Sokndal
Sokndal
No items found.

About us

Sokndal

Sokndal, the southernmost municipality in Rogaland county, is situated on the coast between Stavanger and Kristiansand. Sokndal is the first Nordic member of the international “Cittaslow” movement, a group of towns and cities committed to improving the quality of life of their citizens and creating a distinctive identity for their areas. Sokndal likes to think of its visitors as guests rather than “tourists”.

Among the many attractions of Sokndal: 

  • Sogndalstrand – protected area of 18th- and 19th-century wooden buildings featuring ”Culture Hotel”, open-air amphitheatre, shop with local products, sea-rafting, golf course, gallery, fisheries museum, salmon river etc. Sogndalstrand is one of the most popular destinations in Rogaland.
  • Jøssingfjord - famous as the setting for the “Altmark Incident” during World War II.
  • Helleren - site of ancient settlement, thought to have been inhabited since the Stone Age; two 18th century houses below the rock face.
  • Blåfjelldalen with the disused Blåfjell mines and Ruggesteinen - Northern Europe’s largest rocking stone, weighing 74 tonnes.
  • Lille Presteskjær Fyr (Little Presteskjær Lighthouse) at the entrance to Rekefjord - available for hire for functions or overnight accommodation.
  • Nesvåg - an old fishing village with a protected collection of sea houses, a maritime museum, certified fishing vessels, etc.
  • Fertility cult at Rosland with a god’s head, stone altar and early Iron Age artefacts.
  • Sokndal Church from 1803 with 17th-century pulpit and altarpiece.
  • Unique fishing opportunities in salmon rivers, inland lakes and the sea.
  • Great trekking areas with numerous marked trails.
  • Hotel, camping sites, guest farms, cabins, etc.
  • A wide range of culture events.
  • Hauge i Dalane - municipal centre with a good range of shops; people have time for each other here, and you can count on good service and a total lack of stress.

Welcome to the good life in Sokndal!

Watch a video from

Sokndal

What we offer

Sokndal

Information

Come visit us

Address