Guided tours in
the Stavanger Region
The Stavanger Region is European Capital of Culture 2008
For more information on guided tours and booking,
please contact: Index
GuideCompagniet AS Agents 2
Po. Box 595, N-4003 Stavanger. The Stavanger Region 4
Tel.: +47 51 85 09 20, fax: +47 51 85 09 15 City Walk 5
E-mail: booking@GuideCompagniet.no www.GuideCompagniet.no The Stavanger of author Alexander Kielland 5
City Sightseeing 6
From Oil to Oil full circle 7
Agents Harbour cruise with Veteran boat 8
Helicopter tours 8
Eli Aga Home visit with refreshments 9
Tarjodd Bondesvei 42, N-4032 Stavanger. A taste of Rogaland 9
Tel. +47 51 57 54 00, fax +47 51 57 17 15, Norwegian buffet and Concert in Sola ruin church 10
zell phone +47 922 23 968. In the sign of Art 10
E-mail: email@example.com www.eliaga.no Stavanger and Utstein Monastery 11
FjordTours Panorama AS Countryside 12
Postboks 896 Sentrum, 4004 Stavanger. In the author Arne Garborg’s footstep 12
Tel + 47 51 53 73 40, fax + 47 51 52 91 50. Jæren, the open landscape 13
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.fjordpanorama.no A journey to the land of the trolls 14
Natur-guide A journey to the homeland of the Vikings 15
Eikelia 25, N - 4325 Sandnes. Flor & Fjære – “Norway’s only palm island” 16
Tel: +47 51 32 27 27, fax +47 47 51 13 42 Boat tour to Sjernarøy Maritim, Ryfylke 16
E-mail: email@example.com www.natur-guide.no Boat trip to Lysefjord and Preikestolen 17
Rødne Clipper Fjord Sightseeing Lighthouse safari 18
Skagenkaien 18, 4006 Stavanger. The Lysefjord & and the prehistoric settlement, Landa 18
Tel. + 47 51 89 52 70 fax: +47 51 89 52 02. Fjord, mountain and the coast 19
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.rodne.no The Tourist ferry 19
Scan One AS Boat and Bus Tour to Sirdal and Lysefjord 20
P.O. Box 7029, 4004 Stavanger Salmon Safari 21
Tel: +47 51 85 09 10, fax: +47 51 85 09 15 Ocean Rafting 22
E-mail: email@example.com www.scanone.no Scuba diving in the Lysefjord 22
Veteran Fjordcruise AS Deep sea ﬁshing 23
Fiskepirterminalen, Verksgt. 14, 4004 Stavanger. Fjord ﬁshing 23
Tel. +47 51 53 85 85, fax: +47 51 53 85 87. Cycle tours: The lakes - The North Sea Road - Jæren 24
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.vfc.no Hiking to Preikestolen 24
Walks: The sandy beaches - In the woods of Stavanger 25
Fjord rowing in the Lysefjord 25
For more information on what to do in the Golf course, Stavanger Golfklubb
Map – Rogaland county
Stavanger Region, please contact:
Region Stavanger BA
Vågsgaten 22, N-4306 Sandnes.
Tel. +47 51 97 55 55, fax + 47 51 62 82 14.
E-mail: Info@RegionStavanger.com www.RegionStavanger.com
Vågen - Stavanger
Valbergstårnet Gamle Stavanger Alexander Kielland
New and ancient stories, memorable impressions –
explore with open senses! City walk A historic city walk
Nature Shopping We start with a stroll through Gamle Stavanger, the The Stavanger of author Alexander Kielland;
From the astounding Lysefjord in the east, to the Looking for something special? Streets with shops old part of Stavanger, consisting of more than 170 a historic city walk focusing on the life and times of
moody North Sea in the west; from Sirevåg village and not a single car. Intriguing craftsmen and their wooden houses, most of them are small and white the rich and gifted merchant son that became one of
in the south, to Tungenes lighthouse in the north wares. Smiles from a sales booth at the farmers’ painted. The houses were built at the end of the 18th Norway’s four biggest authors.
– varied adventures and unforgettable sights await market, or Norway’s largest shopping centre. Factory and early 19th century and are now protected by a
our visitors. Fjords and mountains, a myriad of is- outlets where bargains wait. special preservation law and form quite a charming Kielland’s family history is closely connected to the
lands, beaches and polished rockfaces, lighthouses, area. Continuing by foot we pass the harbour area development of Stavanger as a city during the 19th
heather-covered hillsides, raging rivers and cascad- Transportation with its quaint ﬁsh and farmers market to Stavan- century. This city walk focuses on the days of the
ing waterfalls and golden grain ﬁelds. By car or bus, airborne or by sea? Getting there is ger Cathedral, for a guided tour inside. The Cathe- rich herring ﬁsheries and the bustling city-life and the
easy! dral, built of stone in the 12th and 13th century, is party-life of the people who made their fortunes. But
Culture It’s a short way to the airport. And the train. Or the one of the few churches in Scandinavia that has kept we also hear the story of religious awakenings in the
Thousand year-year-old heritage. Let your spirit harbour. And it’s so easy to catch a ferry or express its original design. aftermath of the Napoleonic wars, and emerging cul-
travel through time and space. boat, take a bus, or hire your own car. All the roads tural clashes between the different layers of society.
