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Hiking

Below, we have selected some of the most rewarding hikes in Ryfylke. Some municipalities have posted more detailed info and local maps: Strand, HjelmelandSuldal. General information on hiking in Norway available on Visitnorway.

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Hiking Experiences in Rogaland
with five walks from Ryfylke:
Topographic maps 1:50.000 can be bought from Stavanger Turistforening a.o.: "Mountain Codes" 
How to stay safe when hiking: 

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  • 1Barkåsen - hike
    The viewpoint of the coastal town of Jelsa - Ryfylke's best preserved pearl on the fjord. Go right on the top of the hill by t
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    • The viewpoint of the coastal town of Jelsa - Ryfylke's best preserved pearl on the fjord. Go right on the top of the hill by t
  • 2Erøy - hike
    Turn off toward Erøy just north of Erfjord Bridge on Rv13, National Tourist Route Ryfylke. We recommend two walks suitable for th
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    • Turn off toward Erøy just north of Erfjord Bridge on Rv13, National Tourist Route Ryfylke. We recommend two walks suitable for th
  • 3Flørli stairs - hike
    Hike for tough people! The Flørli stairs have 4.444 steps and is one of the longest wooden staircases in the world. The staircase
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    • Hike for tough people! The Flørli stairs have 4.444 steps and is one of the longest wooden staircases in the world. The staircase
  • 4Fossjuvet - hike
    Fossjuvet in Forsand in Ryfylke is a tempting destination for those who appreciate beautiful wilderness. From Forsand, drive
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    • Fossjuvet in Forsand in Ryfylke is a tempting destination for those who appreciate beautiful wilderness. From Forsand, drive
  • 5Glos - hike
    Great walk for the entire family to the top of Glos, an outcrop 560 m.o.s.l.. Here you have all of middle Ryfylke at your feet an
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    • Great walk for the entire family to the top of Glos, an outcrop 560 m.o.s.l.. Here you have all of middle Ryfylke at your feet an
  • 6Grytenuten - hike
    Grytenuten is a high summit to be located so far out towards the coast. It therefore has a trully splendid view over most of Ryfy
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    • Grytenuten is a high summit to be located so far out towards the coast. It therefore has a trully splendid view over most of Ryfy
  • 7Heiahornet - hike
    Uphill hike to the highest peak in the municipality of Strand. Parking at the end of the road at Liarvatn. Across the treebridge
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    • Uphill hike to the highest peak in the municipality of Strand. Parking at the end of the road at Liarvatn. Across the treebridge
  • 8Hellandsnuten - hike
    Perhaps the best viewpoint of Suldal - from 722 m.o.s.l. you see four fjords: the Sandsfjorden, Hylsfjorden, Saudafjorden and Vin
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    • Perhaps the best viewpoint of Suldal - from 722 m.o.s.l. you see four fjords: the Sandsfjorden, Hylsfjorden, Saudafjorden and Vin
  • 9Hjelmen - hike
    Easy walk from Hjelmelandsvågen and onto the Hjelmen - the outcrop that has given the town its name as it supposedly resembles a
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    • Easy walk from Hjelmelandsvågen and onto the Hjelmen - the outcrop that has given the town its name as it supposedly resembles a
  • 10Holtaheia - hike
    Enjoy high-mountain ambience down by the coast. The moorland and mountain area north and east of Holta, near Strand in Ryfylke, i
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    • Enjoy high-mountain ambience down by the coast. The moorland and mountain area north and east of Holta, near Strand in Ryfylke, i
  • 11Hovlandsnuten - hike
    Steep walk through forested terrain passed some huts and old cottages. After a while, the landscape opens up and you see toward S
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    • Steep walk through forested terrain passed some huts and old cottages. After a while, the landscape opens up and you see toward S
  • 12Hustveitsåtå - hike
    Tough high mountain hike, but worth any strain. The breathtaking view on the Sauda - and Sandsfjords and the surrounding mountain
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    • Tough high mountain hike, but worth any strain. The breathtaking view on the Sauda - and Sandsfjords and the surrounding mountain
  • 13Høsebrua - hike
    Fine little stroll from the Høsebrua bridge to Garaneset industrial zone, then back to the town of Sand. You walk on a gravelled
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    • Fine little stroll from the Høsebrua bridge to Garaneset industrial zone, then back to the town of Sand. You walk on a gravelled
  • 14Kaldahålå - hike
    Lysedalen is as cut out of a fairytale! Enjoy another day in Lysebotn discovering the many pearls of the valley. The path to K
