Klepp is renowned for its great diversity of bird life, and several locations in the municipality serve as a resting habitat for migratory birds numbering in their thousands in both spring and autumn. Jæren’s wetlands are home to a number of nature reserves, including Orrevatnet nature reserve, Grudavatnet nature reserve and parts of the beaches of Jæren.
Jæren’s reef, the western-most sand spit on the beaches of Jæren, is found at Reve, in Klepp. This reef has been the scene of many shipwrecks along the exposed coast of Jæren, and a rescue boat station was soon set up here. Jæren’s reef is also a very good, well-known location for wading birds.South of the reef are the expanses of Orrestranda beach, while Borestranda and Selestranda lie to the north, with Feistein lighthouse on an islet just beyond. Jæren’s reef, also known as Revtangen, is the point in Norway the shortest distance from Scotland across the North Sea. This was why Revtangen was selected as the landing site for the first flight across the North Sea. Tryggve Gran landed a Bleriot aircraft on 30 July 1914 after a flight lasting 4 hours and 10 minutes from Cruden Bay, Scotland.
Klepp Tourist Information
Rådhuset, Solavn. 1, 4358 Kleppe.
51 42 98 00
7.30 am to 3 pm.