Words cut in stone. Stubborn, weather-beaten light- lead here – the North Sea Road, highway E39, the We pass shopping streets on our way to Valbergtår- This historic walk gives the perfect background for
houses gazing out over the North Sea. Art galleries scenic Suleskarvegen and the Fjord Road. net, the old watch and ﬁre tower built around 1850 understanding today’s Stavanger.
where the human spirit glows. Museums that spell- - 1853. From here you can enjoy a view of the city This walk can also be offered in connection with a
bind you with stories, reminding you that life is far The Stavanger Region before returning to the harbour. historic evening celebrating the good food and the
more than this moment. Has approx. 250.000 inhabitants. Stavanger has lovely music from the 1870ies.
114.000 and is the 4th biggest city in Norway, Duration: 2 hours
Food and dining Sandnes has 58.000 inhabitants. Suggested no: Max 20 pax per guide Duration: 2 hours
Colourful and seductive. Dry and wet. Sinful and Suggested no: Max 20 pax per guide
healthy – join us for a meal!
Sun-ripe tomatoes, lamb trotters and other exotic Agent: Eli N. Aga
food traditions. Pubs and restaurants with an inter- Welcome!
national ﬂavour – culinary magic with the best local
ingredients. Let your taste buds enjoy new discover-
Sports and activities
Take the wheel – ﬂoor it! Let your body feel the thrill
of life’s intense moments.
Bicycling on a Sunday? Golﬁng at a slower pace,
with a new view. The thrill of a tie-break on the tennis
court. Rock-climbing up the cliff face, or the rush of
excitement as a salmon strikes your lure. Get out
Stavanger Domkirke Norsk Oljemuseum
Jernaldergården Norsk Hermetikkmuseum
City sightseeing From oil to oil - Full circle
In 1125, work began on Stavanger Cathedral and in We recommend you to visit: City ramble and harbour trip on a veteran ship. The ﬁrst platform to drill for oil in the North Sea came
the same year Stavanger was ofﬁcially recognized - The Iron Age Farm: The reconstructed farmstead Stavanger has the ﬁnest, best-preserved wooden to Stavanger in 1966 and caused quite a sensation.
as a city. Its growth was slow and by 1800 there from the Iron Age. These longhouses have been re- houses in Northern Europe. The tour starts with a No one knew then that the petroleum industry would
were still only 2.000 inhabitants. By 1900 however, constructed on the original sites, with the same build- walk through Gamle Stavanger with its 173 houses, become Norway’s most important industry, that
this number had increased to 30.000, due to the ing materials and techniques used by our forefathers all under preservation order. Most of the houses Norway itself would become one of the world’s lead-
thriving ﬁshing and shipping industries. Before the 1.500 years ago. were built in the end of the 18th and beginning of ing oil-producing countries, or that Stavanger was
Second World War, production of tinned sardines 19th century. The preservation of Old Stavanger has destined to be Norway’s oil capital.
was the towns most important industry. The post-war - In the trails of the Vikings: The Archaeological merited several respected international awards. This The Norsk Oljemuseum opened in May 1999.
years proved difﬁcult until the 1960´s when Stavan- Museum. Here you will be greeted by a female Vi- section of town is like a living museum, with resi- Study geology and technology, experience the
ger became the oil capital of Norway. Today, after 30 king dressed in her beautiful frock and jewellery. She dents of all ages. excitement and drama of the oil adventure, life on
years of economic growth, it has developed into a will guide you through the museum and demonstrate board the oilrigs, oil as a ﬁnancial resource and the
modern and prosperous town. The excellent econ- the use of a selection of Viking tools. A tasting of Taste newly smoked sardines straight from the oven social consequences of oil operations at the Norwe-
omy has allowed us to preserve the special archi- Viking-time appropriate snack is also recommended. in a living museum in an old canning factory! In the gian Petroleum Museum.
tecture and individuality and the result is a pleasant Obs!! Instead of a visit to the Stavanger Cathedral Norsk Hermetikkmuseum we will experience the
blend of new and old. A large but friendly provincial we will on this tour visit an archaeological site where canning of sardines as well as the exhibition of labels Duration: 3 hours
town with around one hundred thousand inhabitants. the stories of past times are edged into the moun- used for the industry. In the 1960s Stavanger was a Suggested no: 20 - 160 pax
Cruise ships docks right in the centre of town. tainside. town in search of an industry to boost its economy. Transportation: Boat
The Canning industry, which played an important
From the city-centre the coaches drive through the Duration: 3 hours included one museum role in Stavanger from the end of the 19th century Agents: GuideCompagniet, Veteran Fjordcruise
harbour area with its quaint ﬁsh and farmers mar- Suggested no: 40 - 400 pax right up to the end of the 1950s. The tour continues
ket. On the way to Ullandhaug viewpoint the coach- Transportation: Coach with a trip around Stavanger harbour and surround-
es pass Hafrsfjord where a historical sea battle was ing islands with a veteran ship.
fought in the age of the Vikings, 1.100 years ago.
We pass the Ledaal manor, which is now used as
a residence for royalty when visiting Stavanger. A
visit to Stavanger Domkirke will also be made. The
Cathedral, built of stone in the 12th and 13th cen-
tury, is one of the few churches in Scandinavia that
has kept its original design. The tour terminates with
a walk through Gamle Stavanger, the old part of
Stavanger, -Europe’s best-preserved wooden house
settlement, consisting of more than 170 houses. The
houses were built at the end of the 18th and early
19th century and are now protected by a special
preservation law and form quite a charming area.
