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The stream you drink from is the same that the Viking king Olav Tryggvason drank from more than a thousand years ago. ­Svandalsfossen waterfall roars at you on top of the spectacular stairs. Street art in pouring rain and a steaming hot espresso at Fargegata: It’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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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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