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    • Lysedalen is as cut out of a fairytale! Enjoy another day in Lysebotn discovering the many pearls of the valley. The path to K
  • 15Kjerag - hike
    Kjerag - The Majesty of the Lysefjord, Forsand in Ryfylke. At 1084 metres, Kjerag towers above the other peaks along the Lysef
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    • Kjerag - The Majesty of the Lysefjord, Forsand in Ryfylke. At 1084 metres, Kjerag towers above the other peaks along the Lysef
  • 16Kvanndalen - hike
    The walk to the mountain cabin Kvanndalen is popular amongst families. Kvanndalen is open for accomodation and a day-visit and op
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    • The walk to the mountain cabin Kvanndalen is popular amongst families. Kvanndalen is open for accomodation and a day-visit and op
  • 17Lona - hike
    Nice little round through and behind downtown Sauda. Sauda is a sizeable town with a rich industrial heritage and culture. At its
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    • Nice little round through and behind downtown Sauda. Sauda is a sizeable town with a rich industrial heritage and culture. At its
  • 18Maldal - hike
    The valley of Maldal, just 9 km from Sauda’s town centre, is a gem worth exploring on foot. From Sauda, follow trunk road Fv520 a
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    • The valley of Maldal, just 9 km from Sauda’s town centre, is a gem worth exploring on foot. From Sauda, follow trunk road Fv520 a
  • 19Marvik - hike
    Simple, but nice stroll through Marvik. A considerable ascent to the main road of the peninsula, but its worth the effort as the
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    • Simple, but nice stroll through Marvik. A considerable ascent to the main road of the peninsula, but its worth the effort as the
  • 20Moslifjellet - hike
    Moslifjellet (718 m.o.s.l.) is higher than the Preikestolen and has a great view over most of outer Ryfylke, the archipelago and
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    • Moslifjellet (718 m.o.s.l.) is higher than the Preikestolen and has a great view over most of outer Ryfylke, the archipelago and
  • 21Napen - hike
    On the roof of Rogaland Napen (1350 m) is between Stranddalen and Sandsa, near Suldal in Ryfylke. Stand here and you will real
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    • On the roof of Rogaland Napen (1350 m) is between Stranddalen and Sandsa, near Suldal in Ryfylke. Stand here and you will real
  • 22Nipen - hike
    Nice walk to a viewpoint over Årdal. The walk up the side of the mountain follows a tractor road, as soon as you hit the ridge, y
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    • Nice walk to a viewpoint over Årdal. The walk up the side of the mountain follows a tractor road, as soon as you hit the ridge, y
  • 23Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) - hike
    The Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen), the most famous tourist attraction in Ryfylke, towers an impressive 604 metres over the Lysefjord
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    • The Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen), the most famous tourist attraction in Ryfylke, towers an impressive 604 metres over the Lysefjord
  • 24Ramsfjell - hike
    The three abandoned farmsteads of Ramsfjell are situated at 420 m.o.s.l. The farmsteads were quite large, and each had its own cr
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    • The three abandoned farmsteads of Ramsfjell are situated at 420 m.o.s.l. The farmsteads were quite large, and each had its own cr
  • 25Reinarknuten - hike
    Reinarknuten towers 787 metres above sea level on the south side of the lower Tysdalsvatnet lake in Ryfylke. From the National To
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    • Reinarknuten towers 787 metres above sea level on the south side of the lower Tysdalsvatnet lake in Ryfylke. From the National To
  • 26Rindatroll - hike
    The Rindatroll stands not far from the Preikestolen mountain lodge. It is a fine little stroll, also for the smallest. The path g
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    • The Rindatroll stands not far from the Preikestolen mountain lodge. It is a fine little stroll, also for the smallest. The path g
  • 27Ritland crater - hike
    The Ritland Crater is a unique natural site. In and around the crater, you can still find evidence of 500 million years of geolog
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    • The Ritland Crater is a unique natural site. In and around the crater, you can still find evidence of 500 million years of geolog
  • 28Ritlandsvatnet - hike
    A lovely walk on the forest road by Ritlandsvatnet to Vassbotn, continues on a track through Bydalen to the public road. The ve
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    • A lovely walk on the forest road by Ritlandsvatnet to Vassbotn, continues on a track through Bydalen to the public road. The ve
  • 29Rødstjødnå - hike
    The walk around Rødstjødnå lake is especially nice on a sunny summerday, when the children can swim in the relatively warm water,
