Transport systems in the Ryfylke
and mountains don't just make something interesting to look at in
this area - they fundamentally limit and control what transport
systems are possible here. Not so long ago, people would be
more likely to have a boat than a car!
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The roads in this area are
confined by mountains and fjords. Although tunnels and bridges continue
to be built, travel can seem slow - but also spectacular and quite
unlike most of the developed world. Some roads are closed
throughout the winter, not opening until some time during May.
There is a good network of
ferries throughout the Ryfylke - and without them it would not be
possible to travel far here.
There is a good network
of various types and size of fast boat throughout the Ryfylke.
People commute to work on them and children take them to and from
There are no railway services
in the Ryfylke. Stavanger is the nearest station.
Bus and coach services
Buses link the various towns
and also meet many of the ferries.
Stavanger airport is 1 to
3 hours to the south west
Haugesund (Karmoy) airport is 1 to 3 hours to the west.