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Pulpit Rock (Forsand Municipality)
#1 of 196 attractions in Rogaland
Category: Mountains
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Kjerag (Forsand Municipality)
#2 of 196 attractions in Rogaland
Category: Mountains
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Lysefjord (Stavanger)
#3 of 196 attractions in Rogaland
Category: Valleys
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Flor og Fjaere (Stavanger)
#4 of 196 attractions in Rogaland
Category: Gardens
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Old Stavanger (Stavanger)
#5 of 196 attractions in Rogaland
Category: Historic Sites
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Kongeparken (Gjesdal Municipality)
#6 of 196 attractions in Rogaland
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks
Owner description: Western Norway's largest amusement park and Rogaland's most popular attraction. Discover the delights of the childrens... more » Owner description: Western Norway's largest amusement park and Rogaland's most popular attraction. Discover the delights of the childrens firestation, where the children can try how to be a real firefighter and learn about fire safety at home, or experience the magic chocolate factory where children are invited to make real Freia milk chocolate! In 2013 the park introduced "Fossen", a great waterride for the family. The park has much to offer, including Norway's longest bob run, Brumleband, Norway's biggest merry-go-round - the Humla and Norway's highest Ferris wheel - the Airship, and a teddy bear hotel. New attractions every year. Located in scenic surroundings at algard by highway E39, 10 minutes from Sandnes city centre. « less
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#7 of 196 attractions in Rogaland
Category: Science Museums
Owner description: A Dynamic Museum for a Dynamic IndustryNorwegian Petroleum Museum is a museum for everyone. Its exhibits explain how oil and... more » Owner description: A Dynamic Museum for a Dynamic IndustryNorwegian Petroleum Museum is a museum for everyone. Its exhibits explain how oil and gas are created, disovered and produced, and what they are used for. The museum also provides informastion about technological advances and the way petroleum influences Norwegian society. Original objects, models, films and interactive exhibits illustrate everything from everyday life offshore to technology and dramatic incidents. The curious cat Petro serves as a guide through the museum's science centre.The museum was designed by architects Lunde & Løvseth, and is an attraction in itself. Its architecture is a scenographic interpretation of the Norwegian bedrock, the open coastal landscape and the offshore oil installations. Architechtural reviews have said that there is hardly a building in Norway which signals its function as obviously as the Norwegian Petroleum Museum. The museum was opened in 1999. « less
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#8 of 196 attractions in Rogaland
Category: Specialty Museums
Owner description: The Canning Museum is located in the premises of the former canning factory in ovre Strandgate 88, which is a part of the... more » Owner description: The Canning Museum is located in the premises of the former canning factory in ovre Strandgate 88, which is a part of the city known as 'Gamle Stavanger' (Old Stavanger). In this authentic factory environment, the production of canned brisling and fish balls can still be seen. From the 1890s to approximately 1960, the canning industry was Stavanger's most significant trade. The exhibition provides insight into the environment and the working conditions of the canning factories. The complete process, from the arrival of the fresh fish until the cans leave the factory, can be seen in detail. The machinery is still in good technical condition, and on every first Sunday of the month, as well as Tuesdays and Thursdays during the summer season, the smoking ovens are lit. On these days visitors can taste freshly smoked brisling right from the oven. « less
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#9 of 196 attractions in Rogaland
Category: Golf Courses
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#10 of 196 attractions in Rogaland
Category: Concerts
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#11 of 196 attractions in Rogaland
Category: Museums
Owner description: The vikings are back! Using the latest interactive technology, we take the audience back to the beginning of that legendary... more » Owner description: The vikings are back! Using the latest interactive technology, we take the audience back to the beginning of that legendary epoche in North-European history. Starting with the last Ice Age, we trace the beginnings of the Viking civilization and see how it evolved into one of the most dynamic societies in the Northern hemisphere. Multimedia presentation and giftshop with handicrafts. « less
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#12 of 196 attractions in Rogaland
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Religious Sites
Owner description: According to tradition the cathedral was built in the year 1125, after Sigurd Jorsalfarer named Stavanger as a cathedral... more » Owner description: According to tradition the cathedral was built in the year 1125, after Sigurd Jorsalfarer named Stavanger as a cathedral city. Bishop Reinald of Winchester was responsible for its construction. The church was built in Anglo-Norman style, probably by English craftsmen. The church' patron saint is St. Svithun, and it is reputed that his arm was one of the church' original relics. In 1272 the cathedral was damaged by fire, after which it received a new chancel built in the Gothic style. Stavanger Cathedral is the only Norwegian cathedral from the Middle Ages that has retained its original appearance and been in constant use. Opening hours: Mon-Sun 11am-7pm, June-Aug. Tue-Thurs and Sat 11am-4pm, Sept-May, closed Mon and Fri. High Mass every Sunday at 11am. Morning Mass in the Bishop's Chapel every Wednesday at 8am Thursdays 11.15-11.45. Thursday Mass. « less
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Swords in Rock (Stavanger)
