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Fjord Norway Stavanger

Mor Norge and Synesvarden

  • Synesvarden, Hå
  • 51 85 92 00
  •  /  km From You
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The area around Synesvarden is the largest remaining heatherland at Jæren. This is also how flat-Jæren looked like before cultivation of the land in the last part of 1800s. The most usual heather types are heather and bell heather. On the peatlands stands the cotton grass white and hairy. The areas has for several times been in use for grazing animals.

The area around Synesvarden is the largest remaining heatherland at Jæren. This is also how flat-Jæren looked like before cultivation of the land in the last part of 1800s. The most usual heather types are heather and bell heather. On the peatlands stands the cotton grass white and hairy. The areas has for several times been in use for grazing animals. There are remains of shepherd's huts and fenced in areas for sheep. These were used at night for protection against predatory animals, such as wolf. Several hundred of metres of stone fencing show the former barriers. In the area today, you will find 10 km of marked hiking tracks. In addition to fantastic views, you could also see hares, foxes, deer as well as a versatile bird and plant life. With more than four parking areas in the area, the options for family hikes are numerous. 

Mor Norge/Steinkjerringå
In 1898, the Steinkjerringå (stone statue of a woman) was made by Sigurd Sørensen with the artist name  S. Neandros. The monument was originally to be placed in front of Kongsgård school in Stavanger. This never took place however, and in 1924, Emelankton Aadnesen from Nærbø contacted the owner, bricklayer Asbjørn Ellingsen. Subsequently, he was allowed to move the statue to høg-Jæren. In 1925, the neat amount of NOK 550,- was raised for the transport. After two year's of struggle, the statue Mother Norway or popularly called "Steinkjerringå", was on place in Aniksdalsheia. The weight of the statue is around three tons, and had to be divided into three parts during transport. 

Track: marked path. Responsible for tracks are Time and Hå municipality. 


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  • Source: Stavangerregionen & Ryfylke

General

Effort level
  • Easy
Landscape
  • Coastal area
  • Forest area
Season
  • Spring
  • Summer

Accommodation

Hotel facilities
  • Family-friendly

Outdoor Activities

Hiking
  • Short hikes (1-4 hours)

Facts

Effort Level
Easy
Duration
4 hours
Landscape
Forest area
Season
Spring
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