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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

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...