Dansen is a farm in the Sandnes municipality. Its attraction is the picture postcard view of the local Storavatnet lake, and its serene stillness only 30 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of both Stavanger and Sandnes.
To get there, take the Rv13 from Sandnes out to the small fishing village of Ims. You’ll see the turnoff to Dansen on your right. Take it and head inland for about four kilometres. You’ll pass waterfalls on your left and you’ll have the lake on your right. There isn’t much there at Dansen except for the farm and what you really need: peace and quiet, lakeside views, blueberries, a camping spot at the water’s edge and a warm Viking.
At Dansen, you can see Vikings (Hildegunn) doing crazy things such as jumping into and swimming in icy cold water. Thin-skinned little Australians are not as brave but they’re working their way up to it.
If you own a kayak, the interconnecting lakes of Storavatnet, Lutsivatnet and Liavatnet are all well worth exploring.