Stavanger

Travel Guide
Stavanger showing shopping, a small town or village and street scenes

This historic, oil-rich city in southwestern Norway is renowned for its culture and sardines, and for being a gateway to the spectacular Norwegian fjord

Maritime and cultural history museums, outdoor activities and food festivals all make Norway’s forth-largest city a traveler’s favorite. Stavanger was founded over 10,000 years ago. The city today retains the atmosphere of a traditional sea port, yet has the cosmopolitan charms that earned it European Capital of Culture in 2008.

Getting around Stavanger is easy on foot as many major attractions are within walking distance of the city center. Stroll along the cobblestone streets of Gamle Stavanger (Old Town) to find an assortment of 18th-century wooden houses. Go to the city’s harbor to find pubs and restaurants, many with outdoor seating areas. Come in July when the Gladmat Festival takes over the harbor. Here you can sample regional fish dishes and take cooking classes.

A major feature of Stavanger is its large collection of museums, which are ideal to visit when the weather shows its notoriously cold side. Learn about the city’s fish canning heritage at The Norwegian Canning Museum. Spot work by Norwegian and international artists, such as Antony Gormley, at the Stavanger Art Museum. Play games that originated in the Stone Age at The Norwegian Children’s Museum. Boat enthusiasts will appreciate the model ship collection at the Stavanger Maritime Museum.

Be sure to visit Kongeparken for a day of family fun. This amusement park is home to more than 50 rides and attractions, including the longest bobsled track in Norway. Visit the park’s chocolate factory to try your hand at making some of this sweet treat.

While in Stavanger, don’t miss out on a cruise of the Norwegian fjords. Visit Lysefjord to see a 1,312-feet (400-meter) tall waterfall, enjoy kayaking excursions and hike to viewpoints and mountain peaks.

Rent a car to explore areas outside of the city. Drive to the island of Mosterøy and visit Utstein Monastery, which is the best-preserved medieval monastery in Norway. Alternatively, rent a bike and explore areas of the North Sea Cycle Route. This 3,728 mile (6,000 kilometer) long cycle route passes through eight European countries.

Radisson Blu Atlantic Hotel, Stavanger
Radisson Blu Atlantic Hotel, Stavanger
4 out of 5
Olav V's Gate 3, Stavanger
The price is NZ$172 per night from 12 Nov. to 12 Nov.
Located in Kannik, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Stavanger Cathedral, Stavanger Maritime Museum and Old Stavanger. Telecom Museum and Stavanger Museum ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,101 reviews)
"Great convenient location- very helpful staff"

Reviewed on 10 Oct. 2021

Radisson Blu Atlantic Hotel, Stavanger
Hotel Victoria
Hotel Victoria
4 out of 5
Skansegaten 1, Stavanger
The price is NZ$227 per night from 17 Oct. to 17 Oct.
Located in the heart of Stavanger, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Norwegian Petroleum Museum and Stavanger Cathedral. Stavanger Museum and Stavanger ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (61 reviews)
"Great location for Theo historical hotel . A must stay when in town"

Reviewed on 30 Sep. 2021

Hotel Victoria
Scandic Royal Stavanger
Scandic Royal Stavanger
4 out of 5
Lokkeveien 26, P.O. Box 307, Stavanger
The price is NZ$238 per night from 24 Oct. to 24 Oct.
This family-friendly Stavanger hotel is located in the shopping district, within a 5-minute walk of Telecom Museum, Stavanger Cathedral and Old Stavanger. Stavanger ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (472 reviews)
"Vennlig og fint hotell, sentralt. Hyggelig betjening. Litt håpløst med parkering, da tilhørende parkeringskjeller var full, var derimot mange gater i område med mulighet for parkering!"

Reviewed on 27 Jun. 2021

Scandic Royal Stavanger
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Frogner House Apartments – Lagårdsveien 61
Frogner House Apartments – Lagårdsveien 61
3.5 out of 5
Lagaardsveien 61, Stavanger, Rogaland
The price is NZ$161 per night from 22 Oct. to 22 Oct.
Located in the heart of Stavanger, this eco-friendly aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Stavanger Museum and Museum of Archaeology. Telecom Museum and ...
3.9/5 Good! (229 reviews)
"The staff really helpfull & friendly👍"

Reviewed on 26 Sep. 2020

Frogner House Apartments – Lagårdsveien 61
Home Again Nygata 1
Home Again Nygata 1
4 out of 5
1 Nygata, Stavanger, Rogaland
Located in the heart of Stavanger, this aparthotel is steps away from Solvberget and Stavanger Cathedral. Valberg Tower and Øvre Holmegate are also within 5 ...
5/5 Exceptional! (6 reviews)
Home Again Nygata 1
"Ny velutstyrt og kjekk leilighet, perfekt beliggenhet i Sentrum av Stavanger. Enkel og grei innsjekking med key app., pluss at det var to nøkkel kort til disposisjon. Vi kommer gjerne igjen😀"

Reviewed on 11 Oct. 2021

Home Again Nygata 1
Stavanger Housing Hotel
Stavanger Housing Hotel
3.5 out of 5
17 Stiftelsegata, Stavanger
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Stavanger Cathedral, Stavanger Museum and Telecom Museum. Solvberget and Stavanger ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (10 reviews)
Nytt og velutstyrt med fin beliggenhet
"Veldig god beliggenhet i rolig gate med kort vei til Byparken og Vågen. Nytt og bra kjøkken og bad, gode senger"

Reviewed on 10 Jul. 2021

Stavanger Housing Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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