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Ullandhaug tower viewpoint

Ullandhaug tower is visible all around the area, which makes it a useful landmark, but from the lower platform that is accessible to the public you can see for miles.
During Advent and Christmas it is lit up with strings of white lights.

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the tower is for microwave and mobile communications The tower is owned by Telenor the telephone and communications company, and it is not possible for the public to access the upper floors of the tower.
On Sundays there is a cafe open inside selling coffee and waffles for sightseers and walkers, with a picnic bench outside.
Bring a map and locate the hills that are pointed out by the dial supplied by Stavanger Turistforening, the organisation that promotes hiking in the area.
There is a walk around the tower that takes an hour, plus many trails in Sormarka woodland. The Iron age farm and Botanical gardens are also close by.
Map reference:
Rogaland Fylkeskart (scale 1:200 000): 3105 65381
By car:
Drive south from central Stavanger on the motorway, getting off where it joins the E39. Right at the roundabout, left at the next roundabout, and up the hill along Ullandhaugveien, over the top past the tower, then right and right again, under Ullandhaugveien to the carpark.
At the bottom of the hill to the tower.
By bus
Local bus 4B from Stavanger Sentrum
Distance from Stavanger: 4 km

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21 km across the fjord to Jorpeland
Stavanger Turistforening proviided this pointer in 1923 Travel time from Stavanger:
10 minutes by car
Duration of the visit:
half an hour to an hour
Cafe on Sundays
Kids verdict:
great place for hide and seek, and races up the hill.
See also:
Jernaldergarden - Iron Age farm
Botanisk hage - Botanical gardens
around Ullandhaug walk
Sormarka woodland walks
Three swords monument

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