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Stavanger

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305,1009,31

Haugesund

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41,134,21

Lysebotn

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18,107,0

Sandnes

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15,66,12

Tau

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6,22,0

Egersund

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4,17,0

Nedstrand

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1,6,0

Bryne

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9,45,2

Sandve

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2,10,0

Vestre Bokn

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1,9,0

Tananger

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3,10,1

Kopervik

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1,1,0

Karmøy

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5,28,0

Judaberg

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0,1,0

Brusand

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2,9,0

Sola

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5,11,3

Skudeneshavn

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1,18,0

Sandeid

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0,3,0

Randaberg

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0,0,1

Jørpeland

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0,61,0

Hjelmeland

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10,19,0

Frafjord

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0,3,0

Fosen

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0,1,0

Dirdal

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0,0,1

Brimse

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5,40,0

Bokn

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0,3,0

Stavanger

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  • Preikestolen

    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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  • Clarion Hotel Stavanger

    Stavanger Hotels

    I have been there for only two nights. It is situated just few minutes far from the city center.

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  • Chinese

    4 out of 5 stars

    Stavanger Restaurants

    Of the several chinese restaurants in Stavanger, Sze Chuen House is our favourite! The food is cheap and good, nice ambient and the service is OK. Close to downtown Stavanger. Eat in or take away. In addition to food from the Sze Chuen province, they have dishes from northern China as well as Dim Sum. The restaurant is in the ground floor,...

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Haugesund

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  • Søre Åsen

    Haugesund Off The Beaten Path

    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...

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  • Clarion Collection Hotel

    Haugesund Hotels

    Smedasundet 93, Haugesund, 5501, Norway

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Avaldsnes Church

    Haugesund Things to Do

    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...

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Lysebotn

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  • Driving from Stavanger

    Lysebotn Transportation

     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...

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  • Oygardstol

    Lysebotn Restaurants

    I have only tried a cofee.. a I have to recognise that only the location and the building itself is special.. nothing to comment about the food. I would expect a very good polse :))

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  • Bicycles in Lysebotn tunnel

    Lysebotn Warnings and Dangers

    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...

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Sandnes

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  • Amfi-Sandnes-Under Construction

    Sandnes Shopping

    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 :)

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  • Quality Hotel Residence

    Sandnes Hotels

    The hotel looks so ugly! But once you get inside it is something else. It is recently renovated, and...

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  • Kongeparken-the biggest amusement park...

    Sandnes Things to Do

    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...

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Tau

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  • Down by the ferry

    Tau Restaurants

    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...

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  • Viking-age gravemounds

    Tau Off The Beaten Path

    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...

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  • Great views

    Tau Off The Beaten Path

    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....

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Egersund

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  • Don't forget to take a look at the boats

    Egersund Favorites

    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...

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  • Egersund's Lighthouse-Egersund Fyr

    Egersund Off The Beaten Path

    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...

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  • Julebyen-""Christmas city

    Egersund Things to Do

    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...

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Nedstrand

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    by adema29 Updated Dec 12, 2011

    Favorite thing: 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?! :(

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Bryne

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  • Spend few minutes looking at the statues

    Bryne Things to Do

    .. 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 :)

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  • Jaeren Hotel - Bryne

    Bryne Hotels

    Solhogda 3, Bryne, Norway, 4340, NO

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Bryne-Sivdammen

    Bryne Favorites

    This was the only place I could see in Bryna, in a beautiful sunny day in July.Nice and quiet place, I am wondering if you could do more than walking aroud the lake, in Bryne.

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Sandve

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  • Mjoelhussand \ Mjoelhus Beach

    Sandve Things to Do

    Mjoelhussand is a beach that lays some hundred meters away from Sandvesand. You must take the left road to come to Mjoelhussand. The road goes trough farmland and the beach is not so much famous for tourist than Sandvesand.If you come North or South it does not matter. It's importan to drive in where the is a sign with Sandve on it. Drive to you...

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  • Sandvesand / Sandve Beach

    Sandve Things to Do

    Is a few sandbeaches in Karmøy and the Beach is often used by both tourist and local people in the sommertime. I have been on this beach many times with my cousin and his family from Sandve. The beach has a parking place and there is to trail's that lead to the beach. One is flat and the other is more abrupt elevating.The second trail leads both to...

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Vestre Bokn

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    by adema29 Written Aug 23, 2011

    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 :)

    Antenna-Vestre Bokn-August 2011 View from the Antenna-Vestre Bokn-August 2011 Colours at the Antenna-Vestre Bokn-August 2011 Danger at the Antenna-Vestre Bokn-August 2011 Norway in one photo-Vestre Bokn-August 2011
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    • Photography
    • Hiking and Walking

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Tananger

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  • Kystkultur samlingen

    Tananger Favorites

    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,...

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  • Hummeren Hotel

    Tananger Hotels

    Why on earth would one stay in a hotel half an hour away from home? A romantic weekend with the one...

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  • Biking to Tananger

    Tananger Things to Do

    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...

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Kopervik

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    by airkarat Written Sep 26, 2005

    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)

    Its easy to get around without a car.
    Related to:
    • Budget Travel

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Karmøy

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  • The east side

    Karmøy Things to Do

    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.

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  • Skudeneshaven

    Karmøy Things to Do

    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...

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  • Sandcesanden beach

    Karmøy Things to Do

    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...

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Brusand

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    by adema29 Updated Jul 21, 2010

    If you'll get the opportunity to have a sunny day on the western Norwegian Coast, which is not so often as we all know, don’t miss it and go to the beach.
    Brusand is one of the best beaches in Norway, and not only..
    If you still have doubts, take a look at the pictures bellow and… I am wainting for your comments.
    What is nice here is that the beach is still natural, no hotels, no restaurants, no taxes and it is still quiet… lovely.
    Take care anyway at the currents in the water, they can be dangerous.

    Stones on Brusand beach Brusand beach-view Brusand beach-North Sea Brusand beach-North Sea

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