Veg ved vatn
Kilen © Statens vegvesen. Foto: Dag Jenssen
Fjord, fjell og blomar
Geitrams © Skattkammeret Suldal. Foto: Jarle Lunde/Suldal Foto

Round tours

National Tourist Route
Place to eat

The architectural round tour


Discover award-winning architectural sights combined with beautiful viewpoints close the fjord and mountain areas. Stops on the route includes Høsebrua, Ostasteidn, Ventesteinen at Ropeid quay, Allmannajuvet, Røldal Stave Church, hydropower architecture at Nesflaten and Guggedalsloftet. There are many hikes and museums along the route worth a visit. NB! Parts of the road is closed parts of the year due to snow on the roads.

Distance: 160 km

Duration: 3 hours

The fjord peninsula round tour


Get magnificent views over the fjord landscape on quiet roads along the fjord peninsula of Ropeidhalvøya. Make a stop at Markvik or Hebnes for a dip in the ocean or enjoy an ice cream in the sun at Vatlandsvåg. Go back on the same road or take the ferry to Ryfylkes best kept fjord village Jelsa. There are many great hikes and cycling routes along the way.

Distance: 80 km

Duration: 2 hours

From fjord landscape to mountain scenery round tour


It is only 30 minutes from the fjord to the mountain areas in Suldal. Start the drive down by the fjord village of Sand and see the vegetation change as you rise to higher elevations. Breathe in the fresh mountain air at Gullingen before you continue down the road less travelled to the magnificent Jøsenfjorden fjord with beautiful views as you get back to Suldal. The area is great for hiking, cycling and fishing.

Distance: 70 km

Duration: 2 hours

Village life and bird sanctuary round tour


Jelsa is the best-preserved fjord village in Ryfylke, with neighboring Erfjord village offering unique bird watching opportunities. Make a visit to both villages in this day tour on the roads at the edge of the mountain, with beautiful views of town life, farms and fjords. Jelse Church, Jelsa school museum and the museum farm Hålandstunet are open on selected days. The area is also great for hiking, cycling and swimming.

Distance: 75 km

Duration: 1,5 hours

Water power and wild nature day tour


Spend a day in wild landscape where you feel that you have nature all to yourself! Drive on narrow and charming roads as you pass tall mountains, lakes and waterfalls to the hidden gem of Suldalsheiane: the Blåsjø water reservoir. The artificial lake is held up by 11 smaller and bigger dams, and is a great area for hiking, cycling and fishing. NB! Parts of the road is closed parts of the year due to snow on the roads.

Distance: 106 km

Duration: 3 hours

The coastal and fjord landscape day tour


The passenger ferry to Stavanger is frequently used by the locals when going to the city for work or to run errands. The journey will open up the fjord landscape from with a new perspective, watching the steep mountains and small fjord villages passing you as you get carried out the fjord. Stop at one of the fjord villages on the route or go all the way out to Stavanger before you take the afternoon or evening boat back to Sand.

Duration: The boat takes 2 hours each way.

From fjords to glacier adventure


Go from quiet town life by the fjord to hikes on the glacier in less than a day! On this day tour to the glacier Folgefonna. From Jondal they offer different hiking experiences on the glacier. Go back to Sand or make a longer trip via the Manor House Rosendal from 1665.

Distance: 370 km

Duration: 7,5 hours

Discovery Route

The historic tourist route (RV13) through Fjord Norway, from Stavanger to Bergen. Established in the 1880s when travelers came with horse and carriage to experience spectacular landscape of mountains, glaciers, crystal clear rivers, roaring waterfalls, and pristine fjords.

Distance: 7,5 hours

Duration: 350 km

National Scenic Route Ryfylke

The drive along the Norwegian Scenic Route Ryfylke is a trip full of contrasts. Here you will encounter high barren mountains, lush hillsides, sheer mountainsides and deep fjords. Here you get make a visit to both Preikestolen and Kjerag.

Distance: 180 km

Duration: 3,5 hours