Suldal is the largest municipality in Ryfylke. It covers 1,728 km2 and has around 4,000 inhabitants. Suldal is located only a couple of hours drive from Stavanger and Haugesund.
In the municipal centre Sand, you’ll find lots of nice cafés and shops in the typical white wooden houses along Sandsfjorden.
For nature lovers
In Suldal, wild nature, lively communities, and award-winning architecture live side by side.
The municipality is the perfect base for nature lovers. Hike to the top of the mountains for some amazing fjord views and spend the night in idyllic mountain cabins. You can fulfill your dream of catching some huge salmon in the Suldalslågen river, or just watching it close up from the Salmon studio. In the summer, you can visit Blåsjø, Norway’s largest dam facility.
Go for a walk in the lively villages and stroll along busy marinas and idyllic bathing spots.
Suldal is a popular winter destination. You can go cross-country skiing on groomed trails or freeriding from the mountain peaks.
Try local products
There are many different types of accommodation in the municipality. You can stay at hotels, apartments, cabins and glamping.
Suldal focuses on local food producers, and at Hebnes you will find the only vineyard in Fjord Norway.
Modern and historic architecture
As a centre for hydropower, Suldal offers great engineering solutions and hydroelectric architecture. You can learn all about it if you drive along The Architectural Route Suldal-Sauda-Røldal. The route is part of the Norwegian Scenic Route Ryfylke, and has the best collection of architectural works in Fjord Norway. It is the only tourist route in Norway highlighting both modern and historic architecture in a day trip format.
Highlights of the route in Suldal include Høsebrua bridge, Energihotellet, and the old farm Kolbeinstveit, and the viewpoints Ropeid and Ostasteidn.
Suldal has achieved the certification Sustainable Destination. Although this does not mean that the destination is sustainable, it does mean that it has made a commitment to work systematically to reduce the negative effects of tourism, while strengthening its positive ripple effects.