey
On top of the mountain peak of 324 m a.s.l.
The island of Røvær is 25 minutes west of
Sandnes, as well as of the mountainous area
less than 100 inhabitants, one hotel, summer
you have splendid views, both of Stavanger and facing east. The easiest hike to Dalsnuten is on a wide path, passing lake Gramstadtjørn and
through a small forest with shelters available. Pram-friendly hiking trails from Gramstad to
Kubbetjørn and Revholstjørn. Gramstad or Dale. Return trip 2 hours, 3.8 km VII/B5 Season: All year.
Haugesund, in the middle of the ocean. With cafe, boat harbour and Røvær Aquaculture
Centre, this is a community most of us won’t see on a daily basis. Previously, the Vikings
lived here, and it has been homes of many a fisherman. This was a busy layover for seafarers. VII/A3 Season: All year.
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Hellandsnuten © Ragnhild Solbakken
magnificent views of the Lysefjord, Sandnes and the surrounding
important sailing beacon for seafarers.
At 671 m a.s.l., is the highest peak in Sandnes offering
area, and in clear weather – views all the way to Stavanger.
Parking by fv. 508 between Høle and Oltedal. 6 hours, 11.6 km. VII/C5 Season: All year (Note! Could be snow in winter)
A famous landmark (293 m a.s.l.), and an On the top, there has since ancient times been a fire cairn. Access from E39 towards Føresvik at Vestre Bokn. Hike up takes around 45 minutes. VII/B4 Season: All year.
At 234 m a.s.l. provides an amazing view in all directions. There
Rennesøy. Starting points: Vikevåg, Sel, Dale or Østhusvik. Three-
you will find Steinsfjellet with a varied hiking
are altogether 20 km of marked trails in the highest areas of hour hike of 5.6 km, 3 hours. Season: All year. VII/B4
A small drive from Haugesund city centre,
terrain. From here, there are panoramic views
of Haugesund and the region as well as of the North Sea. Car route all the way to the top,
however use designated parking area approx. 100 m from the top. On sunny days with no
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step” (Lao Tzu)
clouds, you can watch the sun set into the ocean. VII/A3 Season: All year.
Mountains are the beginning and the end of all natural scenery. (John Ruskin)
Steinsfjellet © Ingun S. Harloff
Rennesøyhodnet © Ingrid Meling Lunde
view of the fjord in Sauda! With two starting
Sandsfjord, the Hylsfjord, the Saudafjord, the Vindafjord and the
versatile hike suitable for most people. The fairy-
Several steep parts on the hike that are demanding. The rewards
views from the cabin on top give you great
Time: 6 hours. VII/C3 Season: March–October.
Risvoll school at Saudasjøen. 6,8 km/ 4 hours
Towers at 931 m a.s.l. and provides the widest
A stunning mountain peak with a view of the area’s five fjords; the
points, Sagastien is easily accessible and a
Lovrafjord. The hike starts from Joagarden kindergarden at Eide.
tale forest, the Sherpa steps and the panoramic
on top are some of the best panoramic views in the entire region!
experiences along the way. Starting point near return hike. VII/C2 Season: May–November
(The Shoemaker’s Crag) at 700 m a.s.l. is a
distinctive mountain south of the Jøsenfjord. It
At 463 m a.s.l. and offers gorgeous views of the entire Dalane region. Follow the “Opplev Dalane” path through the woods,
and along Dypingsvatnet lake to Røysland, from here, take the
red path in an open landscape to the top. Parking at information board for the “Opplev Dalane” path. 1–3 hours. VII/C7
can be viewed in profile from the Norwegian
Season: All year.
Vindsvik. On clear days, a fantastic view reveals
Scenic Route Ryfylke between Vadla and
itself from the viewing points at Øksnafjellet
and by the Skomakarnibbå. The hike starts from parking (fee), 200 m before farm Hagalid. Do
not attempt to go out on Skomakarnibbå itself.
At 907 m a.s.l. is the highest peak in Magma UNESCO Global
Geopark and offers a grand view. Starting point: Veen. 4–5 hours /
13.4 km. VII/C6 Season: All year.
12,2 km/ 6 hours return hike. VII/C4
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M O U N TA I N S
Mor Norge © Odd Inge Worsøe
Holtaheia © Kristofer Ryde
Easy hikes Kyststien (Coastal path)
Slightly north of Haugesund city centre, you will find the coastal trail that lets you wander along the shore in a historic area. You may experience the ocean in all kinds of weathers, Norway´s
only national monument and you`ll meet wild sheep that helps
maintaining the cultural landscape along the ocean. 1-hour hike of
Mor Norge (Mother Norway) also known as Steinkjerringa (by Sigurd Sørensen/artist name S. Neandros in 1898) was meant for a school in Stavanger but was instead placed at Jæren in 1927. The transportation of the 3-ton heavy sculpture was carried out by youth from Nærbø and Varhaug.
6 km. Season: All year. III/A2-B2
The hike goes along Hiafossen waterfall, Granefossen waterfall
viewing points of northern Jæren. From the
through an enormous scree under imposing mountain walls,
Gandsfjord, the North Sea and Ryfylke. Going
lake. 13,8 km, 5 hours return. VII/C4
of Riska and Strandalandet. There is a winding
The hike to the valley Viglesdalen from Nes in Årdal is a classic.
For a great view, Lifjell is one of the best
and Sendingsfossen waterfall, over an ancient stone bridge and
top, enjoy magnificent views of Stavanger, the
before arriving at a lush plain by the end of the Viglesdalsvannet
up from Hommersåk gives you an amazing view
Season: All year (Note! Could be snow in winter).
road towards the top suitable for prams and
bikes. Starting point: Likaiveien, Hommersåk. VII/B5 Season: All year.
In 1961, 39 British school pupils, their teachers and crew, lost their lives in a plane accident at Holtaheia. Near the site of the accident, there is a memorial.
The area surrounding Synesvarden is the largest remaining heathlands at Jæren. This is also how the rest of the flatland at Jæren looked like
before the agriculture seriously changed Jæren in the last part of the 1800s. The roundtrip is
from Holmavatn to Synesvarden and further to the monument Mor Norge.
Starting point: Holmavatn. 2 hours/7,6 km. Season: All year. VII/B6
being in the lowlands, the area is surprisingly mountainous. The
Oanes, and hike to Sokkanuten. This will give
From the parking, there are several hikes possible, and despite
peaks Moldhesten and Ormakammen and the memorial from the plane accident are all natural destinations. The hike to the top where the memorial is raised, is not signposted, however the
path is nice and clear. Path: Moldhesten/Ormakammen approx.
2–3 hours. Memorial: 1-hour return. VII/C4 Season: May–October. 18
Make an extra stop between ferry crossings at you an entirelt new perspective of the start of
the Lysefjord. From Lysefjord Hyttegrend, there
is a marked rountrip to the top. The view reveals itself on the top and just below is the bridge
Lysefjordbrua. The hike takes around 2 hours. VII/C5 Season: April–September.
Gloppedalsura © Eduardo Grund
Hattesteinene © Jan Ove Grastveit
find the mountains of Etne where Haugesund
on top of an end moraine. The boulders blocked the former
One hour-drive from Haugesund, you will
Trekking Organisation operates several cabins.
The area offers varied, easily hiked terrain with
Northern Europe’s largest stone scree contains landslide boulders course of the Hunnedalselven river toward Veen and Vikeså and formed a lake in the bottom of the valley Byrkjedal. VII/C6
lush mountain valleys and mountain peaks
Season: All year.
Haugesund. Haukeliekspressen (express bus)
Level of difficulty and time depend on chosen
stone in Northern Europe. Parking at Linepollen, approx. 1 km
of up to 1400 m a.s.l. Access rom E134 from
has several daily departures from Haugesund. hike; Haugesund Trekking Organisation is happy to give advice on hikes suitable to you. VII/C2-3
At Indre Åmodt is with its 74 tons the largest moving block of east of Hauge i Dalane. VII/C7 Season: All year.
Season: All year.
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struck at the moors of Hjelmeland. You must use your imagination
A window into the inner earth spanning over 2,329 km2. It has several beautiful hiking
opportunities – not only for those interested
in geology. Several nice hikes including Troll
pikken (p. 10–11), Galtadalen, Gursli mines with
500 million of years of geological history from when a meteor
to see the crater shape in the terrain, however, it is a stunning
hiking area. The hike is a roundtrip where the goal is the shelter
with a view of the meteorite crater at Ritland. Roundtrip: approx. 6- km/approx. 2 hours return. Season: March–November. VII/C4
Hattesteinene, Hellersheia plateau, Jibbeheia,
Glacial Potholes at Rullestad
Season: All year.
some of Northern Europe’s largest potholes; several meters
Stoplesteinane, Varberg and Svartaknuten.
The moors of Sirdal offer short day trips but also longer hikes in the highlands. Some nice hikes include Degdammen, Hilleknuten, Kvinen og Gamlevegen in Finsnesbakkane.
In the steep mountain walls at Rullestadjuvet, you can see
in diameter. Glacial potholes are round caves in the mountain
made by water, ice and stones in the last ice age. The potholes
are close to E134; however, you cannot see them from the road. To experience them closely, you must follow the marked road Postvegen from Skromme. VII/C2
Season: All year (Note! Snow in winter).
Setesdal and Ryfylkeheiane nature reserve (SVR)
Norway’s second largest nature reserve with
fantastic hiking possible along the DNT hiking
routes and cabins. SVR starts in south from Evje and Tonstad to Haukeli and Røldal in north.
The plant and animal life are varied, and the
landscape itself is versatile. You find the hydro power reserve Blåsjø here. VII/D3-E3
Season: All year (Note! Snow in winter).
Ryfylkeheiane is a reindeer territory with the vegetation and wildlife of the highlands where you will find Europe’s southernmost wild reindeer. 19
TIPS & TRICKS
What to wear and how to act in Norwegian nature? Equipment
Be prepared for all types of weather in the
mountains, even in summer. This is why you must bring clothing and equipment apt for
sunny and nice weather, but account also for snow, rain and heavy wind. The weather can change rapidly.
• Preferably wool clothing closest to body, then fleece and then windproof jacket. Bring rain-
proof clothing, hat, gloves and spare change. A reflective vest is a good idea as it makes you easy to find should you need help
• It is important to have sturdy footwear – use hiking/mountain boots
• Pack enough food and drink adapted to You can hike in all kinds of weather; however, it is crucial to plan
ahead in terms of w eather conditions, equipment, physical shape,
experience and local knowledge. Hikes to top attractions such
as Preikestolen, Langfoss, Trolltunga and Kjerag (see p. 10–11) might be too demanding for some people, nevertheless there
are numerous other easy hikes to destinations in less dangerous landscapes (see p. 18).
length of your hike
• First aid kit
• Map, compass, GPS and flashlight
• Bring your phone, but remember that you might not have reception at all times
• Wind sack makes the mountains safer. A sack big enough for you to get inside and get
shelter from wind and weather. Cheap life insurance!
Hike on well-marked paths, listen to experienced mountain hikers and follow advice on signposts and information boards along the way.
The right to roam (Allemannsretten) Is fundamental for all outdoor activities in
Norway. These rights come with responsibilities to preserve this valuable part of the nature law. • People have the right to roam freely by foot or on skis in nature
The Mountain Code (Fjellvettreglene)
1. Plan the hike ahead and report to someone where you are going
2. Adjust the hike according to ability and conditions
3. Take weather and avalanche conditions into consideration
4. Be prepared for bad and cold weather, even on short hikes
5. Bring necessary equipment in case of having to help yourself or other
6. Make safe route choices. Recognize terrain endangered for avalanches and unsecure ice
7. Use map and a compass. Always know where you are 8. Turn back in time. There is no shame in going back
9. Save your energy levels, and seek shelter if necessary 20
• Do not walk on cultivated fields/cropland or meadows
• Close gates behind you and do not ruin fences • The use of fire and lighting of bonfires in the forest and fields are forbidden from 15 April to 15 September
• Always remember that dogs must be kept on a leash – be c onsiderate of grazing animals
• Take your litter/garbage back with you, do not leave in nature
• Motorised vehicles are normally forbidden in nature
• Do not disturb animals and birds, including nests including baby birds/ animals
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PREIKESTOLEN Pulpit Rock
Visiting Preikestolen is an experience of a lifetime, and the mountain cliff is one of the most famous attractions in Ryfylke and in Norway. Parking fee supports the foundation Stiftelsen Preikestolen, responsible for maintaining the trails and the service facilities at the site. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask our members of staff. preikestolen365.com Season: All year Duration: 4 hours, round trip
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Fjords Fjord is one of the few words that has become international, stemming from the Norse fjorðr. Frafjord © Aldente/Moxey
Helleren, Jøssingfjord © Eduardo Grund
Note the «Dråpen», (the drip) behind the red house at Helleren. Two buckets collect drops of water drizzling from the mountains. Allegedly, this was to serve travellers from afar.
A fjord is a deep, narrow and long-stretched sea channel with steep land on three sides. The mouth of the fjord towards the sea, is often shallow. Fjords were created by gigantic tongues of glacier through several ice ages that have formed the landscape. A fjord is a u-shaped underwater valley, and in western Norway, this valley is often surrounded by dramatic mountain landscapes.
The fjords often have more calm waters than the open sea, and act as natural harbours. The Lysefjord is different from other fjords in Norway in all its wildness. The mountains are at their highest more than 1 000 m a.s.l., and some places it is as deep in the fjord as the mountains are high. Find out more about the Lysefjord on p. 12–13.
Extends from Stavanger to Sandnes centre.
Is a branch of the Høgsfjord and stretches from Dirdal and into the village of Frafjord. The fjord has steep and narrow sides, and on the northside the mountains tower almost 700 meters straight up from the fjord. Near the village
Frafjord, the river Frafjordåna runs into the fjord. VII/C5
The fjord lies in the distinction between the flat “Jæren” landscape to the west and the
heathlands towards the inland. 30 km of marked hiking trails easily accessible all year. Dalsnuten mountain peak is the highest point at 323 m a.s.l. See the fjord on a train ride between Sandnes and Stavanger. VII/B5
The fjord spreads around 27 km from Hjelme
Known for the Altmark Affair, the first act of war in Norway (16
land/Nesvik into Førrebotn. The mountains
by the British navy and British sailors released. This became the
m a.s.l. The views can be admired from the
fjord is surrounded by steep mountain walls and ends up in a
on the fjord, you can watch powerful mountains,
are likely to be known to you. Can be seen from the North Sea
farms and crofts. VII/C4
February 1940), when the German military ship was boarded
tower on both sides of the fjord, up to 700
pretext for the German attack and occupation of Norway. The
Norwegian Scenic Route Ryfylke. From a boat
large stone scree. Two little houses under Helleren in Jøssingfjord
salmon and halibut elevation stations, remote
Route (rv. 44) between Egersund and Flekkefjord. Helleren forms a natural roof here, and people have lived here for thousands of
years. The houses from the 1800s have no roof thatch – precisely because the mountain provides a shelter. VII/D7
The Åkrafjord is a narrow fjord with precipitous mountain walls on both sides. In powerful and wild nature, join a fjord cruise to ex-
perience the Langfoss waterfall. The contrasts in the Åkrafjord are massive; naked, steep mountains and lush hillsides, calm w aters
and roaring water from glaciers, artefacts from the Stone age and a small hydro power plant. VII/C2
Åkrafjorden © Magnus Roaldset Furset
FjordCruise Langfoss Guida sykkelturar og sykkelutleige
Fotturar i Åkrafjorden
A 612 meter waterfall - named one of the world’s 10 most beautiful CNN Travel
Foto: Espen Mills
Traktorsafari til Eikemo
#fjordcruise #tractorsafari #farmvisit #hiking #toptour #wildernesscamp #bike #bungeejump
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Waterfalls Månafossen © André Andreassen
Langfoss Langfoss waterfall is the 5th highest in Norway is
modation possible, must be booked in advance.
Åkrafjord. It has been named one of the world’s most beautiful
Månafossen waterfall. 1 hour to Mån. VII/C5
in the fjords for long periods at a time had many children,
Fotlandsfossen is the largest waterfall at
a habit of drinking water from the Langfoss waterfall. Locally, the
been a resource as long as people have been
5th highest in Norway and drops 600 meters straight into the
waterfalls. A saga from the 1800s, states that fishermen working supposedly this had something to do with the fact that they had waterfall is called “Viagra falls”, see p. 10–11. VII/C2
Svandalsfossen waterfall has a drop of 180 meters and can
be found along the Norwegian Scenic Route Ryfylke just upon
arriving at Saudasjøen. Park and walk under the bridge to experi-
Parking (fee) at Eikeskog, ½ hour from the
Jæren with jumping salmons. Running water has known to exploit waterpower since the 1200s.
