Nature experiences

Trolltunga

Trolltunga is one of Norway’s most spectacular rock formations. Every year, travellers from all over the world come here to do the hike and get a picture of the special cliff that juts out 700 metres above lake Ringedal. The route is a 27 kilometre long round-trip with an elevation gain of 1,100 metres, so you have to be prepared for a hike of 10-12 hours, including breaks.

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Kjerag

The hike to Kjerag is around 11 kilometres long and takes 6 to 10 hours up and back. Be sure to be in good physical shape before heading out on this mountain hike, which has an elevation gain of 800 metres. In some places, you have to pull yourself up and slide down with help of wire, so it is a demanding hike even for experienced hikers.

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Preikestolen

Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock) towers 604 metres above the Lysefjord, and the hike up is one of Norway’s most famous mountain hikes. The interest in Preikestolen increases, over 300,000 nature-loving hikers visit the special rock formation each year . Preikestolen can now be visited all year round. The summer season extends from April to October/November. 

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Magnificent nature

Langfoss

Lagfoss has a drop of 612 meters and is Norways fifth highest waterfall.
Instead of falling in a straight drop like most waterfalls, Langfoss slips down a cliff, maintaining contact with the rocks the entire way down, before spilling into Åkra Fjord.

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Buerbreen

Buarbreen or Buerbreen is a glacier in the municipality of Odda in Hordaland county, Norway. It is an offshoot of the large Folgefonna glacier. The small glacial arm reaches down into the Buerdalen valley, just 6 kilometres southwest of the town of Odda.

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Låtefoss

Famous twin-waterfall close to route 13. Låtefoss is the king among our waterfalls and an internationally famous attraction. At the southern end of the waterfall, you might follow the path leading to where the hotel was previously lying. Today you only observe the ruins of the hotel estate. 

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Visit the cities

Stavanger

The city of natural highs Breathtaking surroundings with beautiful fjords, mountains, and long, white beaches. As a former European Capital of Culture, Stavanger also boasts an impressive assortment of museums and cultural events. The city centre of Stavanger is quite compact, which makes it easy to reach most attractions on foot.

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Haugesund

The regional centre Haugesund is a young, vibrant city which hosts several festivals every year. Amongst them is the Norwegian International Film Festival in August, one of the most important film festivals in Scandinavia. Jazz lovers might want to check out the Sildajazz festival (also in August) and its mix of local and international artists.

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Bergen

The Hanseatic city Bergen is Norways second largest city widely known for the UNESCO-listed Bryggen and the Fish Market. The houses are densley placed up in the mountainside around the city centre. Visit Fløyen where you can enjoy a wonderful view over the city with the seven mountains, or explore the living history and rich culture.

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Wintertime

Suldal

Gullingen Ski Center has three different trails with different degrees of difficulty. The longest trail is 1200 meters long with a height-difference of 137 metres from top to bottom. The ski center has a very good selection of well-prepared hiking trails.

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Sauda

During the winter, Sauda is a dream come true for any ski enthusiast. You can don your skis right outside the door of your house or cabin, or visit the largest ski resort in southwestern Norway.

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Røldal

The Røldal ski centre in the Hordadalen valley is known for receiving more snowfalls than any other area in Norway. It is also one of the best freeride skiing resorts in the country. You are almost certain to find deep snow in the winter in Røldal, as well as some of Norway’s best off-piste skiing in steep and rocky terrain.

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Nearby area

Great hiking opportunities nearby!

For further information about recommended tourist-activities see Suldal Reiselivslag, Visit Ryfylke and Visit Haugesund.

For directions see maps.