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Stavanger

Broken Column

Stavanger has a special sculpture project, Antony Gormley's "Broken Column". It consists of 23 cast iron figures placed to give the appearance of an imaginary...


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Sola

Erling Skjalgsson monument

Erling Skjalgsson monument is sited near the Ruinkirken. The monument was erected in memory of Erling Skjalgsson (975-1028), Solas most famous 'son'. This Viking chief is credited with having introduced Christianity to Rogaland.


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Klepp

Feistein Lighthouse

Feistein Lighthouse is situated on an island 2 km west of Sele marina and was lit for the first time in 1859 - when it was simply mounted in a tower on top of...


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Rennesøy

Fjøløy fortress and Fjøløy lighthouse

Cultural and recreational area for the public. The area is now facilitated with a universally designed path. You can discover interesting Norwegian war...


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Forsand

Flørli

Flørli. During the last 100 years Flørli has been transformed from a combined rural and industrial area to a cultural area. You should disembark in this newborn cultural place and see the dramatic transformations the area has experienced.


Copyright © Alf S. Ognedal

Bjerkreim

FN-parken

The park is to commemorate fallen soldiers from Rogaland that have been in service for the UN. Located just by the E39, close to Vikeså Veiservice.


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Klepp

Friluftshuset på Orre

At Orre recreation centre (Friluftshuset på Orre) you can find out all you need to know about the beaches of Jæren, which are scenic reserves, and the wide...


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Time

Fritz Røed Sculpture Park

"A song about life". Sculptor Fritz Røed (1928-2002) planned the sculpture park as a song where one verse takes the next by the hand and leads you through...


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Stavanger

Frue kulturkirke

Wednesday concerts in Frue church (Hetland kirke) stated the Spring 2013 and has since then been a weekly concert offer.  The target for the concerts is to...


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Sandnes

Gand Church

Gand Church is a large church that for many people looks like a ski jump, situated at the top of Sandved in Sandnes. When the church was completed just over 25...


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Finnøy

German fortress, Søre Vignes

German fortress, Søre Vignes, Finnøy. During World War II, Germans built a fortress at Søre Vignes. They requisitioned the farm, and built the fortress still...


Copyright © Jan Ove Grastveit

Sokndal

Helleren and Jøssingfjord

Jøssingfjord famous for the Altmark affair – the first act of war on Norwegian soil during the second world war – on 16 February 1940. Memorial and...


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Hitler's teeth

A reminder of World War II along Rv44 at Brusand. The cement blocks were cast to prevent allied forces from making landfall.


Sandnes

Høyland Church

This wooden renaissance style church built in 1842 is a fine example of the Linstow style. It has a 13th century baptismal font carved of soapstone, a 15th...


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Bjerkreim

Kløgetvedttunet

Kløgetvedttunet is an old farm from the 17-18th century that has been carefully restored. It contains a collection representing the farmer culture of this...


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Kvassheim lighthouse

The lighthouse was built in 1912, the last link of a lighthouse network extending up the Jæren coast. Its last keeper left when it was automated in 1990. Kvassheim lighthouse is a part of natioal touristroad Jæren with information boards and toilets.


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Finnøy

Landasteinen

Landasteinen is a well known landmark on Finnøy. It is a large rock around four metres tall, and was placed on the edge of a hill during the ice age. For...


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Randaberg

Lighthouse holiday

Fancy a holiday off the beaten track? Where the ocean pounds the coast and the forcesof nature rage at your doorstep? A lighthouse break can mean...


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Finnøy

Memorial of Asgaut Olsen Regelstad

Asgaut Olsen Regelstad (1751-1847) was a delegate of the National Assembly at Eidsvoll 1814. The assembly made the constitution of Norway. Regelstad was a...


Copyright © Gudmund Rørheim

Finnøy

Memorial of Gabriel and Gustava Kielland

Gabriel and Gustava Kielland have their own memorial at the vicarage on Finnøy. Gabriel was the minister of Hesby parish from 1824 to 1837. Gustava, as the...


Copyright © Elisabeth Hauge Nordbø

Finnøy

Memorial of mathematician Niels Henrik Abel

Mathematician Niels Henrik Abel (1802-1829). By the vicarage at Finnøy at Hesby, you will find the memorial of famous mathematician Niels Henrik Abel. Abel is...


