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ROGALAND COUNTY

Welcome 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 466,302.

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 428) or read a short story given below.

TO DRIVE A ELECTRIC CAR IN NORWAY

Among the existing government incentives, all-electric cars are exempt in Norway from the annual road tax, all public parking fees, and toll payments as well as being able to use bus lanes.

In Rogaland the Charging stations is 78 and Charging points is 292 at the moment. Charging points can be found on street parking, at taxi stands, in parking lots, at places of employment, hotels, airports, shopping centers, convenience shops, fast food restaurants, coffeehouses etc., as well as in driveways and garages.




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From 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 far below.




STAVANGER

Stavanger 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.

HAUGESUND

The town is situated on a strategically important sound through which ships could pass without traversing heavy seas. In the early years the coastal waters off Haugesund were a huge source of herring, and the town grew accordingly. Despite being barely a village back then, King Harald Fairhair lived at Avaldsnes, very close to the modern town of Haugesund. In the last decades, the town, like its neighbours, has been turning towards the petroleum industry, the herring being long gone.

AVALDSNES

Avaldsnes bas been called Norway´s oldest capital as this was the seat of King Harald Fairhair after his conquest at tbe battle of Hafrsfjord. Today, Olav´s Church whose construction commenced in 1250, is the main monument relating to this great period of Norway"s history. The church is also a symbol of the unification of Norway completed during the reign of King Håkon Håkonsson. On Bukkøy near Avaldsnes a Viking Long-house bas been reconstructed and which is used as a camp for school children. You may visit it during the summer. The Viking Festival is an annual gala commencing the first complete week in June.




The FJORD ROAD (Ryfylkevegen)

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.

Every 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 rights.




FISHING

If 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 demanding.

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 materials.




NORTH SEA HIGH WAY

Nordsjøvegen 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.




LOCAL DIRECTORY

In every municipality you will find links to Local Directory. This will give you information ON whats happen localy in the municipality even Job vacancy.




JOB OPPORTUNITY

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.




ADVENTURES

The choice of different activities in Norway such as the Fjords, Golf, Skiing, Cycling, Cruising, Fishing, Stave churches etc.




VIDEO

You can see Video from Norway and from all the Countys.




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Rogaland map of Norway with county marked

Rogaland Online, list of townships in county

Bjerkreim
Bokn
Egersund
Finnøy
Forsand
Gjesdal
Haugesund
Hjelmeland

Karmøy
Klepp
Kvitsøy
Lund
Randaberg
Rennesøy
Sandnes
Sauda
Sokndal
Sola
Stavanger
Strand
Suldal
Time
Tysvær
Utsira
Vindafjord