4. Small-town charm in the footsteps of literature
A short break at Jæren can be really nice. If you are also more than average interested in cultural and literary history, you have the opportunity to learn more about the poetics couple Hulda and Arne Garborg. Arne Garborg was a renowned writer from Bryne and a patron for one of the two national languages in Norway (Nynorsk). At Bryne, visit the Garborgsenteret, a tourist centre for the couple's writing. Garborgheimen at Undheim, Arne's childhood home, is also a museum today. So is Knudaheio, which was the couple's resort and writing space. Both Garborgheimen and Knudaheio are only open in summer but don't fret, try the digital Garborgløypa (Garborg trail) on your smartphone, everything outdoors along the trail is available all year round (and yes, that involves a bit of trekking in a field or two).
In the very centre of Bryne, you'll have a great stay at Bryne Kro & Hotell. The generous and typical regional hospitality is a given. The hotel also has a restaurant called Heldigvis (which translates to, fortunately). They listen to their guests and have a real love for the food industry (fortunately!) combined with a good dose of professional dignity. The food is made from scratch, which you can tell by the taste. Try your luck at the hotel's golf course if you feel the need to get that heart pumping. And who knows, maybe today is the day you hit the perfect "Albatross" or "Hole in one"?
On your visit, don't miss the world-famous street art work "Lovers" by Pøbel, also found in the centre of Bryne. Pøbel has furthermore been successful with the mural of the football idol Erling Braut Haaland! Erling Braut Haaland is a very well-known and sought-after Brynebu (Brynebu: Someone originating from Bryne).
Hotell Jæren is another accommodation option at Bryne, a modern hotel with a children's room with a TV and toys for the toddlers to keep them busy while you and your partner find a nice place in the lobby, preferably in front of the fireplace with something warm in your mug. They also have scrumptious food in the hotel restaurant Matbaren at Hotell Jæren.