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Address: Ullandhaug, Stavanger 4001, Norway
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Ullandhaug tower - The telecommunications tower was built in 1964. The...

Ullandhaug tower - The telecommunications tower was built in 1964. The tower rises 64 metres on a hill 135 m above sea level. From here you have a marvellous view of Stavanger, Ryfylke and Nordjaeren. Harald's Cairn was sited here previously and rocks from the top of this older tower are now placed beside Ullandhaugtarn.

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Good place for a good view

Visited the tower on a tour from a cruise ship, this is only a old communications tower of some sort but climb up as far as you can go and the views of the surrounding waterways... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 October 2016
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Traralgon, Australia
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The tower is easily accessible due to the close parking lot and offers a really great panorama view of the whole Stavanger area. I would recommend going there at sunrise or sunset. Some say that it is also a good sport for watching Northern Lights but until now, I havent seen them from there. There are also a lot of... More 

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Traralgon, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Visited the tower on a tour from a cruise ship, this is only a old communications tower of some sort but climb up as far as you can go and the views of the surrounding waterways and county side are nice. Near the base of the tower are some very old stones with writing on them presumably from the Viking... More 

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Thank roy v
Plymouth, Devon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

I stopped here as part of excursion from a cruise ship. It is a 1960s telecom tower and you get good views from each level. It appears rather tatty.

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Thank graunty
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

The telecom tower gives a great view of the whole district. At the base there are a number of stones claimed to be Viking relics, that were relocated from nearby fields. Its a free, locally popular visit. Fitness junkies use the steep (250m) walk up to the tower as a boot camp venue. It's very handy to the organic farm,... More 

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Thank Graeme B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

There are some great views from the tower however as it takes some time to get there I would recommend you something closer (Valandstarnet perhaps) to city in case your stay in Stavanger is short. Also, the tower seems closed and quite abandoned so you cannot really get to the top which is a shame.

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Thank sackrebleu
Norway
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a very nice place to visit and get an overview over Stavanger area. It's not too far to walk. Only a hill from the parkinglot. There is also a cafe there, which is open 11 months a year (not july).

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Thank BeataNorway
London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Well worth the climb uphill to the tower for 360 degree views of Stavanger city, it's ports, the fjords and surrounding countryside. With a moderate uphill 20 minute walk this is accessible from the airport via a drop at the swords in the rock. Although not an official stop, the express bus from the airport dropped us right by the... More 

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Stavanger, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

The tower itself is not that impressing (it is only a communications tower), but the view is great. And in summer they have open a little kiosk. PS: You will have to park your car in the bottom of the hill, and walk up. Takes 5 minutes to walk up, via a paved road.

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Thank Sutcivni
Stavanger, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

With an excellent view from the top of the hill, this tower is highly recommended. Start off at the botanical gardens and hike the hill from the woods and you will not be disappointed. There is also an asphalt road leading to the tower if you arrive by car/bus.

Review collected in partnership with VisitNorway.com

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Thank Bhaskar S
Stavanger, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

This is a great destination for a walk through Sørmarka with the reward of 360 degree views of the Stavanger region. The paths are gravel or paved and good on both rainy and sunny days.

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