Stavanger Things to Do

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  • 1. Lysenfjorden - Not pulpit or kjærag

    The southern coast of Norway with its interesting towns, steep rock-faced fjords, and rocky islets is so scenic that it would be difficult to choose a favorite sight from among them. We found that...

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  • 2. Gamle Stavanger

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    As pretty as it is historic, "Gamle Stavanger" or "Straen," located on the west side of the Vågen, is a large cluster of vintage, clapboard houses which have been preserved thanks to the efforts of...

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  • 3. Preikestolen

    As most people know, one of the biggest draws to the city of Stavanger is its proximity to and availability of travel to "Preikestolen," aka "Pulpit Rock" -- that 2,000 ft. towering rock formation...

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  • 4. Stavanger domkirke

    It is 2011, and we are in Stavanger not long after the "Oslo Massacre" had taken place. Many of the dead were still being buried, and this was the case in Stavanger, there was a funeral being held for...

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  • 5. Flor og Fjære Island

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Was not prepared for such a stunning garden. Arrived on a bright, sunny but cold morning and as we walked off the boat and up the slope the view took my breath away. Twenty years of hard work but...

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  • 6. Oljemuseet

    The Norwegian Petroleum Museum wasn't on our list of places to visit. We were quite happy to see the modern buildings on our cruise though. The Museum is about Oil and Gas, providing an insight into...

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  • 7. Breiavatnet

    In Stavanger, I found many statues and monuments. They were in parks and streets, they seemed to pop up everywhere. The most important statue is of a Gazelle by the Lake, one I looked at, but somehow...

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  • 8. Jæren - beaches

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    You don't have to go to Jæren to find beaches, although the Jæren beaches are bigger and more sandy. The city beaches are spread along Gandsfjorden, they are small and cozy. Go by bus no 4 to Rosenli...

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  • 9. Svarthola

    Svarthola means the Black Cave and is nothing else to see than a simple small cave :-) What is interesting at this cave, is the fact that it was populated 6000 years ago by a group of hunters (25 is...

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  • 10. Sculptures general

    It was allways a nice to find over the corner a nice statue having the roots in the old stories of the city. I will post here some photos with the statues I love. They are so real and they are making...

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  • 11. Botanical garden

    The botanical garden is always open, and the entrance is free! Sundays in the period 9 june - 29 sept from 12 o'clock - 3 p.m. there is a free barbecue, that is the charcoal is lit and you can bring...

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  • 12. Gloppedalsura

    The boulder field at Gloppedalsura is an amazing sight and if you’re travelling from Stavanger to Sirdal, it’s worth turning aside for a couple of minutes to see. The scree was formed during the last...

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  • 13. Hafsfjord

    Møllebukta in Hafrsfjord is a popular beach. The fjord is shallow with a narrow opening into the ocean, which means that bathing temperatures are often higher here than on the Jæren beaches. And I...

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  • 14. Ullandhaugtårnet

    Ullandhaug tower is a Telecommunications tower, built in 1964. The tower sits on a hill, and is 64 metres high. It looked really run-down around the outside, and we thought we wouldn't be able to...

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  • 15. Valbergtårnet.

    Valberg Tower, rising upon a hill on the Skagenkaien side of the harbor, is a beautiful backdrop to the colorful Wharf Houses below it. Rather than what we thought it was -- the remaining tower of an...

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  • 16. Kjeragbolten

    If you like hiking you can go to Kjerag. It located deep in the Lyse fjord so it takes a couple of hours to drive there from Stavanger. The view of the fjord is amazing on nice summer days and from...

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  • 17. Hermetikkmuseet

    Long before Stavanger became known as the Oil Capital of Norway, fish canning was the major industry and there were dozens and dozens of canneries in Stavanger until the early 1960's when there was a...

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  • 18. The Blue Promenade

    We didn't realize it, but a good portion of the time we spent wandering around Stavanger's old city center, we were actually on the path of "The Blue Promenade." Running from Badedammen (an outdoor...

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  • 19. Festivals

    Each May, Stavanger hosts several of the most well-known jazz artists in the world. The venues are spread out through the town for a long weekend, packed with jazz shows. Each theatre is different,...

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  • 20. Stavanger Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

    Part of the Stavanger Museum, the Zoological section presents birds and mammals from all around the world. The birds exhibition is really rich and interesting. The museum is opened every day except on...

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  • 21. Tou scene

    Tou Scene is a a non-profit corporation owned by artists and supporters and is supported by the Municipality of Stavanger. Tou is located in the old Tou Brewery, that dates back to 1855 and was used...

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  • 22. Hiking or biking trips

    The linked map shows the walking / biking path around the areas Rosenli and Godalen in Storhaug, Stavanger east. If you are on foot, I suggest you go by bus no 4A or 4B marked Rosenli to...

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  • 23. Friluftshuset - Jæren

    The Friluftshuset in Orre is right on the coast south of Stavanger and Sandes, at the beach. It's a place where biological and geological things are exhibited and explained. Like a nature museum...

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  • 24. Stavanger Hop on Hop Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

    A great way for cruise passengers to maximize their city sightseeing time in central Stavanger is to take advantage of the "Hop On Hop Off Bus." Unlike most other major cities where this type of...

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  • 25. Hå Gamle Prestegård

    Many times during my stay in Sandnes, I went to Haa Gamle Prestegaard - an old reverend's house right at the sea about 40 minutes south of Stavanger. The house is beautiful and consists of several...

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