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    • The walk around Rødstjødnå lake is especially nice on a sunny summerday, when the children can swim in the relatively warm water,
  • 30Selemork - hike
    Easy stroll from downtown Jørpeland, along the Jørpelandsåna river to the mountain farm Selemork. You largely follow a gravel
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    • Easy stroll from downtown Jørpeland, along the Jørpelandsåna river to the mountain farm Selemork. You largely follow a gravel
  • 31Skomakarnibbå - hike
    Hagalid - Skomakanibbå - Hagalid Skomakarnibbå (The Shoemaker's Crag) at 700 meters is a distinctive mountain south of the Jøs
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    • Hagalid - Skomakanibbå - Hagalid Skomakarnibbå (The Shoemaker's Crag) at 700 meters is a distinctive mountain south of the Jøs
  • 32Skuteheia - hike
    Gullingen in Suldal, Ryfylke is a diverse and typical part of this mountain region, with hills and peaks, distinguished by old-fa
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    • Gullingen in Suldal, Ryfylke is a diverse and typical part of this mountain region, with hills and peaks, distinguished by old-fa
  • 33Snønuten - hike
    Snønuten (1606 m.o.s.l.) is the majesty of the SVR Ryfylkeheiane nature reserve and the fifth highest mountain in this part of No
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    • Snønuten (1606 m.o.s.l.) is the majesty of the SVR Ryfylkeheiane nature reserve and the fifth highest mountain in this part of No
  • 34Sokkaknuten - hike
    See the Lysefjord from a wholly new perspective! The path starts behind Lysefjord Hyttegrend - there is a small parking area
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    • See the Lysefjord from a wholly new perspective! The path starts behind Lysefjord Hyttegrend - there is a small parking area
  • 35Stranddalen - hike
    The Jewel of Ryfylkeheiane The calcareous bedrock has resulted in strange rock formations, as well as making Stranddalen a pla
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    • The Jewel of Ryfylkeheiane The calcareous bedrock has resulted in strange rock formations, as well as making Stranddalen a pla
  • 36Taurafjellet - hike
    This walk could start at the parking lot of Lilland Hotell, or a discrete place on the shoulder of the road in the adjacent neigh
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    • This walk could start at the parking lot of Lilland Hotell, or a discrete place on the shoulder of the road in the adjacent neigh
  • 37The Fairytale Forest - hike
    Welcome to the Fairytale Forest in Årdal in Ryfylke – an adventure for the senses. An exciting one-hour walk through Bønardale
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    • Welcome to the Fairytale Forest in Årdal in Ryfylke – an adventure for the senses. An exciting one-hour walk through Bønardale
  • 38The Shepherd
    The Shepherd - the art of walking on enriched. Join the Shepherd in Ryfylke on a walk in fresh air and with great views. I off
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    • The Shepherd - the art of walking on enriched. Join the Shepherd in Ryfylke on a walk in fresh air and with great views. I off
  • 39Trodla-Tysdal - hike
    Hike from Kleivaland in Vormedalen to Trodla-Tysdal, located at the upper end of Øvre Tysdalsvatn in Ryfylke. Immense rock faces
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    • Hike from Kleivaland in Vormedalen to Trodla-Tysdal, located at the upper end of Øvre Tysdalsvatn in Ryfylke. Immense rock faces
  • 40Trollgarden - hike
    The two kilometre long moraine ridge known as Trollgarden was deposited when the icecap that had covered the entire region retrea
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    • The two kilometre long moraine ridge known as Trollgarden was deposited when the icecap that had covered the entire region retrea
  • 41Uburen - hike
    Uburen is the hallmark at the crossing of the Lysefjord with the Høgsfjord, right behind the town of Forsand. The mountain's name
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    • Uburen is the hallmark at the crossing of the Lysefjord with the Høgsfjord, right behind the town of Forsand. The mountain's name
  • 42Viglesdalen - hike
    A scenic hike where you will pass the waterfalls of Sendingfossen and Hiafossen/Granefossen before you move on past the Viglesdal
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    • A scenic hike where you will pass the waterfalls of Sendingfossen and Hiafossen/Granefossen before you move on past the Viglesdal
  • 43Øvre Sandvatn - hike
    One of only a few walks Sauda can offer that starts off above the treeline with a minimal ascent into the high mountains. That's
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    • One of only a few walks Sauda can offer that starts off above the treeline with a minimal ascent into the high mountains. That's

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Tel: +47 51 75 95 10 | E-mail: info@ryfylke.com

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