10 Lake/ River/ Ponds to explore in Rogaland
Mainly a coastal region with fjords, beaches, and islands. It is the center of the Norwegian petroleum industry.
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.
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.
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.
The Gandsfjorden is the fjord from Stavanger to Sandnes town center. The fjord is situated between the flat Jæren landscape to the west and the highland to the east. The contrasts are large with the mountain Dalsnuten (323 m) as the highest point.
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
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
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.
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.
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.