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Stavanger

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Oil Capital
The coastal city of Stavanger ranks among Norway's top culinary destinations, its fine restaurants and food fairs an increasingly popular attraction with impassioned foodies from around the globe. Despite its reputation as one of Europe's energy capitals, the harbor city remains one of the country's most sophisticated cultural centers, its quaint streets filled with museums and galleries. Big tourist crowds usually congregate in Stavanger's old town, a compact area known for containing nearly 200 historical wooden houses. Farther away from this busy district, the city offers plenty of well-maintained parks and gardens, which are used as both recreational areas and outdoor concert venues. Make your own Stavanger vacation itinerary, with a little help from those that know the place like the back of their hands, by using our Norway trip website.
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Popular things to do in Stavanger

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Valley
Lysefjord
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Duration: 2 hours
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Garden
Flor & Fjære
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Duration: 4 hours
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Historic Site
Old Stavanger
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Stavanger

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Science Museum
Norwegian Petroleum Museum
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Children’s Museum
Norsk Hermetikkmuseum
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Beach
Sola Strand
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Beach
Godalen Beach
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Stavanger

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Theme Park
Kongeparken Algard
4.0
Duration: 8 hours
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Hiking Trail
Dalsnuten Sandnes
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Wildlife Area
Rogaland Arboret Sandnes
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Park
Sandvedparken Sandnes
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Stavanger

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History Museum
Stavanger Maritime Museum
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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History Museum
Museum of Archaeology (Arkeologisk Museum)
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Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Stavanger Museum
3.7
Duration: 2 hours
Specialty Museum
Flyhistorisk Museum
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Stavanger

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Specialty Museum
Breidablikk
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Duration: 2 hours
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Beach
Vaulen Beach
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Fishing Charter / Tour
MS Rapp
5.0
Duration: 3 hours
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Landmark
Valandstarnet
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Parks in Stavanger

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Garden
Stavanger Botanical Garden
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Duration: 2 hours
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Garden
Haland Hagesenter
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Garden
Rosendal og Ramsvik Kolonihagen
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
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Playground
Ajaxparken
4.2
Duration: 2 hours

Where to stay in Stavanger

As with any Norwegian city, the high price of accommodations in Stavanger might be a bit of a shock. Luckily, the Norwegians have such a fondness for outdoor activities that most tourist destinations seem to be well served by several campsites in nearby areas. Rent a tent or a rustic cabin to appreciate Norway’s nature and cut costs. Alternatively, look for hotels in the city center around the Storhaug borough. Slightly outside of Stavanger lies the popular Sola Beach, where high-end hotels put you just steps from the sand.
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