#13 of 196 attractions in Rogaland
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Monuments/ Statues
Owner description: At Hafrsfjord we find the monument Swords in Rock. It was here Harald Harfagre fought a battle that united Norway into one... more » Owner description: At Hafrsfjord we find the monument Swords in Rock. It was here Harald Harfagre fought a battle that united Norway into one kingdom in 872 AD. The monument represents peace, unity and freedom. The Viking swords' hilts are modelled on swords found in various parts of the country. The monument was made by Friz Roed (1928-2002) and unveiled by King Olav in 1983. The monument can be reached by bus nr. 29 from the centre of Stavanger. « less
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Steinsfjellet (Haugesund)
#14 of 196 attractions in Rogaland
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Owner description: Viewpoint 227m above the sea. Panorama views over Haugalandet and the North Sea. Drive to the top and park 100m from the... more » Owner description: Viewpoint 227m above the sea. Panorama views over Haugalandet and the North Sea. Drive to the top and park 100m from the peak. « less
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Sola Strand (Stavanger)
#15 of 196 attractions in Rogaland
Category: Beaches
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#16 of 196 attractions in Rogaland
Category: Museums
Owner description: Depicts the development of shipping, commerce and shipbuilding over the last 200 years. Sail loft, shipping company office,... more » Owner description: Depicts the development of shipping, commerce and shipbuilding over the last 200 years. Sail loft, shipping company office, general store and merchant's apartment. Playshop for children. Stavanger Sjofartsmusem owns also Anna af Sand and Wyvern, both being used in the summer time. « less
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Jaeren (Stavanger)
#17 of 196 attractions in Rogaland
Category: Beaches; Historic Sites
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Dalsnuten (Sandnes)
#18 of 196 attractions in Rogaland
Category: Hiking Trails
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#19 of 196 attractions in Rogaland
Category: Museums
Owner description: Located at the innermost point of Førresfjorden, arquebus War history Museum is one of norway’s largest museums dealing with... more » Owner description: Located at the innermost point of Førresfjorden, arquebus War history Museum is one of norway’s largest museums dealing with the theme of the Resistance during WWii. Covering more than 2000 m2, the museum takes the visitor through the dramatic history of the occupation on april 9th 1940 through to liberation in 1945. experience everyday life, the contribution of the mer- chant marine navy, the home front, weapons drops, and secret radio transmissions. the museum features 125 mannequins dressed in full wartime regalia, fully equipped coastal defence, and the german defeat in Berlin. arquebus War history Museum has its own shop that sells collectors’ items and military effects. Café. Groups:Guided tours outside normal opening hours, contact us for booking. « less
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#20 of 196 attractions in Rogaland
Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: Nordvegen History Centre – one of Norway’s most important areas within national history!For 3000 years chieftains and kings... more » Owner description: Nordvegen History Centre – one of Norway’s most important areas within national history!For 3000 years chieftains and kings controlled the strait Karmsundet – Nordvegen – the shipping lane that gave Norway its name. At Nordvegen History Centre you can learn about the sovereigns that controlled the coast of Norway from Avaldsnes. Some of them are known from kings’ sagas and old songs. Others are known from archaeology.You will also get a glimpse of the magic world that people once believed to be real. You’ll meet sorcerers, female warriors and Norse gods.At the History Centre we will tell stories using instruments of our own time – it is a grand, informative and very exciting place to visit!Sells local literature, large and small Viking souvenirs. You can also purchase a selection of locally produced goods such as mittens and socks, and creams and soaps made from heather. Nordvegen History Centre also sells Viking jewellery, including Snorre jewellery. The Viking settlement is situated in beautiful natural surroundings on the island of Bukkøy and is accessible on foot with a 10 minute walk from St. Olav's Church. Here it is possible to see and experience how the Vikings lived. Every aspect of the day-to-day life of the Vikings, from work to celebrations including farming, fishing, handicrafts, commerce, art and culture are on display here. Many buildings typical of Viking times are re-constructed using original techniques and of special interest is the granary and round house from the pre-Christian era. The other buildings are replicas from around 900 AD. Adjacent to the settlement is a pier with a capacity for large boats complete with service building including modern toilet facilities. The Viking Hall is also available by private rental for diverse social arrangements. « less
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#21 of 196 attractions in Rogaland
Category: History Museums
Owner description: Cultural and natural history over 15,000 years. Prehistoric articles from Rogaland and exhibitions on varied themes. Public... more » Owner description: Cultural and natural history over 15,000 years. Prehistoric articles from Rogaland and exhibitions on varied themes. Public archives of prehistoric sites. Models show prehistoric life, exhibits of natural historic highlights. Children's activities, CD games etc. Library, bookshop, museum shop. Lunch café. « less
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Utstein Kloster (Rennesoy Municipality)
#22 of 196 attractions in Rogaland
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums
