Attractions to explore nearby Sola Beach
Solastranden is a 2,3 km long beach close to the airport. It is one of the most popular beaches in the Stavanger region, and a well used spot for wind- and watersports. Traces of war structures can be seen in the southern end of the beach.
The aviation museum is located next to Stavanger Airport, Sola. The museum displays an impressive range of airplanes, helicopters, and other objects related to aviation. The exhibition is inside an authentic German hangar from World War 2. Over 30 airplanes are displayed.
Beach and recreational area in historical surroundings from the Viking period in Hafrsfjord. The area is located close to Madlaveien south of Madlaleiren. A small river from Store Stokkavatn flows through the beach area. The monument "Sverd i fjell" (Swords in Rock) made by Fritz Røed, is a monument to commemorate the battle of Hafrsfjord that unified Norway into one kingdom in 872.
The three swords commemorate the historic Battle of Hafrsfjord which by tradition took place there in the year 872 when King Harald Fairhair gathered all of Norway under one crown. The largest sword represents the victorious Harald, and the two smaller swords represent the defeated kings.
The Iron Age farm at Ullandhaug is a reconstructed farm from the migration period, approx. 350 - 550 AD The farm is located on top of Ullandhaug, about 3 kilometers from Stavanger city center, with magnificent views of Nord-Jæren and Hafrsfjord. During the migration period, there was a farm on this site, and curator Tor Helliesen at Stavanger Museum investigated and mapped the sites of the Iron Age farm as early as 1900.
Science Factory is a museum and technological know-how center positioned at Sandnes, in Rogaland, Norway. The Science Factory opened in May 2008. It is a technology museum with exhibitions approximately mathematic, astronomy, chemistry, physics, artwork, and generation. The records of Sandnes additionally nicely as nearby records also showcased in the museum.