Top 34 attractions to explore in Rogaland
Mainly a coastal region with fjords, beaches, and islands. It is the center of the Norwegian petroleum industry.
Attractions in Rogaland
Allmannajuvet is a ravine or canyon located along the river Storelva in the municipality of Sauda in Rogaland county, Norway. The ravine is located in a rural, forested area along the Norwegian County Road 520 between the town of Sauda and the village of Hellandsbygda.
A beautiful lake which was located in the heart of Stavanger in Rogaland county, Norway. It is very shallow, only a few feet deep. The lake gets its water from the Kannikbekken stream. The lake is the home of various birds, such as swans, seagulls, ducks, and sparrows.
Established in 1853-54, it has one of Europe’s most powerful lights. The lighthouse was built to ensure the safety of the shipping traffic along the coast. It was the first cast-iron tower to be built in Norway. Eigerøy bird-watching station was established by the lighthouse in 1991.
Feøy is known for its archipelago-like inlets and canals, idyllic beaches and outdoor areas. Feøy has excellent on-shore angling possibilities and you can rent a rowboat for sea angling. On Feøy you can have a quiet and peaceful experience in close contact with nature.
Fjøløy lighthouse was built in 1879. Automated in 1977. Recreational area. Signposted from E39 towards Utstein Monastery. The area is now facilitated with a universally designed path. You can discover interesting Norwegian war history combined with marvelous nature experiences in the area. This is one of the Cultural and recreational areas for the public.
The 6km fjord is the innermost branch of the Høgsfjorden. The Frafjorden has steep sides with no habitation along its shores, except for the village of Frafjord at the innermost part of the fjord. The village and the surrounding Frafjorddalen farming valley stretches about east of the fjord and the whole area has about 100 residents. There are also many holiday cottages on top of the high mountain located south of the village of Frafjord.
Gamle Stavanger is a historic area of the city of Stavanger in Rogaland, Norway. The area consists largely of restored wooden buildings which were built in the 18th century and at the beginning of the 19th century. The area selected for conservation was the one considered the least desirable, consisting of small rundown wooden buildings located on the western side of Vågen, the inner harbor area of Stavanger. This area has a selection of preserved wood houses dating from both the 19th and 20th c
Haraldshaugen is a countrywide monument in Haugesund, Norway. The monument turned into erected during the millennial party of Norway's unification into one nation beneath the rule of thumb of King Harald Fairhair. Haraldshaugen became unveiled on July 18, 1872, by using Crown Prince Oscar in reference to the only thousand 12 months anniversary of the Battle of Hafrsfjord. The monument is designed by means of Norwegian architect Christian Christie.
Høgsfjorden is a fjord in Rogaland county, Norway. It lies in the municipalities of Stavanger, Sandnes, Strand, and Gjesdal. The innermost part of the fjord is located at the village of Frafjord in the municipality of Gjesdal. It flows west to Dirdal and then heads northwards. At the village of Forsand, the Lysefjord branches off to the northeast. The Høgsfjorden continues to the northwest past the islands of Idsal and Idse before emptying into the Horgefjorden and ultimately into the vast Bokna
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.
Jøssingfjorden is a fjord in the Sokndal municipality in Rogaland county, Norway. The 3-kilometer long fjord is narrow and deep and is surrounded by mountains. It sits about 4 kilometers southeast of the municipal center of Hauge. There is some settlement on the southeastern side of the fjord: the villages of Li, Vinterstø, and Bu. There is a road that runs along the southeast coast of the fjord, with sharp hairpin turns leading down from the mountains to the shore of the fjord both heading nort
Kjerag or Kiragg is a mountain in Sandnes municipality in Rogaland county, Norway. The 1,110-metre tall mountain sits on the southern shore of Lysefjorden, just southwest of the village of Lysebotn. Its northern side is a massive cliff, plunging 984 metres almost straight down to fjord, a sight which attracts many visitors each year. Another tourist attraction, the Kjeragbolten, a 5-cubic-meter stone wedged between two rocks is located on the mountain.
Kjeragfossen is a waterfall in the municipality of Sandnes in Rogaland county, Norway. The 715-meter long waterfall cascades down from the Kjerag plateau on the south shore of the Lysefjorden. It is one of the highest waterfalls in Norway and one of the highest in the world. It is a plunge-style waterfall that is usually only active about 5 months of the year. The waterfall is located in a very scenic area that has many tourists each year. The famous Kjeragbolten boulder is located nearby.
