Stavanger Travel Guide

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Stavanger Things to Do

  • Preikestolen & Kjeragbolten

    The walk to Preikestolen is a must! I’ve made this walk several times since coming to live in Stavanger and hope to do it at least one more time before I leave. The walk and climb to Priekestolen is enjoyable in itself - there are some impressive views on the way up looking back towards Stavanger. However the icing on the cake is the stunning...

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  • Gamle Stavanger

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This is the historic center of Stavanger and includes several artisan workshops and the Norwegian Canning Museum. It is known as Gamle Stavanger, which means �Old Stavanger� in Norwegian. There are said to be 173 white cottages dating from the 1800's in this area. It is the largest surviving wooden house settlement in northern Europe. I really...

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  • Lysenfjorden - Not pulpit or kjærag

    Lysefjord is one of the most visited fjord in Noway. One often see people siting on a huge square rock. Its a scary view sometimes. That flat rock is here. One can take Lysefjord Sight*seeing boat. It will take you to the best area of the Fjord within one hour or two. You really enjoy the day trip.

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Stavanger Restaurants

  • Chinese

    4 out of 5 stars

    Of the several chinese restaurants in Stavanger, Sze Chuen House is our favourite! The food is cheap and good, nice ambient and the service is OK. Close to downtown Stavanger. Eat in or take away. In addition to food from the Sze Chuen province, they have dishes from northern China as well as Dim Sum. The restaurant is in the ground floor,...

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  • Peppes Pizza

    3 out of 5 stars

    A popular chain in Norway, Peppes Pizza has two main advantages: serves an excellent pizza or other Italian dishes and has a playground for children. pizza and Caesar's Chicken Salad. Also the red wine is good:)

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  • Shawarma Kairo Grillroom

    4 out of 5 stars

    Nice ambience, especially the "back room" with armchairs and a TV set, where you can relax with your coffee after the meal. The walls are covered with egyptian pictures, and the chairs in the dining area are genuinly african (according to my friend whom I was dining with, who is from Eritrea). The food was OK, better than in the many kebab stores...

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Stavanger Nightlife

  • Carneval

    Why not participate in a Carnival? At that time (1984) ,Stavanger arranged great street parades. How it is today, I would not know, but comparing it to Rio, Trinidad or Venedig would be overrating the event.

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  • Norway's Best Beer Selection!

    Cardinal Bar in Stavanger has, no doubt, Norway's definitive best selection of beers! They now have over 300 different sorts of beers from all over the world. The nice and smiling staff knows a lot about the different beer types, and they can recommend you a beer for your taste. The music there varies from 60's, 70' rock to modern pop-rock. But...

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  • Good drinks

    This is actually a Mexican restaurant but in connection with the restaurant you'll find the bar Armadillo. They make really good drinks here and my favorite is the Strawberry Daiquiri :-)

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Stavanger Transportation

  • Busses

    I thought the Ullandhaug Tower would be nice to visit, but how to get there? The tourist information centre helped me with that. All we had to do was walk a little past the Breivatnet which is on FV447, and there was a bus stop on the near the corner of FV447 & FV444. [check google maps] This was STOP 8, and we had to catch BUS 4B to take us...

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  • All transportation methods

    We traveled by Ryanair to Haugesund (actually Helganes) airport in September 2005. When I was planning this 'off-season' trip, I found it difficult to find information for costs, schedules, and options after the tourist season ended August 31. I have placed the following information in a travelogue under Stavanger, Norway (as it was our base). It...

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  • Train

    Long distance trains to Kristiansand and Oslo three times a day + overnight. Regional service to Kristiansand twice a day. Local train to Egersund every hour between 05:16 and 23:16 + 23:46, and a couple of extra during rush hours. Loocal train to Nærbø every half hour between 05:16 and 23:46. There is only one line, meaning that the regional and...

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Stavanger Shopping

  • Silversmith on the silver mountain

    This is a nice little goldsmith store. Most jewelry stores here in Stavanger only sell pre-made stuff so you find more or less the same in every store. But in this store you can find special stuff that is not worn by everyone. And you can get thing made. Well, I guess you can't claim that Norway is cheap so expect to pay a pretty penny

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  • No longer worth a visit

    The fish market in Stavanger is extremely small compared say to the fish market in Bergen. There used to be four merchants selling fish but at the time of this update (Sep 2011) there are now only two as far as I can see. As well as being very expensive, there is not a great selection of seafood. In fact, some of the bigger supermarkets have a...

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  • COOP at Madlacross

    I have made shopping perhaps in all the supermarkets around Stavanger from the city center to Sandnes and Mariero, Kilden and..all the others.The best one is that COOP in Madlacross. Food& drinks and in the Amfi above everything you need. Less than average-average

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Stavanger Local Customs

  • Fresh Fish, Shellfish, Crabs and Shrimp

    Available at the dock between the oil museum and the huge parking garage. Get there early if you want to buy crabs because they never last! One of the best benefits of living by the sea is the easy access to the fruits of the sea. There's nothing like fresh seafood and shellfish on a cold and gray Saturday. The smoked salmon available from a 100...

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  • Lutefisk - Lyed fish

    Around Christmastime in Norway, my Norwegian family took me out to eat lutefisk in a restaurant. They said it was a fish-speciality that you usually only have about once a year. Whereas my host mother was quite keen on it, my little host-sister already indicated with grimaces what she thought of it. And actually, my host mother was the only one who...

