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Hiker looking over the Lysefjord near Stavanger, Norway

Hiking In & Around Stavanger

Are you planning a trip to Norway’s oil capital to hike the famous Pulpit Rock? Find out what other hiking trails the Stavanger region has to offer. Whether you're renting a car or using public transport,...
Norway National Day May 17 Parade in Stavanger

5 Reasons I Love Living in Stavanger

A German living in Norway gives her verdict on living in Stavanger. What's it like to live in Norway's energy capital, especially compared to life in the north? Let’s find out. After living in Tromsø for...
Stavanger harbour on a sunny day

11 Interesting Facts About Stavanger

How much do you know about Norway's fourth biggest city? Learn something new with these 11 interesting facts about Stavanger in southwest Norway. Are you planning a trip to Stavanger, or do you have a burning...
Bergen and Stavanger in Norway

How to Travel From Bergen to Stavanger

Plane, ferry, train, coach, car: Here are your best options for travelling between Stavanger and Bergen. Travel planning notebooks at the ready! The Norwegian cities Bergen and Stavanger are two of Scandinavia’s top tourist destinations, attracting...
A football match at Viking Stadion in Stavanger

Stavanger’s Viking Stadion: The Home of Viking FK

Viking Stadium in Stavanger has been the home to Viking football since it opened in 2004. Here is everything you need to know if you’re planning to visit the stadium. We hear from plenty of non-Norwegian...
Street with white wooden houses in the old centre of Stavanger

Gamle Stavanger: A Walk Around Stavanger’s Wooden Old Town

A short walk from central Stavanger, sits the rustic cobbled streets and perfectly preserved wooden structures of Gamle Stavanger. Stavanger is Norway’s fourth biggest city, behind Oslo, Bergen and Trondheim. Situated in Rogaland county on Norway’s west...
Stavanger city centre events

Events in Stavanger: What’s on in 2020

What's on in Stavanger: All the big festivals and events to look forward to in 2020. Planning a trip to Norway this year? If you're passing through the Stavanger region on your travels, then why not...
Hikers looking out from Preikestolen cliff, one of the most famous tourist sights in all of Norway.

The Hike to Preikestolen

One writer describes his journey to Pulpit Rock, one of the Stavanger region's biggest tourist attractions. Pulpit Rock, or Preikestolen in Norwegian, was always going to be number one on my to do list for my...
Sword sculpture in Stavanger

The Swords of Stavanger

One of the more curious landmarks of Stavanger has an interesting meaning. Sverd i fjell (literally ‘Swords in Rock') was a non-negotiable landmark on my Stavanger list from the very start. As soon as I knew...
Beaches of Stavanger

Strolling the Sands of Stavanger

Beautiful, sandy beaches are within easy reach of Stavanger. When most people think of Norway they picture vast fjords and open water inlets, but just to the south of Stavanger there are some beautiful flat sandy beaches....