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Between two spectacular rest areas, you'll find the small village of Vigrestad.

Stops along the Norwegian Scenic Route Jæren

The Hårr rest area is where the Norwegian Scenic Route Jæren comes closest to the beach. The location is magnificent, and if you're fortunate, you'll experience storms and powerful waves breaking against the beautiful pebble beaches.

The rest area at the Madland harbour has an elongated car park with a 180-degree view of the North Sea. Here you'll also find a restroom clad in specially designed facade stone that makes the building glow like a lantern in the dark. A storm cabin in the harbour has been built with glass in the front. Here you can sit in the shelter and experience the weather and waves.

Enjoy the fresh air, and the beautiful nature and swing by Vigrestad, here on the very edge of Norway.

Food and accommodation at Vigrestad

Vigrestad also has something to offer for those who want to savour the good life on Jæren. You can eat homemade food at Kafe Tårjå, and treat yourself to something sweet and savoury from Vigrestad patisserie. In addition, you can buy fresh and tasty produce from Vadland Gardsutsalg or Aarsland Gardsutsalg (farm outlets).

Sleep on a small farm, in a treetop cabin or campsite

If you want to spend the night in Vigrestad, you can stay at Vigrestad Bed and Eggs, a cosy accommodation that will give you a little feeling of being on holiday in Denmark. It's an apartment on a small farm in a rural location close to the townlet centre. Guests get fresh eggs from the farm's hens for breakfast and can hire bicycles and e-bikes.

There are also several campsites and rental cabins in the municipality. Idyllic Sirevåg harbour offers hotel accommodation and motorhome parking. Do you dream of waking up in a unique place? Check out Trekronå, a treetop cabin at Ogna, Jæren, or Kvassheim lighthouse. The towns of Bryne and Egersund are not far away either, with more accommodation options.

Activities at Vigrestad for young and old

At Vigrestad, get a glimpse of the real Jæren, with the nature, animals and culture that characterise the place. Around Christmas time, you can visit the event "Children's Christmas, elves and animals" at the Røysaland farm. You'll be able to cuddle miniature horses, piglets, lambs and baby rabbits, and meet the farm elf. You can also get into the Christmas spirit by visiting a large Santa exhibition from the Hunderfossen Adventure Park.

If you like to be active, try out the pump track at Vigrestad or take a trip to Steinkjerringa. This is a much-loved sculpture that has been looking out over the Jæren landscape since 1927. Steinkjerringa is a stone statue that was originally called Mother Norway. Local youngsters actually spent two winters towing Steinkjerringa to the Synesvarden landscape conservation area where she now stands. You can also walk Kongevegen along the sea or take a walk in Haugstadskogen forest.

The history of Vigrestad

The name Vigrestad probably comes from the Norse name vigr, which means spear. North of the village you will find several burial mounds, such as Kipparhaugen from the Bronze Age. It is four metres high and measures 25 metres across. Between this and Mollhaugen is an Iron Age field with several farms and more than 100 burial mounds.

Even more experiences and things to do at Jæren

Find out more about Hå and more places to visit at Jæren!