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The Stavanger & Ryfylke regions - grand nature with steep mountains and deep fjords. From outer reefs to sheltered villages. From steep vantage points to green valleys. Short distances to mountains and fjords. Wide-stretched beaches as far as the eye can see. Colourful culture and spectacular culinary highlights. Stavanger is the region’s largest city with a population of around 130,000.
Restaurants and ingredients in this parts of Norway have received excellent reviews from both national food critics, as well as from the Michelin guide, where Stavanger became the first Norwegian city, except for the capital, to have this highly sought after Michelin star in 2016. It was the restaurant RE-NAA that could boast this magic star. Seafood, lamb, vegetables and fruit from local producers can be enjoyed in world class restaurants. The former capital of culture (2008) hosts more than 30 festivals annually, the largest food festival in the Nordic countries, Gladmat, being one of them, attracting more than 200 000 guests to the Stavanger region in the end of July every year. Top attractions such as Preikestolen, Kjerag in the stunning Lysefjorden are not to be missed, however there are several experiences worth a moment of your time.
The opportunities for an active holiday are endless in the entire region. Just to mention some; canoeing, kayaking, fishing, salmon safari, surfing, kiting, climbing, ZIP line, rappelling, SUP, boating, skiing, cycling, hiking or extreme sports such as base jumping or paragliding. Norway’s best surfing conditions are actually found along the Jæren beaches in the Stavanger region. The Stavanger and Ryfylke regions – where the fjord adventure begins, and everything is within reach.