M/S Skreddaren Prekestolen
Harbour Cruise with
Veteran boat Helicopter Tours Home visit with refreshments A taste of Rogaland
The cruise starts in the main harbour of Stavanger. You have the opportunity to experience spectacular Stavanger and the surrounding areas have for From ﬁeld and ocean to the table.
The boat M/S Skreddaren is a veteran boat built in views of Rogaland landscape from above. You will centuries played a leading part in Norway’s maritime The tour starts from the main harbour and we walk
1951. It is a Norwegian built boat, in Oregon pine. be ﬂown over Rogaland - with a bird's eye perspec- history. From the time when the Viking ships battled across the ﬁsh and farmers market with its local
The boat has comfortable seating, open kiosk on tive which is a spectacular and breathtaking view! in Hafrsfjord, through the period of the “white sails” fruit, vegetables and ﬂowers.
board, and light food and beverages for sale. Different sized helicopters available. and the steam ships up to modern super tankers. As we continue with bus, we visit Stavanger’s oldest
The cruise takes us from the harbour with the old Stavanger is also the most important “oil-city” in ﬁrm, the butcher’s A. Idsøe. Here we get a presenta-
part of Stavanger, the old herring factories, the Trip 1: Stavanger – the Lysefjord - Stavanger Norway due to its geographical position. This excur- tion of their wide range of products and taste sam-
scenic islands of the surrounding waters. Old and This trip is extremely informative, with great views of sion gives you a unique opportunity to learn about ples are provided. By bus we continue to Sandnes
new settlements, the Norwegian Petroleum Museum, the Lysefjord, Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock), Kjerag the Norwegian way of life. During this excursion you and Gamlaværket. Here they have their own bakery,
the boat terminal and the start of the fjords. A nice and other mountain formations in the vicinity of will be invited to visit a private home where you will coffee roasting and pottery workshop. We drive
relaxed cruise in sheltered waters only. Stavanger. be treated to coffee/tea and freshly baked Norwe- across the open Jæren landscape to Voll Ysteri
Guiding on board where the history of Stavanger and Flight duration: 45 minutes gian wafﬂes. Your hostess will give you a tour of the dairy where we get to taste their successful new
other stories are told. house, and tell you about Norwegian everyday life rachlette cheese. Next stop is ﬁsh and shellﬁsh lunch
The boat is certiﬁed for 72 passengers. Trip 2: Stavanger – Trodla Tysdal - Stavanger such as gardening, how Norwegians furnish their at the Hummeren Hotel in Tananger. The next stop
On this trip we will show you the amazing fjords, homes, traditions and more. Wafﬂes and coffee will be either Tungenes Coastal Culture Centre,
Duration: 1-2 hrs. mountains and wild landscape between Stavanger served. guided tour of the ﬁsheries museum and lighthouse
Suggested no.: 10 – 60 pax. and the northern parts of Ryfylke. Trodla Tysdal is Get to know the Norwegians up close and personal! or ﬁnish up in Stavanger with a visit to the Canning
Transportation: Boat Rogaland's most remote farm which is still in Please note that the excursion as described is oper- Museum where you taste and learn about produc-
Season: May – September operation. ated as a transfer without local guide. However, it tion and smoking of brisling.
Flight duration: 40 minutes can be combined with city sightseeing.
Agent: Veteran Fjordcruise Duration: 5 hours
Duration: 2 hours Suggested no: 20 – 40 pax
Dis. to home: 20 min. max from city centre Transportation: Coach
Minimum: 10 pax
Maximum: 30 pax
Norwegian buffet and concert
in Sola Church Ruins In the sign of art Stavanger and Utstein Monastery
Departure from Stavanger to Sola Ruinkirke, Sola The tour starts at Rogaland Kunstmuseum, (the From the city centre the coach drive through the Today Utstein monastery has opened its doors to
church ruins. Romanesque stone church dating Rogaland Museum of Fine Arts) which offers a col- harbour area with its quaint ﬁsh and farmers mar- courses and congresses, and classical as well as
from the 12th century. The stone church probably lection of distinguished Norwegian art ranging from ket. We continue past both old and modern residen- jazz concerts are frequently held in the chapel. Top
replaced an older wooden church in the area. This nineteenth century to contemporary art. It houses tial sections of the town and continue to Mosterøy musicians from all over the world perform concerts
wooden church was possibly the one that Erling the unique collection of the Norwegian painter Lars Island. here.
Skjalgsson had built when he was converted to Hertervig (1830-1902) - famous for his romantic, On our way to Mosterøy we drive through the During our visit we will attend a private organ
Christianity at the end of the 10th century. powerful and highly personal landscapes. The "Rennfast" road system which is a prime example concert as well as a guided tour of the premises.
Following a new period of decline beginning in 1907, guests will be greeted at the museum and given an of Norwegian engineering skills at their ﬁnest. The Both the interior and exterior display a wealth of ﬁne
most of the walls were torn down on the orders of introduction in the auditorium before moving around highway passes through one of the worlds longest details, such as the altarpiece, the baptismal font,
the occupying German forces. The rebuilt church the museum at their own pace. Next stop is Galleri and deepest undersea automobile tunnel - the the narrow tower stairs and the peaceful gardens
is not identical to the old church, being a product of Amare, one of Norway’s biggest private galleries. Byfjord tunnel. The tunnel is 5.860 meters long and with its many old trees.
our times - the 1990s, and it tells the story of various There is always a large collection from about 300 art- descends 223 metres beneath the sea surface and We will stay for tea or coffee and Norwegian
ages. Here we enjoy a beautiful concert performed ists, amongst them well known artists. The collection 45 metres below the seabed. wafﬂes before driving back to Stavanger.
