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A cruise ship in Stavanger, Norway

One Day in Stavanger

Every summer, Stavanger is inundated with tourists from all over the globe. The upturn in tourism over the last few years has been driven by boatload after boatload of tourists who have arrived in town via...
Living in Stavanger

Major Events in Stavanger 2014

I keep my eyes on the major concerts, festivals and other big events happening around Norway so you don’t have to! Whether you’re a resident of Stavanger or Sandnes, or planning a trip, check out this...
Havly Hotel Stavanger Review

Best Western Havly Hotel, Stavanger

A good value central hotel in Stavanger city centre. Last week I returned to Stavanger for the first time in well over a year for the Forum Safran conference. As it was held on a Thursday...
TEDx Stavanger

TEDx Stavanger Line-Up Revealed

The TEDx global phenomenon comes to Stavanger on 12th September. TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to ideas worth spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those...
Living in Stavanger

Public Transport in Stavanger

Bus travel in Stavanger is operated by Kolombus, who offer network of routes comprehensively covering the Stavanger and Sandnes areas. Most longer-distance routes terminate at Byterminalen (City Terminal), which is conveniently located in the city centre next to...
Living in Stavanger

Major Events in Stavanger 2013

We keep our eyes on the major concerts, festivals and big events around Norway so you don't have to! Here is the Expat Weekly guide to what's going on in and around Stavanger during 2013. Stavanger...
Mooning Mona Lisa in Stavanger

Street Art of Stavanger

During my recent trip to Stavanger I took a walk around the harbour to the Oil Museum. For a reason I don't recall, I decided to walk around an old building. What greeted me on the...
Stavanger budget hotel

St Svithun: Stavanger Budget Hotel

Your travel budget goes further if you choose to stay outside central Stavanger. Because of the number of business visitors, Stavanger occasionally suffers from a shortage of hotel rooms during midweek. So for my first work...
A cruise ship in Stavanger, Norway

My First Impressions of Stavanger

I started my new job on Monday. My first task was to fly to Stavanger for a three-day training course. Having never visited one of Norway's most important cities, I was pleased to be going, despite...