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Rogaland The home of the Norwegian Fjords and the most beautiful destination in the world. Rogaland is a county situated in the western part of Norway that borders Hordaland and Vest-Agder. This remarkable area is the heart of the petroleum industry in Norway and is one of the most prosperous regions in the world.
Rogaland is packed with Fjords, sandy beaches and island chains that will make you wonder if you will ever have time to visit them all. The most important touristic attraction in the county is called The Pulpit Rock – A large stone trapped between the peaks of the highest mountains in the vicinity - Kjerag and Preikestolen. This natural marvel will offer the possibility to you to stand on top of the stone and view the entire city at your feet.
The county is host to twenty six cities, the most important being Bjerkreim Suldal and Stavanger. They all provide tourists with numerous attractions and cultural opportunities making Rogaland the perfect destination for your Norwegian adventure.
Bjerkreim was founded in 1838 and is known as a gifted city by nature with countless rivers and lakes that are ideal for Salmon and Trout fishing. Agriculture is the most important activity in this area and restaurants in the vicinity are the perfect proof. Here you can taste fantastic traditional food with fresh ingredients grown on the soil that surrounds you. Suldal is the biggest municipality of Rogaland County and will amaze you with incredible sceneries and high peaked mountains. This region is ideal for those looking to spend time in nature.
The most important natural landmark in Suldal is The Salmon Studio – An underwater establishment with glass windows that allow you to see Salmon swimming upstream to their spawning areas. Stavanger is an idyllic municipality that will rejuvenate and connect you with nature. The most important touristic attraction in this area is the Månafossen Waterfall. Månafossen has a height of 92 meters this making it the largest waterfall in Rogaland. This natural marvel is protected by law and offers the possibility for you to interact with Norway’s indigenous wildlife like wolves, elk and wolverines. Stavanger is also the host of Norway’s largest beach – Solastranden. This majestic beach will provide the opportunity for you to enjoy the mild summer temperatures on the shores.
If you decide to visit, experience the unique cuisine of this historical region, its restaurants providing exceptional food. The top rated venues in the area are Efendi Tea & Coffee House (Stavanger), Bluebird Kaffebar (Stavanger), Hanekam (Stavanger), Coffeeberry (Sandnes), Tango Bar & Kjokken (Stavanger), Lothes Mat & Vinhus (Haugesund), Det Lille Hjornet (Stavanger) and Cafe de France (Stavanger).
Thinking of placing Rogaland on your vacation calendar? Then here is a list of the top hotels that will make your stay here one that you will not forget: Park Inn by Radisson Stavanger, Stavanger Rental Pedersgata, Best Western Havly Hotel, Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Stavanger, First Hotel Alstor, Comfort Hotel Square, Quality Hotel Residence and Smarthotel Forus