7. Small, accessible walks
City life and chill at the hotel are all good and well, but do you need some space to breathe? And just a tad more steps on the pedometer, after all? You can actually find strolls for even the most pronounced couch potato. The walks are of course merely a stone's throw away from the city centres in the Stavanger region:
The Blue Promenade
Blue promenade is also technically slap bang in the centre of Stavanger. It is particularly nice in the evening, as first then you'll see why the walk is named in the way it is. The walk is illuminated with blue lights.
A little further stone's throw away from the Stavanger city centre is the walk that most locals will know. You can walk from the city centre to get to the hike around Lake Mosvatnet. This is an easily walked path with the possibility of several stops along the lake. You wouldn't want to wear yourself out of course, so resting along the trail is allowed.
The planet trail at the park, Sandvedparken is one of several smaller hiking paths in Sandnes. Despite the park's location being this central, you'll be amazed at how rural the park feels with birds singing and clucking from the creek. It is a green lung that Sandnes can be proud of. The park itself stretches 3,5 kilometres along the stream Storåna from Sandnes centre to the lake Stokkalandsvatnet. Follow the planet trail where you walk along the planets to get a sense of the distances in real life. It is a replica of the solar system on a scale of 1:1 billion.
The walking path along a historic site at Hafrsfjord is within 10 minutes from Stavanger by car or bus. The bay, Møllebukta at Hafrsfjord, is a popular recreational area, with walking pathways both northbound and southbound. They are illuminated and therefore also accessible at night. A highlight of the hike is the memorial site for the famous Viking battle of Hafrsfjord, Swords in rock.
Fritz Røed Skulpturpark
Bryne also fostered other artists than just writers. Most known is the sculptor Fritz Røed. His largest art piece is the Swords in Rock (just mentioned above), however, in the centre of Bryne, you can also witness his artwork in the sculptor park, Fritz Røed Skulpturpark. It shows 10 different pieces symbolising freedom, consideration, joy, peace, hope and joy of life. The walk in the park is a walk that everyone can take.
In Egersund, a nice area for a walk with a minimum of big arduous romps; Vannbassengene; is the city's unique outdoor area, located east of the city centre. With its small ponds, paths, light trail and vegetation, the area bears its name rightly (translates to "the water pools").
There you go. Quickly, now hurry back to the hotel room. No need to exaggerate your hiking adventures any further.