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  • Broken Umbrella & Broken Bicycle

    This is a brilliant Norwegian concept based on, and in answer to Broken Column, a set of sculptures that an Englishman placed about town. Broken Umbrella is a popular interactive work in which many loosely associated artists participate. The umbrellas, once transformed to appear to be broken, are placed about town, but not actually secured to the...

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Stavanger Warnings and Dangers

  • PLENTY OF PEOPLE!

    When cruising Norway, don't expect to have the Port to yourself [contained to your Ship]Norway is very popular, and there is usually more than one large Cruise Ship in Port.At Stavanger, we had just arrived, when a another Cruise ship came into Port. Lucky we were here first, and I was able to book the tour at the time I wanted!

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  • Changing money in Stavanger

    I've changed years ago some money at the reception and at the post-office but I will never do this again.They have the worst exchange rates, plus a 50 NOK fee (7 euro= less than a beer) for all the transactions-at the post-office.Try to get money from the cash machine in the airport. It would probably be the best option.Be sure that your card can...

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  • Expired products

    Pay attention when you buy food in supermarkets! I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw so many expired products on the shelves! From chocolate to ham and caviar...So, be sure the products are in their validity period !

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Stavanger Tourist Traps

  • Norwegian Children's Museum

    It is a very strange combination between a kind of exhibition of old things (maybe used in our grandparents' childhood) and a playground. In fact the children are playing there with few old toys and this after paying 40 NOK for a child and 80 NOK for an adult (this is about 5 euros/child and 10 euro/adult). And you have to pay the price even if you...

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  • There is no Trap in Stavanger...

    There is no Trap in Stavanger or in Norway as I know, But the weather can changed day by day so be readyfor raining day in the middle of the sunny day ...but who knows, maybe the luck will play by your side.Don't forget that the summer season in norge is alsoraining...

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  • Of course you should hike to...

    Of course you should hike to Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) or Kjerag. But only if you have good shoes and are in pretty good shape. Pumps and 20-cigarettes-a-day-and-no exercise-people should rather enjoy the lovely, white sandy beaches or have a stroll in a park. Trust me...

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Stavanger What to Pack

  • What to bring

    A good pair of boots is essential if you want to tackle some of the walks in the area. Even if you don't burn easily, sun cream is important if you do a lot of walking in Norway, especially in the hills. The air is extremely clean and clear.Ticks are quite common in the countryside and can transmit some nasty diseases so it's worth bringing a...

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  • Be ready for a trip around

    Be sure that you have anything you are expecting to use here. If not, it will cost you to fill the gap... If you plan to remain in Stavanger for longer time, put in your luggage your hiking shoes. You can use them here and you will not regret. Here the weather is changing unexpectedly so be ready for a rain even if the sun is up shining. If you...

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  • Beer, wine and tobacco.

    All alcohol is outrageously expensive because of taxes. Have a few drinks in your room before hitting town.

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Stavanger Off The Beaten Path

  • Dalsnuten

    If you'll have a nice, sunny day in Stavanger and you want to have an half day trip, Dalsnuten may be a good option. You have a lot of ways to go there, by car until Gramstad or by bus from Stavanger to Sandnes (no. 2 or 3) and from Sandnes no. 18 to Dale or Gramstad. From any of those places you'll find nice tracks to the top of the hill. Even if...

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  • Beaches

    If you are looking for an idyllic and peaceful beach, then this is the right place! We adore walking there in every sunny day! The easiest way to get there is to take no 4A or 4B bus to Rosenli (this is the last stop on route) and then walk to the fjord.

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  • Flor og Fjære

    I was just at a place called Flor og Fjære near Stavanger. We took a boat from Stavanger to an island called Hidle. In this pretty harsh environment you come to the "garden of Eden" and hence the title a break from reality. Out on these small island you don't see much plants and stuff but here you will find all sorts of plants that you don't...

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Stavanger Sports & Outdoors

  • Havanna Badeland - Sandnes

    I haven't been to Havana Badeland for a very long time and I believe it may have closed down. In 2006 it was given the dubious award of the worst bathing / leisure facility in Norway and I must admit, the last time I remember going there, it was definitely looking jaded.

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  • If you like sport without practicing :)

    You can enjoy at least the Beach Volleyball World Championships in Stavanger...Last year it was amazing... I will let the photos speaking for me.I have to mention that all the "beaches" are artificial, and the sand is imported from the surrounding beaches in Rogaland. Something as noisy as possible to encourage your preferred team...

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  • Surfing at Bore

    Bore beach south of Stavanger is one of the few good surf spots in Norway. The beach is popular for surfing, but there are not enough surfers in Norway to make it crowded ;) Thick wetsuit, it is not the warmest waters in the world ;)

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Stavanger Favorites

  • City center general

    Stavanger city centre is covered by free wireless internett access. Send an SMS from your mobile phone to 04005 with the code word WIFI and your mobile number, you will be sent a password. then choose the wireless network named Bynett, write your password and you're online. If you are using a non-Norwegian mobile phone operator send for the...

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  • Ullandhaugtårnet

    This TV/Radio tower is the highest point in Stavanger (199 meters above sea level). From here you can see Stavanger and the area around. There is also some trails around here through the forest that the local people like to take walks in (called Sørmarka).

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  • Prekestolen & Kjeragbolten

    We where not in Stavanger but we make a great walk to.. Preikestolen.towering 604 m above the Lysefjord .is by far the best know tourist attraction in the Ryfylke region.The platau at the top.wich measures about 25 *25m, was most likely formed by successive periods of 10.000 years ago.The clim to the top is 2 a 3 ours.But it is a must ..It is...

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