Visit Stavanger

4 reasons to visit Stavanger

'Off-the-beaten' tourism track, Stavanger in Norway has lots to offer.

Our quick guide to Stavanger. Surrounded by beautiful fjords, mountains, and long, white beaches, Stavanger and Sandnes also boasts an impressive assortment of museums and cultural events.

Visit: The Petroleum Museum

This is a museum for everyone, big and small. Explaining how oil and gas are created, discovered and produced and what they are used for. Original objects, models, films and interactive exhibits illustrate everything from everyday life offshore to technology and dramatic incidents.

Seafood: Fisketorget - Vågen

Indulge fresh seafood made out of local ingredients and catches of the day right, at in the heart of Stavanger harbour where the old fish market used to be.

Rent a car!

And drive through the tunnels over to Utstein Kloster (Utstein Monastery) to visit Norway’s best-preserved medieval monastery. Or head next to the airport to Sola beach which is one of the most popular beaches in the Stavanger region.


over to Flor&Fjaer from May to September. Flor&Fjaer is a privately owned island that has been converted from an empty island of just cliffs and rocks, to a beautiful garden with over 50 000 flowers and plants from all around the world. Enjoy a private tour of the gardens followed by a warm lunch, dessert and coffee and tea at the restaurant situated on the island.

Credit: Martin Håndlykken - and C.H, Visit Norway.