Outdoor life.

Here in Stavanger, like in the rest of Norway, there is no reason to stay indoors. You will always find a lot of things to do. Mountains, sea coast, parks and gardens have a lot of secrets you have to discover in any season. Stavanger has quite unique location where you can see many different landscapes in short driving distance. You can play snow on the mountains and walk at the sand beach within less than one hour driving. Wherever you go, you will find untouched nature in its purest form.

Nature surprisingly generously rewarded this land with her gifts. High mountains and deep fjords, washed by clean and cold waters. A chain of dunes with snow-white clean sand, stretching along the coast for more than sixty kilometers. Plain landscapes with an abundance of coppices and lakes, which are difficult to imagine in this part of the country. Brooks in which a large and strong salmon splashes. A forest with ship pines supporting the sky with its peaks. Stony valleys between mountains with huge boulders covered with juicy, bright green moss. Cristal icy cold water, gurgling on the slopes of the mountains. Mountain rivers and waterfalls, polishing their streams rocky coast. Unique landscapes, waiting for their grateful spectators for every turn of the road. All this awakens the spirit of wandering that slumbereth in us.


Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen) famous tourist's place in Stavanger area.

The cliff was formed during the ice age, approximately 10,000 years ago, when the edges of the glacier reached the cliff. The water from the glacier froze in the crevices of the mountain and eventually broke off large, angular blocks, which were later carried away with the glacier. This is the cause of the angular shape of the plateau. Along the plateau itself there continues to be a deep crack. Due to these cracks, the plateau will at some point fall down, but all the geological investigations have revealed that this will not happen in the foreseeable future, and geologists have confirmed the safety of the plateau.

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Old Norwegian legend says: "Pulpit Rock will felt down when seven brothers will married on seven sisters". Nice legend!