Rogaland Things to Do

  • Lysenfjorden - Not pulpit or kjærag
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  • Lysenfjorden - Not pulpit or kjærag
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  • Lysenfjorden - Not pulpit or kjærag
    by Toshioohsako

Rogaland Things to Do

  • Preikestolen & Kjeragbolten

    Stavanger Things to Do

    The walk to Preikestolen is a must! I’ve made this walk several times since coming to live in Stavanger and hope to do it at least one more time before I leave. The walk and climb to Priekestolen is enjoyable in itself - there are some impressive views on the way up looking back towards Stavanger. However the icing on the cake is the stunning...

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  • Gamle Stavanger

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Stavanger Things to Do

    This is the historic center of Stavanger and includes several artisan workshops and the Norwegian Canning Museum. It is known as Gamle Stavanger, which means �Old Stavanger� in Norwegian. There are said to be 173 white cottages dating from the 1800's in this area. It is the largest surviving wooden house settlement in northern Europe. I really...

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  • Lysenfjorden - Not pulpit or kjærag

    Stavanger Things to Do

    Lysefjord is one of the most visited fjord in Noway. One often see people siting on a huge square rock. Its a scary view sometimes. That flat rock is here. One can take Lysefjord Sight*seeing boat. It will take you to the best area of the Fjord within one hour or two. You really enjoy the day trip.

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  • Stavanger domkirke

    Stavanger Things to Do

    It is 2011, and we are in Stavanger not long after the "Oslo Massacre" had taken place. Many of the dead were still being buried, and this was the case in Stavanger, there was a funeral being held for one of the victims. Outside the Cathedral, were many flowers and condolences left there by the people of Stavanger and others. In the afternoon, we...

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  • Flor og Fjære Island

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Stavanger Things to Do

    This year (2010) we've been very lucky to visit two beautiful gardens - Keukenhof in Holland and Flor&Fjaere in Norway. In order to visit Flor&Fjaere you have to book a boat trip from Stavanger; if possible on a sunny day:). A nice 20 minutes boat trip and you are on Sør-Hidle island. The trip is expensive (it also includes a lunch or a dinner -...

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  • Breiavatnet

    Stavanger Things to Do

    In Stavanger, I found many statues and monuments. They were in parks and streets, they seemed to pop up everywhere. The most important statue is of a Gazelle by the Lake, one I looked at, but somehow haven't a photo of is “Dedicated to the Men and Women of Norwegian Blood who have contributed to the Building of America.” Another statue was of a...

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  • Hafsfjord

    Stavanger Things to Do

    Møllebukta in Hafrsfjord is a popular beach. The fjord is shallow with a narrow opening into the ocean, which means that bathing temperatures are often higher here than on the Jæren beaches. And I must admit I prefer sunbathing on grass rather than on sand! A part of the beach is reserved for surfers. The linked page is in norwegian, press "Kart...

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  • Oljemuseet

    Stavanger Things to Do

    The Norwegian Petroleum Museum wasn't on our list of places to visit. We were quite happy to see the modern buildings on our cruise though. The Museum is about Oil and Gas, providing an insight into the industry. Expect to follow a trail of learning about petroleum from its origin of one million years ago to the exploration and production of oil...

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  • Jæren - beaches

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Stavanger Things to Do

    You don't have to go to Jæren to find beaches, although the Jæren beaches are bigger and more sandy. The city beaches are spread along Gandsfjorden, they are small and cozy. Go by bus no 4 to Rosenli or no 6 to Godalen and walk between the buildings down walkways to the fjord (see my Rosenli tip or the "bike or hike" tip right above for more info...

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  • Sculptures general

    Stavanger Things to Do

    It was allways a nice to find over the corner a nice statue having the roots in the old stories of the city. I will post here some photos with the statues I love. They are so real and they are making from Stavanger a warm city. They make you feel at home even if you are thousands kilometers away from your place. The scenes are so familiar and it...

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  • Botanical garden

    Stavanger Things to Do

    The botanical garden is always open, and the entrance is free! Sundays in the period 9 june - 29 sept from 12 o'clock - 3 p.m. there is a free barbecue, that is the charcoal is lit and you can bring whatever you want to grill, and members of "Botanisk hages venner" (Friends of the botanical garden) sell icecream, coffee, herb tea, waffles,...

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  • Svarthola

    Stavanger Things to Do

    Svarthola means the Black Cave and is nothing else to see than a simple small cave :-) What is interesting at this cave, is the fact that it was populated 6000 years ago by a group of hunters (25 is the supposed number). There were found some remains from those times. What you can find now... some plastic souvenirs lying on the floor. Perhaps...

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  • Valbergtårnet.

    Stavanger Things to Do

    Near the Vagen there is the Valbergtarnet Tower built in 1852 as lookaround of the town. From its top you can see a great wiev over the vagen and the old town of Stavanger. Inside the tower there is hte Vektermuseet.

