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Stavanger suggestions

We have a tentative plan to take the ferry from Bergen to Stavanger immediately following our RS Scandinavian tour in July. Looking for suggestions about good hotels and car rental for a few days (3 possibly). Need a car to get to Vikedal. Thank you for any suggestions!

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The inner landscape between Bergen and Stavanger via Odda is very scenic (routes Hardanger and Ryfylke).
Also Vikedal is on the way between these two cities.

A rental car may be expensive one-way but it is worth the trip.

I have no real good hotel recommendation. Still searching for a good place after 3 visits. The Stavanger Forum Hotel gives a nice outlook from the upper floors and from the restaurant.

Tip: Close to Vikedal is Skånevik. The Norsk Motormuseum is worth a visit to get impressions from earlier times in Norway. Contact them via Facebook to ask for opening hours.

Tip 2: The Langfossen waterfall is not listed in the scenic routes but really worth a stop.

Posted by
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The coast seen from the ferry is also very scenic, so not a bad option at all. But if you're going to Vikedal, Haugesund is a better base than Stavanger.

But don't forget to spend a bit of time in Stavanger, it is very much worth it.

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Thank you very much! All these suggestions sound great and so helpful! I did consider Haugesund instead of Stavanger on my way eventually to Imsland to see homestead of family. Might keep that in mind. I am hoping also to locate a cousin in Stavanger.