Leave behind the bustling city of Stavanger and become acquainted with the charming and peaceful countryside.
Following the Dirdal River and valley, you will reach Byrkjedalstunet. The re-constructed cheese factory in Byrkjedalstunet dates back to 1920 and now houses a restaurant, a shop selling souvenirs and traditional handicrafts and a candle-maker’s workshop.
Enjoy a tea or coffee and some traditional ‘lapper’ (thick pancakes) with jam and sour cream before browsing the large gift shop with its array of Norwegian handicrafts, wool designs, fur and leather goods, souvenirs and candles. This vast outlet is also stocked with attractive interior details, stones, minerals, local arts & crafts, small scale providers of local preservatives, honey, spices and other delicacies. A wide selection of Christmas artifacts, such as “nisser”, snow globes, ornaments and pretty decoration pieces can be found in the attic all year around.
Venture onwards to see the Gloppedalsuren Boulder Field, Norway’s largest field of boulders, with some as big as houses. Continue via the flat, fertile farming area of Jæren and the beaches at Sola before some city sightseeing in Stavanger.