I've been trying few times to find my way to the Vedafjelet-without succes.
After few years of planning I have got at least the chance to be there.
And being there I found funny to read through the notebook with the listed names of all the "visitors".
It was amazing to find out that some people are going up-there every day, or almost every day.
They call it "move for your life"... which life if you'll use all your time to go in the same place for years and years?! :(
I feel that it could be a bit boring to live in a place where all you can do is to "move for life"... :(
The view from the top is amazing anyway but for me it was enough to go only once.
There are so many hills here to climb, isn't it?
Go to the Trollskogen
I have discovered it just by chance in a sunny Sunday, looking for Spring...
Nice and wild place where the birds were singing and kids playing and laughing in the sun.
You can go there by bus no. 1A from the City Center.
The place is on the north of Hundvag which is an island connected with the city by the big bridge. You can see the bridge from almost all the places in Stavanger.
Another trip in the forest-Ullandhaug
I have taken my chance for a trip in the forest, between two rains. We are in September and… it is raining as usual, almost every day.
Everything is saturated by water and you can smell the wetness everywhere.
As an unusual experience, I was almost hit by a deer, which was at least so terrified as me to meet each other in the middle of the forest.
I will be happy to share with you, by the mean of my photos, my experience and my thoughts…
The swedish Ship Gotheborg
I was lucky enough to be here (I am always here by the way) when that vessel have visited Stavanger on15th-17th of July 2009.
I have spent few hours around this beautiful ship trying to imagine how, almost three hundred years ago, some people were living and dying on it, all having same reasons... money and the "morbid" curiosity to discover new places and to have new experiences and of course… tell to the others about what they have seen. Same like us here, isn't it ?
I have to mention that this ship is just a replica of the original one....
You may read all you want about the ship and it's trips on the web address. The story is amazing for sure.
If you finish to visit all the interesting and well-known places in Stavanger, you may find a new view down to the city from Varden.
This is the Storhaug's "peak", at only 10 minutes from the city center.
If you want to spend some time out in the rain with your kid-we are in Stavanger don't forget- you can visit with him the Fritidsgarden. Actually is a kind of zoo-farm at a small scale.
You may find it easier asking for "Gausel activityfarm"
Lifjell-A trip to the antenna
I have planned for more than a year to go up to the top at the “antenna”. I have seen it from everywhere and I couldn’t find time for it.
The main target was not only the pushpin on the map but the beautiful view I was expecting from the top down to the fjord, Stavanger, surrounding islands, Vaulen, Hillevag, Hinna, Sola, Forus... You will see from the top there all Stavanger area.
What is "new" on my tip is the route.
Most of the people are using the bus 21 coming from Sandnes or personal cars.
I was just walking from Hommersok for less than an hour but in an alert rhythm.
I came in Hommersok by boat in no more than 30 minutes from Fiskepiren, using the Flexi Card (monthly bus ticket used in Stavanger).
It is actually a real road and everybody will be able to “climb” it. I have seen even a 3 years old boy doing this. Of course he was a Norwegian boy :)
As a supplement you can write your name in a notebook... remarkable initiative of the local news paper Aftenbladet, to determine people to go out there for a walk.
For the other details you will find here some photos to speak for me.
The entire tip is costing you almost nothing and the gains will worth it…
And don’t forget to look for my name :)
I was, on last Sunday (01.12.2008-national Romanian day) the only Romanian in the entire list.Related to:
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A visit to Aleksander Kjelland's Monument
I have found it only by chance on my way back from Vistehola. You can go there from the city Center by bus no. 3 (ask the driver where to get off).
What will you find? There is a monument dedicated to the biggest off-shore disaster ever happened in Norway, the equivalent of the British Piper Alfa.
123 people (from 212 on board of the floating drilling platform Aleksander Kjelland) have died on 27 March 1980 due to the bad weather combined with a bad management of the situation.
The monument represents a huge broken chain and you can still find there fresh flowers.
Such a big disaster is not easy forgotten...
The way to the monument is interesting too and the view over the Norwegian coast is unbelievable.
Stokkavatn (Litle and Store)
Do you have time enough?!... Then go and meet the locals running around those lakes.
If you feel strong you can try to do it too, but just for walking around both lakes was just too much:-( (the complete tour is abot 8,4 km long).
It is really "annoying" to see people older than 70 running together and to feel yourself extenuated after only half round. It seems that they love to do this... And they have started at least 60 years ago...
If you have children and you had enough peace and quiet in Stavanger, then try to take them to the playground. You'll have enough noise for at least one month from then:)
Being in this city with our 3 y.o boy, we thought it would be a good idea to take him to a playground. The place is nice, but...it is not divided on areas for different ages and it seemed very risky for small children.
Stavanger's Cultural Centre
Kulturhuset - The culture house has a library, a very comfortable cinema, an art museum, a kids' museum, an outdoor cafe in the centre of town, and a fantastic music library with tens of thousands of cds and dvds for rental, including comprehensive jazz and soul sections. A great resource. Go to my website at www.blacktshirts-stavanger.blogspot.com for my Stavanger Top 10 list and links.Related to:
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Do some island-hopping
Take the express-boats aroung the fjord from island to island and see the local maritime surroundings. If you plan to do this alot, buy the flexi-card -it is sold at a redused rate during summer-time, and is good on both these small boats and busses in the Stavanger/Sandnes area.Related to:
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Walk along Ovre Holmegate and you can admire the most colorful street of Stavanger...
I have spent about three yrs of my life in that area and... I will always miss it for everithing it means :(
If you have time enough and the opportunity... do not miss it!
If you will be lucky too you may have a miserable weather as I had :))
Mosvatnet is a lake close to the centre of Stavanger, popular with walkers, runners and cyclists. A very nice place for relaxing and...feeding the local birds:)
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