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Do you have a limited amount of time in Stavanger but would like to experience Norway’s pristine nature AND unique cultural heritage in a single day? Join Outdoorlife Norway on a privately - guided tour into the Ryfylke’s glacier-carved mountains, enjoy a tranquil 2.5-hour hike to the highest waterfall in southwestern Norway, and visit some of the region’s unique cultural landmarks.
Månafossen waterfall, which is fed by the Mån river, plunges 92 meters into the canyon below. The force of the waterfall, which is flanked by steep granite walls, produces a dazzling display of mist and rainbows. As it is almost inaccessible by public transportation, the waterfall remains relatively unknown, even among locals, making it a true hidden gem for tourists.
After the hike to Månafossen waterfall, your guide will transport the group onwards to Byrkjedalstunet, which has been described as a miniature version of Norway. The site includes a charming country hotel, a restaurant that serves traditional Norwegian cuisine, and a small-scale candle factory that also serves as an gallery for local artisans. You’ll have an opportunity to purchase traditional, hand-made arts & crafts, artisanal foods, wool designer wear, and carved wood souvenirs, amongst other treasures.
Just a few minutes up the road, your guide will transport you to Gloppedalsura, which is one of Northern Europe’s largest screes. Formed about 10,000 years ago as the last ice age ended, it consists of a 100-meter-thick layer of huge (up to house-sized) boulders. During the Nazi invasion in 1940, Gloppedalsura was used as a natural defensive position by Norwegian soldiers. Here, you’ll take a short break before starting the 1-hour drive back to Stavanger.
Your adventure will conclude with a stop at the viking memorial site ‘Swords in Rock’, just outside of Stavanger, where (legend says) the viking king Harald Fairhair’s triumph in battle resulted in Norway becoming one kingdom.
This is an easy to moderately-demanding 2.5-hour, ~3 km (round-trip) hike with a total ascent of just over 200 meters. Suitable for people who are at least 6 years old, in general good physical condition, and have some (basic) hiking experience.
Total | 6.5 hours (depends on time of year, weather, and pick-up location)
Hiking | 2.5 hours (including breaks)
Transportation | ~1.5 hours (each way)
Visit to Gloppedalsura | ~15 mins.
Stop at Byrkjedalstunet | ~30 mins.
Visit to ‘Swords in Rock’ | ~15 mins.
Available between 8:00am and 13:00 (1:00pm), every 30 minutes (8:00, 8:30, etc.)
|8:00am - 13:00 (1:00pm)*||Pick-up at custom location|
|9:30am - 14:30 (2:30pm)*||Start of hike**|
|12:00pm - 17:00 (5:00pm)*||End of hike**|
|12:30pm - 17:30 (5:30pm)*||Visits to Culture Landmarks**|
|14:30 (2:30pm) - 19:30 (7:30pm)*||Drop-off at custom location**|
*Depends on pick-up time and location