Friluftsfyret Kvassheim

Kvassheim lighthouse was erected in Ognabukten bay in 1912.

Helge Schjelderup Arkitektkontoret Schjelderup & Gram
Kvassheim. Photo: Roger Ellingsen, Statens vegvesen

Together with the lighthouses at Obrestad and Feistein, its mission was to guide ships safely along the Jæren coast. Kvassheim remained in operation until 1990. The lighthouse has been restored and reconstructed, and contains exhibitions on the story of marine rescue operations and the Jæren nature, as well as a small café.

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The Svandalsfossen waterfall is a well-known attraction located between the industrial town of Sauda and the Ropeid ferry.

Helge Schjelderup Arkitektkontoret Schjelderup & Gram
Svandalsfossen. Photo: Frid-Jorunn Stabell, Statens vegvesen

The waterfall is a magnificent sight when the river runs high. Here, rust-coloured stairs have been laid alongside the untamed rapids leading to the main cascade, continuing below the road leading to the fjord. From the road you can see only part of the river, but just a few hundred metres further up you can see the towering waterfall at close range. Paths take you through lush and enchanting vegetation to a sawmill dating from the 16th century and the old foundations of a house.


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