by a local singer. Departure to Sola Strand Hotel, consists of artwork, glass and ceramics. Onwards we
only 5 minutes away. Sola Strand Hotel is a beautiful continue to Helgi Joensen’s studio located in Gamle On the western tip of Mosterøy island lays one of Duration: 3 hours
hotel situated by the gorgeous Sola beach. Here you Stavanger, Old Stavanger. His unique works of art in the country’s ﬁnest medieval monuments, Utstein Suggested no: 40 - 184 pax
will get served a lovely and rich seafood and meat carved pewter are shown at exhibitions all over the Kloster. This was one of the royal estates of king Transportation: Coach
buffet consisting of typical Norwegian food with cold world. We meet the artist at work in both his studio Harald Fairhair around year 1000 AD. King Harald
and hot dishes. Relax, enjoy the food, and take a and gallery. Fairhair was the ﬁrst king to claim sovereignty over
walk along the beautiful 2,3 km of white sand dunes. all of Norway. Utstein was also the residence for king
Sightseeing return to Stavanger, walk in Old part of Duration: 3 hours Magnus Lawmender around the year 1200, and later
Stavanger. Suggested no: 20 pax donated to the monks at the St. Olav monastery in
Transport: Coach Stavanger. They established an Augustinian monas-
Duration: 3 hours tery and carried on with the construction. From the
Suggested no: 45 - 90 pax middle of the 18th century, Utstein evolved into a
Transport: Coach Danish style country manor.
Garborgheimen Tungenes Fyr
In the author
Countryside Arne Garborg’s footstep Jæren, the open landscape
We drive along the North Sea Road, which is an We visit the childhood home and the writer’s cabin We stop at Hå gamle prestegard (Hå old vicarage),
adventure through a coastal culture landscape. We of one of Norway’s most celebrated authors from The coach will drive through the Norwegian country- today a cultural centre with exhibitions of art and cul-
follow the green coast from the softer southern hills the19th century side, follow the North Sea Road, visit Hå gamle pre- tural history. This is a restored vicarage dating from
over long and rocky Jæren to Hå gamle prestegard On this bus trip through the historical landscape of stegard (Hå old vicarage) and Jærgarden Kvalbein. 1637. We also ﬁnd burial grounds from the Stone
(Hå old vicarage). The vicarage was used as a farm Jæren, we stop at Garborgheimen, where Arne We pass Hafrsfjord, where the battle, which united Age and Iron Age. We continue to
from 1630 to 1919. It has now been restored and is Garborg spent the ﬁrst 15 years of his life. In this typ- Norway into one kingdom, was fought in 872 A.D. Jærgarden Kvalbein, lunch will be served in the
used for cultural purposes such as art exhibitions ical old Jæren house, we will hear the daunting story We continue and drive along Jæren, a natural and Old Barn - with a history stretching back to the 18th
and concerts. After a guided tour through the vicar- of Garborg’s childhood in the hands of a fanatically cultural landscape which is unique to this part of century. The thick stone walls, and planks and masts
age the next stop is nearby - Jærmuseet, a museum religious and mentally ill father. This real life story is Norway, with its long sandy beaches and rounded from wrecked sailing ships combine to give that very
and science centre with a living farm set in a rural more fascinating than any movie. The tour continues stones, its ﬂat areas of intensive agriculture and a special atmosphere
landscape. Meet the animals at the farm. We con- up the hill to the magical landscape surrounding rich selection of historic sights. Jæren is also well On the way back we pass Grødalandstunet, two
tinue to Gloppedalsura – the biggest boulder ﬁeld his writer’s cabin Knudaheio where Garborg spent known for the special light, which attracts a lot of typical farmhouses from the late 1700 and early
in Northern Europe. Some boulders are as big as a his 30 last summers. We visit the stone monument painters. We pass Sola beach, 2,3 km of white sand 1800, and a barn. The dwellings give a good pic-
house. Gloppedal was also the scene of some hard erected to his honour and the grave-mound where dunes, where the most important plant is the marram ture of how people lived during that time. We drive
ﬁghting during the last world war. he was buried. The story of Garborg’s life is dramat- grass, which is binding the sand with its roots. through the pleasant suburbs of Sandnes back to the
We will make a stop at the nearby Byrkjedalstu- ic, and illustrates an important part of this region’s We pass Orre old church, medieval church dating city.
net, which is an old cheese factory that has been culture, namely the religious, aesthetic and moral life from 1200 A.D., and Obrestad lighthouse –
converted into a charming restaurant. Locally made of the people. museum. Duration: 5 hours
pastry (lappe) with sour cream and jam together with This tour can also be turned in to an afternoon and Suggested no: 40 - 184 pax
coffee and tea are served. There will be time to visit evening-event with lovely traditional food served in Transportation: Coach
the next-door candle maker’s workshop where we historical surroundings.
can watch the process of making candles and buy
local souvenirs. A stop will also be made at Gjestal Duration: 3,5 hours
Spinneri. In the factory outlet(knitwear) you may buy Suggested no: 20 - 40 pax
hand knitting yarn and design, traditional Norwegian Transportation: Coach
wool jackets, sweaters, hats and scarfs.
We drive through the pleasant suburbs of Sandnes Agent: Eli N. Aga
and Stavanger back to the city.