The remains of mills can be f ound here. The last
two mills have been restored as memorials. VII/B6
Dorgefossen near fv. 468 is a stunning sight.
ence the waterfall up close via an impressive bridge and stair-
The river Sira is regulated and the amount of
part of the waterfall and you get rewarded by a fresh shower. In
passes above the waterfall and you can see
case. The steps are steep and lead up to the foot of the upper
periods with extensive rain, the waterfall partly covers the scenic route. VII/C2
Høsebrua bridge over the Sandsfossen waterfall
water in the waterfall varies. The county road down into the fall from the bridge. A picnic
area has been built above it, and from here, is a
footpath down to the edge of the canyon. VII/D5
at Sand is the last part of river Suldalslågen, one of the longest
rivers in Rogaland. The waterfall is not high, however very wide
and with an impressive rumble. The drop is 4 meters. Just by the falls is Høsebrua bridge, a footbridge above the river Suldals
lågen designed by Rintala Eggertsson Arkitekter AS. Parking and picnic area nearby. VII/C3
Månafossen waterfall is with its 90 m free fall, the highest
waterfall in Rogaland. Reaching it, you hike on a steep and
rugged path, there are chains and steps put up to help you.
Several viewing points to the waterfall along the way. Continue
into Måndal valley and visit the open-air courtyard Mån. Accom26
A legend says that p eople condemned to death could save their lives by jumping over Dorgefossen. Those who succeeded were spared.
Rivers and lakes Suldalslågen © Skattkammeret Suldal/Inge Riska
In some river and lakes, it is free to fish, other places you need a license. Check with private
landowners for fishing permits. Fishing seasons vary from river to river, and you should check
with local tourist offices for more information.
Bjerkreimselva river is a popular area for salmon and trout
fishing. Named one of the best salmon rivers in Norway. Several years the total catch has been more than 7 000 salmons. VII/C6
Rivers Dirdalelva and Frafjordelva are also fantastic
salmon rivers. VII/C5 Minimum sizes for fishing types: fiskeridir.no/English Fishing fee: fiskeravgift.miljodirektoratet.no Local fishing permits: purchase at inatur.no More about fishing: fiskeridir.no/English
Etneelva river is one of the most important
salmon rivers in western Norway, located in
beautiful settings. Trout is also available. Fishing fee applies. VII/B2
Suldalslågen river is one of Norway’s most
famous salmon rivers. At the end of the 1800s,
Soknaelva river is a small river, and thus important for all fish-
ers to respect each other, and do not stay too long at one fishing spot. VII/C7
Rv. 504 Fiskje consists of lakes Hedlevatna, Husavatn,
Kappatjern, Litlamos, Litlavatn, Mellomstrandsvatn, Oslandsvatn, Romavatn, Røyslandsvatn, Stevetjern and Storemos. Trout and char. VII/B6
Ørsdalsvatnet is the largest lake in Bjerkreim of 18 km. The
lake and the nature can best be explored on a boat trip with M/K Ørsdølen Sundays in summer. VII/C6
Walter Archer protected the river from using any
other fishing tools than the fishing rod, and since then, it has been popular for salmon fishing.
Also popular for salmon safari and river rafting expeditions by Mo Laksegard. VII/C3
Figgjoelva river starts at Ålgård and passes
the small community of Figgjo continuing to Sele at Jæren. The river is known for sports
fishing and is one of Norway’s largest salmon rivers. VII/B5
Ørsdalsvatnet © Eduardo Grund
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Beaches & oceans
Refsnesstranden © Aldente/Moxey
Did you know that Norway’s best surfing c onditions are found along the beaches of Jæren and Karmøy? Surfing – there is great surfing during summer and early autumn, especially for beginners, with mild water temperatures and relatively small
waves. Beginners can try the following beaches: Hellestø, Sele, Bore, Brusand/Ogna and Stav asand. For the more experienced, we recom-
mend Sandvesand, or surfing all of the above
during late autumn and winter when they offer better waves and conditions. Åkrasand is well
Kongevegen partly follows the old riding path over Jæren and continues along the coast from Kvassheim to Hå gamle
prestegard. Parking at Varhaug old cemetery, Grødalandstunet and Hå gamle prestegard. 8,4 km, 3 hours. VII/B6
Åkrasand–Ferkingstad Between Åkrehamn and the ancient housing remains at Hop, you find cultural and historic monu-
ments. From here, enjoy views of the white beaches extending across the coastline. The hike follows a natural path where you
can also explore the rich fauna and birdlife in the area. The hike
comes to a natural stop at the «Fisherman’s Memorial», a memorial to commemorate the local fishermen lost at sea. Difficulty: Easy. Around 2 hours. VII/A4
For more information on places to swim, see page 67.
suited for sailboards and kiting.
Vigdel–Bore offers a nice hike in the open
and flat beach landscape. Follow the coastline
southwards, passing Sele harbour and continue towards Bore beach. Parking at Vigdel beach. 9 km, 2–3 hours. VII/B5 28
Large championships such as Eurosurf, Eurosurf Junior and the Norwegian Championship have taken place at our beaches.
Utsira © Tove Grimsby
Ryfylkeøyene (the Ryfylke islands) offer easy and short hikes
Mastravarden at Mosterøy is with its
and lush islands. Numerous prehistoric signs tell the story of a
giving a wide view in all directions. Parking at
in a fascinating coastal landscape; with views of fjords, straits
long settlement history that have put a stamp on the landscape.
Green pastures alternate with marshes, heathland and deciduous forests. VII/B4–C4
Rennesøy, also known as the green islands are part of the
unique archipelagos of Ryfylke and located in the borderline
between the North Sea and the rich fjord areas in inner Ryfylke. The location makes for a large variation in range and difference
in nature and landscapes. The municipality has eight islands with settlements: Rennesøy, Mosterøy, Bru, Fjøløy, Klosterøy,
Vestre Åmøy, Sokn and Brimse. The coastal landscape at
Rennesøy is shaped through thousands of years. The climate is maritime, mild and humid. VII/B4
154 m a.s.l. the highest peak on the island,
Haugvaldstad, Mosterøyveien. 30 min. VII/B4
Utsira is Norway’s westernmost located
island, the country’s smallest municipality, and haven for bird watchers. You find more than
300 different bird species here. Visiting Utsira
in the middle of the ocean is exotic; somewhere in between Norway and the British Isles, is this island, windblown and self-sufficient. In 2014, Utsira had their own street art, UtsirArt, now
with more than 50 artworks on the island. Daily ferry connections between Utsira and Haugesund. VII/A4
Finnøy consists of 16 inhabited islands. Bridge, ferries and
Eigerøy is located just outside Egersund
Finnøy, the others are Talgje, Fogn, Fisterøyene, Sjernarøyane
Eigerøy is almost split in two by the bay Lundar
speed boats bind most of islands together. The main island is
and Ombo. Traditions as an agricultural municipality, and especially tomatoes; almost 40 % of the country’s tomato production is grown here. VII/B4
and is connected to the mainland by a bridge. viga, Nordre Eigerøya and Søre Eigerøya. At Midbrødøya outside Nordre Eigerøya, lies
Eigerøy lighthouse. Nice hiking area. VII/B7 29
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Active holiday If you are not one to associate holidays with lazy days, we have just the thing for you! Laksesafari © Aldente/Moxey
Float down Suldalslågen river from Mo
in a solid survival suit! See wild salmon and sea trout
under water. Seeing salmon and trout in the wild is an
experience of a lifetime! Suldalslågen is known for large
salmons of more than 20 kg. You do not catch the fish on a salmon safari, you swim with it! molaks.no VII/C3
KLATREPARKEN CLIMBING PARK FOR ALL
Klatreparken in Nedstrand consists of 5 trails in the trees, combined 78 obstructions and 11 zip lines. Different difficulty, here is something for everyone!
Etne, Rullestad Camping
Sveio, Haugaland Golfklubb Utsira, Utsira Overnatting
Sauda tourist information & Suldal tourist information Preikestolen Mountain Lodge
Alsvik Natursenter, canoe rental via Kronen Gaard Hotell Stavanger Friluftssenter, by Store Stokkavatn
KFUM/KFUK scouts, Hauge i Dalane, contact Steinar
Frafjord SUP & Kayak Center, Frafjord
We now offer accommodation in luxury tent with lovely views to the fjord and mountains. From two people and groups that want different nature experience!
Sirdal, at Kvæven and at the culture dpt. at the town hall
Frafjord SUP & Kayak Center
Only one hours’ drive from Stavanger the fjord
adventure awaits in Frafjord. A small distance from the
Lysefjord, we invite you to enjoy SUP and kayak paddling in untouched nature. Prices start at NOK 100,- an hour. May–Sep., year-round by appointment. Frafjord pier, frafjordsup.com VII/C5 30
www.fjordglamping.no for more info.
Break some sweat with zipline or climbing! Climbing is very popular and there are several climbing facilities in the region. Recommended: Haugaland klatrevegg, Klatresenter at Fossanmoen, Sørmarka and Eigersundshallen.
Climbing and adrenaline rush Klatreparken Høyt & Lavt Nedstrand
Via Ferrata, Jøssingfjord © Eduardo Grund
5 tracks with the total of 78 elements, with a Zip line
of 304 m with a fjord view. The area is facilitated with barbecue and picnic area. Kiosk, cafe with local food. VII/B4
Preikestolen Mountain Lodge
Explore stunning nature and stimulating culture and at
more experienced. The skilful activity leaders instruct
in the region make it possible to visit mesmerizing places
Several different climbing walls, both for beginners and
the same time get your blood pumping! Short distances
you safely up the mountain side. The large block of rock
climbing efforts. preikestolenfjellstue.no VII/C5
North Sea Cycle Route
follows the national bike route no. 1 all the way from the
near the water camp is a good place to attempt your first
Going from the Netherlands to Norway. In Norway, it
Just above the Preikestolen Mountain Lodge, you’ll
Swedish border (Svinesund) to Bergen in Fjord Norway.
it is the longest in Norway. Enjoy the views of fjord
to Larvik, Skjærgårdsruten (archipelago route) from
mountain tops and cliffs. The starting point is near the
from Kristiansand to Bergen. It passes most places in our
find the zipline, and with its 350 meters-steel wire
The route is called the Oslo fjord route from Svinesund
and landscapes while whizzing through the air above
Larvik to Kristiansand and the North Sea Cycle Route
path to Preikestolen. From 10 years.
region, offering several options for nature escapades.
Outdoor climbing in Sandnes
Karmøyrunden (Karmøy roundtrip)
ficulty 6-9. Dale is a climbing area with 80–90 degrees
roundtrip of 97 km, and easy to bike. Possible to go by
(3–5+) is good for traditional mountain climbing and Spo-
tunnel Karmøytunnelen. The North Sea Route takes you
areas are Gramstad, Mulaberget, Dansen, Duelifjell,
and is signposted from Haugesund. VII/A4
Several fields. Bergsagel has 60 routes, degree of dif-
Part of North Sea Cycle Route. Karmøyrunden is a
steep walls, and more than 110 routes. (5–9). Himlingen
bus from Håvik kollektivterminal to Stavanger via the
raland (6–8+) is a small field of 18 routes. Other climbing
by ferry between Stavanger and Nedstrand in Tysvær
Nordland and Bynuten. VII/B5
Via ferrata, Månafossen waterfall
From Eikeskog, there is a Via Ferrata climbing route
going up the mountain side, and from the top of the
mountain, you are merely 500 m from Månafossen waterfall. All climbers must pay and register at the farm at the starting point of the Via Ferrata. Also, possible to rent equipment if needed. VII/C5
Via ferrata, Jøssingfjord
A climbing route along the mountain side with the
Migaren, name given by the waterfall you must cross on
the way. Via ferrata means walking on iron, and the climb
partly goes along via bolts in the mountain. Guided tours with Magma Geopark. magmageopark.com VII/C7
Due to the mild climates in our region, you can play golf all year round. Choose from golf courts in the mountains or by the coast, where you must be careful not to hit the ball into the waves.
Challenging and exciting course. On the way to Preikestolen. Play golf on the field, or exercise near the club house, the range, the green and the junior area. Golf set for rental. Green fee valid all day. prgk.no | +47 51 31 18 14
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A C T I V E H O L I D AY
Karmøyrunden © Camilla Vandvik
Several accommodation establishments will have bike rental available to guests, remember to enquire in advance.
Rail tricycle at Ålgårdbanen
reservoir leads into the heathlands at the
and Kongeparken. Open summer, Sundays rest of the year.
The paved service road along the Blåsjø water very heart of SVR Setesdal and Ryfylkeheiane conservation area. Bring your family and go biking! Season: Summer. VII/D3
See the green islands by bike
Narrow roads with little traffic. Easy terrain to bike through. Suitable for families. Start with
speed boat from Stavanger, to one of the islands
Tricycle on rails for 6 km, return trip along the salmon river, Figgjo +47 957 76 247, aalgaardbanens-venner.com VII/B5-6
• Sveio bike rental via Haugaland Golfklubb • Utsira, bike rental via Utsira Overnatting
• Haugesund, rental of el bikes from Haraldshaugen Camping • Skudeneshavn tourist information total of 4 bikes for rental,
of Finnøy. Speed boats take up to 10 bikes,
• El bikes at Suldal tourist information, Gullingen, Vatlandsvåg and
no. Buy tomatoes straight from the greenhouse,
• Bysykken in Stavanger – el bikes, bysykkelen.no
book in advance and check times on kolumbus.
visit Handelsstedet R amsvig’s open summer cafe or jump into the sea for a swim on a hot summer day. VII/B4
Former main road of western Norway between
• Paa Hjul Jernbaneveien 3, Stavanger
• Sandnes turistinformasjon – free city bike (deposit). Vågsgt. 22,
• Egersund turistinformasjon/Magma Geopark. Elvegata 23,
Christiania and Stavanger. Became allowed for vehicles in the beginning of the 1800s.
Facilitated for postal service, civil servants and
the military. Some original parts of the road have been well-kept and are today marked as bike
paths passing through rocky mountain scenery. Some of the road is part of North Sea Cycle
Route. The bike tour from Ogna to Hegrestad is 7 km. VII/B7
Tunnelstuo A bike picnic area in the former tunnel towards Jøssingfjord built in 1921, but also a spectacular opportunity for staying the night in hammocks. The tunnel has two large openings and is around 250 m long. From the opening by the large stone table, you have stunning views of the fjord and the valley surrounded by steep mountain sides.
Jøssingfjord © Aldente/Moxey
Winter & snow
Sauda © Per Inge Fjellheim
Sirdal © Frank Haughom
Olalihytta © Svein Egil Økland
Curling and skating in the middle of the cities, cross country skiing in peaceful nature, alpine slopes giving butterflies. We do not always have snow in the lowlands, however, w inter paradise is not far away! Ski centres
Skates & Curling
Sauda Skisenter, Sauda.
Sørmarka Arena, Sørmarkveien 20, Stavanger
Røldal Skisenter, Håradal, Røldal. Gullingen Skisenter, Gullingen, Sand. Gilje Alpin, Dirdal.
Ådneram Skitrekk, Ådneram, Tjørhom. Fidjeland Skitrekk Fidjeland, Tjørhom. Sirdal Skisenter, Tjørhom.
Stavtjørn Alpinsenter, Vikeså.
Bjørnestad Skisenter Bjørnestad, Tonstad.
The ski boat from Stavanger to Sauda runs on Saturdays and Sundays during winter every weekend the slopes are open. Buy boat and bus ticket as well as ski lift pass all in one package at rodne.no.
Stavanger Ishall, Siddishallen, Tjensvoll, Stavanger Nye Loen Ishall, Nærbø
Ishallen, Hanne Hauglands veg 8, Haugesund
Cross country tracks
are found at many locations providing there is snow; Olalia,
Seljestad & Røldal, Gullingen, Sauda, Brekko, Sirdal and Stavtjørn.
