Experience the undulating landscape of Jæren with its lush agricultural land and beautiful sandy beaches.
Etter sagnet skal Olav Tryggvason (f.963) være født på Lalandsholmen som ligger i Frøylandsvatnet. Olav Tryggvason var vikingkonge i Norge fra 995-1000.
Along the North Sea Route – Norwegian Scenic Route Jæren
Go for a walk on the sandy beaches or experience the exciting and changing scenery from the seat of a bike – whatever the weather. The Norwegian Scenic Route follows the Fv. 507 road through Klepp. There are stopping points on the scenic route at the beaches Orrestranda and Borestranda
Borestranda beach – the best surfing in Jæren
The coast of Jæren is fantastic for surfing and kiting and other activities. The area north of Reve harbour and Borestranda beach are the best surfing spots. You have several options if you would like to rent equipment or take a course at Borestranda beach. The courses are adapted for children and adults of all ages. See boretunet.no, boresurfsenter.no or surfschool.no for more information. There are scenic route facilities beside the beach, i.e. a car park, toilets and information board. There is also a small shop nearby.
Orrestranda beach Norway’s longest sandy beach. Orrestranda became a certified Blue Flag beach in 2017, which is a guarantee of the quality of the water. You can enjoy a swim there even when the water is chilly!
You’ll also find the Friluftshuset recreation centre beside Orrestranda beach at Orre. The building has a unique design and houses a small shop and information centre for outdoor recreation and nature conservation. There are good parking and toilet facilities beside the information centre.
Old Orre Church is situated by the Orre river and the Fv507 road. The church is the oldest building in Klepp and was built in the middle of the 13th century.
At Frøylandsvatnet lake situated in the area between the municipalities of Klepp and Time. A 6-km walking trail has been developed between Orstad and Sandtangen, but it is also possible to walk or cycle around the whole lake. The Midgardsormen bridge is also a feature with its unique design, and winds its way 230 metres across Frøylandsvatnet lake.
The trail from Orstad to Sandtangen is illuminated. The vegetation around the lake is lush, and there are opportunities for fishing. According to legend, Olav Tryggvason (born 963) is said to have been born on Lalandsholmen, an islet in Frøylandsvatnet lake. Olav Tryggvason was the Viking King of Norway from 995 to 1000.
Tinghaug - Krosshaug - Dysjane is one of Norway’s most important areas of historical monuments and it is an old assembly site. It is also the highest point on Klepp, at 102 metres, with lovely views across Jæren. Access via the old postal road.
There is a monument to the well-known poet from Klepp, Åse-Marie Nesse (1934-2001), in Kleppe. The monument is in granite and was created by artist Marit Lyckander. It has a lovely location looking west from Klepp Church. The monument is called ‘En plass for poesi’ (a place for poetry).
Kleppelunden is a lush and sheltered park/nature area. There is an illuminated trail here, which takes you past Håland with a viewpoint at Hålandsfjellet. Connection to Kleppevarden, the municipality’s millennium site. There are magnificent views across Jæren from both Hålandsfjellet and Kleppevarden.
Shopping og spisesteder
The best shopping options are to be found in Kleppe. Busy centre with specialist shops and restaurants. There is also a large shopping centre with all the shops you need. The best butcher in Jæren is in Kleppe, and the restaurant at Klepp Stasjon is well worth a visit.
There are also several farm shops selling local produce and a great dairy. More information is available at www.opplevjaeren.no and in social media.
A hotel, campsite and cabins for rent are situated close to Borestranden beach in Klepp.
Figgjoelva river: Salmon and sea trout.
Season: 15.6 - 20.9. Several private landowners. Fishing permit required.
Frøylandsvatnet: Free fishing at several spots. See signs for more information.
Sea fishing: fishing from land except at the mouth of the Figgjo- and Orreelva river.
Jærhagen, Solavegen 25, 4351 Kleppe
Open monday - Friday 10.00 - 20.00 Saturday 10.00-18.00