Kongeparken is Western Norway's largest amusement park and Rogaland's most popular attraction. he park offers over 60 different rides and adventures for the entire family and has been awarded several times for good service and innovative attractions.Kongeparken is Western Norway's largest amusement park and Rogaland's most popular attraction. he park offers over 60 different rides and adventures for the entire family and has been awarded several times for good service and innovative attractions.
Kvassheim Lighthouse is a coastal lighthouse located on the beach at Kvassheim in Hå municipality in Rogaland county, Norway. The lighthouse is located about 2.5 kilometers south of the village of Vigrestad. The original building was established in 1912 and automated in 1984. In 1990, the lighthouse was replaced with a smaller, automated lighthouse located about 70 meters to the west of the old building. The old building is now used as a museum and landmark.
Lysefjord or Lysefjorden is a fjord located in the Ryfylke area in Rogaland county in southwestern Norway. The 42-kilometer long fjord lies in the municipalities of Strand and Sandnes. It is particularly well known for the huge Preikestolen cliff overlooking the fjord, which is a major tourist destination for the region. The fjord was carved by the action of glaciers in the ice ages and was flooded by the sea when the later glaciers retreated.
Månafossen is a waterfall in the Gjesdal municipality in Rogaland county, Norway. The 92-meter tall waterfall is located along the river Månaåna, about 6 kilometres east of the end of the Frafjorden where the village of Frafjord is located. The waterfall is in a fairly isolated area. There is a parking area nearby with a steep, rough 250-metre hiking trail up a mountainside to see the waterfall. The hike takes about 30 minutes.
Mosvatnet is a beautiful lake close to the center of Stavanger, popular with walkers, runners, and cyclists. The 3km lighted trail goes around the edge of the lake, passing the Rogaland art museum and Mosvangen campsite. The 4km folkesti route crosses the footbridge into the woodland on the other side of the motorway, passes the outdoor swimming pool then rejoins the lakeside trail.
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.
Obrestad Lighthouse is a coastal lighthouse located on the north side of the small farming village of Obrestad in Hå municipality, Rogaland county, Norway. It sits on a promontory about 5 kilometres west of Nærbø. The square tower was first lit in 1873 and the tower was rebuilt in its present form in 1950. The lighthouse was automated in 1991 and has been a protected historical building since 2000.
The island of Røvær is a 25 Min boat trip from Haugesund where Røvær Kulturhotell provides excellent accommodation and cuisine. Røvær can provide you with peace and quiet and the possibility of participating in all the exciting activities the island and the sea have to offer.
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.
Stavanger Cathedral is Norway’s oldest cathedral and the seat of the Bishop of Stavanger who leads the Diocese of Stavanger. It is located in the city of Stavanger in Rogaland, Norway. Stavanger Cathedral is situated in the centre of the city, in the borough of Storhaug. The church is part of the “Stavanger domkirke” parish in the Stavanger arch-deanery in the Diocese of Stavanger.
Stavanger Museum is located in the city center and has three departments; the cultural history section, the natural history section, and the Norwegian Children's Museum. he main theme of "From ancient landscape to oil town” is the history of Stavanger from its founding in 1125 until 1995.
The Suldalslågen is a river that is located in the municipality of Suldal in Rogaland county, Norway. The 22-kilometer long river runs from the lake Suldalsvatnet to the southwest to the village of Sand where it empties into the Sandsfjorden. The Norwegian National Road 13 runs along the river, past the villages of Suldal and Sand.
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.
A beautiful and populated island which was located in the eastern part of Stavanger municipality in Rogaland. The Talgjefjord Tunnel connects the island to the larger island of Rennesøy which in turn is connected to the mainland through a series of tunnels and bridges. The island has a long history. The farm that today is known as Gard was once the seat of major clans that controlled the western part of Norway.
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.
A beautiful lighthouse located in the Rogaland county of Norway. The lighthouse is no longer in use, but it is used as a fine arts center and lighthouse/maritime museum. There is also a cafe in one of the buildings. Historically, the lighthouse was the main light marking the entrance to the Byfjorden.
Map of attractions in Rogaland