Mosvatnet circular walk
Mosvatnet is a beautiful lake close to the centre of Stavanger, popular with walkers, runners and cyclists. The 3km lighted trail goes around the edge of the lake, passing the Rogaland art museum and Mosvangen campsite. The 4km folkesti (county footpath) route crosses the footbridge into the woodland on the other side of the motorway, passes the outdoor swimming pool then rejoins the lakeside trail.
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The lake is quite shallow and was used as a drinking supply for the city
until 1931. There are plenty of ducks (and seagulls!) to feed along the
Close by are the First Hotel Alstor and Rica Forum Hotel
If the weather is cold enough during the winter, the lake becomes an enormous skating rink (after safety checks).
To extend the walk a little further divert from the woodland folkesti to the tower (Valandstarnet) at the top of the hill. Great views over the town and sea.
OR - drive to Gamlingen swimming
Stavanger Idrettshall (near
art museum with fee charged)
Distance from Stavanger: 2 km
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Travel time from Stavanger:
7 minutes by car.
5 minutes by bus
30 minutes on foot
Duration of the visit:
1 - 3 hours
Carparks (Mosvangen camping, Gamlingen, Stavanger Idrettshall)
Cafe with toilets in art musem
Outdoor swimming pool, campsite, playgrounds
cycling from playground to playground - great.
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