Duration: 6 hours
Suggested no: 40 - 184 pax
Long house, Bukkøy
A journey to the land of the trolls The land of the Vikings
The coach will drive through an adventure of coastal The tour continues to Byrkjedalstunet, an earlier The Vikings means of transport was boat, and like We continue our tour to the charming little village of
culture landscape and mountain area. cheese factory, now a charming restaurant, candle them we embark the boat and sail northwest towards Skudeneshavn, to get an impression of the coastal
We pass Hafrsfjord, where the battle that united factory and a souvenir shop. In 1999 Byrkjedalstunet Karmøy and Bukkøy. The journey takes approx. 1 culture, the bygone days of the great sailing vessels.
Norway into one kingdom, was fought in 872 A.D. won the national prize: "Det beste spisestedet langs hour. The sailing vessels carried herrings to many coun-
We continue along Jæren, a natural and cultural veien", the best Inn, in Norway. We sail through numerous islands and islets with tries. In the 19th century, herring ﬁshing led to rapid
landscape which is unique for this part of Norway, Home made griddle cakes with sour cream and jam both a luxuriant vegetation and scanty landscape. prosperity and the growth of the historically fascinat-
with its long sand beaches and rounded stones, its with coffee or tea is served. Many Norwegians live permanently on many of the ing district called gamlebyen, old village. Nearly all
ﬂat areas of intensive agriculture and a rich selection We drive through the pleasant suburbs of Sandnes islands. We will also see many cabins and cottages, the 125 houses and 100 wharf warehouses are care-
of historic sights. Jæren is also well known for the and Stavanger back to the city, where the tour ends. an attraction itself, where many Norwegians spend fully preserved, reﬂected in every detail the attractive
special light, which attracts a lot of painters. We pass their holidays and weekends. When we sail in to the Empire style.
Sola beach, 2,3 km of white sand dunes, where the Duration: 5 hours Karmsund, the narrow neck of water, we are actually The Mælandsgården Museum is situated in the
most important plant is the marram grass, which is Suggested no: 40 - 400 pax at the strategic place where the name Norway has old village. This museum houses a tradesman's
binding the sand with its roots. Transportation: Coach its origin, the North Way. home, wharf warehouses and old workshops. In old
We leave the coastal landscape driving towards Karmøy is the homeland of the Vikings. It was here Skudeneshavn we also ﬁnd galleries, restaurants
mountains and valleys. King Harald Hårfagre - Harald Hairfair - built the ﬁrst and cafés.
We will make a stop at Gjestal Spinneri, (knitwear royal residence after he united Norway into one king- Skudeneshavn has won an award for the preserva-
factory outlet) where you will get good bargain for dom in the year 872 A.D. The last battle took place in tion of the wooden house settlement.
handknitting yarn and also traditional and modern Hafrsfjord by Stavanger. There will be time for a walk among the beautifully
Norwegian made sweaters and jackets. During our visit to the Long House at Bukkøy we restored houses and their well-kept gardens sur-
Gloppedalsura, the biggest boulder ﬁeld in North- will learn about the Viking history, and their daily life. rounded by picked fences.
ern Europe, with some boulders as big as houses. You will be welcomed by the chieftain and his wife,
Gloppedal was also the scene of some hard ﬁghting, visit their home and hear learn about their experi- Duration: 4,5 - 5 hours
during the last world war. ences. A taste of ”lefse” a typical Norwegian thin Suggested no: 40 - 100 pax
pancake” will be served. Transportation: Boat
Sjernarøy Maritim Lysefjord
Flor & Fjære Helleren
Flor & Fjære – “Norway’s Boat tour to
only palm island Sjernarøy Maritim in Ryfylke Boat trip to Lysefjord and Preikestolen
Guided boat tour from Skagenkaien, Stavanger to The tour starts in Stavanger and will take you to We enter the sightseeing boat which will take us on We make a stop at the idyllic beach at Helleren
Flor & Fjære. some of the most beautiful areas in the Sjernarøy our four-hour boat trip in the Stavanger archipelago where tea/coffee and wafﬂes or "Lysefjord lapper"
Enjoy the scenic boat trip to the island Sør-Hidle Islands – also known as “The pearl of Ryfylke”. and into the Lysefjord. are served.
and Flor & Fjære. Here you will ﬁnd tropical palms Sjernarøy Maritim is a fjord restaurant located at the The ﬁrst part of the tour gives us a good idea how Alternatively we make a stop at Lysefjordsenteret, a
and fresh ﬂowers surrounded by Ryfylket's magniﬁ- one of these islands. The restaurant is originally a the Norwegians live in this area and we will most fjord restaurant. You may visit the ﬁsh farm and for
cent fjords and mountains. Colourful ﬂowers, roman- boathouse built around 1800 directly on the quay- likely meet quite a few spending a summer day on the children they have animals that you may feed.
tic footpaths and rustic interiors will contribute to side, and is ﬁlled with authentic atmosphere. Wafﬂes, board their pleasure boats. Morning tea / coffee will be served.
a special day with a touch of tropical. Upon arrival, lunch or dinner can be served. If weather allows, one We cruise into the beautiful Lysefjord, 42 km long Cruising back to Stavanger we have a nice view of
the guests will be taken on a guided tour around the can eat out doors. (approx. 26 miles) and a pearl in Norwegian nature. the city.
beautiful garden, including a bit of helpful garden The glaciers formed the fjord landscape during a
advice and inspiration. Duration: 4 hours series of ice ages. The mountain sour up to 1000 Duration: 4 hours
The restaurant has a beautiful panoramic view of the Suggested no.: 40 - 400 metres (3000 feet) above the sea level on both sides Suggested no: 40 - 400 pax
fjord and mountains, while serving guests a tasty Transportation: Boat of the fjord and some places it ranges as deep in the Transportation: Boat
Mediterranean buffet consisting of the famous Hidle- fjord as it height above sea level.
fjord ﬁsh soup, a lunch or dinner buffet with home Agent: Rødne Clipper Fjordsightseeing In the fjord is the location of one of Norway’s spec- Agents: Fjord Tours Panorama, Rødne Clipper Fjord
made accompaniments and dessert. tacular wonders, Preikestolen - the Pulpit Rock. Sightseeing, Veteran Fjordcruise
The rock formation is just over 597 meters above the
Duration: 4-5 hours sea level and we cruise directly under it.
