Borestranda

Borestranda is a long, fine-grained sand beach with an infinite horizon out at sea.

Architect:
Lie Øyen Arkitekter
Finished
2019
Borestranda.
Borestranda. Photo: Hege Lysholm, Statens vegvesen

The beach runs from Hodne in the south to the mouth of the river Figgjo in the north. The beach is a popular place for surfing and swimming. One single building on the beach contains showers, toilets and sitting benches.

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Refsnesstranda

Refsnesstranda is a popular destination along Scenic Route Jæren.

Architect:
Lie Øyen Arkitekter
Finished
2020
Refsnesstranda.
Refsnesstranda. Photo: Fredrik Fløgstad, Statens vegvesen

The southern parts of the beach mostly consist of sand dunes, while the northern parts have pebbles. A modern aluminium toilet building has been put up at the beach. From here, a wooden deck path runs down to the sand dunes. The new building has an outdoor shower, a rinse-off station and a bench to sit on.The circular car park has room for 40 cars. The toilets are closed from the end of October to the beginning of April.

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Høllesli

The viewpoint at Høllesli is designed as a cutting through the rock.

Architect:
Lie Øyen Arkitekter
Finished
2020
Høllesli.
Høllesli. Photo: Frid-Jorunn Stabell, Statens vegvesen

Along Ryfylkevegen the view of Lysefjorden is fabulous, but since the terrain is steep and the road runs close to the fjord, it was difficult to find a place where there would be room for a rest area with parking as well as a viewpoint.

The viewpoint at Høllesli is designed as a cutting through the rock. As you walk through the rock-cut passage, the landscape opens up and you will have a wide view of Lysefjorden. Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) is hiding behind other steep mountains descending into the fjord. The cutting is lined with sprayed concrete, smoothly and precisely shaped. The viewpoint is designed as a straight platform that has been fitted into the rock and takes you out towards the view and the cliff above the water. The platform has been built into the landscape, and large steps have been established to sit on and to adapt the artificial to the natural. A handrail loops into the surrounding nature, for those who would like to venture into the rough terrain.

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