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N AT U R E Strandvik

TROLLTUNGA Ænes

Storebø Gjerdmundshamn

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Våge

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Tysnesøy

IN FJORD NORWAY

Folgefonna

Rosendal

Onarheim

ICONIC HIKES

Odda

Ølve

Bekkjarvik Våge

Tyssedal

Sundal

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Skare

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Fitjar Fjæra

Husnes Åkrafjorden Leirvik Bremnes

Håra

LANGFOSS

Sunde

Rubbestadneset

Åkra

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Skånevik Hellandsbygd

Moster Etne

Ølen

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Langevåg

Sauda Svandal

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Vikebygd 520

Sveio Nedre Vats

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Vikedal

Suldalsosen

Sand

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Haugesund

Aksdal

Marvik Yrke

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HIMAKÅNÅ

Avaldsnes

Nedstrand

Utsira

Erfjord

Jelsa Nesvik

Kopervik

Tøtlandsvik

Ombo

Åkrehamn 47

Kleivaland

Hjelmeland

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Sandve

Jøsenfjorden

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Hervik

Judaberg

Skudeneshavn

Fister Årdal

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Rennesøy Tau

Lysebotn Jørpeland

PHOTO: KJETIL BENTSEN

TROLLPIKKEN

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PREIKESTOLEN

Stavanger

Lysefjorden Oanes

Hinna

 A POTENT ROCK FORMATION

Sola

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Lauvvik 45

Sandnes

Frafjord

2 HOURS RETURN

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4,2 KILOMETERS RETURN/ ALTITUDE 160 METERS

Bore

Gilja

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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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Sirdal

Byrkjedal

Ålgård

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Bryne 44

Nærbø

Tonstad

Hegelstad Vikeså

Varhaug

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Vigrestad Brusand

Helleland

Ogna 44

Eik

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TROLLPIKKEN Egersund

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KJERAG

Flørli

Randaberg

Magma UNESCO Global Geopark

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Moi Sira

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Explore the south of Fjord Norway - It's waterful - english  

The official travel guide for Destination Haugesund, Destination Ryfylke og Region Stavanger. English version.

Explore the south of Fjord Norway - It's waterful - english  

The official travel guide for Destination Haugesund, Destination Ryfylke og Region Stavanger. English version.

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