– and perhaps test your own limits!
The weather of Ryfylke is changeable. Winter can be green as well as white. While the snow lies metre-thick in the mountains and the mountain passes are closed, there might be good ice for skating and no snow down at the coast. Svandalen ski centre in Sauda has a long and snow secure season. The groomed and marked crosscountry skiing trails are also a reason to visit Ryfylke in winter. If you're longing for early spring, come here in march and april - statistically sunny and dry months with spring blooming and the still snowy mountains as a backdrop. If you return in fall, you can harvest the berries and fruits for which Ryfylke is so well known. Or buy this years smoked salmon and dried hams! Summers are usually warm, but can have intermittent cool and wet spells. This is when there is bountiful fishing - in the fjords or salmon rivers, like the Suldalslågen.
Ryfylke has plenty activities for children and families. Especially if you are interested in vikings, farms, fairytales, waterfalls or small walks. Our region offers many and varied trails for walkers. With good shoes and a desire to explore, you will never get bored. With just a bit more in your rucksack, you can walk from mountain cabin to mountain cabin for days or weeks into the heart of the SVR highlands nature reserve.
Visiting the region by boat is a real treat! Take a sightseeing cruise on the Lysefjord, visit the famous flowering gardens on the island Flor og Fjære, or come here with your own boat and do island-hopping - staying over at the many guest harbours.
The Ryfylke Guide and Tourist Information provide many useful details to plan your holiday.