Owner description: Utstein Monastery is Norway's only well-preserved medieval monastery. The buildings were originally intended as a royal... more » Owner description: Utstein Monastery is Norway's only well-preserved medieval monastery. The buildings were originally intended as a royal residence, but an Augustinian monastery was founded there in around 1265. After the reformation in 1537, the monastery and its property were returned to the crown, and it subsequently came into private ownership. The property has been in public ownership since 1935. Today, it is run as a museum and conference centre. Concerts are also held there. The cultural landscape around the monastery is protected by law. « less
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Karmoy Beaches (Haugesund)
#23 of 196 attractions in Rogaland
Category: Beaches
Owner description: This is a great hike along the nature and heritage trail that runs from the village of Akra to the village of Ferkingstad.... more » Owner description: This is a great hike along the nature and heritage trail that runs from the village of Akra to the village of Ferkingstad. Cultural and historical monuments lie in abundance between Akra and the boathouse ruins at Hop. The hike starts in the north end of the beach at Akra. From here you can enjoy the view of the white beaches stretching along the shore. The hike follows a natural path, and along here you can see and sense a rich fauna and birdlife. On the south end of the beach the tour continues over to a historical area, dating back to the Viking Age. Here you will see stone monuments symbolizing the two daughters of King Augvald, one of our Viking kings. The tour continues to Ferkingstad beach, another beach worth seeing. Afterwards you will walk to the charming boat harbour, built in the 1960’s. You will also visit the boathouse ruins, used by the Vikings to drag their ships ashore. The tour finishes at Fisherman’s Memorial, a monument symbolizing local fishermen who lost their lives at sea. « less
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Viking Stadion (Stavanger)
#24 of 196 attractions in Rogaland
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
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Djupadalen (Haugesund)
#25 of 196 attractions in Rogaland
Category: Trails
Owner description: Take the Skjoldavegen Road to Eivindsvatnet Lake. The area consists of lush plantation forests, bathing area and good fishing... more » Owner description: Take the Skjoldavegen Road to Eivindsvatnet Lake. The area consists of lush plantation forests, bathing area and good fishing grounds. Circular walking route stretching 8 km from Haugesund to Kattanack, Haralsvang and back to Haugesund. The trails are suitable for ordinary footwear and are also accessible by bicycle. Lighted trail at night. « less
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#26 of 196 attractions in Rogaland
Category: Museums
Owner description: On a winter's day in 1865 a herring fisherman from Jaeren found some incredibly rich copper ore in Vigsnes. By about 1895... more » Owner description: On a winter's day in 1865 a herring fisherman from Jaeren found some incredibly rich copper ore in Vigsnes. By about 1895 Vigsnes was one of Europe's greatest copper mining areas, which in its time generated 70% of Norway's copper export. The Statue of Liberty in New York is clad in copper produced in these mines, which were in operation between 1865-1972. The museum tells the story of the mining community and exhibitions illustrate the work methods they used. It is situated in picturesque surroundings with bridle paths and footpaths in "Fransehagen" and has an interesting playground for children. « less
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Vitenfabrikken (Sandnes)
#27 of 196 attractions in Rogaland
Owner description: Vitenfabrikken (the Science Factory) is a large science center and museum located in the heart of Sandnes. It has several... more » Owner description: Vitenfabrikken (the Science Factory) is a large science center and museum located in the heart of Sandnes. It has several levels of fun and interactive exhibitions, that shows the connection between art, technology and science in an historical context. Children will really enjoy exploring this center, and for the adults it is a great place to find out more about the history that has shaped the region. Vitenfabrikken has a top modern Planetarium, and offers shows and worskhops on weekends and during school holidays. There is a cafe located on the first level, open during normal opening hours of the center. « less
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#28 of 196 attractions in Rogaland
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Owner description: The tourist information office in Stavanger is located at Domkirkeplassen 3, opposite Stavanger cathedral. Here you can find... more » Owner description: The tourist information office in Stavanger is located at Domkirkeplassen 3, opposite Stavanger cathedral. Here you can find information about what to see and do in the Stavanger region. You can also buy post cards, stamps, souvenirs and tickets for sightseeing trips. The tourist information office also helps finding accommodation. Opening hours below. Note: Closed on public holidays! « less
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Julebyen Egersund (Egersund)
#29 of 196 attractions in Rogaland
Varlivarden (Sandnes)
#30 of 196 attractions in Rogaland
Category: Trails
Owner description: From Varlivarden, 386 m, you have a panorama in all directions, overlooking mixed woodlands and deciduous forest contrasting... more » Owner description: From Varlivarden, 386 m, you have a panorama in all directions, overlooking mixed woodlands and deciduous forest contrasting with open areas. There are several starting points for the paths in the area, but if you arrive by car, the best parking is at ovre Hetland, at Myrland and at Maudland. The distance between ovre Hetland and Varlivarden is around 5 km. Many round trips are possible in the district. A round trip from Myrland takes about 1 1/2 hrs. whilst from ovre Hetland about 3 hours. The paths can be both rocky and marshy and therefore unsuitable for prams, pushchairs or wheel-chairs. (Sandnes) « less
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