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SULDAL

A real treasure between Stavanger and Bergen

Litunet in Suldal, Ryfylke, Fjord-Norway .
Photo: Øistein Aardal Hagen
Litunet in Suldal, Ryfylke, Fjord-Norway .
Photo: Øistein Aardal Hagen

In Suldal, award-winning architecture and nature go hand in hand.

Like here, at the Høsebrua bridge on the Norwegian Scenic Route Ryfylke.

Høsebrua in Suldal .
Photo: Øistein Aardal Hagen
Høsebrua in Suldal .
Photo: Øistein Aardal Hagen

The area is also fantastic for outdoor adventures. Go fishing for salmon in the rivers, join a paddling tour on the fjords, or enjoy the feeling of having the mountains to yourself.

Afterwards, you can treat yourself with a night in a dome with panoramic views of the fjords.

Tveita Adventure at Tveita in Suldal .
Photo: Øistein Aardal Hagen
Tveita Adventure at Tveita in Suldal .
Photo: Øistein Aardal Hagen

Make sure to visit charming Jelsa as well, one of the best-preserved fjord-side villages in Ryfylke.

Doesn't it look cosy?

Jelsa in Suldal .
Photo: Øistein Aardal Hagen
Jelsa in Suldal .
Photo: Øistein Aardal Hagen

Suldal combines wild nature with lively communities and award-winning architecture.

Suldal is located on the Norwegian Scenic Route Ryfylke in Fjord Norway, a couple of hour's drive from Stavanger and Haugesund. Here, you’ll find tall mountains, deep fjords, award-winning industrial architecture, and plenty of exciting experiences for the whole family.

Suldal is the perfect base for nature lovers. Hike to the top of the mountains for some amazing fjord views and spend the night in an idyllic mountain cabin. Or fulfil your dream of fishing a huge salmon in the Suldalslågen river. In winter, you can go cross country skiing on groomed trails or freeriding in the mountain peaks.

Stroll through the lively villages, past bustling marinas and idyllic bathing spots. In the municipal centre Sand, you’ll find lovely cafés and shops in the traditional white wooden houses that line the Sandsfjord.

Suldal has achieved the certification Sustainable Destination. Although this does not mean that a destination is sustainable, it does mean that it has made a commitment to work systematically to reduce the negative effects of tourism, while strengthening its positive ripple effects.

As a centre for hydropower, Suldal offers impressive engineering solutions and hydroelectric architecture. You can learn all about it on the  Architectural Route, which goes from Suldal via Sauda to Røldal. In the summer, we recommend a trip to Blåsjø, Norway’s largest dam facility.

Find more inspiration on Suldal’s and Ryfylke’s official websites.

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Things to do in Suldal

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Where to stay

From comfy hotels to cosy cabins. Find your home away from home in Suldal.

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From local food gems to high-end restaurants. Get a taste of what Suldal offers.

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    Getting here and around

    Get in-depth travel information on Ryfylke’s official website.
    Plan your trip to Suldal with Entur.

    Top attractions in Suldal
    Salmon studio is located next to Sandsfossen on Sand in Suldal. The lower part is under water and you can see the fish through two large glass… Read more
    Salmon studio at Sand in Suldal
    Suldal Bad at Sand in Ryfylke contains several pools, sauna, climbing wall and water slide, and is an activity paradise for the whole family. Read more
    Suldal Bad at Sand
    Kolbeinstveit is an old farmstead in Suldal in Ryfylke, with farm animals and friendly hosts. Read more
    Kolbeinstveit - a living museum farm in Suldal (Ryfylkemuseet)
    Høsebrua is a pedestrian bridge across the Suldalslågen river at Sand in Ryfylke, designed by Rintala Eggertsson Architects. Read more
    Høsebrua bridge and Sandsfossen at Sand
    Float down Suldalslågen from Mo Laksegard in Sand, Ryfylke wearing a dry suit while you see wild salmon and trout up close underwater. Read more
    Salmon Safari in Suldalslågen in Sand
    "Venterommet" with large glass windows and the "mushrooms" of recycled plastic boats on Ropeid ferry quay in Suldal are unique attractions along the… Read more
    Venterommet (waiting room) and "the mushrooms" at Ropeid
    Jelsa in Suldal is the best-preserved fjordside village in Ryfylke. There has been a church here since the 13th century and commercial activity since… Read more
    The school museum and the church at Jelsa (Ryfylkemuseet)
    Experience world class and historic architecture while driving through a spectacular landscape over mountains and along fjords, rivers and lakes in… Read more
    The Architectural Route
    The Nesasjøhuset (wharfhouse) at Sand in Ryfylke houses exhibitions, a museumshop, a café and the internactive childerns exhibition "Kvitebjørnen. Read more
    Nesasjøhuset in Sand (Ryfylkemuseet)
    Moskjelen Badstove by Suldalslågen river in Suldal is a unique combination of sauna and dining with a fantastic view of the famous salmon river. Read more
    The sauna Moskjelen in Suldal
    The vineyard Midtsommar at Hebnes in Suldal in Ryfylke grows different types of grapes to produce wine with and without alcohol. Read more
    The vineyard Midtsommar at Hebnes
    Join Helgøy Skyssbåt on a fjord cruise on Hylsfjorden, Ryfylke's hidden treasure. The fjord cruise departs from, among others, Judaberg, Hjelmeland… Read more
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      • Ryfylke train

        By train

        There are daily train departures from Oslo and Kristiansand to Stavanger. The journey from Oslo takes around 7.5 hours.

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      • Suldal bus

        By bus

        There are bus services to Suldal from Haugesund and Røldal.

      • Suldal boat

        By boat

        Express boats take you from Stavanger to Suldal.

      • Suldal car

        By car

        Suldal is located 2 hours from Haugesund and 2.5 hours from Stavanger by car. From Stavanger you can either drive county road Rv. 13 via Hjelmeland or the E134 motorway and county road Rv. 46 from Knapphus.

        From Haugesund, follow the E134 motorway via Knapphus.

        From Bergen, you can either drive via Knapphus or via Odda on county road Rv. 13 from the north.

        From the mountains, follow county road Rv. 13 via Røldal.

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      • Suldal plane

        By plane

        Haugesund Airport is located about 100 kilometres from Sand in Suldal. Stavanger Airport lies 128 kilometres from Sand in Suldal. The easiest way to get to Suldal from the airport is by rental car.

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      Towards sustainability

      The certification Sustainable Destination is a label given to destinations that work systematically to reduce the negative impacts of tourism. In addition to providing visitors with enjoyable experiences, the destination must strive to minimise its impact on local nature, culture and the environment, and support the local community and economy. The municipality and the travel industry shall cooperate closely to assure that the destination is a great place in which to live as well as visit. 

      Learn more about the Sustainable Destination label

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