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Svarthola, Stavanger: 2 reviews and 7 photos

  Vistehola, Randaberg
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  • Vistehola, Randaberg - Stavanger
      Vistehola, Randaberg
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  • Signpost, Vistehola - Stavanger
      Signpost, Vistehola
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Vistehola, also known as Svarthola (The Black Cave) is situated in the neighbouring municipality Randaberg, appr. 20 min. drive from downtown Stavanger. It is not much to see, really, but it gives me a feeling of continuity knowing that some of my ancestors might have lived here 8000 years ago! Sea level was a lot higher by that time, meaning they had immediate access to seafood. It was in fact a two story home with one cave upon the other, housing appr. 25 people. A signpost is put up with information about what the archeologists found when the dug out the cave. The first people settled down in this area appr. 12000 years ago.

If you click the link "Vistehola" on this page you will get a pdf drawing which illustrates pretty good what it must have looked like when people lived here, and the link "Turkart" gives you a map of the area including a pointer to Vistehola.

A bit difficult to find, but it is a nice biking area :-)

Address: Viste, Randaberg
Directions: There is a local bus going from central Randaberg, but it does not go very often. A better idea would be to bring a bike and go by bus no 3 or 28 to Viste Hageby or no 10 to Randaberg.
Website: http://www.stavanger-web.com/touristinfo/jernalder.htm

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 15, 2005
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