Elephants and lighthouse
A full day tour along the countryside
Price: 1500,- incl. lunch (minimum 2 persons)
- Require minimum 3 participants
- Must be booked 2 days before
- 50 km distance
- Duration, approximately 5-6 hours
- Ground: Asphalt, gravel road and off road
The guide will meet you outside the shop PAA HJUL at 9 am. The shop is located very near by the Stavanger trainstation. The walking distance from the harbour where the cruiseships docks, are 10 minutes.
From Stavanger city center, we follow the same track as the bike tour Three sword. When arriving Three sword, Møllebukta bay, we will spend plenty of time walking around taking photos. We would recommend to bring some money for snacks and refreshment at Is Paradice.
The memorial of the platform Aleksander Kielland
After visit Three sword, we continue at the same track that we use for the Three sword tour. But instead of visit the wall painting at Fluberget, we continue to the Hafrsfjord brigde and from there to the memorial of Aleksander Kielland.
Alexander L. Kielland was a Norwegian semi-submersible drilling rig that capsized while working in the Ekofisk oil field in March 1980, killing 123 people. The capsize was the worst disaster in Norwegian waters since World War II.
The black cave
The cave, probably formed during the last ice age, is almost 9 m deep, 5 m wide and 3 m high. The first people settled in here around 6000 BC, and used it during various periods up until the age of migration, around 500 AD.From the memorial you will have a nice view to the North Sea.
Near by white beaches and waves, there will be served lunch by the Viste beach hotell. Are you ready for some barbeque burges or maybe Norwegian salmon?
The country side to the lighthouse at Tungenes
From white beaches and open sea, the trip continue along the country side. We will passed by farms, fields and meadows. And yes, you will meet an elephant.
The lighthouse at Tungenes
The lighthouse lies on the northern point of Jæren. The area around contains cultural sites from the Stone Age up until World War II. From the lighthouse you will have the islands Kvitsøy in the west and the Karmøy land in the North.
The lighthouse was established in 1828 and closed in 1984. The ligthouse master's house is from 1938, his assistant's house from 1957-58. There is an annex, machinery shed and boathouse. Tungenes Lighthouse is protected and restored to its 1930s appearance.
Heading Stavanger city center
After spending some time at the lighthouse, we heading south again. The track from the lighthouse start on asphalt and continue on gravel roads. On our way to Stavanger city senter we will pass by oil industry areas and typical Norwegian houses and environments. The track goes very close by the sea, and perhaps we see some cruiseships coming to Stavanger or leave the city for new adventures?
Of course we have to finish this trip in old Stavanger.