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Two Destinations in One - Stavanger & Ryfylke Site Launched

3rd October 2016

Categories: Our News

A new combined solution for the destinations of Stavanger, the largest city in the Rogaland county of Norway and Ryfylke, a district northeast of Stavanger will provide visitors with one, easy to access resource for all their tourism needs.

Stavanger and Ryfylke's outdoor activities, culture and food and drink are just some of the regions' assets to be highlighted on the new site. 

Visitors can find out more about Preikestolen, a 25 x 25 meter mountain plateau which has been named by both CNN and Lonely Planet as one of the world’s most spectacular viewing points.  Kjerag is the tallest peak above the Lysefjord at 1084 meters and walking onto the Kjerag boulder, a large round rock wedged into a mountain crack is a popular highlight for thrill seekers.  Kayaking, climbing, hiking or skiing or even surfing at the beaches of Jæren are all covered on the new destination website.

The site makes the most of the region's reputation as the food pantry of Norway. Its fine selection of restaurants have proved to be a hit with both visitors and national food critics and seafood, lamb, vegetables and fruit from local producers can all be enjoyed in world class restaurants.  The annual event Gladmat is the largest food festival in the Nordic countries and attracts more than 200,000 guests to the Stavanger region every year.

Award winning Old Stavanger is also highlighted on the new site, with its 173 wooden houses from late 1700 to early 1800. Stavanger city is also renowned for its collection of 8000 wooden houses in several different architectural styles from Empire to Art Nouveau to Functionalism.

The site features an abundance of user generated content in the form of Twitter, Facebook, YouTube vidoes and TripAdvisor ratings both at individual product level, as well as searches by rating. For companies looking to host or attend a conference in Stavanger or Ryfylke, dedicated conference resources are also available.

Lene Lunde of Region Stavanger and Margrethe Støle of Destination Ryfylke comment: "We are happy to finally launch our new, fully responsive tourism site after an extensive job during the course of this year. This web launch has also been quite special for us as we have merged two DMO websites into one, a step in what we believe to be the right direction. In doing so, we hope to make it easier for our visitors to find all the relevant information in one place, instead of them having to source info from two different portals. We have been happy with the process and the work done by New Mind | tellUs. We proudly present our new pages to our potential visitors, and we are sure that the web pages will contribute to giving people the urge to travel to our destination!"

The site is the latest in a series to be developed by New Mind | tellUs as part of the major Fjord Norway project. 

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