There's sheep in them hills
- and lots of places to stock up on wool.
This is Norway's national
dress - with distictive designs and colours depending on which area
or valley you come from.
Sandnes, Figgjo and Egersund
are the places that are - or were important pottery centres. There
are many specialist galleries in the area.
All types of tool or ornament.
and other fish
In the fish markets and
shops you will find farmed or wild salmon, plus many other traditional
favourites (cod, halibut, etc) and an increasing range of more unusual
local boats catch and
cook the prawns - you can even buy them off the boats in some places.
Crabs are also popular, with mussels and lobster being other examples.
Try the goats cheeses,
or one of the "brunost" brown cheeses - thinly sliced on
Norwegian wool sweaters are
world famous - and rightly so.
Lots of designs, lots of
shops - children can even dip their own.
This is painting on wood
- either decorative items, or trunks and storage boxes. A good
Love them or hate them, they
stand inside and outside quite a few shops.
equipment and clothing
You can get some very good
outdoor equipment here - and at a surprisingly good price. Check
first, but child-carrying back-packs and skis are examples.
The region supplies good
lamb around Europe. Fenalar is a dried lamb-leg christmas speciality.
This made Stavanger great
between 1880 and 1920. The last local factory closed recently,
but children can still try canning their own at the museum on special