Suggested no.: 1 – 300 While cruising in the fjord, it is an interesting thought
Transportation: Generally by boat. Helicopter can that in many places the water around us is as deep
also be organized. as the mountains are high.
Preikestolen & The
Lighthouse safari prehistoric settlement Landa “Fjord, mountain and coast” The Tourist ferry
Preservation of the lighthouses along the Norwegian The tour starts from Stavanger, and includes a This tour takes us by sightseeing boat to the The ferry departs daily during the season from
coast is one of the Norwegian Coastal Directory's guided cruise on the Lysefjord with Preikestolen, Preikestolen, in the Lysefjord and the other sights June through August from the Fiskepirterminalen in
target areas, as these are an important element in goats and Fantahålå as its biggest attractions of interest i.e. Fantahålå, the goats, waterfalls, seals Stavanger and will call on Lauvvik and Forsand. At
Norwegian coastal culture. We continue to Forsand which is beautifully located etc. with guiding on board to Dirdal in the fjord of Sognesand and Flørli the ferry will call upon request,
We start this tour from the main harbour in Stavan- the mouth of the fjord. The trip will continue by coach Frafjord. The tour continues by coach to an old dairy on its way to Lysebotn. At Lysebotn the cars/
ger. The ﬁrst part of the tour gives a good idea how to Landa, a prehistoric settlement where people had and a candle factory, where lunch will be served. We coaches and passengers disembark and drive back
the Norwegian live in this area and you will most settled more than 2000 years from ca. 1500 BC until drive through Gloppedalsura (Northern Europe's to Stavanger. The ferry returns from Lysebotn to
likely meet quite a few spending a summer day on 600 AD. After a guided tour of the exhibition centre largest scree) to Jæren – the best agricultural part Stavanger with new cars/coaches and passengers.
board their pleasure boats. pancakes and coffee will be served. of Norway, and along the sandy beaches. We make The tour on the Lysefjord with Preikestolen, the
Tungenes Lighthouse is situated on the mainland, The tour will either continue by coach to a stop at Reve by the ocean viewpoint and return to Pulpit Rock and Kjerag as its biggest attractions is
approximately 13 km north of Stavanger. It was built Handelstaden Bergevik, where the group have Stavanger. guided in 3 languages. It is important for coaches
in 1828 and was one of the few lighthouses with a some time to look around before it’s time again to and cars to make reservations prior to the trip for
road connection. There is today a Lighthouse Muse- board the boat and return to Stavanger. Some food Duration approx. 5 hrs. both directions. A kiosk on board will serve light
um in one of the buildings. In the lighthouse keeper’s and refreshments will be sold on board. Groups can Suggested no. 40 – 400 meals and refreshments. For groups it is possible to
building we now ﬁnd a café and an art collection with pre-order from our sightseeing menu which is avail- Transportation: Boat & Coach order from our sightseeing menu in advance, which
paintings of Oskar Sørreime, a local artist know for able upon request. Season: All year is available upon request.
his paints from the Jæren region. Or you may visit the Lysefjord centre, a tourist
centre situated in the mouth of the famous Lysef- Agent: Veteran Fjordcruise Duration: 4 hrs. one way
Duration: 3 hours jord This is the golden key to all the beauties in the Suggested no. 1 – 300
Suggested no: 20 - 90 pax Ryfylke region. Transportation: Boat
Transportation: Boat/bus Visit a salmon farm in full production. A little park with
ﬁsh dams and local animals. A panorama view from Agent: Veteran Fjordcruise
Agent: Fjord Tours Panorama restaurant. A large popular terrace. The Lysefjord
center shop offers a tempting selection of craft items,
Duration: 4,5 hrs.
Suggested no.: 25 – 400
Transportation: Boat & Coach
Agents: Fjord Tours Panorama, Veteran Fjordcruise
Kjerag - Lysefjord
Prekestolen - Lysefjord Photo: Stavanger Aftenblad
Bus and Boat Tour to Sirdal and Lysebotn Salmon safari
The tour starts with coach from Stavanger. We drive Before we start to drive down the 27 hairpin bends Through a half hour course you will learn how to act Equipment:
along Jæren, the Green Coast and the ﬁrst stop road to Lysebotn, lunch will be served at "the Eagle when ﬂoating in the current down the river, as well as Survival suit, diving mask and snorkel will be
will be at Solastranden - Sola beach – 2.3 km of Nest", a restaurant with a panoramic view over the everything about security. Qualiﬁed and experienced provided from Mo Laksegard.
white sand dunes, where the most important plant Lysefjord and mountains. instructors will lead the group. One of them will join T-shirt and shorts is required. During winter
is the marram grass, which is binding the sand with We embark the sightseeing boat in Lysebotn. The you in the water; the other will stay behind the group Mo Laksegard will provide an extra warm suit.
its roots. The forming of the landscape indicates that Lysefjord is 42 km long and a pearl in Norwegian paddling a canoe. We will try out the survival suits Duration: 2,5 hours included safety training (not
Jæren was one of the ﬁrst areas to be settled after nature. The glaciers formed the fjord landscape of and all the equipment in the swimming pool at Mo including transportation time).
the glacier had melted approx. 10.000 years ago. western Norway during the last ice age, and the Laksegard before entering the river. Once in the Recommended no.: Minimum 6 and up to 30 pax.