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Norwegian Scenic Route Ryfylke Hardanger/Odda/Bergen Nasjonal turistveg Hardanger
H R o or g
and dal and al
Attractions in Ryfylke
Hardangervidda E 134 29 Rv.13
esk 1. Kjerag ReinaskarBreifonn Indrejord nuten Røldalsvegen 2. Preikestolen Åk 1241 Buer Slettedalsvatnet 3. Flørli Power station Skånevik Breiborg Fv. 520 Rv.13 S A U D A and steps - 4444 Melsnuten (closed in winter) 1573 4. Landa, prehistoric village Utbjoa Hellandsbygd 5. Månafossen falls Nesflaten 6. Jørpelandsholmen islet & Scenic Route Ryfylke Etne Sauda Roaldkvam 23 27 Sto The Norwegian Stonehenge Saudasjøen Fitjarnuten relva Skaulen 28 1504 7. Rock carvings at Solbakk 1538 SvandalsKvernheia Gjuvastøl E 134 fossen 26 1182 8. Flor & Fjære Roaldsnuten 1155 Svandalen l Dyrskarnuten 9. Villa Tou/Mølleparken 22 25 1296 Maldal Horda 10. Årdal old church l Bråtveit Ølen Rog and aland Suldalsvegen 11. The Fairytale Forest Jonstøl Suldalsvatnet 24 12. Vigatunet farm Scenic Route Ryfylke 13. Hauske old arched stone bridge V I N D A F J O R D Fv. 520 Sandeid Vanvik 21 Snønuten 14. The Spinnery 1604 den Kolbeinstveit fjor Scenic Route Ryfylke Vinjarnuten Hyls 15. Ritland Crater Rv. 46 1105 S U L D A L 16. Jelsa church and village Såta 1423 Suldalsosen 17. Ostasteidn (view point) Ropeid Vikedal n 20 e g å l ls 18. Blåsjø a 19 Sand Suld DYRAHEIO 19. Ryfylke Museum/Nesa wharf side Vindafjorden Stranddalen Rv. 46 Rv.13 warehouse/Salmon Studio/ en Reinsnuten fjord 1144 Napen Yrkje Sandfossen falls/Høsebua 1350 Mosvatnet Øvre Moen Marvik Gullingen Vormestrand 20. Venterommet (waiting room) at Ropeid 17 Aksdal Sandsavatnet Lovraeid 21. Kolbeinstveit Farmstead 18 22. Røynevarden cottar’s farm Ulladalen Blåsjø 23. Hydropower architecture at Nesfalten Rv. 517 24. Jonegarden farm Hebnes Erfjord Hålandsosen Nedstrand 25. Honganvikfossen fallsRv. 513 Rv. 515 Jelsa y Erøy Foldøy Foreneset 166 Jøsenfjorden Stora Blåfjell 26. Svandalsfossen falls Førre 1254 n Storevassdammen 27. EIndustrial Workers Museum Erfjorde 39 Nedstrandsfjorden Haugesund 28. Zinc mines in Allmannajuvet n Jøsneset Bandåsen rde 29. Røldal 511 Kårstøstave church Funningsland nfjo da tøl rds No
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Nilsebu Scenic Route Ryfylke Øvre Tysdalsvatn 10 11 Årdal Nes Rv.13
Heng Jørpelandsholmen 6
en (closed in winter) Lyseveg
Forsand Oanes 4 Fossanmoen Lauvvik S A N D N E S Bynuten
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Ådneram Setesdal Kristiansand Oslo
(closed in winter)
S O L A
StavangerStavanger centre Lufthavn, Airport Sola Express Coach
S T R A N D
Leite Solbakk Jørpeland p 7
Ferries and express boats/ Nordsjøvegen Sightseeing
H J E L M E L A N D
Ryfast - sub sea tunnel Mekjarvik Rennfast system (opens late 2019)
Grønvik Fogn Helgøy n de Årdalsfjor Fiskå Vostervatnet
Vikevåg K V I T S Ø Y
Halsnøy S.-Bokn Byre
MAP: ELLEN JEPSON
o idfj Sande
Photo: Dag Jenssen
Photo: Pål Christensen
Award-winning Høsebrua bridge by the Sandsfossen waterfall. Impressive roar from the falls and a drop of 5 m. Visit Norway’s first salmon studio, hiking paths and community centre Sand.
The journey along the Scenic Route in Ryfylke is a journey of contrasts. Meet naked highland mountains, lush hillsides, steep mountain walls and deep fjords. The road is rough, raw and rebellious and you might ask yourself why on earth someone came up with the idea of constructing a road here. Forsand
Photo: Fjordexpedition Photo: Anita H Riskedal
Sauda Ski Centre. 8 km from Sauda centre. Choose between several routes in the alpine slopes, family lift, park and prepared ski tracks in the mountains.
Photo: Per Inge Fjellheim
Riding tour on Icelandic horses with Fossanmoen Islandshestsenter to Uburen. Enjoy fantastic views of the entry to the Lysefjord and the Høgsfjord.
Strand Guided kayak tours with Fjordexpedition around the islands of Jørpeland. See the Norwegian Stone Henge – Solspeilet. Stunning nature and calm waters!
Hjelmeland Explore the majestic Ryganfossen waterfall between Årdal and Songesand, with an impressive drop of 560 m. The hike starts at Nes.
Read more about Norwegian Scenic Route Ryfylke passing through Forsand, Strand, Hjelmeland, Suldal and Sauda. Small towns, communities and villages inviting you to explore culture, nature and food. https://www.regionstavanger-ryfylke.com/top-attractions/norwegian-scenic-route-ryfylke 35
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Norwegian Scenic Routes and tourist routes
Suleskarvegen © Luke Tennant
Norwegian Scenic Route Jæren
horizons and endless sea. Norway’s pantry, with
Bakke Bro, an old chain bridge from 1844, above the Sira river.
described with words such as high sky, wide
an intensive agricultural activity. The route runs from Ogna to Bore (41 km). The coast along
Jæren is open towards the sea and has from ancient times been known to be one of the
most dangerous coastlines along the N orwegian coast. The build of the Jæren lighthouses
started in the early 1800s. Visit Orre frilufts-
hus, Hå gamle prestegard, Obrestad harbour,
Varhaug old cemetery or Kvassheim lighthouse – all with interesting stories of ocean and history. VII/B6
The North Sea Route
The journey along the sea, from Kristiansand
to Haugesund and Utsira. From Kristiansand, leave the landscapes of the south and travel
into the start of Fjord Norway. The North Sea
Route winds past the dramatic Jøssingfjord and further into the coastal town of Egersund. The
A listed road between Moi and Flekkefjord. The road ends at
Part of the old western main road (Vestlandske Hovedveg) with
8 sharp turns from Tronvik to the top and 3 curves down towards Vest Agder. Supposedly one of the most dangerous stretches
of Rally Monte Carlo in 1931. Every 5 years the veteran race is
organised on this listed road with high participation. Private car traffic during summer. VII/D7
Suleskarvegen is known to be the highest road connection in
the south west of Norway. The road stretches from Suleskar in
Sirdal to Brokke in Setesdal and takes you over the mountains to
Dalen and Høydalsmo in Telemark. Discover the fjords of western Norway, charming and vibrant towns, authentic rural culture and breathtaking mountain scenery. So, take your time, look around and enjoy your trip! It’s as if the Suleskar road was made for
motorbikes. The road has been awarded “one of Norway’s best
motorbike roads” by among others Bike magazine. Note: closed in winter (Nov.- mid May). VII/E4–5
stone landscape eventually meets Jæren with elongated sandy beaches and pebbles. The
North Sea Road continues to Stavanger with
its vibrant city life. Furthermore, the trip goes
via Rennfast and Bokn. At the end of the route,
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Culture and nature adventures on the edge – where land, ocean and sky meet.
Lille Presteskjær fyr © Jan Ove Grastveit
From lighthouse to lighthouse along the coast of Rogaland
Start in Sveio with a visit to Ryvarden Kulturfyr with exhibits and
cafe open weekends and in summer. You can rent the lighthouse keeper’s residence and spend the night, sleeps 8–10 people.
and keep going southwards until making a
turn on the North Sea Road (fv. 507) on to the elongated Bore beach. From the beach, you sight Feistein lighthouse. VII/B5
At Nærbø, drive a short distance along fv. 44
After a good night’s sleep, return to Haugesund and take ferry
house, located between Hå gamle Prestegard
MS Utsira to the island. From the harbour in Nordevågen, it is
around 1 km to Utsira lighthouse, Norway’s only remaining twin lighthouse. Utsira island offers street art, geocaching, historical
hikes, restaurants and cafes. It is a haven for fishing enthusiasts or bird watchers. Book accommodation via the lighthouse at
utsira.net. VII/A4 The trip continues southwards from Haugesund via Avaldsnes (p. 40/41).
Continue to Arsvågen where you take the car ferry to Morta
vika. Then drive in direction Vikevåg, from there go through the
before making a turn towards Obrestad light-
and Obrestad harbour. Accommodation possible at the lighthouse. In the harbour, explore the sculpture Konvoi, made by Elisabeth Jarstø. VII/B6
Back on to the fv. 44, continue southwards to Kvassheim lighthouse. Visit for exhibitions on rescue history and the protected landscape area. Open in summer. jarenfri.no VII/B6
Mastrafjord tunnel, then turn towards Mosterøy, cross the island
Head south to Egersund. Exit onto the fv.
the entire family. And lots of weather! You can also visit Utstein
hours’ walk from the lighthouse. The country’s
to island Fjøløy and Fjøløy lighthouse, a hiking area with paths for Monastery (p. 46/47). Accommodation possible at Utstein Kloster Hotel. VII/B4
Continue via the Byfjord tunnel, follow signposting to Tungenes
502 towards Eigerøy lighthouse. Parking 1
first tower in cast iron. Cafe open Sundays in summer. Accommodation possible. visitegersund.no VII/A7
lighthouse, a museum and a cultural arena, with exhibits,
Return on the same road to fv. 44 and continue
tungenesfyr.no. Drive southwards via E39, turn towards Sola
Lille Presteskjær lighthouse. Possible to rent for
concerts, gallery and cafe. Open Sundays and in summer.
(fv. 509) in direction Kvernevik. Continue until arriving on fv. 510
to Rekefjord, where you can catch a boat ride to accommodation. sokndal.kommune.no VII/C7
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Culture Avaldsnes Â© Aldente/Moxey
The stream you drink from is the same that the Viking king Olav Tryggvason drank from more than a thousand years ago. ÂSvandalsfossen waterfall roars at you on top of the spectacular stairs. Street art in pouring rain and a steaming hot espresso at Fargegata: Itâ€™s waterful.
Throughout the course of time, people have
used nature and put their cultural mark on it.
Since the first people arrived in Norway, 10,000
years have passed. Natural mountain formations such as sheltered caves have been the starting
points for homes, and landscapes with remains
from different eras bear witness of the different generations who lived here. Not only nature
offers top attractions in this part of the country.
In 2008, Stavanger and Sandnes were European capitals of culture, and the areas broad cultural life is a testament to this. The Norwegian Film
festival is held annually in Haugesund, starting with the award ceremony Amanda.
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This is where it all began
Haraldshaugen © Jone Torkelsen
After the last ice age, some 10,000 years ago,
this is where the ice first melted, and the country came back to life. Thus, the first settlements
were established here, in the country that many
thousand years later were to become the nation of Norway. A number of prehistoric signs tells
the story of a long settlement history putting its stamp on the landscape.
The Stone age 10,000–1700 BC The first “Norwegians” used natural cave shelters as homes, often near large moving boulders near water.
Vistehola is one of the Norway’s oldest Stone Age settle-
ment sites. The first people settled here around 6,000 BC. The
Visit the museum of Archaeology in Stavanger and see our ancestors’ treasures and items that they used in day to day life.
cave now lies a good distance from the sea, 16 m a.s.l., but in
the Stone Age, the sea waters would have lapped at the cave’s entrance. A skeleton of a 15-year old person, known as Viste gutten (Viste boy), was found among bones, antlers and flint tools. It is one of the oldest discoveries of human remains in Norway. VII/B5
Did you know that the Bronze Age b egins hundreds of years earlier in Central Europe than in the Nordic countries?
The Bronze age 1700–500 BC During the bronze age, the society became more organised. The
richest chiefs went on trading or war raids to Europe, where they exchanged bronze from southern Europe with leather, horns and fur from Norway. Settlements became increasingly more perma-
nent, and the rich acquired symbols of status, lived in longhouses, and were often buried in burial mounds. There are numerous
Jernaldergården © Arkeologisk Museum
burial mounds from the bronze age in the region, and rich
findings have been made. People in the bronze age worshiped
the sun as a god. They carved images into the mountains or on
Jernaldergården (the Iron Age farm)
Åmøy (VII/B5), Løland (Ombo) (VII/C4), Solbakk (VII/B5) and
Age and is today run as living open-air museum.
caves; rock carvings. Some of the sites in this region are: Austre Helgaberget (Etne) VII/B2, with distinct symbols of ships, circles
and foot soles.
A reconstructed farmstead from the older Iron The fire is burning on the fire place, and if you are lucky you get to taste the fresh, historical
food prepared by the lady of the house. Guided tours in Norwegian and English. New visitor
centre with cafe and exhibitions. Open daily in
summer, rest of year Sundays. Madlamarkveien 152, Stavanger. jernaldergarden.no VII/B5
Landa Park – prehistoric village
At Fossanmoen, you can witness the remains of the Landa settlement; the archaeological
discoveries at Landa are unique and can point
to a history 2,000 year back in time – from the Bronze Age, about 1500 BC to the Migration Solbakk © Olav Breen
The late Iron age and the Migration period (500 BC –570 AD) The late iron age was a time of expansion for the agriculture. All over southern Norway, fields were cleared for agricultural
use. Iron was first imported, then later extracted in Norway. The
Period, about 600 AD. Based on the findings,
Landa Park has been restored with three recon-
structed buildings representing the bronze age, the iron age and the migration period. VII/C5
Domsteinene (the domes)
A reconstructed stone circle near Stavanger
International Airport. Theories claim that it was
a place of trials or of sacrifice, or just a symbolic site representing the sun and seasonal cycle. VII/B5
further processing of the iron to make i.e. weapons, tools and jewelry became of great importance, as it made it possible to build large oceangoing ships. This was a precondition for the
Viking raids. All over the region, you can find traces from this era, remains from farms, castles, burial mounds and “thingstead”. Examples of such sites are the Tinghaug area at Klepp and Rehaugene at Karmøy.
The fertility cult at Rossland in Sokndal consists of a god’s head, stone altar and blood tubs. The legend tells that the altar was used for the sacrifying of horses to the God Frey.
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THIS IS WHERE IT ALL BEGAN
At Avaldsnes, Viking chiefs and leaders were for 3,000 years in control of the shipping in and out of Nordvegen, later to become the kingdom of Norway.
Sverd i fjell ©thislifeintrips © Fritz Røed / BONO 2019
Viking age (approx. 750–1100 AD) Avaldsnes was a king’s farm for national kings
Gyda and Harald Fairhair According to the legend, it was love that forced Harald Fairhair to gather Norway into one kingdom. Allegedly, he wanted to wed the daughter of a king, Gyda Eiriksdatter. Supposedly, she did not find him sufficiently powerful, and she challenged him to become the sovereign of the entire Norway. Only then would she have him. Harald Fairhair rose to the challenge and chose also not to cut his hair before he had united Norway into one kingdom. The rest is as they say – history.
starting with Harald Fairhair and his descendants and continuing into Medieval times.
It was Harald Fairhair who united Norway into
one kingdom in the battle of Hafrsfjord, where you can find a monument to commemorate
the battle by. The monument, Sword in rocks,
is made by Fritz Røed. The national monument for the unification of Norway, Haraldstøtta, is
located in Haugesund. Both monuments are in popular hiking areas. Season: All year.
Erling Skjalgsson (975–1028) was a powerful
going ships, they were also known to be brutal warriors who
ducing Christianity. Next to Sola ruinkirke, there
knowledge of the Viking’s justice system and their development
Viking from Sola, where he is known for intro-
rape and stole treasures to take back. Equally fascinating is the
is a memorial to commemorate him.
of democracy, their near contact with nature and nature’s forces.
Magnus Erlingsson (1156–1184) from Etne was
the time, as well as the Norse literature heritage that they left
crowned king when has was only 5 years old.
alliance with the church in order to make this
Learning more today
the law of succession were introduced who
stories from the sagas and traces that have been found on land
It was his father, Erling Skakke, who made an happen. At the same time, the monarchy and stated it was the king’s oldest legitimate son
The history of the Viking kings and the lives they led, is based on or at sea. At the Nordvegen Historiesenter, an audio-visual Harald
who had first-line rights to the throne.
