Holiday cottages in Rogaland, Norway

Holiday cottages in Rogaland

Rogaland, in the south-western corner of Norway, is a showcase for the best of the country’s nature. Boknafjorden is the largest bay, with many peaceful fjords branching off from it. If you rent Norwegian accommodation in Rogaland, you should also put time aside to visit Stavanger, the county’s biggest city. Here you’ll find a vibrant café and restaurant scene and numerous museums. This is also where you’ll find Rogaland Arts Centre, an important showcase for Norwegian art. The area is known as mini-Norway since it offers a bit of everything the country can offer - mountains and fjords, sandy beaches and cliffs, cities in all sizes and countless activities.

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History of Rogaland

The interest in the Rogaland region began in the Viking era and has not yet subsided. A little south of Stavanger was found in 872 AD. Possibly Norway's largest and most important battle, the Battle of Hafrsfjord. The Viking chief and later King Harald Hårfagre won the battle and was thus the first to unite Norway to a kingdom. On the sea near Hafrsfjord you can visit the monument Sverd i Fjell (literally meaning swords in stone) to commemorate this battle. With the fjord as a beautiful backdrop, this makes a wonderful photo opportunity, an a chance to get closer to the history of Norway on your self-catering holiday. Also visit:

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Rogaland today - Local culture and climate

Today, Rogaland is a modern, dynamic and peaceful region that is closely intertwined with oil production in the North Sea. The largest city in the region, Stavanger, is regarded as the oil capital of Norway and is the 4th largest city in the country - well worth a visit from your holiday homes in Norway. Here there is an international atmosphere, whilst inhabitants of Rogaland are friendly, relaxed and speak Norwegian with a soft accent, reminiscent of accents in the south of the country. This warm and welcoming temperament is perhaps due to Rogaland's mild climate - the most gentle you will find in the whole of Norway, which makes the region great for agriculture, as well as self-catering holidays in Norway at any time of year.

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Holiday lettings near Stavanger

Your holiday homes in Norway are the key to discovering all that Stavanger has to offer. see the archeological, zoological and anthropological items on show in Stavanger Museum, including Norway's oldest skeleton. Culture vultures may enjoy the Faste Galleri with paintings from the mid 19th century until present day. meanwhile the Canning Musum is situated in the former canning factory of Chr. Bjelland & Co. (1888), and is dedicated to showing the history of preserving fish and other products which was an important industry here in the past. Enjoy your self-catering holidays in Norway and take in the pleasant ambience of the town and its beautiful natural surroundings as well as all there is to see and do.

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Things to do in Rogaland

There’s always something to do in Rogaland - whether it be a boat trip to Utsira island, salmon fishing in the Sokna, horseback riding or golf. The area exhibits both rich nature experiences and cultural activities in Norway. Bicycle enthusiasts will be happy to find the world’s longest bicycle route here, extending across southern Rogaland up to Egersund. It’s also here you’ll find the amusement park Kongeparken which includes a 1,000-metre-long bobsleigh run – you can’t get more Norwegian than this! Once in the park whilst self-catering in Norway you should also try the 207-metre-long mountain roller coaster, the Svalbard Express! For more historical and cultural things to do, visit Old Stavanger's restored buildings, the Norwegian Oil Museum, Gothic churches and plenty of galleries.

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Landscape in Rogaland

Rogaland is the southernmost region in Fjord Norway and consists of hilly valleys in the south, the flat landscape around Jæren in the south-west and Ryfylke and Haugesund and surroundings, with Karmøy, in the north. This region measures about 9000 km² and has a population of 400,000. Stavanger and Haugesund are the two largest cities with their 115 000 and 41 000 inhabitants. Visit Rogland from your accommodation in Norway and experience steep mountains in the east, deep fjords - like the picturesque Lysefjorden to the south, sparkling waterfalls and endless sand beaches at Jæren or charming islands and wind-blown heathens on the island of Karmøy, where you can rent coastal cottages in Kvalalag.

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Service – Why NOVASOL?

Avoid spending countless hours thumbing through Sunday supplements and surfing the web to find suitable housing. With the NOVASOL system you can find and book your Norwegian holiday cottage online, day or night, from the comfort of your own home, with the amenities you want, and in the location you'd like. Whether you want a cosy place for two, or larger lettings for a robust energetic crowd, we are sure to have the perfect place for your needs. You are sure to find your holiday home matches our online description, and that it has the amenities you requested. For a perfect place where the entire family can spend time together playing games, chatting, or just relaxing, consider holiday lettings by NOVASOL for your next family trip.

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