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Rogaland is a county in West Norway.


Map of Rogaland


  • 1 Bryne
  • 2 Egersund Egersund on Wikipedia Is the largest town in southern Rogaland.
  • 3 Figgjo Figgjo on Wikipedia
  • 4 Kleppe
  • 5 Haugesund, approximately 2 hours from Stavanger and 3 hours from Bergen (in Hordaland).
  • 6 Kopervik Kopervik on Wikipedia
  • 7 Skudenes Skudenes on Wikipedia
  • 8 Hellvik
  • 9 Ogna Ogna on Wikipedia
  • 10 Sandnes
  • 11 Sola Sola on Wikipedia
  • 12 Stavanger, the largest town in Rogaland. Well known as an oil-town. Due to the oil, the town is very international. The town also has the newest university in Norway (founded in 2004).

Other destinations[edit]

  • 1 Karmøy Karmøy (island) on Wikipedia An island close to Haugesund. Karmøy means "the island that gives shelter from the open sea", known for the Vikings. It is this route that gave Norway its name ("the way to the north").
  • 2 Orre Orre, Rogaland on Wikipedia


Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

Stavanger airport (SVG IATA), is an international airport. Flights to Amsterdam, Bergen, Copenhagen, Kristiansand and Oslo. As well as other destinations. Haugesund airport (HAU IATA), has among other, scheduled flights to Oslo, Copenhagen (Summer only) and Gdansk.

By train[edit]

NSB operates trains from Oslo over Kristiansand to Stavanger. Eight hours.

By bus[edit]

Bus from Oslo to Haugesund, on Nor-Way busekpress. Nine hours. There is also bus from Bergen to Haugesund and Stavanger.

By boat[edit]

West Norway can be reached by Fjordline ferry from Hirtshals in Denmark, to Stavanger and Bergen. There are also more frequent Color lines ferries from Hirtshals to Kristiansand, from where you can travel by car or train. Hirtshals is reached by DSB train.

By car[edit]

From Oslo to Stavanger, use E18. From Oslo to Haugesund, use E134. From Germany to Stavanger, take the car ferry from Hirtshals, as described above.

Get around[edit]

By train[edit]

Local trains Stavanger-Sandnes and Stavanger-Egersund, operated by NSB.

By bus[edit]

Local buses, tickets and info by Kolumbus.

By car[edit]

At some places car ferries need to be used. They have a fee, usually of NOK 50-100. They go 1-2 times per hour and don't need booking.


  • The Lysefjord with the Kjeragbolten.
  • Pulpit rock - Preikestolen.
  • Jæren- A very "non-norwegian" area. A lot of people associate Norway with mountains and fjords; you'll find a very flat area called Jæren, south of Stavanger. Most of this area is Norway's most important farming land. Places like Bryne, Nærbø and Vigrestad are places you can visit here. In Nærbø you'll also find the museum Jærmuseet, which is based on the farming history in the area.
  • Dalsnuten and few peaks around. Major hiking routes start from Gramstad.
  • Melshei - hills and forest hiking. The main route has a light winter/night time
  • Stokkalandsvatnet - beautiful hike around lake
  • Møgedalsholen - hiking area along Figgjo river
  • Hommersåk - a start point for many hiking routes in the area



Rogaland specialities: Komla, smalaføtter (sheeps feet) and smalahove (sheeps head), pinnekjøtt (meat from lamb), lapskaus (a soup mostly found in Jæren).



Megleren Øl & Vinstue Sandnes


Stay safe[edit]

Rogaland has a low crime rate. You should have no problems if you take the usual precautions. Main dangers are the narrow, bending roads and the sea.

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