Fairhair can take you on a journey. The Viking farm is located
The immense interest in the Vikings might
structed buildings from the 800s. Every summer, the largest
have something to do with the fact that they were daring voyagers travelling with ocean42
Not to mention the strong position of the Viking women of
only a short walk from the centre. The farm consists of reconViking festival in western Norway is organised at Avaldsnes. Opplevavaldsnes.no VII/A3
NORDVEGEN HISTORY CENTRE Meet rulers who have reigned throughout 3000 years. With our audiovisual exhibition, you can participate in a magical world people once believed to be true. Opening hours Main season
29.04–29.09 Mon–Fri 10–16 Saturday 11–16 Sunday 12–17 Opening hours Low season Wed 10–16 Sun 12–17
THE VIKING FARM AT AVALDNES Come and experience how the Vikings lived; meet Vikings in their various roles and feel how life was lived back in The Viking age. The Viking Farm is open from 19.06–13.08 Daily from 12:00–16.30 GUIDED TOUR LEAD BY A VIKING: at 13:00 at 15:00 English
ENTRANCE FEE MULTIPLE TICKET Adult NOK 170,Children NOK 60,-
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Street art and wooden houses
Street art © Brian Tallman Photography/Art: Ener Konings/Nuart
International and large, yet with a small town’s charm and warmth. Explore possibly the world’s largest outdoor gallery with striking and eye-catching street art on houses and murals. Side by side, but still in perfect union, stand the street art works in contrast to the gems of Instagram friendly, white painted
houses. The largest concentrations of listed wooden houses in E urope are found here! Don’t miss locations old Stavanger, Skudeneshavn, Egersund, Sogndalstrand, Røvær, Utsira and Jelsa.
The street art has put its stamp on Stavanger and the region for several years now. The annual Nuart festival has received attention from all over the world. As a visitor, you will experience a
visual statement hard to forget, with works from grand artists,
such as Fintan Magee, Snik, Milu Correch, AFK, Skurk and Martin Whatson. Mainly on murals in Stavanger and Sandnes
(nuartfestival.no). Several places at Jørpeland, you can observe street art of local motifs such as «Krokhølsmeden», and «Jenta
med Preikestolen» by Bart Bergen/Naeem Searle. Utsira is similarly known for street art; the island with no streets. Known inter-
national artists (Stik, JPS, 3F, Pichi&Avo, ATM and LaStaa) have
painted more than 70 stunning artworks along the roads at Utsira. Enjoy it on your own or with a guide.
Skudeneshavn © Ørjan B. Iversen
Situated at the southernmost tip of the island Karmøy, facing the Skudefjord and the North Sea. With its narrow streets, picturesque small boat harbour, 130 white wooden houses and sea
houses it is easy to be charmed by the small city by the sea. The
museum at Mælandsgården (summer open) shows how it was like to live here in the 1800s. The “Time Travel” app takes you on a historic tour with a theatrical touch. VII/A4
Jelsa in Suldal is the best-preserved fjord side village in Ryfylke. There has been a church here since the 13th century and com-
mercial activity since the 17th century. The old settlement and the wharf constitute a unique environment in architectural terms. The present church at Jelsa (1647) is in the Renaissance style. Jelsa is
Gamle Stavanger © CH/Visitnorway.com
reached via the Norwegian Scenic Route Ryfylke. VII/C4
Sogndalstrand Traditionally, people built log houses, and evidently, people who came for work in the cities, rowed from the islands in rowing boats with house parts onboard. Log houses were easy to dismantle and reassemble. Imagine the number of trips they had to make!
The only settlement in Norway where both the 18th and 19th century wooden buildings and surrounding cultural landscapes are heritage listed. Get a taste of history and tradition in
this spectacular scenery and enjoy the tranquility of the little neighbourhood. Sogndalstrand Kulturhotell has contributed to bringing more
Consists of 173 wooden houses built towards the end of the
1700s and in the beginning of the 1800s. The area is character-
businesses to the area, thus helping to regenerate the old trade environment there. Today, the community consists of a gallery, souvenir shop, cafe, country store and a museum. VII/C7
ised by residents who are proud of their homes and gardens; most buildings and gardens are decorated with gorgeous
flowers in summer. Houses are generally small and painted in white. The Norwegian Canning Museum and the Stavanger
Maritime Museum are located here. Stavanger was pointed out
by UNESCO as one of the conservation worthy cities in Norway
with the largest collection of cohesive wooden houses in Europe comprising about 8,000 houses. II/A2
#fargegata is Norway’s most colourful street and has been
referred to as Stavanger’s “Notting Hill”. The area’s renaissance started in 2005, when Tom Kjørsvik, local enthusiast and hair-
dresser, desired to do something unique to the street. Houses
were subsequently painted in different hues according to a colour scheme offered by artist Craig Flannagan. The street is known for charming cafes and pubs as well as niche shops. II/B2
Egersund city centre
Cittaslow (from Italian città= town and English slow) is an international movement created in Italy in 1999. The idea is to slow down the pace and prioritise quality of life and living the good life. Currently, 236 municipalities from more than 30 countries, are members of Cittaslow. Sokndal was the first municipality in Norway to become member of Cittaslow in 2003. In this community, you have full allowance to be different and somewhat crazy!
Explore the region with a guide! Guidecompaniet
provides tours and experiences all year and
tailor for events on request. Teambuilding, tour guiding, hosting and interpretation services.
Consists of lovely houses well preserved found i.e. in Strandgat-
Authorised guides speaking 25 languages.
of Egersund, is also worth a visit. Today, the houses contain niche
en, the city’s former main street. Haugen, the “medieval village”
+47 51 85 09 20,
shops in pleasant pedestrian streets. V
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Stavanger domkirke © thislifeintrips
People have at all times searched answers to the central existential questions. The events we could not explain naturally, we attributed to the spirits and to the gods. When it stormed and thundered at its most, the Vikings were convinced it was the Norse god Thor wielding his hammer and made a noise. This attitude continued after Christianity arrived in Norway. Saint Olav (Olav Haraldsson) was then subject to cause for any special natural formations. There are many water sources in Norway named after him
(Olavskilder/Olav sources). Christianity came to Norway from England and Europe, and it was the elite who first became Christianised. In Norway, the introduction to Christianity was linked to the three C hristening kings; Håkon Adalsteinsfostre (around 935–960), Olav Tryggvason (around 995–1000) and Olav Haraldsson (1015–1028). The latter introduced Christianity as the country’s official r eligion around year 1020.
Røldal Stave Church
the 1200s and is one of the oldest stave churches in the country.
is a small, timbered church from 1785. Heritage
The natural place of gathering in the village. The church is built in It is still operating, and open to visitors in summer. The church is well worth a visit due to its unique history and embellishments.
Røldal is the country’s largest destination of pilgrims in terms of wanderers. VII/D2 46
The oldest church in the Haugesund region, and listed. The altarpiece from 1870 is a golden
coloured cross in a neoclassic frame. The sacristy and the tower with weaponry were built in 1954. VII/A4
Utstein kloster © Elisabeth Tønnesen
The Olav’s church
Årdal gamle kirke © Reisemål Ryfylke
but were restored and reconstructed in 1995.
The oldest parts of the stone church were built in 1250 on
Popular for concerts and weddings. VII/B5
church was built on top of remains of a wooden church that Olav
Varhaug old cemetery
on an ancient place of cult, surrounded by obelisks. Today, the
the Varhaug farm in Hå. The cemetery dates to
the church. The church is currently undergoing restorations.
ably built here around year 1200. Small chapel
initiative from the king Håkon Håkonsson, but it is said that the
Tryggvason constructed 250 years prior to this. The church is built
Located with the sea as its closest neighbour, at
only remaining obelisk is the largest, located to the northside of
the Middle Ages, and the first church was prob-
from 1951. VII/B6
Årdal old church
In Årdal in Ryfylke is one of the most distinctive and beautiful
wooden renaissance churches from the 17th century. The church was built in three stages, the first stage in 1619. Inside, the
church has many beautiful painted decorations of prophets,
angels and flowers. The pulpit and the altarpiece were decorated by the church artist Godtfred Hendtzchel. Open summer. VII/C4
The only preserved medieval monastery in Norway (1260). Has
been the King Harald Fairhair’s garrison. In medieval times, it was a monastery for Augustine monks and later a bailiff farm in the 1700s. Today, the monastery is run as a museum, a conference centre, a concert venue as well as offering rooms for private
On the northside of the Olav’s church, is a large obelisk. The legend says that when the time comes for the stone to touch the church wall, it is dooms day. There is currently 9,2 cm between the stone and the church wall! On top of the stone you can see chisel marks, supposedly these are from various priests, who in the dead of night climbed to the top and carved off a piece when they felt it was dangerously close to the wall.
functions. Mosterøyveien 801, Mosterøy, utsteinkloster.no VII/B4
The cathedral is built in an Anglo-Norman style, supposedly
around 1125, when Sigurd Jorsalfarer made Stavanger a cathedral city. Bishop Reinald from Winchester was responsible for the building works. The church patron is Saint Swithun, and it is
presumed that his arm is one of the original relics of the church. After the cathedral was damaged by a fire in 1272, it had a
new Gothic chancel. It’s the only medieval cathedral in Norway that has kept its original appearance while being in continuous
use. Stained glass works by Victor Sparre on the east façade of building, and a wood-carved pulpit from the 17th century. II/B3
Sola ruinkirke (ruin church)
Guided church tours Strand church, 1874, is designed by the same archi tect that designed the castle in Oslo. Unique church art from the 1600s. Jørpeland church (Ryfylkebasilikaen) is also worth a visit. strandchurch.com
is built on the ruins of a Roman stone church from 1100. Large sections of the church were demolished during World War II
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Nordvegen Historiesenter © Ørjan B. Iversen
Follow the traces of Vikings, kings, fishermen, artists, writers and North Sea divers and see how their lives influence the region.
Museums open all year (More museums in Great for kids p. 62)
Karmsund Museum of Cultural History Depicts history of
the town and region. Exhibits show important parts of this history: farming, herring fisher-
galleri – valid on the same day. Skåregt. 142, Haugesund. karmsundfolkemuseum.no VII/A3
Nordvegen History Centre Learn about the sovereigns
ies, shipping trade and the development of
that controlled the coast of Norway from Avaldsnes. Some of
exhibitions, the museum shows varying thematic
known from archaeology. Get a glimpse of the magic world that
Dokken friluftsmuseum and Haugesund Billed-
warriors and Norse gods. History will be told using modern
Haugesund. In addition to the permanent
them are known from kings’ sagas and old songs. Others are
exhibitions and local films. Joint ticket with
people once believed to be real. You’ll meet sorcerers, female
means. A short stroll form the centre, is a reconstructed viking farm. Kong Augvaldsvei 103, Avaldsnes. opplevavaldsnes.no VII/A3
Nesasjøhuset (Ryfylkemuseum) at Sand in Ryfylke is the main
museum for the Ryfylke museums. Fjord view cafe, gift shop with books and handicrafts from Ryfylke. Visit the exhibitions “Folk
music and nationalism” and “Kvitebjørnen” (the white bear), an Nesasjøhuset © Jarle Lunde/Suldal Foto
interactive adventure for kids, inviting to play and use your imagination. Nordenden 14, Sand. ryfylkemuseet.no VII/C3
The Norwegian Petroleum Museum An interactive museum suitable for everyone. Learn about the history of the Norwegian oil
industry, explore interactive games, play in the make-believe platform or see films. Open all
year. Kjeringholmen 1a, Stavanger. norskolje. museum.no II/B2
Museum of Archaeology Viking
exhibition with interesting findings including exhibits of rune stones. Meet people from
the past, i.e. the 8,200-year-old skeleton from
Norsk Oljemuseum © Espen Grønli
Vistehola. See the polar bear from Finnøy and
learn about origin myths from all over the world. Travel back in time in our time machine to the
Stone Age, play in the Viking longhouse or go for a walk through the museum exhibitions. Cafe. Peder Klowsgate 30 A, Stavanger. arkeologiskmuseum.no II/B5
Norwegian Canning Museum
A vibrant museum in a former canning factory
located in old Stavanger. Follow the production
line of the manufacturing of conserved sardines and fish balls. Cafe and shop. The museum is
closed from 16 August 2019 due to the building of the new Norwegian Printing Museum. Øvre Strandgate 88, Stavanger.
Stavanger Maritime Museum Sea
Stavanger museum Portrays natural history exhibits along
with exhibitions of cultural history. Included is the Norwegian
Children’s museum with exhibitions of children culture and childhood history. Every Wednesday, meet a furniture carpenter in
the exhibit MUST’s Musty Chairs. Every week, join the baby cafe, Children’s Hour and Sunday tours. Cafe and shop. Muségata 16, Stavanger, stavangermuseum.no II/B4 with assistance
Arne and Hulda Garborg Arne Garborg (1851 born Jæren – 1924), one of Norway’s most prominent writers who struck a blow for nynorsk (new Norwegian). He married Hulda (1862–1934), author, actress, feminist and politician. They lived east in Norway, however Arne was homesick and built a holiday cabin at Jæren, Knudaheio. From here, he could see all the way to his childhood’s home, Garborgheimen. Both open in summer.
houses and merchant’s houses from the
1800s. The exhibits show shipping, trade and shipbuilding. The museum currently has the
exhibition “Seafarers at war”, telling the story
of the sailors’ efforts at sea during World Wars I and II. Audio guide in Norwegian, English
and German. Cafe and shop. Strandkaien 22, Stavanger, stavangermaritimemuseum.no stavangermaritimemuseum.no II/B2 with assistance
Garborgsenteret has on the following themes: marriage,
language, democracy, literature, modernity and tradition, media, life and society. Learn not only about Arne and Hulda Garborg, but get inspired to have a mind of your own. Open all year. garborg.no VII/
Sirdal Fjellmuseum/Kvæven rural museum has a
collection of several buildings and objects showing the ancient
rural culture in Sirdal. The oldest house is from the 1770s. In the main building, the museum shows a glimpse of everyday life in
Sirdal through the course of several generations. Cafe. Tjørhom, Download the App “Ryfylkemuseet” and get your own guide on the mobile! Listen to exciting stories about the people who used to live on these farms or hear about the industrial history in Sauda.
Egersund Fayancemuseum Large collection of Egersund
Fayance factory’s production and 132-year-old history. A touching
gallery especially adapted for the blind and visually impaired. Museum shop. Fabrikkgaten 2, Egersund, in shopping centre AMFI Eikunda. dalanefolkemuseum.no V/C2
EXPERIENCE EVERYDAY LIFE IN THE IRON AGE 22. June – 18. August Open daily 11.00–16.00
Open Sundays the rest of the year
Iron Age Farm Madlamarkveien 152. Tel. 51 83 26 00 jernaldergarden.no
Universitetet i Stavanger
Vikingsummer at the Museum of Archaeology Opening hours 2. May – 31. August Monday – Friday 10.00–16.00 Saturday – Sunday 11.00–16.00 Peder Klows gate 31A Tel. 51 83 26 00 arkeologiskmuseum.no
Universitetet i Stavanger
Everything from art to monastery all on one ticket Our museums are a unique combination of natural history, culture and art shown through captivating exhibitions and special events throughout the year. Buy a ticket at one museum, and get free entry to all the others, all on the same day. See the program at museumstavanger.no BREIDABLIKK, LEDAAL, THE NORWEGIAN CANNING MUSEUM, STAVANGER ART MUSEUM, STAVANGER MARITIME MUSEUM, STAVANGER MUSEUM WITH THE NORWEGIAN CHILDRENâ€™S MUSEUM, STAVANGER SCHOOL MUSEUM, UTSTEIN MONASTERY
To think that oil hides innside a rock!
Retrieving oil and gas from the depths of the Northern sea made Norway one of the richest countries in the world. Learn how: Open for public all days: 1 September - 31 May Monday-Saturday/Sunday 10.00-16.00/18:00 1 June - 31 August Open daily from 10.00-19.00 We are located at Kjerringholmen in the city centre of Stavanger - Norway
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Arquebus Krigshistoriske museum
Museums open in summer Dokken open-air museum See boathouses
with living quarters, a herring salting plant, cooperage, general store and apartment buildings from the her-
ring boom, which lasted from the 1850s to the 1960s. The open-air museum is also a nice recreational area.
