Stavanger

Stavanger

We got to Norway by plane and landed in Sola Airport , where we also rented the car. Our accomodation was in Sandnes, near Stavanger, which is one of the biggest cities in Norway and the capital of Rogaland region, a very popular tourist destination. 

Stavanger is located in south-west part of Norway, by the Norwegian Sea. 

In its city centre there is a small port and dozens of charming streets with colourful, typical scandinavian houses. By the port we found a market with fresh seafood and a lot of restaurants, bars and pubs.

Really romantic part of the city is Gamle Stavanger (old Stavanger), with hundrets of 17th-18th century white cottages.


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Sverd i fjell

Sverd i fjell

In Hafrsfjord, around 6km from central Stavanger we found a historicly interesting place. Sverd i fjell is a monument, which consists of three large swords embedded in the rock to commemorate the battle in Hafrsfjord fought in 872, when Harald Beautiful-haired defeated his rivals and unified Norway into one kingdom. Swords were embedded in the rock to never use them again.


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Sirdal

Sirdal

We decided to go to Lysebotn, so to get there we choose the way through Sirdal commune. Sirdals landscape is just unprecedented, for me it looked like Moon.


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Lysebotn

Lysebotn

Lysebotn village is located at the eastern end of Lysefjorden in a very isolated valley, which can only be reached by one road (in summer) or by ferry.

In Lysebotn you can see the the magnitude of the surrounding nature, which is inconceivably beautiful. The view from this village is one of the pictures I will never forget.

 


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Oltedal

Oltedal

Oltedal is another picturesque place we visited. The village is located in a narrow river valley, about 11 kilometers northeast of the city center of Ålgård (45km from Stavanger).

I need to say, I saw it a few times before, but during fall it looks the most spectacular.


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Månafossen

Månafossen

Månafossen was our next destination. It is almost 100m high waterfall, located around 6km from the village called Frafjord (around 60km from Stavanger).

The way from the parking till the waterfall takes around 20-30 minutes, but is quite steep, so you need to be prepared to get there.

Going deeper in the valley you can get to Friluftsgarden Mån (outdoor garden) and just rest with an amazing scenery around you.


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Frafjord

Frafjord

Frafjord is a tiny village, at the end of Frafjorden, it is just idyllic with its quiet nature. Perfect place to relax, and if you wish also... fishing.


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Brutt lenke

Brutt lenke

Same day in the evening we found this place totally by accident, when we lost our way. The monument "Brutt Lenke" in memory of the Alexander Kiellands oilrig accident in 1980.


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Preikestolen

Preikestolen

After two days exploring Rogaland region, we finally went for a trip to Preikestolen.

There are two ways to get to Preikestolen from Stavanger. One - much faster, via Ryfylkevegen Tunel (tunnel is around 35km long and runs under the sea). Second - longer, via land, but much more beautiful.

First let me explain what Preikestolen is. In english its called Pulpit Rock, and it is one of the most interesting and popular hiking destinations in Norway. Preikestolen is a huge cliff above Lysefjorden. It's surface measures around 25x25 meters. 

If you are not experienced hiker, do not worry, the way to the cliff is taking around 2 hours and its pretty easy, but bear in mind that the weather might change quickly, so be prepared for any conditions.


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View from Preikestolen

View from Preikestolen

This view is truly amazing and no matter how many times I've already been there, it always takes my breath!

There is a legend about the end of the world associated with Preikestolen. The legend is saying that if one day seven sisters will marry seven brothers, Preikestolen will fall down to the fjord and the wave is going to be so huge, that its gonna drown the whole Earth.


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