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...more
I have many stays including a very long one during the summer/autumn this year(2003) On all...more
Nice ambience, especially the "back room" with armchairs and a TV set, where you can relax with your coffee after the meal. The walls are covered with egyptian pictures, and the chairs in the dining area are genuinly african (according to my friend whom I was dining with, who is from Eritrea). The food was OK, better than in the many kebab stores...more
I knew that it should be a place like this around Kårsto and I found it at last :)It was of course another surprise, as the wildness is even more visible and the feeling of being so small in that “swampy” Norwegian World is even bigger.How I knew it? It's so simple.Around each "BY" (village or town) in Norway, the locals have organised a place for...more
Smedasundet 93, Haugesund, 5501, Norway
Good for: Families
It is a big history behind that church in Avaldsnes and this is why I have preferred to write a special "tip" for it only.First of all, you'll be impressed by the location on the top of the hill, dominating the entire area, and the simple, early gothic shape.It is somehow specific to the early gothic (even more specific to the one on Northern...more
Very close to the train station and the central bus station, it can be a good choice for shopping.You'll find there all you may find in any other place in Norway and you'll have a new opportunity to meet people... more than in the other places in the city :)more
The hotel looks so ugly! But once you get inside it is something else. It is recently renovated, and...more
Probably yes, but we haven't seen them all to be sure.And we have seen actually only a part of it, before the Christmas in 2007.Far to be comparable with Disneyland or Efteling, we have to recognize that, for a country with only 5 million people, it is big.And all the kids (even their parents) would find interesting things to do here.Again, do not...more
I found more interesting the road to Lysebotn than the place itself. Be prepared for a long trip and a "scary" one. You'll have to stop in some places and let the others go, as the road is not wide enough for two cars. And of course, you'll stop it. It seems that the Norwegians are more confident with that kind of roads and they will never be...more
At the lower end of the Lysebotn hairpin road there's a straight tunnel, in the middle a turn of 340 degrees. The tunnel is without lights, traffic in both directions, and with lots of bicycles without lamps and even without reflectors. Those coming towards us were only seen as a silhouette in front of the car lights behind them, when there were...more
.. they are alone and they need it. I have seen only the ones in the central area of the city.I will let you admire few of them. Nice "combination" with the "Little Sunday Princess"and the "Leaping Centaur" behind...I have lost a lot of them but.. next time I will find them all :)more
Solhogda 3, Bryne, Norway, 4340, NO
Good for: Couples
It seems that this is one of the reasons why Nedstrand is so small and clean and quiet.
You will end lost between the fjords before foinding at last the place.
Once found, you'll discover that is not too much to do here than breath a fresh hair, discuss a bit with those people around and listen their stories about witches and fishing.
Serious people.. is it not too boring to live in places like this?! :(
If you are at least as lucky as me, you'll probably have a good day and a clear sky above you, perfect for taking photos in the port. It seems that the good sailors in Egersund are good painters too. Or an artist is choosing at least the coulours for their boats.In a shop near the port I have seen a nice saying "If God had meant us to have fibre...more
I don't know who guided my steps over there but, I consider myself lucky to discover that place. My trip there was a bit longer than I have expected but I will never regret it.If I will look again some time at those photos with the Lighthouse and the sea bellow, I will remember about the nice afternoon I have been there stretching my bones, jumping...more
I have visited the city for few times in the last 4 years but last weekend I was there only to take some photos in the biggest Christmas Market on the western part of Norway.Perhaps because I have been already in so many other well known markets in Europe, they didn't impress me much with the market itself.What is impressing me is the fever of...more
I have just followed the sign and i had actually a nice surprise.An old wharf transformed into a museum with a great collection of "things" related to the old life in Tananger, from old engines to a simple workshop.Going there I was well surprised by the guests. She was preparing waffles for the potential visitors and him, in a clean and nice suit,...more
Why on earth would one stay in a hotel half an hour away from home? A romantic weekend with the one...more
Nice city and old port in Rogaland, dated from 1608, having now more than 18000 inhabitants.The long tradition in fishing is visible everywhere in the city... The deep port has always been a refuge for small and big ships during the bad storms in the North Sea.Now the city is hosting the head offices for well known companies in Oil and Gas Industry...more
We traveled by Ryanair to Haugesund (actually Helganes) airport in September 2005. When I was planning this 'off-season' trip, I found it difficult to find information for costs, schedules, and options after the tourist season ended August 31.
I have placed the following information in a travelogue under Stavanger, Norway (as it was our base. It includes prices, schedules, and travel times for three weekdays:
Helganes (Haugesund Airport) to Kopervik by taxi
Kopervik to Stavanger by ferry
Stavanger to Tau
Tau to Preikestolhytta
Preikestolhytta to Tau
Tau to Stavanger
Stavanger to Haugesund
Haugesund to Airport (Helganes)
(Stavanger to Lysefjord / Lysebotn option)
Our car walk finished with a stopped at the east side of the island. It looked completely different from the rocky west side. It was greener, warmer and sunnier. On the other side I could see the main land. There, between the main land and the island people go out on the their boats for sailing in a nice weather.more
Skudeneshaven is the other city at the island - the southest point of the island. The city is a main port at Karmoy. Few years ago it has won the award "Summer resort of Norway". The day was Friday and the city seemed to be sleeping - maybe most of the people work in the biggest city in the area, I don't know. We were looking for a place where to...more
We were driving south and stopping at the most beautiful places around the island. One of them was Sandcesanden beach. It was rocky, cold and windy but I have no words to explain the emotion I felt there on the rocks. I guess it was freedom! Neither the wind, neither the coldness could make me feel any bad. If I had the chance I could go there...more
There is a nice beach in Åkra and you'll find there probably most of the locals, walking or only contemplating the sea.I have found it interesting too and the sea, together with the fast changes on the "sky above", will impress you for sure.I will let the photos to tell you more about that place.more
If you'll be lucky enough to have a sunny day, you may try to compete with my photos up-loaded here ƒºGood luck!And don¡¦t forget to walk all the way to the end of the port¡¦s mole¡K it is really long and, at the end of it, you¡¦ll find the small ¡§fyr¡¨ (lighthouse).more
This is what I am always doing when I am in Norway. It is the only way I can understand where I am and ussually, if I am lucky enough, the view over the fjords and thousand islands is amazing.
I will try to attach some photos to let you understand my point :)
I have measured it and it seems that is only 307 m above the sea level if my GPS is working properly :)
Touraren is a small, local cafe/ diner. It serves a basic range of food, drinks and refreshments. The service is nice and friendly, and the staff speaks English. Then again, almost all Norwegians, including most children over 10, speaks English in Norway.During weekends, they some times have live music in the evenings. This is also a good chance to...more
Tau has its fair share of Viking-age gravemounds. The biggest cncentration is around the church, a couple of miles from the ferry. Most of them are on farmland, and hnce unaccessible. But two are easily reached: One is in the new cemetery, right next to the church. The second is located right down the road from the church, towards the sea.The...more
Take a walk on Taurafjedlet ("Mount Tau"). The path starts in Vågadalsveien, and can be a bit hard to find. It's to the left when you get to the top of the hill from the ferry quay. Take a look at the picture to get an idea. The path starts at the "X".On the top, you've got a great view overlooking Tau, as well as the fjords to the West and North....more
The Geitungen Lighthouse is abandon lighthouse on Island south of Skundeneshabvn. You can only get there by boat, tro the summer you can travel to this Island by boat. The boat MS Skudeholm goes on Eveningstrips to The Island where Geitungen Lighthouse is.