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Fjord Norway Rogaland

Mor Norge and Synesvarden

  • Synesvarden, Nærbø
  • +47 51859200
  •  /  km From You

The area around Synesvarden is the largest remaining heathland at Jæren. This is also how flat-Jæren looked like before the cultivation of the land in the last part of the 1800s. The area is covered mostly in heather and bell heather. On the peatlands stands the cotton grass white and hairy. The area is an area largely used for grazing animals.

In the area, you'll find remains of shepherd's huts and fenced-in areas for sheep. These were used at night for protection against predatory animals, such as wolves. Several hundred 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, and deer as well as versatile bird and plant life.
With more than four parking areas in the area, the options for family hikes are numerous. The trail is marked.
Mor Norge (translates to Mother Norway)
In 1898, the stone statue, Mor Norge was made by Sigurd Sørensen (artist name S. Neandros). The monument was initially to be placed in front of the 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 transport. After two years of struggle, the statue of Mother Norway or popularly called "Steinkjerringå", was in place at the field of Aniksdalsheia. The weight of the statue is around three tons and therefore had to be divided into three parts during transport. 

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  • Source: Region Stavanger


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


Hotel facilities
  • Family-friendly

Outdoor Activities

  • Short hikes (1-4 hours)

Plan Your Trip

  • Family-friendly


Effort Level
4 hours
Coastal area
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