Jæren consists of some of Norway’s biggest farms "canyon" can be the name of it. The mountains soar water the current will take us down the river. Through Location: Mo Laksegard is situated at Sand in
and is also one of the best agricultural areas in the to a height of 1000m above sea level on both sides the diving mask you are able to study the wild Ryfylke, on the riverbank of the famous salmon river
country. We leave the coastal landscape driving to- of the fjord. The fjord is almost as deep as the moun- salmon in their natural element. Suldalslågen.
wards mountains and valleys. A stop will be made at tains are high. This is a chance to literally feel the “strong” river on Communication: Local express boat from Stavan-
Gjestal Spinneri. In the factory outlet you may buy The boat trip takes you beneath the famous rock your body for approx. 2,5 km. To see wild salmon in ger takes about 1,5 hours.
hand knitting yarn and design, traditional Norwegian formation Preikestolen, the Pulpit Rock. A stop is their right element, free, you will never forget. This The guests will be picked up at the harbour, 5 min.
wool jackets, sweaters, hats and scarves. made at Fantahåla, a cave, where the story says river is well known for its big salmon that can be up transfer. With chartered boat, the journey takes
We visit Gloppedalsura - the biggest boulder ﬁeld some vagabonds escaped from the police. On our to 20 kg. about 1 hour from Stavanger.
in Northern Europe. Some boulders are as big as way back to Stavanger the boat takes you through You don’t catch the salmon – you swim with Swimming skills required!
houses. Gloppedal was also the scene of some hard sheltered coastal waters of Stavanger's archipelago. them!
ﬁghting during the last world war. We will make a
stop at the nearby Byrkjedalstunet, earlier a cheese Duration: 8 hours
factory, now a charming restaurant with a candle fac- Suggested no.: 40 - 400 pax
tory and souvenir shop. The tour continues through Transportation: Coach and boat
Hunnedalen and Sirdal, valleys where you can see
parallel cracks on the ground, which were formed as
the ice gouged out fault shatter zones.
Ocean Rafting Scuba diving in Lysefjord Deep-sea ﬁshing Fjord ﬁshing
Join us on a fantastic adventure on board giant, Discover the famous Lysefjord from both above and The drive from Stavanger to Hummeren Hotell in Departure from main harbour of Stavanger with suit-
high-speed rubber dinghies - along the Lysefjord under water through this unique Arctic Diving Experi- Tananger takes approx. 25 min. able size boat according to the size of the group.
mountain wall with the pulpit rock, or in rough seas ence! English speaking certiﬁed Padi diving instruc- Hummeren Hotell arranges deep sea ﬁshing tours Safety instructions on board will be given. The
where you can really feel at one with the elements. tors will escort the group to your diving point by the for a single person or for groups. The tours are captain will take you to a good ﬁshing place in the
We can offer tailor-made trips to suit your own Lysefjord. A lunchbox and bottle of water will be arranged in association with Stavanger Deep Sea nearby fjords of Stavanger and advice the “ﬁsher-
requirements, visits to Kvitsøy, Utstein Monastery or provided on board the bus. All necessary diving gear Fishing Club, who takes care of the practical details men” how to use the equipment. The fjords around
Ryfylke, or visits ashore for barbecues and drinks in will be provided and handed out at the diving point. for these tours. The members of the club will take Stavanger are very scenic and the water is very
the light of the summer sun. Magniﬁcent view of the fjord from both above and care of everything i.e. booking of boats, equipment, clean and lots of good ﬁshing places are within
Ocean rafting is an exciting event in large rubber under water is awaiting you!! information about ﬁshing, organize weighing of the reach.
boats. The boats have a top speed of 50 knot and Together with the conﬁrmation form you will receive catch, result lists etc. Lunch can be provided – ordered in advance.
are superb in all water. a list of requirements. The crew has many years of experience with deep- Fishing competition upon request.
Equipment: The participants will be provided with sea ﬁshing. If wanted, food and beverage before, Fishing Equipment: Fishing rods, reel, and pirk for
wind- and waterproof life vests. Duration: 4,5 hours (3 hours diving) during and after the ﬁshing tour is taken care of by rent.
Recommended numbers: Up to 10 persons per Suggested no.: Up to 8 pax the hotel.
boat Transportation: Coach and ferry Fishing competition: Individual competition, Team Season: All year
competition, Boat to boat competition, smallest, larg- Suggested no: From 5 upwards
Season: All year round est, longest, worst looking etc. Duration: 2 hrs. – 1 day
Duration: 1 - 1,5 hours Equipment: The organizer will provide you with ﬁsh-
Location: Stavanger harbour or Utstein Kloster ing gear: reel, rod, pirk and bait. Agent: Veteran Fjordcruise
Hotel Life-west will also be provided.
Safety: Representative will inform the guests about
safety and how to use the ﬁshing gear.
