Difference between revisions of "Egersund"
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Travelling from Stavanger by car there are two main routes. The inland route called E39 is normally takes around 1,5 hours, and is normally the fastest route. A more scenic route is to divert to route 44 along the coast. This route normally takes some 10-15 minutes more compared to E39 From Kristiansand/Oslo
From Kristiansand/ Oslo
Travelling from Kristiansand to Egersund normally takes 3 hours if you travel along E39. Travelling by car from Oslo takes around 7 hrs
Train services between Stavanger and Egersund(1 hr) are reliable and fast. At daytime there are depatures every hour or so. NSB is operating the service, and tickets can be booked at their homepage nsb.no
There is a reginal train service between Egersund and Oslo (6-7 hrs), with 4-5 departures a day. These trains has stop in Kristiandsand (2 hrs)
Sola Airport Stavanger (SVG) is approximately 75 km to the north of Egersund. To get from the airport to the city, the most efficient way to travel is by road, witch takes little over an hour. Rental cars are available at the airport. Travelling by public transport is also an option, though it probarbly takes from two hours and up, depending on the connection time. Take a bus to the city center of Stavanger, and travel from there by train to Egersund.
SVG has several international services to major hubs in Europe, including amongst others London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam. There are also several routes to other destinations within Europe. International routes are operated by several airlines such as Norwegian, SAS, KLM, Lufthansa and BA.
Domestic routes to Oslo are frequent, and there are also departures to other large cities in Norway several times a day. Domestic operators are Norwegian, Wideroe and SAS.
For those who are travelling their own plane, there is a small grass airfield outside of Egersund.
Egersund has a well equipped habuor that can accomodate any private boat or ship. There is also a marina located on the seafront of the city centre.
Public transport with busroutes around town exists, and operate mainly in the morning and evening. Services are quite limited compared to larger cities. The bus station is near the city centre, and most routes also stop at the train station.
Travelling by car is the easyest option to get around town. The city is quite easy to navigate, and there is little traffic, except for rush hour witch is a little more congested.
The city centre is so small one can easily walk from one side to the other in 5 minutes. With a bike one can get to most of the city within 10-15 minutes.
The city centre
The white painted, wooden architecture dominating the city centre, gives the city a warm and inviting apperance. Take a walk around, and you will find architechtual styles from the last two hundred years, and a wooden church from 1623. The seafront with its historic wooden buildings is one of the most well kept in Norway.
Fayancemuseet / the pottery museum
Located inside the Amfi shopping centre, you will find a museum displaying pottery from Egersund Fayanse, a pottery witch was in operation until 1979.
Grand Hotell has over 70 rooms and is located in the middle of the city centre. Modern and elegant hotel inside a historic wooden building. Lounge area, restaurant and most of the hotel has recently been reburbished. Also has 7 modern apartments for rent
Ben's cafe & motel is located at Helleland around 15 km to the east of Egersund, along the main road E39. Friendly staff and locally known for serving traditional Norwegian food.
Steinsness camping is located on the banks of Bjerkreim river some 5 km from the city centre. Great vantage point for fishing salmon in the river.