The Sildajazz Festival opens each year at Dokken Mu-
seum. Groups tours by appointment. Joint ticket with
Museet i Mælandsgården © Ørjan B. Iversen
Visnes Mining Museum This area was t ransformed
from a quiet community with fishermen to a hectic m ining village, thus changing Norway’s history in the 1800s. The museum tells the story of the mining community and
exhibitions illustrate the work methods they used. The copper from this mine is used in the Statue of Liberty in NY, and a smaller copy of the statue is s ituated in
“Fransehagen”, the mansion garden of d irector Charles de France. Visnes, Avaldsnes. v isitvisnes.no VII/A4
Karmsund Folk Museum and Haugesund Billedgalleri,
valid on same day. Brogt. 1d–13c, Hasseløy, Haugesund. karmsundfolkemuseum.no VII/A3
Arquebus War History Museum is one of
Norway’s largest museums exhibiting artefacts from
the Second World War. Follow the dramatic history of
the occupation on April 9th, 1940, through to liberation in 1945. Experience everyday life, the contribution of the merchant marine navy, the home front, weapon
drops, and secret radio transmissions. The museum
shop sells military effects, books, clothes, and souvenirs. Gardsvikveien 20, Førresfjorden, arquebus.no VII/B3
Did you know that copper from the mines in Visnes is used as material on the Statue of Liberty in New York? Karmøy Fishery Museum The museum displays
the more recent era of the region’s fishing history, the
motorised time, that commenced after 1950. in addition, there are also large aquaria that contain typical saltwater fish species common to the district. Sletten, Vedavågen. fiskerimuseum.net VII/A4
Note: Has open-year facilities
Visnes Gruvemuseum The mining industry here started in 1865, was of great significance to the nation and left marks on the world society.
The Ryfylke Museum
The Statue of Liberty in New York contains copper from Visnes. Learn more about how this happened on a visit.
Welcome to Visnes! 9 June–22 Sep. 12–16, Sundays. 1 July– 16 Aug 12–16 Sunday to Friday Groups all year by appointment.
Come and visit our sites in Ryfylke. Go back in time and see how people lived. ryfylkemuseet.no
Kolbeinstveit © Vidar Lunde
Litunet © Jarle Lunde
Åkrehamn Coast Museum Home to a large
apartments from 1920s and 1960s. Håkonsgaten 51–53,
number of objects and photographs that depict
Sauda. ryfylkemuseet.no VII/C2
exhibition covers the contact between west Karmøy and
Litunet A museum farm with an amazing view of the
Karmøy’s past as an important fishing centre. The
America. “Nora sea house” is one of the few herring
Hylsfjord in Suldal. The composition of the 13 buildings
and photos. B oktavegen 17, Åkrehamn.
buildings here were built using traditions of craftsman-
salting works that remains intact. Numerous artefacts akrehamnkystmuseum.no VII/A4
Museet i Mælandsgården The museum is
situated in the old, preserved wooden building in
Skudeneshavn. The museum provides an insight into
how the town grew in the 1800s during the rich herring fishery period. You can see how a middle-class family
lived 150 years ago. the museum also contains a shop
from 1840, a merchant’s house, a dentist’s surgery, sea
houses and old workshops filled with fishing equipment and boats. Holmen 16, Skudeneshavn. skudenes.no VII/A4
Industrial Workers Museum and Åbøbyen
The industrial history of Sauda. Åbøbyen is a unique and well-preserved residential area built for industrial and
office workers at Sauda Smelting plant (1916-). New ex-
hibition depicting the industrial history and the workers’ Note: Has open-year facilities
Experience Participate Explore
centers s and science 13 museum d Region the Rogalan throughout
from the 1700s and 1800s gives a medieval feel, and the ship pointing back in history. Litunet was heritage-listed
in 1974. The visit here is an adventure. Open in summer.
Vallskorvegen 347, Suldalsosen. ryfylkemuseet.no VII/C3
Kolbeinstveit In Suldal is a vibrant museum farm
with animals and caretakers. Exhibits, serving of
traditional food and playing for kids. At the courtyard, is the oldest preserved building in Rogaland, Guggedals loftet (1281). Suldalsvegen 1995, Suldalsosen. ryfylkemuseet.no VII/D3
Vigatunet A museum farm in Hjelmeland, A museum farm in Hjelmeland of high value in terms of cultural
history and fruit cultivation. The buildings are lined up
on a courtyard with farmhouse, fire house, Sisselastova parlor, storage house and a barn. Exhibitions on craftsmanship and of fruit and berry production in Ryfylke. Vigavegen 30, Hjelmeland. ryfylkemuseet. no VII/C4 Note: Has open-year facilities
Unique experiences Dalane Folkemuseum offers historic surroundings and Norwegian cultural heritage. Find activities and trips at dalanefolkemuseum.no
DALANE FOLKEMUSEUM • EGERSUND FAYANCEMUSEUM THE MARITIME MUSEUM IN SOGNDALSTRAND MYSINGHÅLÅ • HELLEREN IN JØSSINGFJORD
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Tungenes fyr © Randaberg kommune
Slettebø © Dalane Folkemuseum
Kvitsøy hummermuseum (lobster museum)
Limagarden Is a typical mountain farm, with buildings
and lobster history. Visit the hatchery, where they hatch
located on the land with views of Limavatn lake. Ytre
Exhibits over three floors, boats and engines, fishing
little baby lobsters in order to help increasing the lobster population. The museum is an ancient sea house with a
guest harbour. Grønningen 22, Kvitsøy. ryfylkemuseet.no
from early 19th century until 1939. It is beautifully Lima, Ålgård. Jaermuseet.no VII/B6
Dalane Folkemuseum consists of the Magistrate
Feyer’s old country home, with main building, farmhouse
Skolehuset Breidablikk from 1910 is today a folk
the 1830s. During World War II, Slettebø was used as a
and wagon shed from the 1850s. The gazebo is from
museum with a large collection of items connected to
military camp for the occupation power. The museum’s
Guided tours and waffles and coffee in summer.
buildings. Museumsveien 20, Egersund.
industry and everyday life in Strand for the last centuries.
handcraft and farming departments are in these
Monanevegen 49, Tau. V11/B5
Tungenes lighthouse (1828) is protected and
Lund bygdemuseum og kulturbank
as a museum and an important cultural venue in the
vicarage in Moi. Here are 10,000 objects that give you
summer and Sundays all year. Tungenesveien 217,
various times; both in terms of agriculture and industry.
restored to be authentic to the 1930s. Today, it functions
(folk museum and culture bank) is located by the
region, i.e. with exhibits, gallery and cafe. Open in
an interesting insight into former everyday life through
Randaberg, tungenesfyr.no VII/B5
The crofter’s home, “Haien” has a cultural history fruit
Flyhistorisk Museum Sola Exhibits local,
Nystedveien, Moi, lundmuseum.no VII/D7
garden with a clone archive under the Nordic Gene bank.
Norwegian aviation history from World War II to present day. Explore 35 historic aircrafts, both military and
civilian. Uniforms, models and photo montage on display. Flyplassvegen 131, Sola. jaermuseet.no VII/B5
Grødalandstunet is one of the best kept farms in
Rogaland county. A typical farm by the sea with a lovely view of the ocean. The buildings are from the 18th and 19th centuries. Grødaland 64, Nærbø, grodaland.no
Culture does not create people. People create culture. (Margareta Rönnberg)
Lund bygdemuseum © Per Christoffer Salvesen
EVERY SUNDAY IN JULY AT 13:00
you are welcome to a theatrical walking tour in Skudeneshavn. 18th century figures will show you around the old town as only they know it. PRICE: 100 NOK. Free for
children under 12 years. MEETING POINT: Tourist Office, Town Square, Skudeneshavn.
Time Travel in Skudeneshavn What events have occurred on these streets? With the ”Time Travel” App you can follow 18th century figures on an exciting trip through the history of old Skudeneshavn.
elcome on W a historical walk with a theatrical touch! Meet Vikings at Avaldsnes. AT THE VIKING SETTLEMENT you will meet Vikings and participate in challenging Viking activities. During the period June 19th to August 13th, a Viking will take you on a journey back in time. Tours take place daily at 13:00 and at 15:00 (English-speaking). PRICE: Adults NOK 170.
Children NOK 60, including entrance Nordvegen Historiesenter.
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Art Solspeilet © Stian Skjæveland
Haugesund Art Gallery
Hå gamle Prestegard (old vicarage)
The art gallery is one of the city’s museums and
Various exhibitions with both Norwegian and international
is located north in the centre of Haugesund.
leading conveyers of visual art. On display, is art from their own collection as well as changing exhibits with borrowed and their own works. Some of the central works in the collection,
are artwork from artists with connections to
western Norway, i.e. Ole Frøvig, Nikolai Astrup
is an art and culture institution in a traditional, listed building. contemporary art, as well as cultural history exhibits. Art shop,
cafe with local food from Jæren. Rent entire building, and sleep at Obrestad lighthouse. Nice starting point for hikes along the Kongevegen and the North Sea Road. Open all year. Håvegen 347, Nærbø, hagamleprestegard.no VII/B6
and more. Gallery shop. Erling Skjalgssonsgt. 4, Haugesund, haugesund-billedgalleri.no VII/A3
Art and culture – your heart’s healthy madness. (Tor Åge Bringsværd)
Haugesund Billedgalleri © Ana Goncales
Stavanger Art Museum
displays art from its own collections as well
as temporary exhibitions of Norwegian and International art. The collections consist of
art from the 19th century to the present. Visit Norway’s largest collection of Lars Hertervig, and enjoy works from artists such as Frida
Hansen, Kitty Kielland and Arne Ekeland. Cafe
and shop. Open all year. Henrik Ibsens gate 55, Stavanger, stavangerkunstmuseum.no I/B9 56
Stavanger kunstmuseum © Martin Håndlykken/Visitnorway.com
is a sculpture project by British Antony Gormley,
A special nature park with over one thousand rhododendron and other plants, some of which are exclusive to the flora in Norway.
The park was built in 2014 and is located at Lauvsneset in Førde/ Sveio. There are several beautiful wooden sculptures around the
consisting of 23 iron sculptures placed in an
imaginary column from Stavanger Art Museum to the Stavanger harbour. The sculptures are
based on a cast of the sculptor’s own body with his altitude of 195 cm. II
park made with a chain saw by local artist Kenneth Ravn Ottesen. VII/A3
The Norwegian Stonehenge – Solspeilet
On the islet of Klungholmen near Jørpeland village in Strand,
Ryfylke, is a stone circle, an artwork by The Norwegian artist Stian H Skjæveland. Solspeilet ressembles an 8-meter tall Egyptian
pyramid 14 m a.s.l. The Norwegian Stonehenge can be seen from The Norwegian Scenic Route Ryfylke and from the hiking trail at Jørpelandsholmen. Open all year. IV/A3
Snøprinsessen © Fritz Røed/BONO 2019
The sculptures at Rosehagen and elsewhere placed at Jørpeland are a result of the world’s only symposium in acid-proof stainless
steel, and a cooperation between both national and international artists as well as Scana Steel Stavanger, Strand municipality and initiated by Melting Pot. IV/B2
Fritz Røed Sculpture park
consists of 10 sculptures of different sizes
and styles. The Bryne artist (1928–2002) de-
signed the park with a hint of humour, severity, playfulness and contemplation. VII/B6
Hå gamle prestegard © Terje Rakke/Nordic Life
Kvassheim fyr © Eduardo Grund
Hå gamle prestegard
Art and culture institution in a historic building. National and international contemporary art and cultural history exhibitions. Art shop and café serving local food.
Facility of cultural history with museum and exhibitions. Accommodation possible in two residential houses and one studio apartment. The lighthouse from 1873 is a good starting point for hiking along Kongevegen and the North Sea Route.
The lighthouse was built in 1912, and houses exhibitions portraying the rescue history as well as the protected landscape area. The lighthouse is part of the “Norwegian Scenic Route Jæren”. Accommodation possible. Rental of party and meeting venue. Café.
The lighthouse museum is closed during summer 2019. For information and rental contact Hå gamle prestegard. +47 51 79 16 60. email@example.com
Open: 24.6.–16.8.: Weekdays (not Sat.) 11–16 Rest of the year: Sun. 11–16. +47 51 66 71 70 firstname.lastname@example.org – jarenfri.no
Open: 1.9.–14.5. Tuesday–Friday 11–15 15.5.–31.8. Tuesday–Friday 11–17 All year Sat.–Sun. 12–17 Håvegen 347, Nærbø, +47 51 79 16 60 email@example.com hagamleprestegard.no
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Stavanger konserthus © Jiri Havran/Stavanger konserthus
From Haugesund in north to Sogndalstrand in south, you can explore great architecture! Our cities have northern Europe’s largest concentration of protected wooden houses, see p. 45. Haugesund city has a unique structure of which Art Nouveau holds a strong position, with grand Swiss villas and towers on corner houses. At Nesflaten in Suldal, you can witness functional design with
the power station, residential housing and Energihotellet. Places such as the neoclassical Haugesund city hall, unique buildings such as Norwegian Petroleum M useum, the Lantern and the Stavanger Concert Hall, are all striking architectural gems not to be missed.
Iconic buildings Haugesund Town Hall is a neoclassical building designed
by architects Gudolf Blakstad and Hermann Munthe-Kaas. With
its magnificent, outstandingly striking corner section embellished with double pillars, the town hall is the result of impressions the
two architects acquired during a study trip to Italy in 1921. III/E3
Staalehuset is one of the largest sea houses in northern
Europe, designed by E. Halleland. Built in 1916 as a herring
salting station in one of the most hectic times in Haugesund,
referred to as “jobbetiden” (working period). The building has a carefully planned Art Nouveau exterior. Today, Staalehuset
functions as party venue, amphitheatre and concert venue – from 50 – more than 400 guests. III/B4 58
Haugesund rådhus © Vestfoto.no
Designed by David Sandved and constructed in 1965–1967.
“We shape our buildings, and afterwards, our buildings shape us.”
Planned as a complete work of art, where the architect was
responsible for both the interior and the inventory. In 2012,
the library was temporarily protected as a cultural memorial of National value. III/D2
Norwegian Petroleum museum
opened in 1999. Designed by architects Lunde & Løvseth. The building is a symbolic inter
pretation of the Norwegian bedrock, the open coastal landscape towards the ocean and offshore installations at sea. II/B2
Stavanger concert hall is designed by
RATIO Arkitekter. Consist of two wide-stretched building bodies; where one is light and open
made of glass and steel, and the other is heavy and closed off made of red/brown bricks. The Breidablikk © Tove K. Galta
foyer splits into several stories, with an airy feel to it. The mezzanine appears to be floating,
providing a panoramic view of the city, islands and mountains. II/A1
Breidablikk was built in 1881 by the shipowner family
Berentsen. The exterior is built in Swiss style with neo-Roman and Gothic style features. The interior is one of the richest and best kept examples of the historicism style. Comedian and antique’s expert, Stig Roar Olsen, currently lives at Breidablikk with the
title “housewife”. He greats the visitors with stories of life from
the 1800s. Ticket is also valid for the property next door, Ledaal. Eiganesveien 40a, Stavanger. breidablikkmuseum.no II/A4
The new city hall of Sandnes is one
of the first buildings in the transformation area of Havneparken, a project within Fremtidens
byer (Cities of the future). Designed by Code of P ractice Architects GmbH and opened in January 2019.