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  • Tou scene

    Stavanger Things to Do

    Tou Scene is a a non-profit corporation owned by artists and supporters and is supported by the Municipality of Stavanger. Tou is located in the old Tou Brewery, that dates back to 1855 and was used as such until 1980. Tou Scene presents all year long programs to the public in a variety of art forms. The company was founded by 25 artists and 5...

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  • Gloppedalsura

    Stavanger Things to Do

    The boulder field at Gloppedalsura is an amazing sight and if you’re travelling from Stavanger to Sirdal, it’s worth turning aside for a couple of minutes to see. The scree was formed during the last ice age when receding ice plucked and distributed boulders into the valley but what boulders! Some of the blocks are the size of trucks or even...

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  • Ullandhaugtårnet

    Stavanger Things to Do

    Ullandhaug tower is a Telecommunications tower, built in 1964. The tower sits on a hill, and is 64 metres high. It looked really run-down around the outside, and we thought we wouldn't be able to reach the top, then I found the staircase, and up we went to the viewing platform. Well, it was worth coming because there are marvellous views of...

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  • Stavanger Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

    Stavanger Things to Do

    Part of the Stavanger Museum, the Zoological section presents birds and mammals from all around the world. The birds exhibition is really rich and interesting. The museum is opened every day except on Mondays and a ticket costs about 60 NOK /adult. With this ticket you can also visit Stavanger Maritime Museum and Norwegian Canning Museum in the...

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  • Flekkefjord

    Stavanger Things to Do

    Flekkefjord is another one of those cute little towns along the south coast of Norway. I would say it is the most westernly one, as I concider the next town towards Stavanger, Egersund, to be the most southern town on the west coast ;-) Flekkefjord is appr. 2 hours away from Stavanger by car, train or bus. If you are in a hurry, take road E39, do...

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  • Hå Gamle Prestegård

    Stavanger Things to Do

    Many times during my stay in Sandnes, I went to Haa Gamle Prestegaard - an old reverend's house right at the sea about 40 minutes south of Stavanger. The house is beautiful and consists of several buildings. It is used mostly for exhibitions, anything from film star photos, to Inuit art or Egyptian-knitted carpets - always interesting! there is a...

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  • Hermetikkmuseet

    Stavanger Things to Do

    This building used to be one of Stavanger's many canning factories. From the 1890's to about 1960 the canning industry was the most important industry in Stavanger. After 1960 the oil industry took over... In the museum you can see the whole process of how the fish was canned. The museum is located in the old town of Stavanger. The website below...

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  • Festivals

    Stavanger Things to Do

    Each May, Stavanger hosts several of the most well-known jazz artists in the world. The venues are spread out through the town for a long weekend, packed with jazz shows. Each theatre is different, and Stavangeren, for one, is a hundred year old cubical wood house. The inside is gutted and has seats on the floor and a balcony with more seats. It is...

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  • Hiking or biking trips

    Stavanger Things to Do

    The linked map shows the walking / biking path around the areas Rosenli and Godalen in Storhaug, Stavanger east. If you are on foot, I suggest you go by bus no 4A or 4B marked Rosenli to "Ryfylkegata", cross the street and walk between the buildings, keep to the right and you will come to Breivig, a small harbour and some gas storage tanks. The...

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  • Friluftshuset - Jæren

    Stavanger Things to Do

    The Friluftshuset in Orre is right on the coast south of Stavanger and Sandes, at the beach. It's a place where biological and geological things are exhibited and explained. Like a nature museum really - sand, stones, animals, migration shifts (how people walked over the then ice-covered North Sea) etc. Really well done, with een little movies or...

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  • Go to the mountains-Hestanippen-Vikedal

    If you are in Rogaland, you shall use your opportunity to see everything from above.The steep mountains are not so difficult to be "climbed" as they seem, looking from the sea/fjord level.You'll always find a nice path going to the top and, sometime, the views on your way up could be more amazing than the view from the top.From my experience, every...

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  • Stavanger

    Stavanger is the fourth largest city in Norway. It is located in the west of the country, in Rogaland county district.Stavanger is most famous for being the oil-capitol of Norway.Read more at my Stavanger page.

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  • Sandnes

    Sandnes is a city in Rogaland county, in the west of Norway. It is the fastest growing city in the country, with about 900 more persons per year.Read more at my Sandnes page.

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  • Road along the fjords

    Driving up north along road 13 from Tau to Kinsarvik is pure pleasure. The scenery on your left is unspeakably beautiful, with fjords and mountains accompanying you all the way. If you manage to stop - there are not many places suitable for that - you can look down into the depths of the fjord and see tiny islands with little red houses like the...

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  • The old bridge and the mill

    Going north along road 13 not too far from Tau you will see an interesting-looking place with an old cottage in a mountain river valley and an old bridge right across the small river Hauskeana. There are tables and benches there as it's a nice place for a picnic. The cottage with its turf-covered roof is an old grinding mill which in the past was...

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