Season: All year round
Suggested no: From 6 and upwards
Duration: 3 hours – 1 day
Gamle Stavanger - Old Stavanger Jæren
Cycle tours Hiking to Preikestolen Walks, fjord rowing and golf
The lakes «The Pulpit Rock» Walks bonds escaped from the police.
Explore nature on two wheels – this tour takes us The tour starts from Stavanger with ferry to Tau. We The sandy beaches from Hellestø to Bore, Jæren Floerli – a shutdown hydroelectric power station
around the four lakes of the city! continue with coach to the Pulpit Rock Cabin, where The entire route is part of the Jær beaches con- which now serves as a café, accommodation, and
We start cycling from the city centre around the the hike starts. servation area. From bare mountains on the north site for cultural happenings. Has stairs with 4444
lake Breiavatnet, which is called “the smiling eye of The Lysefjord is 42 km long and a pearl in the side of Hellestø to sandy beaches and sand banks steps that takes you up the mountainside.
Stavanger”, located by the city park. We continue to Norwegian nature. The glaciers formed the fjord alternate with pebbled beaches. Lysebotn – the very end of the fjord with the 27 hair-
the lake Mosvannet. Mosvannet is a pleasant recre- landscape during the last Ice Age, and can be called At Sele you cross Figgjoelva, the Figgjo river by a pin bends road leading to the Eagle’s nest.
ational area. Near to the lake there is a rich bird life, a canyon. The mountains soar up to 1000 metres suspension bridge. Enjoy your packed lunch. Øygardstøl/Eagle’s Nest - a restaurant with a pan-
which has also been stocked with ﬁsh. (3000 feet) above sea level on both sides of the fjord Track: Shore, cart track. oramic view over the Lysefjord and mountains
We bike through Stokka, one of the suburbs in and some places it ranges as deep in the fjords as Distance: 7 km, approx. 2 hours walk. Kjerag – the rock wedged into a mountain crack 600
Stavanger to the lakes Store- and Lille Stokkavan- height above sea level. Access: Own transport from Stavanger, ca. 30 min. meters above sea level.
net. No other leisure area can offer a greater varia- Preikestolen - one of Norway’s most spectacular Duration: From 1-7 days.
tion in nature and types of scenery. It has a very rich wonders, 597metres (1800 feet), is located in the Sørmarka - Stavanger’s pearl in the woods Suggested no: From 10 - 20 pax
bird, animal and plant life. The landscape varies from Lysefjord. To experience its majesty, hike up to it! Sørmarka covers an area of approx. 12 km2 on and Transportation: Rowing boats, bus where neces-
cultivated land to pastures, rough grazing ground, We will follow a well-marked trail from the Pulpit around the most prominent heights of the town, sary while on land excursions.
marshes and swamps, deciduous forests and conif- Rock Cabin through different mountain landscapes. where the highest point is Ullandhaug 135 metres
erous forests to dry, stony rocks. The plateau is approximately 25 x 25 metres, ﬂat and above the sea level. From the observation terraces Agent: Scan One
We continue through one of the oldest suburbs Eiga- you can enjoy a spectacular view of the Lysefjord around Ullandhaugtårnet (the tower) there is a view
nes on our way back to the city centre. and surrounding mountains. from all sides over most of this county. Golf
Duration: 2,5 – 3 hours You need proper shoes and don’t forget a packed Most of the trees were planted between 1930 and The Stavanger Region can offer four 18 hole and two
Length: Approx. 22 km lunch! 1970. In recent years more deciduous forests have 9 hole golf courses. Due to the climate it is practically
Track: Good bicycle paths been planted to create greater variation in the en- possible to play all year round.
Suggested no: 5 – 20 pax Duration: 2 hrs. hike each way vironment. Apart from the common species of birds The Stavanger Golf Klubb’s course is idyllic situ-
Transportation: Coach & ferry and squirrels, deer are also to be found. There is a ated near Stokkavatnet (the Stokka lake), approx. 6
The North Sea Road - Jæren Total: 8 hrs. high quality network of paths in Sørmarka, app. 8 km. km from the city centre. Par is 71, length is 5751 m
Here you’ll ﬁnd varied scenery, from the ﬂat fertile Track: Marked path Track: Excellent walking facilities. and the course can be characterised as narrow and
green landscape of Jæren along the coast, to the Distance: 7 km (4,3 miles) Distance: Approx. 8 km, 2 hrs. walk. challenging.
rolling moors, the idyllic islands and of course, the Height variation: 350 metres Access: From Stavanger approx. 4 km. Stavanger Golfklubb, Longebakke 45, 4042 Hafrsf-
mountains. There is an incredible range of sign Terrain: Undulating jord. Tel. + 47 51 55 50 06, fax. + 47 51 55 73 11.
posted tours. Fjord rowing in the Lysefjord
Agents: GuideCompagniet, Natur-guide Experience the Lysefjord and surroundings through Facts
Lav Jæren, 50 km (Low-Jæren route) an exciting rowing trip with Fjord Rowing Norway. Season: All year
From Solastrand in the north via Sandnes and Bryne Spend one or several days in the beautiful fjord area Type: Park and forest
to Varhaug. – with or without a guide. We tailor the tour to your Holes: 18
Duration: Day tour meet your wishes and speciﬁcations! Points of inter- HCP limit: Green card / 28 men / 36 women
est that may be included: Proshop, letting out equipm. and trolleys, restaurant.
Agent: ScanOne Pulpit Rock – famous rock formation 597 meters
above sea level in the Lysefjord.
Fantahåla - a cave where the story says some vaga-