Vitenfabrikken (the Science factory) in
Ledaal was built as a summer estate for the Kielland family
Sandnes opened in 2008. Built/designed by
in 1803 and is today Stavanger’s royal residence as well as
architects Askim Lanto Arkitekter MNAL. VI/C5
a representation house. The interior is richly equipped with
furnishings and other fixtures in Rococo, Lous Seize, Empire and Biedermeier. Guided tours every day. The facility with buildings
and park is listed. Ticket is also valid for the property next door,
Breidablikk. Eiganesveien 45, Stavanger, ledaalmuseum.no II/A3-4
Midgardsormen is a 230-metre-long foot-
bridge bending its way over lake Frøylandsvat-
net, connecting Sandtangen and hiking areas on the west side with the forest Njåskogen on the east side. Midgardsormen refers to a mythi-
cal sea snake from Nordic mythology, and the bridge resembles the shape of a snake. VII/B6
Norwegian Wood, one of the main projects of Stavanger2008, European capital of culture, where the ambition was to develop wooden architecture in a new and environmentally friendly way through various wooden building projects. Some of these are: The Lantern (Lanternen) in Sandnes, The Preikestolen mountain lodge and the waterfront at Siriskjær. Lanternen © Atelier Oslo/AWP Arkitekter Paris
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Allmannajuvet © Andrew Meredith
The Architectural Route along Norwegian Scenic Route Ryfylke
Kraftarkitektur © Dag Jenssen
Architecture and hydro power At Nesflaten, you will see the hydro power facility
Experience world class and historic architecture while
of Hydro; Røldal-Suldal, built in the 1960s, designed by
Sauda and Røldal. Highlights of the route include
plant and the homes surrounding it is the best-preserved
driving through a spectacular landscape in Suldal,
Allmannajuvet in Sauda by Peter Zumthor and Geir Grung’s architecture for Røldal Suldal Kraft in Nes
flaten. The A rchitectural Route has the best collection of architectural works in fjord Norway and is the only
tourist route in Norway highlighting both modern and
architect Geir Grung. The entire area with the power
examples of Norwegian functionalism. This is also home
to Energihotellet, with an interesting history behind the combination of concrete and sustainable energy solutions. Øvre Kilen 1, Nesflaten in Suldal. VII/D2
historic architecture in a day trip format.
As part of the establishment of the Norwegian Scenic
Route Ryfylke, renowned Swiss architect Peter Zumthor designed new facilities at Allmannajuvet gorge: service facility, a cafe and an exhibition gallery to show the
history of the mines. Join in on a guided tour along the
the design hotel in Fjord Norway VII/ D2
mining path and into the mine entrance. The zink mines in Allmannajuvet are no longer operating (1882–1899). Located in Sauda in Ryfylke. Season: June-August.
ENERGIHOTELLET firstname.lastname@example.org +47 51200555 www.energihotellet.no
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Create good m emories, give your kids the h oliday of a lifetime!
Vitengarden © Jærmuseet
In fantasy, anything is possible, in our region too. Belly flops and laughter - let your trip be a memory for generations. Build sand castles in the sun, pick pine cones in the woods or flowers on a meadow. Ride on Icelandic horses at Vagleskogen or at Uburen in Forsand. Experience magic in the Fairytale forest at Årdal, splash and play among gushing pine trees, roaring geysers and mountain streams at Vann-vittig in amusement park Kongeparken or enjoy stars and planets at the Science factory. At Avaldsnes, you get to be a Viking or an Archaeologist for a day! In our entire region, the kids can romp around at several playparks and swimming spots.
Tysværtunet Kulturhus At Tysvær, the culture house has a
Vitenfabrikken (the Science factory)
element, kids can play in two pools with a slide, a diving tower
can you drive a wheel chair? At the Sience
cinema, a climbing wall and a great swimming facility. In the wet and a cave. tysvertunet.kulturhus.no VII/B3
«Viking for a day» and «Archaeologist for a day»
Who in the family is best at relaxing? How fast factory, there are several floors of exhibitions where visitors get to be active; seeing and
touching. You will get to know the industrial
At Nordvegen History Centre, in the cultural landscape and at
history of Sandnes and the region in an
for dress up are included in the price. In Viking for a day, you
Sandnes, vitenfabrikken.no VI/C5
during the Viking Age. In Archaeologist for a day, you can dress
Vitengarden (the Science centre)
archaeologist works. opplevavaldsnes.no VII/A3
exhibitions and activities, both outdoors and
the Viking settlement at Avaldsnes. Activity books and costumes get to dress up like a Viking and experience what life was like
up and p articipate in activities that will give answers to how an
Salmon studio at Sand Next to the salmon ladder at
engaging way. Open all year. Storgata 28,
An engaging science centre and museum with indoors in addition to a museum farm with
animals and hay to jump in. Explore natural
Sandsfossen waterfall is one of the first salmon studios to be built
science and history in new and engaging ways.
allowing us to observe the fish through two large glass windows,
selections of agricultural items in the country,
Open all year. Kviavegen 99, Nærbø,
in Norway. The lower part of the salmon studio is under water,
The Science farm also has one of the largest
as they move up the ladder. Open: June–September. visitsuldal.no
with tractors and farming tools. Great location! vitengarden.no VII/B6
© Pål Christensen
Experience nature from horseback! Join us on a riding tour with one of our amazing Icelandic horses.
Riding tours with instructor in a varied landscape and speed, for riders of different experience. Length of tours from 1–3 hours. No age limit, open to everyone.
A modern activity park for the entire family at Melshei. 5 trails of different degrees of difficulty. Trampolines, slides and gym balls. Kiosk and free parking. Avoid waiting upon arrival, order online at:
tryggvi.no | +47 918 71 497
skogsprett.no | +4790976009
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Play & fun Fairytale hunt
Fairytale hunt at Skudeneshavn, Åkrehanmn,
Kopervik and Visnes is an activity quiz for the
adventurous. Different maps for each location. Do combine with park life, playing or a stop at a coffeeshop. In doing the fairytale hunt, you
get to know the history of the place. Maps and diplomas can be downloaded at opplevkarmoy.no. VII/A4
Mini golf park at Torvastad is the largest and
most modern facility in the country. With two 18-hole-courses, each with its own theme,
“The farm” and “The mine” Play area and kiosk. VII/A3
Dalsnuten © Aldente / Moxey
Did you know that there are goblins and trolls in the fairytale forest at Årdal? Fairytale Forest in Årdal in Ryfylke A place of adventure for the senses. You walk
through a mystery forest with trolls and other creatures lurking in the woods. The roundtrip
takes you through several fairytales, read signs along the path. Suitable for the entire family. Length: Approx. 1 hour and 1,2 km. VII/C4
An experimental and different city park in Stavanger constructed and developed through recirculation of scrapped materials and objects from the oil industry. The park is built around
a constructed landscape based on the contours of, and the
topography of the Troll oil and gas field on a scale of 1:500.
Often used for activities such as skating, climbing and beach volleyball. II/B2
at Hundvåg is a recreational area with paths, tables, benches,
barbecues and shelters. Popular for birthday celebrations outdoors. The path along the coast is particularly recommended,
with a visit to the trenches from the war where kids find their way through the tunnels. VII/B5
Kids’ nature favourites Haugaland Zoo
An animal park at Torvastad, Karmøy. The park currently holds
around 250 animals, birds and reptiles – a number that increases steadily. Open every day during summer. VII/A3
Recreational area at Jørpelandsholmen
The foot pathway “Staalverksbruå” takes you to Jørpelands
holmen just outside of Jørpelad. Universally adapted hiking trail of 2,1 km around the island. Accessible for leisure boats, kayaks and a swimming pier. Handicap toilet, shelter, swimming spot and outdoor scene. 12-hole frisbee golf course provided by Eventyrskogen © Geir Viga
Strand Frisbee Golfklubb. Recreational area for the entire family. Season. All year. IV/A3
More than 60 activities for the entire family! Book your family package (admission+hotel) at
Welcome to the small island RĂ¸vĂŚr where everyday life is an experience. The island with one summer cafĂŠ, one hotel, one aquaculture center, one museum, one grocery store, one lifestyle and an ocean of opportunities. Foto: Randi Rasmussen
rovarhavbrukssenter.no rovarkulturhotell.no // rovar.no
Foto: John Mikal Torgersen
Just 25 min. by boat from Haugesund Foto: Erik Nordgaard
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Hike to Rindatrollet near Preikestolen M ountain Lodge
Short hike, also for the little ones. The hike is in light terrain, and ends at lake Rindavatnet where the troll Rindatrollet, a nice, old troll of 2,3 m waits for you. Roundtrip 1 hour. Season: all year. VII/C5
Lutsivatnet lake/Alsvik Natursenter
Is ideal for families with prams. Shelters and barbecues
© Røvær Havbrukssenter
with fire pit and benches. Exit from rv. 13 at Furunes
veien towards Alsvik. Near the lake Lutsivatnet there are canoes for rent. Rental Kronen Gaard Hotel. VII/B5
The fairytale of big wolf and the 7 wolf pups (Store Ulf og de 7 ulvungene)
Røvær Aquaculture Centre
Learn about Norway as a seafood nation and the way we have developed into a world leader for producing farmed salmon. Fish farming is important along our
Hiking trail from Sandnes centre to Hanatrappene to
coast. Learn more at the at the aquaculture centre. Easy-
Sandnes and Gandsfjorden. Along the path, find the
such as aquaculture, history, the environment and natural
Majestetsutsikten (viewing point).
and activities. Join us for an excursion to the fish farm.
Ulvanutane via the most spectacular viewing points of
to-understand introduction to big and exciting subjects
wolves and the secret cave. Binoculars for free use at the
conditions. Interactive screens with information, games
the lake Storånå from the city centre to Stokkalands
and animals. This is a nice area for families with kids.
Sandnes city’s green lung stretches over 3.5 km along
is a farm from 1897 with a house, barn, wind machine
vatnet lake at Ganddal. In addition to play and rest
areas, you will also find the Planet Trail (Planetstien), with insight into the dimensions in our solar system. The sun,
the earth and the other planets are located at the correct distance from each other on a scale of 1: 1 billion. VI/B4
t? ing with del Boudncwater is fresh and ight. Come swim with us, alrigh
One of Norway’s largest collection of trees and bushes
fj o r
with more than 1,400 varied species. Picnic areas and
there is a swimming area with benches and barbecue.
station. Free-range peacocks, ducks, geese and diverse types of hens. Try the 700 m-long activity tracks. VII/B6
Geocaching An international treasure hunt that provides refreshing experiences in nature. Use a GPS device to search for hidden containers in the mountains, forests or fields, called geocaches. Free activity and for all age groups. Required: GPS device, most smartphones have this built in. geocaching.com
A birdlife park at Nærbø with short distance to train
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y! & low on our j Higoehpaddling and easy liovuinrngey. This world is incredibly dream
nice hiking trails into Melsheia. At Bråsteinsvatnet lake
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Have you been to Nedstrand yet? If not, it is about time. Nedstrand is as made for sharing with others. We gladly welcome visitors, and we are known to host events and festivals to entice people to come. For more info, visit
Foto: Tove Virat
w in at night, sl ild. k aga eepi Bac
Lie swimming spot
In Vindafjord. Often with 2-3 degrees above what is found
elsewhere at Skjoldafjorden. The area has two small beaches with large grassy hills behind. Facilitated with barbecue. Diving board. VII/B3
Swimming facility at Sauda
Indoors swimming hall with slide, diving tower, kids’ pool and
sauna. In addition to the swimming hall, there is also an outdoor
pool open all year. Kids’s pool, jumping pool and slide, as well as
recreational area with seats. The water in the outdoor pool holds © Fotografen AS
Swimming spots With our long-stretched coastline, there is a large selection of beaches suited for bathing on hot
summer days. Some of our favourites are already mentioned on page 28. On colder days, the
swim might best take place in one of the many swimming halls; i.e. Suldal Bad (new 2019), the
new outdoors pool at Gamlingen in Stavanger or Lundbadet. In addition, there is a whole raft of
lakes used for sunbathing during summer. Here is a small selection from north to south:
Is located at the start of the Ålfjord, Sveio, 3 km south of Tittelsnes. Facilitated with pier, beach and toilet. Accessible for wheelchairs. Fishing possibilites from the shore, nice hiking area.
More than 1 km of beachline with several bays
with nice swimming conditions. Parking. VII/A3
Near Haugesund city centre, freshwater lake
with two beaches. There is a wheelchair ramp, as well as universally adapted sanitary facility with
toilets. Bathing jetty during summer. Nice hiking areas. VII/A3
Sandy beach and swimming fleet. Wheelchair
ramp. Grass field, tables and benches. Toilets.
Accessible from the west of the water locks at Skjoldastraumen in Tysvær. VII/B3
32 degrees and can be enjoyed all year. VII/C2
Swimming in Ryfylke
There are several swimming areas in Ryfylke, both publicly
facilitated, but also small, unique places only known to the locals. Some suggestions: Dørvika in Forsand, Nordlys at Jørpeland,
Sande at Hjelmeland, Sand in Suldal and Rødstjørna in Sauda.
Godalen, Møllebukta and Vaulen
Stavanger’s most popular swimming areas with sandy beaches and summer open kiosks. Both Godalen and Vaulen have play
areas, diving towers and barbecues. At Møllebukta, you swim in historical surroundings next to Fritz Røed’s sculpture “Sword in rock”. (p. 42). Vaulen has a wheelchair ramp. VII/B5
New beach in the centre of Ålgård suitable for kids. VII/B6
is near the hiking area Melsheia with swimming jetty, raft, benches and toilets. VII/B5
Swimming area for wheelchair users with a ramp, benches, toilets, hiking areas, fishing. Located by Høleveien between Sandnes and Lauvvik. VII/C5
Along fv. 506 between Bryne and Ålgård. Good swimming
options. Jæren Friluftsråd has facilitated parking with toilets and hiking areas. Fishing pier adapted to wheelchair users. Hiking around the lake. VII/B6
The area suitable for swimming and fishing, with toilets, parking, illuminated hiking paths, has its name from the old water plant
that for many years supplied the population with drinking water. VII/C7
The culinary region
Sterling White Halibut © Elin Engelsvoll
Salmon so fresh it’s jumping, the joy of a g ourmet nine-course dish, self-picked strawberries. The largest food festival in the Nordics, freshly made “svele” (Norwegian batter-based cake) on the f erry, a local brew in the glass: Mouthwatering is a common reaction in the culinary region. Here are our best recommendations for hungry foodies: The mild climate in the south of fjord Norway
is a good basis for growing quality ingredients, along with talented farmers. The restaurants
in the region know how to make advantage of
what nature gives us, and products such as halibut from Sterling White Halibut, award-winning salmon from Mikals Laks and other seafood,
lamb, tomatoes, potatoes, fruit and herbs are merely some of what local chefs can utilise in their cooking. Skilled chefs are furthermore
essential, an asset the region is full of – giving us some of the country’s best restaurants! In fact,
Stavanger has two restaurants with one Michelin
star each; Renaa Restaurants and Sabi Omakase! Or what about a 6-course dinner at Lothes Mat & Vinhus?
Good food can be enjoyed all year!
Grønvik Gard © Elin Engelsvoll
Local producers Grønvik Gard
In the lushest area of Ryfylke, on a western hillside by the Fisterfjord in Hjelmeland, is
Grønvik. With a climate and soil conditions ideal
for growing apples, their apple juice is fresh and fruity, delicious and refreshing. Grønvik, Fister. gronvikgard.no VII/C4
Garasjebryggeriet – Haugesund Microbrewery
The first brewery in Haugesund – from 2012. The brewery
searches for the taste of the Haugesund region. Concert venue as well as brewery store. Strandgata. Haugesund. garasjebryggeriet.no III/E3
Did you know that most of the parsley produced in Norway, is produced in Randaberg?
Flor & Fjære
Restaurant on a palm island 20 minutes by boat from Skagenkaien in Stavanger. Pre-booking.
Welcome for a treat out of this world. Summer only. Sør-Hidle. Booking online at florogfjare.no VII/B5
Food, history and authentic adventures. Meals
made from scratch in line with good, Norwegian food t raditions, and preferably Hereford beef
from farm on site. On site bakery. Open all year. Hunnedalsvegen 3231, Dirdal, byrkjedalstunet.no VII/C6 70
There is no love sincerer than the love of food. (George Bernard Shaw)
Mikals Laks A/S VII/ C4
Jøsnesvegen 142 NO-4146 Skiftun (+47) 51 75 01 90 email@example.com Facebook.com/ kingmikalsalmon
Award-winning quality salmon from Norway. Welcome to our smokery at Skiftun. Smoked and marinated salmon prepared from traditional recipes. kingmikal.no
Close to Preikestolen. Cafe/ restaurant with a view of the fjord and Rosehagen gardens. Large terrace and cosy indoors in this beautiful wooden house. Local products and fully licensed. Small country store.
More than just ice cream Near Swords in rock. Great selection of delicious Norwegian ice cream. Lunch dishes, freshly made coffee/ tea, hot chocolate, Chai Latte, frappe and snacks. Welcome!
Fish & Cow og Tango
– 2 concepts under one roof – Informal lunch or dinner in our comfortable brasserie Fish & Cow. Or experience Tango – 7 courses, local and seasonal products. Welcome!
