In the Land of Trolls: A Tour of the Stavanger Countryside with Snack

4 Hours
Group Activity
Shore Excursion with Guaranteed Return to Ship

From (USD) $822 Per Person (Based on 2)

In the Land of Trolls: A Tour of the Stavanger Countryside with Snack

4 Hours
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Shore Excursion with Guaranteed Return to Ship

From (USD) $822 Per Person (Based on 2)

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      In the Land of Trolls: A Tour of the Stavanger Countryside with Snack

      Stavanger, Norway
      From (USD) $822 Per Person (Based on 2)
      • A nature lover's dream: The expansive Dirdal Valley never fails to impress; see the scenic sources of so many folktales, including the Gloppedalsura scree (boulder field).
      • Byrkjedalstunet: Enjoy national pastimes at their best at one of the region's most popular attractions, a lovely stop for handmade souvenirs and delicious delicacies. Visit a candle factory too.
      • Devour the day: Head to the troll's cave to savor lapper, thick pancakes served with jam and sour cream, plus coffee, tea, and water; upgrade to traditional meatballs with potatoes and stuffing.
      • Norwegian escorts: Unwind on this tranquil round-trip drive aboard an air-conditioned vehicle and enjoy revealing commentary from your knowledgeable GoBe guide. If you prefer, at the tour's conclusion, you may choose to remain in Stavanger center for independent sightseeing or shopping. You'll be responsible for your own return transportation to the ship.
      About this Stavanger tour

      Trolls abound in this impressive landscape, and you're wise to heed the warnings to beware these fearsome mythological creatures. After all, they're practically the national mascot and you're venturing deep into their territory. Since at least the early 800s, Old Norse verses by skalds (poets) like Bragi Boddason proclaim isolated mountains, caves, and rocks as the trolls' lodgings of choice.

      On this GoBe odyssey, along this lush, rural route, it's clear how these legends came to be. Try to catch a glimpse as you trek through dramatic natural surroundings. Spot the Gloppedalsura scree, the biggest Northern European boulder field. Local tales divulge that trolls dwell here. It makes sense, too. Some are literally as large as houses.

      Nearby, at Byrkjedalstunet, step back in time and pursue further homegrown curiosities. This old cheese dairy, founded by native farmers in 1920, had raw materials supplied in spades by a vast goat population and exquisite natural surroundings. Now it's a beloved, mini version of Norway itself, carved into a mountain, hosted in a collection of historical and authentically reproduced buildings.

      In the chandlery, browse candles produced the old-fashioned way. Perhaps try it yourself, by dipping or molding into forms. Splurge on eye-catching decor, stones and minerals, handcrafted wood, wool, fur, and leather goods, as well as artisanal treats. At the cafe, sample traditional recipes made from scratch with ingredients sourced from this very farm or its neighbors. A grassy hillside. Grazing goats. Splashy stream. A setting truly fit for a troll.

      Or maybe a troll just threw a rockin' party?

      If the geological side of these environs catch your fancy, be assured your GoBe guide will oblige by sharing secrets of how this countryside was created. The Gloppedalsura scree encompasses avalanche boulders piled atop an end moraine. Hear how 10,000 years ago, an ice sheet covering the area melted, breaking them free to tumble down the mountain. The more than 300-foot-thick scree you see is the settled debris.

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      Bring snack Bring snack
      Wear comfortable shoes Wear comfortable shoes
      Wear warm layers Wear warm layers
      Wear Hat Wear Hat
      Wear Sunglasses Wear Sunglasses
      Cancellation policy

      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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