to Rogaland County and the weather right now! Rogaland County is one out of 19 countys in Norway with a area
of 9.326 km2 and a population of approximately 436.087.
Each County is divided into
different municipality. For Rogaland County you will find the name of
the municipality to your "right" (municipality for the whole country is 429) or read a short story given below.
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the south you first encounter Norway´s Fjordland in Ryfylke. Aeons of
glaciation have been harsh on these ancient rocks. AII that ice
crunching and grinding just so that you and I can gaze on in wonder. A
glance at the map reveals a veritable web of fjord arms: Lysefjord,
Høgsfjord, Hidlefjord, Årdalsfjord, Jøsenfjord, Erfjord, Jelsafjord,
Sandsfjord, Hylsfjord, Saudafjord.
Each of them with its special
features spellbinding the photographer painter or visitor. Choose
between open skies bathed in a wonderful light, and improbable valleys
flanked by steep naked cliffs. Stand by still waters where you have to
look twice to see where the vegetation ends and the reflection begins.
Every turn in the road brings a new revelation. Sheep on the slopes. An
old farm, so high and so remote that you have to wonder who ever could
have lived there and why.
Some say the rock must have been
carved by a mighty hand. To get a closer look, why not take the boat?
Either rent one for the day and try out the fishing, or book the family
onto one of the many sightseeing tours. Lysefjord is an unforgettable
choice: long and with Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen) over 1980 feet above
you. At the head of the fjord the Lysevegen road transports you through
27 hairpins to Øygardstøl, the base point for walks to Kjerag with its suspended stone, offering a 3280 foot vertical drop into the blue fjord
is medium-sized, with the charm of a small town and the facilities of a
modern metropolis. Within the city´s boundaries, you can reach out and
touch almost anything you want to experience. You can reach a deep
fjord, a wind blown island, or an endless white sandy beach under
Jæren´s picturesque skies within an hour from the centre of town. Old
Stavanger consists of more than 150 old timber houses built in the late
18th and early 19th century. The site, being the best preserved
collection of timber houses in northern Europe, is preserved by law as
a historical monument, and gives a real impression of the old city. The
houses are partly in private ownership, and partly owned by the City.
Stavanger is also a modern, lively place of culture. You can enjoy all
kinds of music, galleries and museums, festivals, theatre and cabaret
here. If you want a night on the town, you can opt for a sedate
"library-bar" or a roof-raising nightclub - or anything in between.
The FJORD ROAD (Ryfylkevegen)
winds from Sandnes on an odyssey through Fjord Norway. Along the way
you will be inspired to create your own adventure Lysefjord is already
famous, but have you heard of the 3000 year old petroglyphs at Solbakk?
And what about the old church at Årdal?
Some of the picnic refuges take your breath away to the point where you forget to eat.
Others offer mementos of a forgotten age. Strange rocks include the
Skomakarnibbå, the cobbler gazing across Jøsenfjord. Ryfylke Museum is
based in an ancient seahouse at Sand. Nearby Sandsfossen is an unruly
cascade of water. At Laksestudioet, you can peer through underwater
windows at the salmon heading upstream. A ferry will take you to Ropeid
and the Rv 520 to Sauda. Its name means "boil, simmer", and the metal
foundry offers just that on a big scale.
Enjoy a tour of
Åbøbyen, or taste life in a zinc mine at Allmannajuvet. Alternatively,
follow Rv 13, here called the Suldal Road, from Sand to Røldal. Røldal´s elaborate stave church
is well worth further study. For a really local flavour don´t miss the
goat´s cheese sold by the old lady by the roadside. Kolbeinstveit farm
complex allows you to step into history. The
Suldalsvatnet lake shines sedately, in sublime contrast to
Bratlandsdal, a valley of rushing falls and deep gullies.
single turn off Ryfylkevegen opens a new chapter. The prehistoric
village at Landa near Forsand shows how life was lived from 1500 BC to
600 AD. Here and elsewhere in Ryfylke there are miles of dry stone
walls, witnesses to blood, sweat and determination. From beautiful
Årdal the secondary road takes you across the top to Songesand and
stunning views of Lysefjord. The old staging post at Hjelmelandsvagen
is home to the old Spinnery with handcrafts for sale
and art on show.
Hiring a boat to go fishing is a common
fjordland pursuit. Fjordside cabins offer an opportunity to stay a
while, whilst mountain walks entice the more adventurous. Visit
Gullingen for a wealth of activities. Inlalld is Blåsjø, the Blue Lake,
and Norway"s largest artificial dams. Enjoy a visit to Kvilldal
hydroelectric plant, whilst on the banks of Suldalslågen the old salmon
castles bears witness to an era when English lords enjoyed the fishing
you love fish, then Ryfylke is the place for you. If they are biting,
you can fill the boat almost before you can blink. Mountain lakes boil
with trout and fishing licences are readily available. Special maps
guide trekkers through
mountains and forests. Ideal for vacationers seeking peace and
relaxation or the energetic traveller looking for something more
Rent a bike and open a time account. Visit
hospitality farms where traditional fare is served along with homemade
bread. Watch as old crafts like basket weaving and wickerwork
chairmaking are displayed. Or try the local customs and recipes.
Ryfylke fare is the result of traditional culinary skills and local raw
NORTH SEA HIGH WAY
takes you through such centres as Egersund, Stavanger and Haugesund.
The Jæren coast with its miles of long white beaches is renowned for a
light that excites painters. For a taste of the islands, a one-day trip
from Hjelmeland across Ombo and via Finnøy to historic Utstein
Cloisters and Stavanger.
every municipality you will find links to Local Directory. This will give you information ON whats happen localy in the municipality even Job vacancy.
GoNorway will present companies which have challenging job, development and career prospects in their organizations. In every municipality you will find links to companies offer Job opportunity.
The choice of different activities in Norway such as Golf, Skiing, Cycling, Cruising, Fishing, Stave churches etc.
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