Enjoy fresh fish and seafood inspired by today’s catch.
Smiå Bistro & Pianobar
In central Skudeneshavn, you will get a tasty culinary experience and a pleasant atmosphere. From the menu, choose from fish and meat dishes. Tue.–Sat.: from 15. Sun.: 14–18. +47 52 85 36 15 | smiaabistro.no
Kro & Restaurant
The finest outdoor restaurant in the district. Between the town square and the seafront at Skudeneshavn. Nautical and maritime. Cafe, restaurant and pub. Fully licensed. Open all year. +47 52 82 82 00 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ostehuset Domkirkeplassen Cafe, restaurant and wine bar – in the middle of the city centre
Our experienced chefs offer tasty dishes for lunch and dinner with locally sourced ingredients.
Fishandcow.no | tango-bk.no
Welcome to Spiseriet We are located on the ground floor in the concert hall Opening hours: Monday closed, Tue–Sat at 11–22 Sunday brunch at 12–16
Table reservation at spiseriet.no
Utstein Kloster Hotell © Monica Larsen
Renaa:Matbaren Local Bistro run by Michelin star rewarded chef Sven Erik Renaa. Good, local and handcrafted food and great ambivalence. Open for lunch and dinner every weekday 11:00–24:00 restaurantrenaa.no
For more restaurants in the region:
Øvre Holmegate © Liv Kristina Jehl
Fancy a shopping spree? You have come to the right place. A multitude of shops and quaint shopping streets can be
street, with niche shops, cafes and cultural
and restaurants offering a breather between shopping and
in smaller cities such as Kopervik, Åkrehamn,
found in our region. Pedestrian streets are laced with cafes
venues. Tempting shopping is equally found
errands. Do not miss Norway’s most colourful street, Øvre
Holmegate, with boutiques, cafes and art galleries and great photo opportunities. Enjoy pleasant shopping in Langgata in Sandnes. Haraldsgaten in Haugesund is the city’s pedestrian
Skudeneshavn, Sauda, Jørpeland, Bryne and Egersund. In the countryside, explore farm
shops filled with fresh products from Jæren and the Ryfylke islands, discover handicraft
outlets and locally produced goods. Finally, a
wealth of shopping centres are available, where
Interior/ Norwegian design
you can spend rainy days and perhaps make a bargain.
Ryfylke Landhandel AS
Local food, gifts and postal cards. We sell
many a ctivities: Guided mountain hikes, guided kayak tours, rental of kayaks and boat tours.
Stålverksveien 38, Jørpeland. +47 977 37 448. ryfylkelandhandel.no IV/B2
Mingarwalker Glassblowing Studio Stunning products of high quality and with
functional elegance in the glass blowing studio
at Jæren. Experience blowing of glass and the making of glass art up close. Group activities by appointment. Open Mon.–Sat. 10–17,
Sun. 12–17. Nordsjøvegen 2012, Nærbø.
+47 915 93 966, mingarwalkerglass.no VII/B6
Candles from their own production in all forms and colours, Norwegian handicrafts, interior
items and s ouvenirs. Children can dye their own candles. Hunnedalsvegen 3231, Dirdal, byrkjedalstunet.no VII/C6
Shopping centre Kvadrat
One of the biggest shopping centres in Norway. 170 shops, i.e. H&M and H&M Home and 17
restaurants/cafes, amongst others Starbucks,
Sabi Sushi, Street Burger, Cucina Italia, Liqueur store, 3 pharmacies, tourist information office, free WIFI. Mon.–Fri. 10–20, Sat. 10–18. Gamle Stokkavei 1, Sandnes, kvadrat.no VI/A1
SANDNES YARN FACTORY OUTLET • Big selection of thread and patterns • Cozy clothing for the whole family from Lilleba & Herremann • Embroidery, buttons and accessories • Woolen clothing from Janus • Big interior section with many well-known brands • Upon display of the ad we will give you 10% discount
OPENING HOURS: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 9am–4pm Thursday: 9am–7pm Saturday: 9am–3pm Welcome to a pleasant shopping
Kvernelandsvegen 126, 4323 Sandnes, tel.: 51 60 86 50, email@example.com, sandnesgarn.no
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Figgjo factory outlet
Sports shop at Jørpeland, with a personal touch. Sports clothes and equipment, we have a broad selection of hiking clothes, and a large outdoor section. We are here for you!
In our shop you can find almost everything you need of equipment/clothing adapted for the Norwegian outdoors, by leading brands such as Norrøna, Arc’teryx, Bergans, Salomon, Shimano and Osprey.
Find the entire award-winning collection of merino wool, silk and alpaca. All Oleana’s products are knitted and fabricated in their own factory in Ytre Arna, near Bergen.
25 minutes south of Stavanger. Timeless, durable and retro inspired porcelain. Small cafe with toy area for kids. Open every day.
+47 48 40 50 50
sport1.no | +47 51 74 00 90
oleana.no | +47 51 89 48 04
+47 94 00 10 43 | figgjo.no
RØL DA L www.roldal.no
The gateway to fjords, mountains and waterfalls VII/ C5
Short distance to Trolltunga, Preikestolen, Buerbreen, Låtefoss, Langfoss, Hardangervidda Røldal Stavkirke
Welcome to Preikestolen Village - Jørpeland!
Fotograf Kristofer Ryde / Negative
ENJOY THE CITY CENTRE
FJORD AND MOUNTAINS
ENJOY EVERY SEASON
Sauda is the 10-minute town between ord and mountains. Compact and with no distances – close and safe. Always free parking
All of Sauda in one place - www.portalsauda.no 74
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-30-70% DISCOUNT ON EVERYTHING. ALWAYS! 27 brand stores, restaurant and hairdresser, only 30 minutes south of Stavanger.
F E S T I VA L S
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City festivals, village festivals, roller ski festival, the biggest food festival in the Nordics, fruit and salmon festival, music festivals in abundance, street art festival, film festival, hiking festival, potato festival, tomato festival, sports events in the fjord, in the countryside and in the cities, bike races along beaches and up hairpin turns from Lysebotn. Whatever makes your heart happy, why not make it into a festival?
The cultural city of Haugesund is mostly known for Sildajazzen and the film festival, however tempts with a song and lyrics festival, several music festivals, a Viking festival, a blues festival and the Skudefestival. Stavanger and Sandnes were in 2008 European capitals of culture, a testament to both cities’ rich cultural life, and mostly known for the Gladmat food festival, the Nuart festival, the Blink ski festival, 100-ugå and Maijazz to mention some.
high-quality art. We have agitated, engaged
rock, classical music and family events on the
is filled with magic, creativity, energy and
and enthused our audience since our doors
opened for the first time in 1883. In other words, Rogaland Theatre is the place where the new is created and the traditional gets renewed!
Teaterveien 1, Stavanger, rogaland-teater.no II/B4 76
Cultural entertainment such as dance, pop,
program year-round. Foyer concerts and guided tours during summer. Nicely located by the sea,
three different halls, enjoyable foyer area, with a
highly recognised restaurant, Spiseriet. Sandviga 1, Stavanger, stavanger-konserthus.no. II/A1
Joy of life festival in Bryne – food, culture and activities
Sirdal Ski Marathon. At Ådneram. 23 km or 45 km in classical technique
Stavanger Vinfest. Wine and food event
Fartein Valen. Classical music, Sveio & Haugesund
Sauda Backcountry Challenge, Sauda
20.–27. 24.–26. 24.–28. 27.
Sur & Bitter, beer festival, KINOKINO at Sandnes
Boligmesse. Housing fair. Sørmarka Arena, Stavanger WC in curling. Sørmarka Arena, Stavanger
Deadly serious in the village. Crime fiction festival at Randaberg Village week/Spring fair at Randaberg
Siddisløpet. Race along lake Stokkavatnet, Stavanger
Karmøygeddon. Renown metal festival, Karmøy
Hårfagrerittet. Bike race, Tysvær & Haugesund
3.–4. 4. 5.
6.–11. 9.–12. 17.
24.–26. 24.–26. 24.–25. 24.–26. 26.
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Sesilåmi. A 52 km-long ski race from Setesdal to Sirdal
Song and lyrics festival, Haugesund
Northman OCR. Obstacle race at Sandnes
Wings for Life. A different charity race, Stavanger
Maijazz. Reputed jazz festival, Stavanger & Sandnes AVTRYKK art festival, Haugesund
National day with kids parades and cultural events Sauda days and folk festival, Sauda
Riska Trail Run. Marathon of 2100 meters elevation, Sandnes
Hammer Stavanger 2019. Different bike race, Sandnes & Stavanger
Jærdagen at Bryne. The largest sales fair in the region for the entire family Jærnåttå at Bryne. Norway’s most including music festival Sokndal days, stands, events and activites for the family 7-nutsturen, 7 mountain peaks tour, Sandnes
Fyrfestivalen in Egersund. Culture festival for disabled
Musikkfest. Local musicians play for free at venues all over Stavanger centre
Fisterdagen. Concert and events, Hjelmeland
6.–9. 7.–9. 7.–9. 8. 8. 8.
10.–15. 12.–15. 13.–15. 13.–15. 14.–15.
Kopervik festival. Concerts, Karmøy
Viking festival. The largest viking festival in western Norway, Karmøy Sira days. Food, coastal culture and music, Utsira Ryfylke days at Sand, Suldal
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Lysefjorden Inn. Ultra Marathon Running
Bon Jovi concert, SR-Bank Arena, Stavanger Hovlandsnuten Opp. Uphill Run, Sauda Barnas By, festival for kids, Sandnes Sandnes week
Deep sea fishing festival, Tananger, Sola Stranda days at Jørpeland, Strand
Altibox Norway Chess 2019. International chess tournament in the Stavanger region
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Suleskar Marathon. Setesdal–Sirdal and half marathon, relay and mini marathon
Music festival Mablis, Stavanger
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Dalane Blues festival. Concerts and interaction seminar in Egersund
Energy festival, Tonstad centre
26.–30. 28. 30.
Flørlitrappene opp (4444 steps race). Race for the extreme, Lysefjorden Viglesdalsløpet in Årdal, Ryfylke. Mountain race, Hjelmeland
NM-veka 2019 (Norwegian Championship). Different sports, Stavanger & region Lysefjorden rundt. Extreme Ultra Trail
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Iron man. Full distance and 70.3, Haugesund
Skånevik Blues festival, Etne
Skudefestivalen. Norway’s largest coastal culture festival, Karmøy
11.–14. 12.–14. 20.
Vikedal Roots Music Festival, Vindafjord
Egersund visefestival. The oldest song festival in the country
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Pippi-festivalen. Kids theatre, mini circus and parade, Etne Ranglerock. Local and national artists at Bryne
Fishing festival at Sjernarøy for the 51st time, Finnøy Gladmat. Food and culture festival, Stavanger
PODIUM festivalen. Classical music, Haugesund
Ski festival Blink. Roller ski festival, Lysebotn up and folk festival, Sandnes
Fiskeridagene (Days of fisheries) at Åkrehamn. Coastal culture, Karmøy
Etnemarknaden. One of the largest sales fairs in the country, Etne
15.–18. 15.–18. 17.
30.8.–1.9. 30.8.–1.9. 31.8–1.9. 31. 31.
Sildajazz. Jazz festival, Haugesund
Havnedagene. Harbour days, coastal culture, Haugesund Tomato festival. A different food festival, Finnøy ThorXTri. Triathlon, Lysebotn & region
The Norwegian Film festival, Haugesund
EC in Athletics for teams, Sandnes
The world’s longest herring table, Haugesund
Utopia Stavanger. City festival, pop and electronica Bonden i sentrum, Farmer day in Sandnes
Den Festivalen i Vangen. Music festival, Haugesund Steinsvikrittet. Bike race, Tysvær
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Viking Festival at Landa Park, Forsand
Brynerocken. Hard Rock Festival, Bryne
Vegan weekend, Quality Hotel Residence, Sandnes Sirdal days, sheep and festival at Kvæven, Sirdal Jærmessa. Sales fair, Varhaug, Hå
Byfest (city festival), Sandnes centre Rennesøy days
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Stavanger Chamber Music festival, Stavanger
Rockman Swim Run. For the extreme, the Lysefjord
Maserati Haute Route. Professional bike race for amateurs, entire region
Haugaland Pride, Haugesund
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Stavanger Marathon, Stavanger
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Trolljegerprøven. Long obstacle race for the extreme, Sandnes
Nordsjørittet. Norway’s second largest bike race
Babeluba. Kids festival. Tysvær
Preikestolen Marathon and half marathon, Ryfylke
18.– 22. 18.–29. 19.–22. 23.–28. 23.–30. 24.–26. 27.–28. 27.–29.
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Medieval day, Karmøy
Norwegian organ festival, Sandnes & Stavanger Lysefjorden hiking festival, Ryfylke
Chapter 19. International literature festival, Stavanger
Days of research 2019. Science research festival, Stavanger & Sandnes Potato festival, Bryne
Eventyruka (Fairytale week), Sandnes
Village week/Autumn fair, Randaberg
Nordic Edge Expo. Smart City Conference, Stavanger
October fest, Egersund – singalong and entertainment
Bjerkreim fair. Animals, heavy machinery and entertainment, Vikeså
October fest, Egersund – singalong and entertainment
Ryfast race. Strand & Stavanger
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Norwegian fruit and salmon festival, Hjelmeland
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Autumn fair, Sand in Suldal
Das Grosse Oktoberfest, Haugesund
Bønder i Byn. Sales and Market day, Sauda Kulturnatt. Art and culture, Haugesund
Tysvær Skrekkfest. Horror movie festival, Tysvær
SILK Skudeneshavn international literature and culture festival, Karmøy
SIDDIS Brass. Competition for Norwegian brass bands at Stavanger concert hall
bLest. Literature festival, Tysvær
3 lakes race. Half marathon, Stavanger
Christmas market at Varatun gård, Sandnes
Stavanger Open, competition for school orchestras
Christmas market, Sand, Suldal
30.11–1.12, 7–8., 14–15. Christmas market, Haugesund
5.–15. Christmas market Egersund
Christmas tree town Jørpeland. Strand
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22.11–15.12 Christmas at Kongeparken
Subject to errors and changes.
For updated and more extensive information visit: visithaugesund.no and regionstavanger-ryfylke
A C C O M M O D AT I O N
Accommodation Flørli © Hessel Haker
Find a broad selection of different places to stay, whether it is urban, historical or family run hotels. Camping sites offer activities practically on your doorstep, while small island communities with hotels and guest homes give you peace of mind. Waking up in a fjord
cabin to a breath of fresh mountain air, or in a cabin by the sea. Are you in the mood for something out of the ordinary, you can sleep at a farm, in a hammock or rent a room at a lighthouse.
Haukali 33/3 in Forsand
Where ocean meets the sky Untouched, stunning and wild nature. Art exhibition, gallery shop and lighthouse history Cafe and gallery: March– November. Accommodation 8–10 people, all year.
Rooms and apartments with breakfast for rental in the renowned Norneshuset. Good standard. Private atmosphere. Pier. Outdoor patio. By the sea at old Skudeneshavn.
Unique village with no roads. Flørli is known for hydro power, as well as the world’s longest wooden staircase with 4444 steps. Hostel and apartments, cafe, pub and events. Get to Flørli by ferry, boat or by foot.
Experience life as in 1850, the quiet and authentic way of living. Stunning and raw nature. Good options for recreation in the surroundings with hiking, swimming or fishing. Groups of max. 8 people.
ryvarden.no | +47 95 19 58 00
+47 900 59 007 | norneshuset.no
florli.no ︱ +47 902 65 133
haukali333.com | +47 47510147
YOUR NATURAL CHOICE OF HOTELS IN THE STAVANGER REGION
GENUINE PEACE AND QUIET WITH ACCOMMODATION ALL YEAR.
01.06-18.08 GALLERY, SECOND-HAND SHOP AND CAFÉ
Choose any of our five hotels – we look forward to welcoming you. Make your reservation today: scandichotels.com
T: +47 912 42 714 firstname.lastname@example.org www.utsira.net
Hotel by the fjord Norwegian Scenic Route Ryfylke, Road rv 13
NO-4230 Sand Tlf. 52 79 27 00 email@example.com www.ryfylkefjordhotel.no VII/ C3
Ryfylke Fjordhotel is a family-run hotel which attaches great importance to personal service, good food and pleasant surroundings for its guests.
