Why, Edge of Norway, and where?
It's easy to think that the Stavanger region is summarised as the Edge of Norway solely because of its geographical location and famous natural attractions such as Preikestolen, Kjerag and not least Jæren, which originally means edge. There are several spectacular landscapes and natural phenomena that allow the region to be called the edge of Norway, even the edge of the world.
You have to go to the moon to find a landscape and geology similar to that of Magma UNESCO Global Geopark, and in the ocean beyond the lunar landscape is the amphidromic point, where tidal waves meet and neutralise each other.
The region is Norway's outer edge to the North Sea, traces have been found of some of the first settlements in the country, Norway was united into one kingdom and we have travelled out for 1,000 years and the world has come to us. We are known for our strong entrepreneurial spirit, for seizing opportunities and utilising the resources we have around us. Here, no one says that things can't be done. On the contrary, we celebrate those who take chances; those with an extra drive and a great willingness to work hard.
The atmosphere is refreshingly informal. We know that it's the team that wins and we're proud of what we achieve together. This has given us self-confidence and prosperity, but it has also brought us some major setbacks and accidents. We are used to dealing with change and risk. We push boundaries without being foolhardy or overconfident. It's natural that people from all over the world come here to challenge their comfort zone, test new ideas and create value. Here they find like-minded people.
People who appreciate freedom, quality and pleasure. It's a cliché that it's a short distance from work to the surfing paradise, the kayak, the moors, the fjords, the mountains and the cliffs, but it's true.
Edge of Norway is Kvitsøy - Randaberg - Stavanger - Sandnes - Sola - Gjesdal - Klepp - Time - Hå - Bjerkreim - Eigersund - Lund - Sokndal - Sirdal