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Top 34 attractions you must visit in Rogaland

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About Rogaland

Mainly a coastal region with fjords, beaches, and islands. It is the center of the Norwegian petroleum industry.

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Attractions in Rogaland

Norwegian Petroleum Museum
Norwegian Petroleum MuseumKjeringholmen 1a, 4006 Stavanger, Norway
Viewpoints
Museums

Museum focusing on oil extraction activities in the North Sea. Comes with a view, being located in the harbor of Stavanger.

Obrestad Lighthouse
Obrestad LighthouseHåvegen 282, 4365 Nærbø, Norway
Lighthouses

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.

Preikestolen(Pulpit Rock)
Preikestolen(Pulpit Rock)Strand, 4110 Songesand, Norway
Lake/ River/ Ponds
Viewpoints
1 Day Treks
Rock Formations

Mountainous hike to the famous 604-meter cliff with a flat top, offering incredible views.

Røvær
RøværRøvær, Norway
Islands

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.

Sola Beach
Sola BeachSola Beach, Sola, Norway
Beaches

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.

Sola flytekniske museum
Sola flytekniske museumSola Prestegårdsveg 170, 4050 Sola, Norway
Museums

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
Stavanger CathedralHaakon VIIs gate 2, 4005 Stavanger, Norway
Churches

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 City Museum
Stavanger City MuseumMuségata 16, 4010 Stavanger, Norway
Museums

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.

Suldalslågen
SuldalslågenSuldalslågen, Suldal, Norway
Lake/ River/ Ponds

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.

Sverd i fjell
Sverd i fjellMøllebukta, 4044 Hafrsfjord, Norway
Beaches
Parks
Sculptures

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.

Talgje
TalgjeTalgje, Stavanger Municipality, Norway
Islands

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.

The Science Factory
The Science FactoryStorgata 28, 4307 Sandnes, Norway
Museums

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.

Tungenes Fyr
Tungenes FyrTungenesveien 217, 4070 Randaberg, Norway
Lighthouses

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.

Utstein
UtsteinUtstein, Stavanger, Norway
Man-made Structures- Other

Utstein Abbey is Norway's best-preserved medieval monastery. It is located on the southern shore of the island of Klosterøy in Rennesøy municipality, Rogaland county. It was built in the late 1200s. Utstein Church is located on the grounds of the abbey.

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