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This is a lake about 10 minutes from the centre of stavanger. Its not huge but large enough to make it a descent walk. It is very popular with runners and cyclists. As you can see from these pictures we didnt have the best summer.
Occasionally it freezes over. It has happened twice in the last 7years. When this happens, it is amazing. All the locals set up picnics out in the middle and everybody is skating and sledging. Its hard to believe when you look at the water that you have actually stood out in the middle of it.
The main feature next to here is the camp site. It is one of the budget accomodation places you will find locally. You can pitch a tent, bring your RV or rent out small wooden cabins. There are toilet, washing and cooking facilities. In the summer its a great place to base yourself for exploring the area.
Also on your walk around, you will find exercise areas and a culture museum. My favourite feature though, is a couple of small trees that parents have used as an aid to get their children to give up their dummies/pacifiers. When the time is right to take it away, the idea is to go with your child and tie it to the tree with all the others and tell them that they are grown up now and too old for it. It looks really cool.