Kronen Gaard Hotell is situated within a short distance to beautiful nature and fantastic surroundings. We offer a wide range of activities – both indoors and outdoors – from bicycle and canoe rentals that are make for perfect summer activities to kitchen theater and wine tastings.

Kitchen Theater

Would you like to try your hand at being a host for an evening? Or perhaps a bartender, chef, florist, or hotel director?

At our kitchen theater event, groups of 15-50 people get to experience firsthand what it is like to run a hotel – for real!

The event lasts for approximately 4 hours, and we have knowledgeable chefs and waiters who will guide you and offer good tips along the way.

In our experience, Kitchen Theater is an excellent way to bond people together, it is a fun way to see how the participants adapt to their roles. Send us a request for your event today.

Beer Tasting

Our beer enthusiast takes you on a journey through the world of beer. Here, the taste buds are set in motion and you are guaranteed to have a renewed relationship with beer after this evening. The kitchen at Kronen Gaard prepares a plate for each participant with different flavors such as herring, marinated shrimp, and an assortment of cheeses, cured meats, and dark chocolate, which are to be tasted together with the different beers.

The duration of the event is approximately 1,5 hours and is best suited for groups of 10 – 30 people.

Borrow a Bicycle

Guests at Kronen Gaard Hotell are welcome to borrow a helmet and bicycle, free of charge.

Take a bike ride to Sandnes city center and experience what Langgata has to offer, or bike one of the many nature trails in the area surrounding the hotel.

Bicycling is the best way to see the countryside in all its glory! Sandnes used to be the cycling capital of the country, with its own cycling festival. Today, the city hosts, or is at least part of, several cycling tournaments – such as the Tour de Fjords and the Nordsjørittet.

Canoe Rentals

Kronen Gaard Hotell has 11 canoes available for rent. Whether you are staying at the hotel for a conference or visiting for the holidays, you are welcome to paddle one of our canoes along the Ims-Lutsi waterway. The canoes are located in Alsvik.

Price per day kr 300,- per canoe

Canoe Rental Season: May – October

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Do you want food with you on the trip?
Order a delicious packed lunch from Kronen Gaard Hotell when you reserve a canoe, and everything will be ready when you arrive.

As another option, we also invite you to enjoy a well-deserved dinner at the hotel after a day of paddling.

The canoes have a load capacity of 400 kg.
There are two seats with space for children or luggage in between.

Lunch Trip

Feeling the need for some fresh air and light exercise?

How about a little walk in the nearby area? Sandnes author Jack Rostøl who is also an avid hiker has created a route especially for Kronen Gaard Hotell which we call the the Lunch Trip or “Lunsjtur” in Norwegian. The trip only takes 45 minutes, hence the name.

Good shoes are an advantage, if you need boots we have them at the hotel, just ask at the reception.

Teambuiding at Tunet

This can be a great opportunity to do something fun together as a group. We have a flexible program that can be adapted as desired. Our activities challenge you in cooperation, intelligence, communication, and leadership skills. Our goal is that everyone should be able to participate, enjoy themselves, and have fun. Outdoor clothes and good shoes are a must!

Duration approx. 1 hour. Price kr 6 500,- for the group.

Skogsprett Klatrepark

Skogsprett is only a 10-minute drive from Kronen Gaard Hotell. The park offers 5 unique courses for different experience levels. It’s the perfect place for a fast-paced and exciting team building with colleagues, or a fun activity with your kids.

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Offering various activities, 5 unique climbing trails, and ziplines, the stage is set for a fast-paced team building. Team building at SkogSprett starts by dividing the group into teams, then using the net park to warm up the body and solve various tasks together. There is a variety of team building activities at ground level before the safety training in the climbing park begins. Whether on the ground or up among the trees, teams will join forces and solve tasks along the way. A winning team will be selected when all the tasks are finished.

Team building activities are tailored to the company’s wishes and needs. Duration ranges from 1 to 2 hours.

Trip to Dalsnuten

Dalsnuten is undoubtedly one of the region’s most popular hikes all year round. At 323 meters above sea level, it offers fantastic views over Sandnes, Sola, and Stavanger. On the way down from Dalsnuten, you can stop at Revholdstjørn and take a well-deserved dip if you’re tempted to cool off on a hot summer day. The trip starts at Gramstad, which is a 10-minute drive from Kronen Gaard Hotell.


Trip to Ulvanuten

Enjoy a guided tour to the water tank at Ulvanuten, where there are fantastic views of Jæren. In addition, we have prepared simple, fun group activities to be completed up by the water tank.  The group is divided into two teams that compete against each other and the activities can be completed within one hour.

Price kr 6 500,- for the group.

Photo credit Anne Grethe Brandal

Bakernes Paradis

Kronen Gaard’s country house, Bakernes Paradis is open every summer on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 to 17:00. Bakernes Paradis is a fantastic place to visit for a day trip with the whole family. There is an activity for everyone at any age, whether it’s fishing from the pier, swimming in the fjord, or having a picnic while enjoying the views.

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The café in Heimahuset offers our famous fish soup served with homemade bread, fresh sandwiches, and other baked goods and pastries.

The shop in Heimahuset has a variety of unique, locally handcrafted goods available to purchase as little souvenirs from an idyllic day by the fjord.