Your very own mode of transport

Walking on your own two feet; hiking from one beach to another, starting walking in one place to see where you end up, hiking to a new summit every day, strolling in streets and alleys, running through a forest... The traffic is definitely not the same without the power of your own two feet. Hopefully, you get to use them as much as possible to experience small and significant moments every day - barefoot, with hiking shoes, sandals, sneakers or high heels. The world is as they say, at your feet, also in the Stavanger region.

Travelling by bike is ideal in the flat landscape of Jæren.

Explore new places from the bike seat

The area called Jæren is relatively flat, making it ideal for bike rides. Norway Bike Rental offers several long-distance bicycles. Paa Hjul offers bike rental for shorter rides, while Jærruta has e-bikes included in their package deals. Also possible to include in the packages are accommodation, food, guide and bikes. What is guaranteed regardless of package choice, is your encounter with the beautiful light, the landscape, the views of the North Sea and a number of memorable impressions.

Electric vehicle

Also commonly known as EV. If you arrive without a car or you wish to drive sustainably through the captivating landscapes of the Stavanger region, you have some options. eTours Ryfylke offers rental of electric cars (eTwizy for two) for your exploration. Additionally, rental car companies in general offer either all-electric cars or hybrids, such as companies like Avis and Hertz. Search in particular for electric cars or hybrid cars at Avis, or try Hertz's Green Collection.

Bus and train

Jærbanen rails start in Stavanger and proceed to Egersund, with several stops on the way along the coastline of Jæren. And if the train can't take you where you need to go, check the local bus schedules with Kolumbus' travel planner. Kolumbus is responsible for bus and speed boat transport in the county, additionally, the company works hard to ensure that trains, bicycles, walking and car sharing are connected with buses and boats - so that you can use a car as little as possible. Find information on city bikes or car sharing services here.

Green fjord sightseeing

The world's fastest electric catamaran is the MS Rygerelektra. It is owned by the boat company Rødne Fjord Cruise and takes you to and from the Lysefjord.

Stay as long as you wish!

If you travel, try travelling in an eco-friendly mode. And once you've arrived here, feel free to stay long enough to experience many of the wonderful things that are nearby! You have plenty to choose from, that's for sure. Support the local business community, eat out, bring an extra bag for rubbish on your nature hike, and most importantly - enjoy all the great things you see around you!

Feel free to read more about the environmental footprint and open-air areas at Ryfylke Friluftsråd and Ryddeaksjon Jærkysten (Cleanup project on the Jæren coastline) with Jæren Friluftsråd. Information about the right to roam is also good to know.

Day trips by bike

Are you going on a day trip by bike, here are some useful examples of bike distances:

From Stavanger city centre

From Clarion Hotel Air, Sola

From Egersund city centre