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You will discover history, art and culture, and high-level urban qualities. You will be captivated by raw nature, mountain peaks with stunning views, and magical moments by the fjord. Perhaps you will also rediscover yourself? In surroundings like these, anything is possible. Explore the Edge.

Curious about life?

Do you believe that holidays should be about discovering, learning, and exploring new things? Preferably something that surprises and challenges you. Then you've come to the right place! Here - on the edge of Norway - you'll hear the stories behind the herring industry in Norway, get to know more about the North Sea workers, gain insight into how people lived during the Iron Age, and experience a famous Viking battle through modern technology. In Stavanger, Sandnes, Bryne, and Egersund, you'll find museums that teach you about the history and unique qualities of these places. At Jæren and along the coast, you'll uncover the coastal history and breathtaking nature - excellently presented in locations like Hå Old Vicarage or Kvassheim lighthouse.

Architecture and Art

Recent times have also given us groundbreaking architecture; take an architectural tour and learn about the various structures from different eras and styles. For several years, Nuart has adorned the region's walls with striking murals - feel free to take a street art walk with an experienced street art guide.

For art enthusiasts - visit the art museum and immerse yourself in the works of Bill Viola, Lars Hertervig, Kitty Kielland, or Frida Hansen.

The History and Nature of the Jæren Coast

Coastal history awaits you along the extensive North Sea Route; feel free to drive the Norwegian Scenic Route Jæren and make stops at museums, galleries, and even spend a night in a lighthouse. Visit Jøssingfjord and learn about the mining industry and the unique geology in the Magma UNESCO Global Geopark. Try something entirely new - sleep in an abandoned tunnel in hammocks with a view of Jøssingfjord. Sogndalstrand - the preserved village at the southernmost tip of Magma - feels like stepping into a whole different world. Here, time stands still a bit more than in other places, and you have the time to observe, enjoy, eat, and sleep well.

Treasures from the past

Rural Life and Farm Tourism

At Sea!

Tales from typical industries through the ages

Play and learn!

Take an art break

In the footsteps of literature

If walls could talk

The famous and the lesser-known natural attractions

Whether you're finally taking that trip to Preikestolen that everyone's talking about or tackling the 4,444 steps in Flørli, the territory is new to you. Explore places and viewpoints in the region and experience something new. If you need hiking equipment for the journey, you can rent it from

The well-known icons

Why Edge of Norway, and where?

It's easy to think that the Stavanger region is summed up by Edge of Norway solely due to its geographical location and renowned natural attractions like Preikestolen, Kjerag, and, not least, Jæren, which in old Norwegian means 'edge.' There are several spectacular landscapes and natural phenomena that earn the region its title as the edge of Norway, even the edge of the world.

You'd have to travel to the moon to find a landscape and geology similar to what you find in the Magma UNESCO Global Geopark. And in the sea beyond this lunar landscape, there's the amphidromic point where tidal waves converge and neutralize each other.

The region is Norway's outer edge facing the North Sea. Traces of some of the country's earliest settlements have been discovered here. Norway was united into one kingdom here, and we've ventured out for a thousand years and the world has come to us. We're known for a strong entrepreneurial spirit, for seizing opportunities and leveraging the resources around us. There's no one here saying it can't be done. On the contrary, we celebrate those who take chances, those with an extra gear and great determination.

The atmosphere is refreshingly informal. We know that teamwork wins, and we take pride in what we achieve together. This has given us confidence, prosperity, but also significant setbacks and challenges. We're accustomed to managing change and risk. We push boundaries without being foolhardy or overconfident. It's only natural that people from around the world come here to challenge their comfort zones, test new ideas, and create value. Here, they find like-minded individuals.

People who appreciate freedom, quality, and enjoyment. It's a cliché that there's a short distance from work to the surfers' paradise, the kayak, the hills, the fjords, the mountains, and the cliffs, but it's true.

Edge of Norway encompasses Kvitsøy - Randaberg - Stavanger - Sandnes - Sola - Gjesdal - Klepp - Time - - Bjerkreim - Eigersund - Lund - Sokndal - Sirdal.

The Sound of Edge of Norway

Do you hear the sound of people excitedly saying "Mmm", "aha!" and "WOW"? That's the sound of Edge of Norway.