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Tysvær in Norway Tysvær municipality coat of arms


425,3 km2

Tysvær Local Directory

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Tysvær municipality has a population of approximately 10.500 people, who enjoy the wide scope of cultural and recreational activities for all ages. Tysvær has an area of 425,3 km2 and lies in Rogaland. It is a township with much variety, with agriculture, timber production and modern industry, with hills and fjord and built up areas. The most important livelihood until recently has been agriculture and timber, along with some fishing, but the scope of commerce and the service industries has increased in recent years. The gas terminal at Kårstø has created a number of new jobs in the oil industry.

Moderately priced land for industrial development has contributed to a spread of small and medium sized businesses. The township provides every facility to those who desire to settle here, with large residential lots in a number of attractive areas. Aksdal is the township's administrative centre. It is situated at the traffic junction between highway E 76 and the start of the coastal highway. Commerce and the service industries, as well as industry, have become established mostly along the E 76 in the Aksdal, Førdesfjord area, where the choice of merchandise and services is wide and competitive. At the village Hervik, Rogaland Konservefabrikk have grown to be a national deliver of Fruit syrup and Jam.

Attractive surroundings allow all outdoor activities, be they on sea or land. The number of fjords and the open sea are a delight for small boat owners. The names of famous people such as Cleng Peerson from Hesthamer and Lars Hertervig from Borgøy have spread the word of this township far beyond its borders. The Tveit county agricultural college is located at Nedstrand.


The view from Himakånå is spectacular (357 m.o.h.) overlooking the Lysevatnet in the Northwest direction, and the Nedstrandsfjord in the southern direction. Here you have Nedstrand's answer to Trolltunga, and the combination of blue water against lush green valleys is truly a sight to the eye!


Traditional west coest hamlet including "Cleng Peerson's house". Cleng Peerson lead the first wave of Norwegian emigrants to America in 1825. Great outdoor area and bathing place.


Restored period schoolroom. Ommund Vatland and Doctor Jon Kirkebø's collection at the youth centre at Baustad.


Erected in 1868, containing a very decorative altar from 1611 and candelabra from the 1400s, one of the oldest in the county. Guided tours in Norwegien only. Brochure in 3 languages available.


A permanent exhibit on depicting the history of local emigration in models, text and pictures.


Exhibition depicting everyday life and the special circumstances of the occupation during the second world war.


At Stakland the only remaining intact Quaker House in Scandinavia with its own cemetery. Open by arrangement.


Some of Norway's fineet stone monuments dating from the Iron Age. By Highway 55.


Norway's only salt-water waterlock from 1908, in full working condition and open for leisure craft. All year.


The birth-place of the painter Lars Hertervig (1830-1902). Heritage trail in idyllic landcsape. Borgøy is an excellent area for leisure craft. Regular boat from Steinsvik.


Restored mill at Slogvik, probably from the 1600s. The only mill in Norway with an adjustable base-stone.


Panoramic view over Boknafjord, Ryfylkeheiene and the attractive village of Nedstrand. Approximately 1 km from Nedstrand ferry quay.


The exhibition of agricultural implements is part of the collection of Karmsund Rural Museum and shows early mechanised agricultural equipment. The exhibition is located at Tveit Agricultural College in Hinderåvåg. Open all year.


The Kårstø processing plant north of Stavanger plays a key role in the transport and treatment of gas and condensate (light oil) from important areas on the Norwegian continental shelf. First gas arrived at the plant on 25 June 1985, and dry gas began to be dispatched by pipeline to Emden in Germany on 15 October of the same year. The Statpipe trunkline system carries gas from the North Sea to Kårstø.

Åsgard Transport

The Kårstø facility also receives gas from Åsgard and other fields in the Norwegian Sea through the Åsgard Transport trunkline. In opertion since 1 October 2000, the Åsgard section of the plant processes this gas to meet sales specifications. The new extraction train (NET1) project was completed on 1 October 2003, allowing Kårstø to receive and process rich gas from the Mikkel field in the Norwegian Sea through Åsgard Transport. Exactly two years later, work finished on the Kårstø expansion project (KEP2005). This was intended to permit the reception of rich gas from the Kristin field via Åsgard Transport. The expansion project increased daily capacity at Kårstø by 20%, to 88 million cubic metres. A plant for removing carbon dioxide from sales gas also formed part of KEP2005.

Sleipner Condensate

Kårstø receives unprocessed condensate from the Sleipner area of the North Sea. This is stabilised and fractionated in a dedicated plant, which became operational on 1 October 1993. Roughly four million tonnes of stabilised condensate are shipped annually from Kårstø by sea.

Natural gas liquids

NGLs are separated from the rich gas arriving at Kårstø before being fractionated into propane, normal butane, isobutane, naphtha and ethane. The propane is stored in two large artificial rock caverns with a combined capacity of 90,000 tonnes. Normal butane, isobutane, naphtha and ethane are held in conventional tanks. The Kårstø complex ranks as the world’s third largest export port for liquefied petroleum gases (LPG), which embrace propane and butanes. These products are sold to customers worldwide. A total of 575 cargoes of LPG, ethane, naphtha and stabilised condensate were dispatched from the plant during 2002.

Ethane separation plant

The KEP2005 project also expanded capacity for ethane separation by more than 50%, to roughly 950,000 tonnes per year. This production is sold under long-term contracts and shipped from the plant by sea.

Gas exports

Dry gas is exported from Kårstø through the Europipe II trunkline to Dornum in Germany and through the Statpipe/Norpipe system to Emden, which is also on the north German coast.


A metering and technology laboratory called K-lab was opened at Kårstø in 1988.

Gas-fired power Naturkraft is planning to build gas-fired power stations at Kårstø and at the Kollsnes gas processing plant near Bergen.


Fishing is plentiful, not just in the summer but in winter too, through the ice. And for simply communing with nature, there are still lakes and heather decked hills.