Top 4Places to visit in Sokndal
Sogndalstrand is one of the most popular destinations in Rogaland. It is the only village in Norway in which buildings dating from both the 18th and 19th centuries and the surrounding cultural landscape have protected status. It used to be a staple port, and it was a separate municipality until 1944.
It now has a culture hotel, a gallery, a golf course, a village shop, an outdoor amphitheatre, a sculpture jetty, a fisheries museum and an ocean rafting company. Sogndalstrand Amfi hosts several big concerts during summer. Sogndalstrand is located at the mouth of the Sokna salmon river.
Is famous for the ‘Altmark Incident’ – the first act of war, on 16 February 1940, to take place on Norwegian soil during WW II. Memorial and information board. Two houses stand under the rock ledge Helleren innermost in the Jøssingfjord, which is an ancient settlement.
The houses date from the late 18th/early 19th century. On the path to the houses, you will pass a bronze plaque commemorating one of the Norwegian author Kjell Aukrust’s characters, Mysil Bergsprekken, who was said to have been born under a rock ledge in the Jøssingfjord in 1918. The North Sea Trail runs between Jøssingfjord and Sogndalstrand. There are several waymarked trails in the area to, among other things, the spectacular Kolbolten bolt.
Motorcenter Norway is located at 250 meters above sea level – in Kroheia, Sokndal, which is part of the beautiful Dalane region in southwestern Norway. This region is a perfect destination for experiences on wheels.
The motorsport facility is located in Sokndal, which is approximately halfway between Stavanger and Kristiansand. Here you will find the only indoor motocross hall in Norway and a large area for off-road driving.
The facility offers exciting events, but you can also book the facility for races, training, enthusiast meetings, team building or for other activities.
The Blåfjell Mines were in operation from 1863 until 1876. The ore from the mine was shipped from Rekefjord. A railroad was built from the mines to Rekefjord, which is now a lovely walking and cycling path. There is also a nice walking trail from the bathing spot at Linepollen inland to Blåfjell. Only 500 meters after the parking lot there is a large, moving boulder called Ruggesteinen. It is Northern Europe’s largest movable stone bell and in 1923 Ruggesteinen became the first geological protection in Norway.