Rogaland

Photo: Preikestolen. Andrey Armyagov. Colourbox.

Rogaland

Written by: Student Bergen

Photo: Preikestolen. Andrey Armyagov. Colourbox.

Rogaland's natural wonders include famous sites such as Preikestolen as well as one of Norway's highest waterfalls (Kjegafossen).

Nature to explore in Rogaland

Stavanger is the largest city in Rogaland and is situated near many of Rogaland's natural attractions. Read about attractions near Stavanger here

Preikestolen
Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock), a steep cliff offering a spectacular view, towers 604 metres above Lysefjorden and is one of the most visited toursit attractions in Norway. Read more here about Preikestolen and hiking Preikestolen here.    

Kjerag
Kjerag is a 1,110 metre tall mountain featuring Kjeragbolten (a 5-cubic-metre stone wedged in the moutain's crevasse) and Kjergafossen (among the highest waterfalls in Norway and in the world) as well as opportunities for hiking, base jumping, and climbing. Read more about visiting Kjerag and exploring its surrounding area here

Magma Geopark
Magma Geopark is a UNESCO Global Geopark (an internationally important geological heritage site) featuring a rock type (anorthosite) more common on the moon than it is on earth. Activities in Magma Geopark include hiking, climbing, cycling, paddling and more. In Magma geopark you can visit:

How to get there

Stavanger can be used as a base for reaching several attractions in Rogaland. It is possible to reach Stavanger by plane or bus.

To Stavanger By Bus
From Bergen bus station, you can take Nor-way Bussekspress to Stavanger Sentrum Jernbaneveien (4 hrs 50 min - 5.5 hours). 

Preikestolen
Preikestolen can be reached from Stavanger (via Tau) with the Pulpit Rock-bus seasonally. For other ways to get to Preikestolen, click here. 

Kjerag
Kjerag can only be hiked without a guide seasonally (June-September). During the summer, you can reach Kjerag via Stavanger with a Tide Buss (page in Norwegian) or via a tourist ferry. Read about your options for getting to Kjerag here

Magma Geopark
Magma Geopark may be a challenge to visit without renting a car or booking a tour (Trollpikken's trailhead, for example, is located outside of the town of Egersund and does not have direct bus service). You may wish to book a guided tour or a bus trip to Magma Geopark through the Magma Geopark website.  

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