MAcroshot of Kvitveis - a local spring flower in Sauda, Norway.

Welcome to Sauda

Gateway to the wilderness


Gateway to the wilderness

Sauda - everything you need & nowhere is far

Our town is known for its close proximity to the ski centre, ski runs, mountain trails and secluded lakes
... But where exactly is Sauda?

Sauda is located far east in Ryfylke at the edge of a fjord, between Pulpit Rock to the west Trolltunga to the east, along Norway’s National Scenic Route and only 2.5 hours away from Stavanger by boat.  

What to do in Sauda?

In Sauda there’s a ski centre 8 km from town, an outdoor pool open all year round, the town sits on the very edge of the wilderness and is a thriving industry and agricultural community.  

Explore the Norwegian wilderness with well marked hiking trails in summer and cross country ski routes in winter. 

Experience the unique and living history in Sauda: visit the abandoned zinc mines and mining museum in Allmannajuvet, take in the majestic Svandalsfossen waterfall closeup or enjoy a refreshing paddle in the fairy pools in Åbødalen. 

Summer in Sauda ☀️

Explore Sauda this summer! Summers here are a perfect blend of mild, sunny days with clear skies and lazy, rainy days to freshen everything up. Sunbathe by a secluded mountain lake or go on a guided mine exploration in majestic Allmannajuvet. Learn about Norway’s industrial revolution and what it was like to be a blue collar worker in Sauda by visiting iconic Åbøbyen and the industry worker museum.   

Need stuff for your adventures? Have a gander in our cosy shopping streets and talk to the knowledgeable and friendly locals, we usually have everything you need. 


View to Svandalen in Sauda on a spring day.

Walks and hikes in Sauda

Foto: John EikCaffery Hikes around Sauda 🏕️ Sauda is great for hikers and there’s many daytrip options available. For more experienced hikers there’s always the option to extend the hike,

Saudahallen utandørs svømmebasseng på sommaren.

Public swimming pool

Here you’ll find both an outdoor and an indoor pool with flumes, an obstacle course and a climbing wall! Both pools are open year round and keep a comfortable temperature of 32 degrees celsius.

A person fishing

Fishing in Sauda

Have you brought your fishing rod? Get yourself a fishing license to fish in the freshwater lakes and rivers in Sauda.


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