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Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock) towers above the Lysefjord in Norway - Photo: Corrado Filipponidia
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Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock) towers above the Lysefjord in Norway Photo: Corrado Filipponidia

Key facts about Ryfylke

The scenic Ryfylke National Tourist Route links the area's five municipalities together.

In Ryfylke, 30 850 people share a vast area, so the chances of discovering your own tranquil corner are excellent.

The closest towns and cities are Sandnes, Stavanger and Haugesund.

The region has five municipalities: Forsand, Strand, Hjelmeland, Suldal and Sauda. The scenic National Tourist Route Ryfylke (rv. 13 and rv. 520) links them all together.

Cultural landscape

Along the way, you will notice the changing beauty of a cultural landscape formed by people who have lived and worked here for thousands of years. From the Stone Age until today, people have thrived here, for good reason.

Fishing and farming have long been important livelihoods along the fjords of Ryfylke, but the region also has a proud industrial story to tell. Chapters include hydropower development in Sauda, mining, forestry and modern aquaculture.

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Last updated:  2014-02-14
Have your picture taken on Kjeragbolten above the Lysefjord in Ryfylke - Photo: Reisemål Ryfylke/Birgit S.Hagalid
Have your picture taken on Kjeragbolten above the Lysefjord in Ryfylke
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Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock) towers above the Lysefjord in Norway - Photo: Corrado Filipponidia

Key facts about Ryfylke

The scenic Ryfylke National Tourist Route links the area's five municipalities together.

Key facts about Ryfylke

Source: Visitnorway

About Ryfylke

Ryfylke

Ryfylke is home to the Lysefjord and the mountain formations of Kjerag and Preikestolen (The Pulpit Rock).

Tourist information in Ryfylke

There are several tourist information offices in the Ryfylke area.

Key facts about Haugesund and Haugalandet

The Haugesund region is situated in the northern part of the county of Rogaland in Western Norway. Haugesund is the main city.

Tourist information in Haugesund and Haugalandet

You will find tourist information offices throughout the Haugesund and Haugalandet region.

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