All rooms with fjordview Restaurant, bar, spa and private harbour
The hotel is located at Sand in Ryfylke (Suldal Municipality), one of the most beautiful natural areas in Norway, the land of the fjords. All the town centre functions such as shops, express boat, buses, etc., are within walking distance of the hotel. 64 rooms, comfortable lounges and fully licensed restaurant/bar.
Welcome to Sogndalstrand Kulturhotell – a hotel with character VII/ C7
We have 30 rooms, all ensuite. Restaurant. Standgata 22, 4380 Hauge i Dalane +47 51 47 72 55 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Vågavegen 44, NO-4130 Hjelmeland | Tel. +47 480 50 600 email@example.com | www.hjelmelandspa.no
Andersen Airport Service Camper van rental direct from Haugesund Airport, Karmøy. Short distance to fjords and mountains. Pick up and delivery at the airport, it does not get any easier than this. +47 52 84 04 70 andersenairportservice.com
accommodation options: visithaugesund.no ryfylke.com
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Hotels Røvær Kulturhotell
+47 52 71 58 00
Park Inn by Rezidor Haugesund Airport
+47 52 86 10 90
Utstein kloster hotell
+47 51 72 01 00
Fjordbris Hotell AS
+47 922 33 900
Sola Strand Hotel
+47 51 94 30 00
Axel Lundsvei 27
+47 51 61 29 00
Bryne Kro & Hotell
+47 51 77 75 00
Grand Hotell Egersund
+47 51 49 60 60
Johan Feyers gate 3
Thon Hotel Saga
Comfortable hotel for groups and inviduals. Good parking available, also coach parking onsite. Free access to one of the city’s best gyms. The most central hotel in the city.
The hotel is one of the leading conference hotels in the country. Located at the seafront. Rogaland’s best breakfast and 311 hotel rooms.
thonhotels.no/saga +47 52 86 28 00
www.hotelmaritim.no +47 52 86 30 00
4262 Håvik VII/A3
4156 Mosterøy VII/B4 4150 Rennesøy VII/B4 4055 Sola VII/B5
4335 Dirdal VII/C6 4340 Bryne VII/B6
4370 Egersund V/A3
Unique brewery hotel
Cafe and restaurant with Norwegian and Chinese food. Bar fully licensed. In the centre of Sauda. 50 rooms incl. Mettes lille hotell with 4 suites. Venues for meetings and conferences. Free fishing, boat rental.
A natural choice for visitors to Preikestolen. Only 500 m from the Tau ferry. Own microbrewery, restaurant serving local food and newly renovated rooms and communal areas. Enjoy your stay with us!
kloverhotel.net | +47 52 78 69 99
lillandhotell.no | +4751747434
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“All our dreams can come true — if we have the courage to pursue them” (Walt Disney)
Havly Hotell Traditional and modern In central Stavanger Free WIFI.
Valberggata 1, 4006 Stavanger +47 51 93 90 00 | havly-hotell.no
Quality Airport Hotel Near Sola beach, the airport and Stavanger city centre.
The only hotel at Jørpeland. Dates to 1911, renovated 100 years later. It oozes of history from Stålverket’s (Steel plant) days of glory. Beautifully located above the harbour in Jørpeland. 28 rooms and restaurant.
Accommodation where the historic atmosphere still lingers. Beautifully situated by the harbour in central Stavanger. The best of food and drink at Big Horn Steak house and Cocktail bar Holmen.
verkshotellet.no | 407 21 233
Quality Hotel Residence
Stay at a street art hotel
Good price deals in summer and family-friendly facilities.
Centrally in Sandnes with short distance to Preikestolen, Jæren beaches, Kongeparken. Kid’s hotel in July. Large family rooms, children’s buffet, play room and activities. Good parking.
Full service budget hotel with perfectly sized rooms. Short distance to Kongeparken, Preikestolen, RUSH, Kvadrat. Free parking. Breakfast buffet included when booking online
choice.no | +47 51 94 20 00
choice.no | +47 51 60 27 00
smarthotel.no | +47 415 36 500
Free parking and shuttle bus to/ from the airport.
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Stranddalen © Marius Vervik
Cabins & Apartments
Cabins by river Suldalslågen. Salmon fishing, salmon safari, river rafting. Outdoor pool. Self-catering. Course/conference. Rooms/breakfast, full and half pension for groups. Fully licensed bar. Farm brewery.
2 exclusive holiday homes near beach and centre. With swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna and sunbed. 6 rooms with 14 beds. 5 bathrooms with shower & toilet. Satellite tv. Boat incl. engine for rental.
At a fruit farm by the sea, fishing and hiking possibilities. 4 holiday homes and 6 apartments of good quality. 5 with jacuzzi and sauna. Sleeps 2 to 12. Boat rental. Private sandy beach.
Farm hotel with panoramic views of Årdal. Accommodation in hotel rooms and apartments. Fantastic hikes just outside the door. Rental of canoes at lake Riskedalsvatnet. Parking for camper van.
molaks.no | +47 970 42 825
+47 913 59 131
solvag.com | +47 928 57 007
hoiland-gard.no | +47 919 14 524
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B&B & Camping Strandgaten Gjestgiveri
+47 959 98 285,
+47 90 77 50 01
Mosvangen Camping Stavanger
+47 51 53 29 71
+47 51 65 43 75
Open all year.
Open all year.
Open from 10.5 to 30.8
Hamrane Hyttefelt Welcome to Hamrane Hyttefelt. Cabins near Preikestolen in stunning and peaceful surroundings overlooking mountains and waters. hamrane-hyttefelt.no +47 464 77 965
Sauda Fjord Camping
5528 Haugesund III/E3 4152 Vestre Åmøy
– Norway’s oldest village. Historic accommodation (1500 B.C – 600 A.D). Camping (May–Oct.), rooms to let, cafe, boat and kayak rental Historical activities and guided tours. Pub in Gildehallen landapark.no | +4795428451
Camping & camper van parking near the stunning Saudafjord. 19 well-equipped cabins/apartments. With shower/toilet for 2–7 people. Free WIFI. Boat rental, playground, hiking area, beach, golf and ski centre.
Near the starting point of the Preikestolen hike.
Rural camping and rooms in beautiful natural surroundings. Accommodation in camping cabins or in our unique silo. 100 km from Stavanger. 150 km from Kristiansand. Welcome!
Top sanitary facilities, restaurant with beer & wine license.
Getting to & around It doesn’t matter where you come from. As long as you get here! Getting here by train! – nsb.no
Train from Oslo and Kristiansand to Stavanger.
Getting here by bus! – nor-way.no
Haukeliekspressen (Oslo–Haukeli–Haugesund) Kystbussen (Bergen–Haugesund–Stavanger)
Getting here by plane to Haugesund or
Stavanger and take the airport shuttle to the cities!
Airport Shuttle to/from Haugesund, Stavanger
and Sandnes– flybussen.no
Jærlines to/from Bryne – jaerlines.no
Getting here by ferry! – fjordline.no Fjordline runs from Hirtshals/Denmark to
Kristiansand, Stavanger and Bergen.
Getting here by camper van! – bobilplassen.no
Getting here by car! Read our roundtrip suggestions p. 36
© Brian Tallman for Nuart
Local transportation Tickets to both bus and train can be purchased on a ticket
vending machine or via App (Kolumbus/Skyss/NSB). When
purchasing tickets on the bus (Nord-Jæren), or on the train
(only if your station has a ticket vending machine) there is an
additional fee. It is not possible to pay with credit/debit card
on local buses (Kolumbus/Skyss). On buses in Haugesund city
centre (Kolumbus), the ticket fee is NOK 10,-. Reduces fares for children from 4–15 years and seniors over 67 years. Kids under the age of 4 travel for free. Your bus ticket is valid on the train and vice versa. The least expensive way of buying tickets for
speed boats in Ryfylke, N edstrand, the combination boat to the Lysefjord, the ferry to Utsirda and Røvær/Feøy, is on kolumbus. no. You can also purchase tickets onboard, or at the Kolumbus
service centres at Byterminalen and Fiskepiren in Stavanger. It is
free of charge to bring along bikes on the speed boats to Ryfylke, however remember to reserve this when buying your ticket, as there are only 10 bikes per departure. Tickets for ferry Stavan-
ger–Tau must be purchased on board. Both the Lauvvik – Oanes ferry and Hjelmeland – Nesvik you buy at the harbour. On the
crossing Mortavika – Arsvågen, you pay only for the car, not for the passengers.
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The tourist car ferry on the Lysefjord
has two daily departures in each direction, at 9.30 am and 3 pm from Lauvvik, and at 12 (noon) and at
Road toll – auto pass For those who do not have an Auto pass chip or chip from BroBizz or Øresundbro Konsortiet (Øresund Bizz), simply drive through the toll station, and they will send you an invoice to the registered address of the car after you get home. Everything is automated.
6 pm from Lysebotn (1 June–15 September). It is recommended to book seats on thefjords.no
Useful apps: Entur (timetables for all of Norway) Kolumbus Billett (local bus and trains in Rogaland) Skyss Billett (local bus in Hordaland) NSB (train)
Taxi Stavanger Taxi
Open 24 hours a day, we transport you and your loved
Olav V’s gate 13
ones safely to your destination. Free booking app; Taxifix. +47 51 90 90 90, stavangertaxi.no
hertz.no +47 51 53 82 02
We have 12 tour coaches ranging in size from
16-seater-mini bus to 80-seater-doubledecker at your
disposal. All kinds of transport – transfer, sightseeing,
short and long trips. We also have a limousine service. +47 51 90 90 20, rogaland-taxi.no
Leisure boat Sheltered guest harbours welcome you to picturesque archipelagos, fjord and mountains, urban landscape
and unique islands, with several adapted harbours with family-friendly beaches and places to fish crab from.
Eat fresh bread and traditional food from the pier.
Restaurants near the sea offering local produce that
make your taste buds rejoice. A more detailed overview of ports, bunkering and other facilities can be obtained from the tourist information offices.
For more information about harbours, visit friluftsradetvest.no ryfri.no velihavn.no
Egersund havn © fotografenas.no
bOat CHaRteR Guest harbours Vågen and Børevigå in Stavanger are suitable for boats up to 15 meters-length. Room for around 50 boats. Access to electricity and water. Service centre open in summer.
norled.no stavanger.havn.no/maritimt/ fritidsbat
Enjoy the view from one of our comfortable catamarans. Boats in different sizes available for charter. Contact us today for a good offer! +47 51868700 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Great travel experiences
FIND YOUR NATURE HIKE 112 natural recreation areas
ÅKRASANDEN BEACH - the Blue Flag
We do our utmost to give you a clean coastal land scape, offering unique possibilities for recreation and a diversified outdoor life.
Hiking paths along the coast and in the mountains - VALHEST
Go to our web pages to find inspiration, where you also can download maps and other useful information. www.ryfri.no
Fishing - Bathing - Boat Life
Up to the fjords !
10 ½ h
Photo: Erik Ask
1 passenger car up to 1,95 m heigth and 5 m length and 2 persons, incl. reclining seat (during the high season), taxes and fees
Bergen Oslo Sandefjord Stavanger
Fjord Line GmbH Nizzestraße 28 | D-18311 Ribnitz-Damgarten | Germany | Tel.: +49 3821 709 72 10 | Email: Buchung@FjordLine.de
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Direct flights to Stavanger from approx 30 cities
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Tourist information Haugesund tourist information
Located north in the pedestrian street.
itswaterful.com visithaugesund.no – email@example.com ryfylke.com – firstname.lastname@example.org regionstavanger.com – email@example.com
Tourist informations open all year Sveio Libris&Ringo
+47 96 91 34 44
+47 52 75 70 07
Oasen Storsenter, Karmsund
Unni Marie Rosemaling.com, 5580 Ølen
Åkrafjordtunet Avaldsnes Kopervik Sauda Suldal Suldal
Stavanger Sandnes Kvadrat Bryne
Fugl Fønix hotel, 5590 Etne
Skånevik Fjordhotell, Skånevik Teigland, 5590 Etne
Nordvegen Historiesenter, Avaldsnes Rådhuset, Kopervik
Folkets Hus, Skulegata 20, Sauda
Sommer: Fossheim, Postvegen 18, Sand.
Vinter: Næringsparken, Sandsvegen 134, Sand Vågavegen 116, Hjelmeland Rådhusgaten 7, Jørpeland
Fossanvegen 380, Forsand Strandkaien 61, Stavanger Vågsgt. 22, Sandnes
Gamle Stokkavei 1, Sandnes
Arne Garborgsveg 38, Bryne Vikeså Veiservice
Moi Hotel, Lundveien 2740, Moi Sirdal Fjellmuseum, Kvæven
Tourist informations open in summer Skudeneshavn
+47 53 77 07 00 +47 53 75 42 60 +47 52 81 24 00
+47 52 85 75 00 visitkarmoy.no +47 52 78 62 78 saudaferie.no +47 99 56 30 01 visitsuldal.no +47 99 56 30 01 visitsuldal.no +47 51 75 00 00 +47 98 21 99 75
+47 51 70 36 60 visitforsand.com +47 51 85 92 00 +47 51 85 92 00 +47 51 96 00 44 +47 51 77 60 00 +47 51 45 97 00 +47 51 40 99 00 +47 38 37 93 30
+47 53 64 20 33
Preikestolvegen 521, Strand
+47 53 77 14 40
Kyrkjevegen 27, Røldal
+47 53 76 86 61
+47 52 85 80 00
+47 52 83 10 89
Torget 7, 4280 Skudeneshavn
+47 52 01 08 30 visithaugesund.no
Sveio senter, Sveiogata 66, Sveio
Mon.–Fri. 10–16:30. Mid June–31 Aug.: Mon.–Fri. 9–17, Sat.–Sun. 10–15. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Karmsundet 200 m
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FIRE SERVICE: 110 POLICE: 112 AMBULANCE: 113 EMERGENCY CLINIC: 116117 (only domestic) Norwegian Air Ambulance, Stavanger +47 51 53 80 50, norskluftambulanse.no Dental Clinic Stavanger, Tastagata 30/32, +47 51 52 33 44 Dental Clinic Haugesund, Haraldsgata 139, Haugesund, +47 901 29 600. Pharmacy: Vitus Løven, Olav Vs gate 11, +47 51 91 08 80 Pharmacy: Apotek 1 Løven, Haraldsgata 90, Haugesund, +47 52 70 78 50 Assistance at sea: 120 Useful app: Hjelp 113 (Ambulance app)
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Setesdal Vesthei, Ryfylkeheiane & Frafjordheiane protected area
Hardangervidda National Park
Norwegian Scenic Route Ryfylke Kolbeinstveit Suldal
Norwegian Scenic Route Ryfylke
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Norwegian Scenic Route Hardanger
Norwegian Scenic Route Ryfylke
Folgefonna National Park
Etnefjella Svandalsfossen 27
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Halsnøy 1 Fjelberg Sydnes Skånevik Borgundøy
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North Sea Cycle Road
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Ryfast - sub sea tunnel system (opens late 2019)
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Rennesøyhodnet 38 37 Tau Jørpeland
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Fairy-tale adventures in the fjords. Year round.
Explore fantastic fjords with sheer mountains, mighty waterfalls and towering Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock). Our fjord cruises to Lysefjord and Preikestolen create memories for life.
Fjord Cruise Lysefjord & Preikestolen
Lysefjord’s stunning scenery includes majestic mountains and is simply unforgettable. Gazing up at Preikestolen towering over the fjord adds a new dimension to the concept ‘works of nature.’ See the enchanting hideout “Vagabond’s Cave,” be charmed by the goats at summer pasture and taste clear mountain water from the Hanging Falls. We offer three departures a day in June, July and August.
Preikestolen Cruise & Hike
Enjoy lovely Lysefjord, see Preikestolen towering over you and hike to what some call “the world’s best view.” The cruise includes legendary hideout “Vagabond’s Cave,” tasting pure water from Hanging Falls and a view of Preikestolen from our boat. Then hike through glorious scenery to Preikestolen plateau itself. Do the summer hike by yourself on a clearly marked trail. The winter hike is guided.
Tickets are available at rodne.no, at the gangway prior to departure, or at Tourist Information. Phone: +47 51 89 52 70 | email@example.com | rodne.no
The official travel guide for Destination Haugesund, Destination Ryfylke og Region Stavanger. English version.
Published on Feb 28, 2019
The official travel guide for Destination Haugesund, Destination Ryfylke og Region Stavanger. English version.