Copyright © Elisabeth Hauge Nordbø

Finnøy

Memorial of writer Alfred Hauge

Alfred Hauge Memorial is located just by Sjernarøy church. Alfred Hauge was a recognised author, born at Sjernarøy 17 October 1915. Hauge has written more than...


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Sola

Monsen House in Tananger

Monsen House in Tananger, built in 1732, was one of the first houses in the area. The house is named after master ship pilot Gabriel Monsen, who ran an inn...


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Nærbø church

Nærbø church was completed in 2005, designed by architect Gunnar Fossen. It is decorated by one of Norway's foremost artists, Gunnar Torvund. Christian...


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Obrestad lighthouse

Obrestad lighthouse is built of granite in 1873. The lighthouse master's residence was built in 1905, his assistant's house in 1949-50, and a family home...


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Ogna church

The church' mediaeval section dates back to around the year 1250. Originally a rectangular, long church with a nave and chancel of same widths. The oldest...


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Stavanger

Old Stavanger

Old Stavanger comprises 173 wooden buildings from the turn of the 18th century. Most of them are small, white cottages. Stavanger has received several awards...


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Klepp

Orre old church

By Rv507 at Orre is Orre old church, built of stone in the middle of the 13th century.


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Stavanger

Petroglyphs

In Austre Åmøy, specifically at the Meling farm, you can find the largest concentration of rock carvings in Rogaland. There are several fields in the area,...


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Randaberg

Randaberg church

Beautiful, white, wooden church built in 1845 from architect Linstow's drawings. The altarpiece dates back to 1628.


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Finnøy

Restored mill on Sevheim

In the late 13th century, the first water powered mills were introduced in Norway. At Sevheim, Finnøy, an old mill has been restored and is a good place to get...


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Stavanger

Roots of the Vikings

The vikings are back! Using the latest interactive technology, we take the audience back to the beginning of that legendary epoche in North-European history....


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Sandnes

Sandnes Church

Sandnes church - This Neo-Gothic brick church was built in 1882. When the church was refurbished in 1962-63, the nave and choir were extended. The altarpiece,...


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Sandnes

Skeianetunet

In the 17th century, Skeiane famstead was a croft under Øvre Austrått. Gradually Skeiane developed into a centre for the Høyland area of Sandnes, with a...


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Sola

Sola Ruinchurch

The current church is built on the ruins of an early 12th century Roman stone church. At one time the church was transformed into a residence for the marine...


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Stavanger

Stavanger Cathedral

According to tradition the cathedral was built in the year 1125, after Sigurd Jorsalfarer named Stavanger as a cathedral city. Bishop Reinald of Winchester was...


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Steinkjerringa

Steinkjerringa (the Stone Wife) or Mother Norway as it was originally called, is a sculpture in a scenic conservation area 3 km southwest of Synesvarden. The...


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Stavanger

Swords in Rock

At Hafrsfjord we find the monument "Swords in Rock". It was here Harald Hårfagre fought a battle that united Norway into one kingdom in 872 AD. The monument...


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Sola

The burial mounds at Rege

The burial mounds at Rege date from the Bronze Age (approx. 1800-500 BC). One of the mounds has been restored. The site contained the richest haul of artefacts...


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Klepp

Tinghaug - Krosshaug - Dysjane

The Tinghaug area abounds in prehistoric sites. Here you'll find not only Krosshaug, a burial mound dated 450 A.D, but Dysjane, the ruins of a circular-formed...


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Randaberg

Tungenes lighthouse

The lighthouse was established in 1828 and closed in 1984. The lighouse master's house is from 1938, his assistant's house from 1957-58. There is an annex,...


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Vedafjell

This German coastal artillery complex at Sirevåg is a reminder of Word War II, built by the occupiers to defend Jæren. There are several underground corridors - bring a flashlight if you wish to explore them. Signposted from Rv44.


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Sola

Ytraberget by Hafrsfjord

At Ytraberget are the ruins of a stone fortress from the age of migration, dated 300 years before Viking times (550-1050 AD.) The fortress was probably...


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Stavanger

Øvre Holmegate - The colourful street

A colourful street in the centre of Stavanger where all buildings have been painted in fresh colours. This is perhaps the most colourful street in all of...


Åsenhuset

Bjerkreim

Åsenhuset - ancient farmhouse

Åsenhuset is the oldest house in Bjerkreim, and an important site of cultural heritage in Bjerkreim municipality.  The house used to be a farmhouse. It is...



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