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Stavanger

Plan a vacation or a short trip away in Stavanger and experience all the incredible sights, places and faces this destination offers.

This area of Rogaland has approximately 120,000 people.

It is situated roughly 9 miles south of Rennesoy and about 190 miles southwest of Oslo, the national capital.

Escape the adult world for a few hours and take the kids into a world of laughter and excitement at Kongeparken and Actionball Event.

Feast your eyes on the eclectic array of native and exotic plants at the Flor and Fjaere and the Stavanger Botanical Garden.

Want to gain a different perspective on the city? Enjoy a wholesome afternoon outdoors at Sandvedparken. The Rosendal og Ramsvik Kolonihagen is another great place to enjoy a picnic, work on your photography skills and savor the fresh air.

Deciding on what to see and where to go is the trickiest part of any vacation. Why not let the friendly people at Sandnes Tourist Information Office give your some pointers? You may also like to browse the informative pamphlets and maps at Kvadrat Tourist Information and Stavanger Tourist Information Office.

If you are in need of a little bit of relaxation time, take a pleasant stroll along the coast and enjoy the cool, salty breeze at Vaulen Beach.

Switch your phone to silent and have a break from the modern world at Preikestolen and Kjeragbolten. Kjerag and Sandnes Figgjoelva Gjesdal are also popular among nature enthusiasts.

Take the time to see the area's enlightening cultural institutions. Three places worth a visit are the Norwegian Petroleum Museum, the Norwegian Canning Museum and the Norsk Oljemuseum.

Gather all hands on deck and head to the Stavanger Maritime Museum, the main nautical museum in the region.

Study intriguing gadgets and learn about scientific breakthroughs at the Science Factory.

Not only are the specimens and curiosities at the Stavanger Museum and the Museum of Archaeology a lot of fun to look at, they can also help us to understand the world we live in.

Have a look at what's happening at the Rogaland Art Museum and the Mølleparken and see if anything piques your interest. Who knows, you might be able to catch an opening!

There's always something new to learn about the past at the Krossens Havremolle. To get a better picture of how things were before the age of the iPhone, why not also explore the various displays at the Breidablikk and the Roots of the Vikings?

Ledaal and Valberg Tower are certainly worth taking a look at, even if history isn't your forte. More tales from a bygone era are waiting for you at the Broken Column and Old Stavanger.

The spiritual side of the region can be glimpsed at Stavanger Cathedral and Gand Church. If you'd like to see more religious sites, have a stroll around Hoyland Church and Sandnes Church.

Pack your camera and plan to stop at Ullandhaug Tower, a frequently visited landmark in Stavanger.

Journey through Stavanger's past at one of the region's monuments, such as the Swords in Mountain, the Swords in Rock or the Gamle Stavanger.

If you are interested in seeing one of the area's institutions of higher learning, plan to visit the University of Stavanger. Explore the campus, watch the students preparing for their exams and keep an eye out for any possible guided tours.

Observe the locals out and about as you wander through the stores at the area's busy retail hubs, Kvadrat Shopping Center and Amfi Madla.

Tee off at the Sola Golf Club and watch your ball glide down the well-manicured fairway. This pleasant hangout is an ideal place to work on your game.

Think you've seen everything in Stavanger? Don't forget about Lysefjord Bridge, Mosvangen Park and Mollebukta.


Guide to Exploring Stavanger


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