Rauland is located approximately 95 miles (153 kilometers) from Oslo, the capital of Norway, and about 95 miles (153 kilometers) from Stavanger.
Savvy travelers often use Rauland as a base for further adventures. This sought-after tourism region is blessed with a treasure-trove of wonderful natural and man-made attractions. Dalen, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the north, and Morgedal, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the northwest of Rauland are also well worth checking out.
Ask those who live in the area their favorite spots around Rauland, they'll often point you in the direction of the region's fabulous gardens, open-air exhibits and open-air museums. Explore Rauland's spiritual side by visiting the region's cathedrals and other holy sites.
Try out some of the region's best winter activities. Many locals enjoy cross-country skiing here. Snowboarding is also popular. If you're not one to go on holiday simply to unwind, Oslo - Southern Norway offers a number of action-packed pursuits like four-wheel driving and horse riding.
Taking the time to memorize a little Norwegian is one of the greatest gestures you can offer to locals you'll encounter in Rauland. "Kvar kjem du frå?" ("Where are you from?") is a handy phrase to remember. A second helpful example is "Kva heiter du?" (What's your name?).
When it's finally time to pack your suitcase and say "Ha det bra" to Rauland, you'll have heaps of plenty of good memories.