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  1. We want to see Lysefjord and/or walk to Pulpit Rock - how long does it take?
  2. How can we travel between Bergen and Stavanger?
  3. How do I get to Stavanger or Bergen from my Ryanair flight to Haugesund?
  4. Why don't you show hotels by star rating?
  5. Why don't you let me select hotels based on price range?
  6. Is it difficult to find hotel rooms in Stavanger at the weekend? - I have heard the hotels are full
  7. Do you have info on the Ålsheia skisenter near Sinnes in Sirdal?
  8. How do we get from Stavanger to Haugesund?
  9. Can I book a hytte, apartment or holiday cottage here?
  10. Are there any ferries between Norway and England?
1. We want to see Lysefjord and walk to Pulpit Rock - how long does it take?
The two trips are quite separate, even though you can see the boats 604 metres below you from the rock (Preikestolen in Norwegian), and can look up on the rock from the boat. The Pulpit Rock hike is a full day, and Lysefjord boat trips are half a day or a full day - Find out more about Pulpit Rock and Lysefjord here - including details of ferry, bus, tourist boats etc.
Detailed description of the hike here
2. How can we travel between Bergen and Stavanger?
There is NOT now a fast boat service (foot passengers only) called Flaggruten (it was stopped at new year 2014) , a regular coach service called Kystbussen that takes 4.5 - 5.5 hours, and domestic flights taking about 20 minutes.
The quickest road for cars is the E 39, with undersea tunnels, bridges and ferries - it takes 5 or 6 hours - longer if the ferry queues are long. It is NOT possible to take any car ferries - they take international traffic only - what a pity that Hurtigruten does not extend down to Stavanger.
3. How do I get to Stavanger or Bergen from my Ryanair flight to Haugesund?
Kystbussen runs coaches to Stavanger and Bergen that meet the Ryanair flights - and the cost to either Stavanger or Bergen is cheap for Ryanair passengers (by Norwegian standards)
4. Why don't you show hotels by star rating?
At the moment there is no star rating for hotels in Norway, but it is being worked on. We will let you select based on star rating as soon as it is possible to do so.
5. Why don't you let me select hotels based on price range?
Many of our hotels have a wide range of rooms and standards available, from single room to full suite, so it is not possible to put them into any one price category.
6. Is it difficult to find hotel rooms in Stavanger at the weekend? - I have heard the hotels are full
You can usually find a lot of good deals on weekend breaks in Stavanger - there are plenty of available rooms. The summer season is also surprisingly good. It is true though that on many weekdays there are few if any rooms available.
7. Do you have info on the Ålsheia skisenter near Sinnes in Sirdal?
Yes we do - Aalsheia Alpint can be spelt as Ålsheia or Aalsheia, but we have also seen people looking for Alsheia Alesia Asheie and Åhlsaia - it is the biggest ski resort in Sirdal, just two hours from Stavanger, whichever way you want to spell it!
8. How do we get from Stavanger to Haugesund?
There is a fast boat service (foot passengers only) that takes about 1.5 hours run by Kolumbus and a regular coach service called Kystbussen that takes 2 hours.
There is no direct flight.
The quickest road for cars is the E 39, with undersea tunnels, bridges and ferries - it takes about 2 hours. You can also take the ferry from Mekjarvik (just north of Stavanger) to Skudeneshavn at the south end of Karmøy and take RV 47 to Haugesund (there is a bridge at the north end on Karmoy). It is NOT possible to go on the DFDS car ferry - it takes international traffic only.
9. Can I book a hytte, apartment or holiday cottage here?
We are currently testing our new hytte booking system, and you will be able to search, browse and book with us soon - let us know if you would like your hytte to be included.
10. What is happening about the Newcastle ferry? Are there any ferries between Norway and England / UK?
Sadly it looks (early 2014) that there will be no ferries between Norway and England until 2014-15 at the earliest
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