Attractions and places
Top attractions you must see and small gems you shouldn't drive past! Find the best experiences and make your holiday perfect!
Ready for some small-town charm in the name of literature? Bryne has fostered many an author, one of them is author Arne Garborg, whose works have been translated into English. Or is football more your cup of tea? Famous football player Erling Braut Haaland is also from Bryne. Bryne is easily accessible, either by train some 30 minutes from Stavanger, or by car.
The mountain capital of Åndalsnes is located in the heart of Romsdalen. Here you will find a wide range of activities throughout the year. Travel with the Rauma line when you go on a summit hike or experience the famous attractions Trollstigen, Romsdalseggen and the viewpoint Rampestreken.
Valldal - The Adventure Valley
The strawberry village Valldal is not only known for its sweet berries, but also as the adventure valley with activities the whole year through: kayaking, rafting, snowshoe trips and yoga. All of which you can do between Geiranger and the Trollstigen road.
Kristiansund is located at the far end of the ocean gap's headland in northwestern Norway. Opera, delicious clipfish, the fishing village of Grip, the Opera Festival Weeks and the Nordic Light photo festival await visitors here. Kristiansund is referred to as the Atlantic City, as it is the closest city to one of the world's most scenic roadways - the Atlantic Road.
Sauda Municipality is situated in the innermost reaches of Ryfylke. The town of Sauda is the center, and Svandalsfossen fall and Allmannajuvet zink mines are highlights along the Norwegian Scenic Route Ryfylke. Sauda has achieved the certification Sustainable Destination.
Sunndal is wild and beautiful, offering mighty mountains and spectacular waterfalls. Not only are they a feast for the eyes – the waterfalls and the hydraulic power have also laid the foundation for today’s modern industrial society of Sunndal and are therefore a core part of our identity.
Skudeneshavn is a small town (with town status) in Karmøy municipality, around 40 minutes by car from Haugesund. Parts of the town are designated a listed cultural environment, and have been awarded the St. Olav’s Rose for the preservation of Norwegian cultural heritage.
Avaldsnes is a village of great historical importance, on the island of Karmøy just off Haugesund. Avaldsnes may be best known as the main seat of the Viking and first King of Norway, Harald Fairhair. However, kings and chieftains lived at Avaldsnes for thousands of years, all the way back to the early Bronze Age and throughout the Viking Age.
Street Art Stavanger
As a result of the Nuart street art festival that used to be organised in Stavanger for more than 20 years, the Stavanger region is now the street art destination in Norway second to none. Both in rural landscapes and in the cities you will witness many works from famous street artists.
Set between the attractions Romsdalseggen, Trollstigen and Atlanterhavsvegen is the fjord city of Molde, a pleasant small city with charm and atmosphere. Here you will find a unique combination of cultural offerings, spectacular nature, sports and culinary pleasures - experience the festival Moldejazz and enjoy panoramic views of Romsdalen's 222 peaks.
Swords in rock
Swords in rock is a monument to commemorate the battle in Hafrsfjord. The memorial is on a small rock side in the area where perhaps the battle took place. Nobody knows for sure, but the fjord is the widest here and the Vikings most likely docked their boats here when they were fighting.
Rennesøy and the green islands
Welcome to the unique archipelago located between the North Sea and the fjord-rich inner Ryfylke! This location provides great range and variety in nature and landscape. Here it is green and lush almost all year round, with nice and easy walks and good bathing places.
Sola is located near the ocean and it's home to the international airport, as well as one of the most historic fjords in the region, namely the Hafrsfjord. Discover the swords in rock - a large stone monument commemorating the large Viking battle that once took place here led by Viking king Harald Fairhair.
Island life can be great both summer and winter! A visit to this idyllic island out in the open sea gives you a feeling of tranquillity and closeness to nature. Just a short ferry ride away from Stavanger (Mekjarvik), and suddenly you are in Norway's smallest municipality, Kvitsøy.