Stavanger city centre events

Major Events in Stavanger

What's on in Stavanger: All the big festivals and events to look forward to in 2019. 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....
Stavanger harbour

Getting Around Stavanger

Everything the international visitor needs to know about public transport in Stavanger. Bus travel in Stavanger is operated by Kolumbus, who offer network of routes comprehensively covering the Stavanger and Sandnes areas. Most longer-distance routes terminate at Byterminalen...
Sword sculpture in Stavanger

Top Sights in Stavanger

Stavanger is about much more than the oil industry. Despite is reputation as the oil capital of Norway, Stavanger has a lot to offer tourists. From museums, great shopping and a cobbled Old Town of whitewashed...
Øvre Holmegate in Stavanger

Norway’s Most Colourful Street

Stavanger's Øvre Holmegate is a popular street with both locals and tourists. Known locally as Fargegaten (which translates as the Colour Street), Øvre Holmegate used to be a street like any other in the old shopping...
Legal help in Bergen

Legal Help in Stavanger

How to find an English-speaking legal professional in the Stavanger region. Understanding the legal system in Norway can be a confusing, difficult and intimidating experience for expats, no matter how good your Norwegian. Yet new residents are often...
Jacob Collier

International Jazz in Stavanger

From 8-13 May, Stavanger plays host to some of the world's leading jazz musicians. Here's what to expect at MaiJazz 2017. As one of Norway's leading jazz festivals, MaiJazz has a proud history of bringing some...
Cricket in Norway

Cricket in Norway: Stavanger Premier League

Andrew Halseid-Budd is a Norwegian based, English born, photographer living in Stavanger. He specialises in sports photography and recently attended the finals day of the Stavanger Premier League. Yes, cricket in Norway! Having grown up in...