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Welcome to Stavanger

The energy capital surrounded by steep mountains and lovely fjords

Stavanger is a remarkable city in southwestern Norway. The energy capital is not only Norway’s fourth largest city. It is also one of the oldest. In The Viking Age, Stavanger was a center of power.

Top-Rated Bus Service: Discover Preikestolen & Kjerag from Stavanger

Express bus to Preikestolen and Kjerag

Combination of Preikestolen and Kjerag hiking destination

Preikestolen & Kjerag Combination

This package combines the hike to Preikestolen and the hike to Kjerag at a discounted price
From NOK 1300
Tourist standing on top of Kjerag boulder

Kjerag Express Bus Round trip

Easy access to complete the hike to the world famous Kjerag boulder
From NOK 880
Hikers on top of Preikestolen plateau

Preikestolen Express Bus Round Trip

Express bus between Stavanger and Preikestolen hiking trail
From NOK 476

Experiences on the Lysefjord

The snow-covered Preikestolen with a hiker at the very end of the plateau

Fjord Cruise and Guided Preikestolen Hike Winter

Round trip including Lysefjord cruise, guided hike to Preikestolen and transport back to Stavanger
From NOK 2291
Electric fjord boat from Rødne cruising in the Lysefjord

Silent Lysefjord & Preikestolen Cruise

Fjord cruise on the Lysefjord with electric boat to Preikestolen
From NOK 725
RIB safari on the Lysefjord

Lysefjord RIB Safari

A fast and exciting way to cruise the Lysefjord from central Stavanger
From NOK 1290

One-way tickets for more flexibility

A woman in a blue shirt sitting on top of the Kjerag Boulder

Kjerag Express Bus One-way

One-way express bus between Stavanger and Kjerag hiking trail
From NOK 470
Preikestolen express bus driving on a mountain road

Preikestolen Express Bus One-way

One-way express bus between Stavanger and Preikestolen hiking trail
From NOK 310

The energy capital of Norway

Stavanger is surrounded by great hiking destinations and lovely fjords. Read our tips and guides for your next adventure in Stavanger and the Lysefjord.

Although Stavanger might be most famous for the nearlying natural attractions, it also has a lot to offer within its city borders. The city has the charm of a small town and the facilities of a modern metropolis.

On its list of attractions is Old Stavanger (Gamle Stavanger), a pedestrian area boasting almost 200 wooden houses. This is the largest surviving wooden house settlement in Northern Europe (Old Stavanger or in Norwegian, ‘Gamle Stavanger), and has earned the city several awards for its preservation efforts. 

Read more about Stavanger

The Stavanger Cathedral is the city’s most iconic landmark. The beautiful stone church is the oldest cathedral in Norway. In recent history Stavanger has been crowned as Norway’s oil capital, and plays an instrumental role in the country’s oil and gas production.

The area around Stavanger offers varied, wild and iconic nature experiences. Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock), one of Norway’s most famous attractions,  is located only an hour from the city centre. At the other end of  the Lysefjord is the Kjerag bolt. Wedged in a mountain crevice 1 km (3280 ft) above the fjord, it offers a gravity defying photo opportunity.

Of course the Lysefjord, which is Norway’s southernmost fjord, can also be explored from a boat. In fact, the fjord is so close to Stavanger that you can reach it from downtown in less than an hour by boat. The 42 km (2600 mi) waterway winds through mountains and rock formations. 

Along the coast south of Stavanger, there are a number of large white sandy beaches within close reach from the city. Solastranden is among the most popular ones, and was once named one of the world’s most beautiful beaches by Sunday Times.

If Stavanger is on your travel itinerary, you have come to the right place. Stick with us and have fun adventuring! 

The weather in Stavanger

The weather in Stavanger is characterized by its variability, featuring mild winters, moderate summers, and a relatively high frequency of rainy days, reflecting the city’s maritime climate on Norway’s southwest coast.

How to travel to Stavanger

Stavanger Airport Sola

Stavanger Airport, Sola, serves as a vital gateway to the western part of Norway. The airport is located about 14 kilometers southwest of Stavanger, making it conveniently accessible for both local and international travelers.

Stavanger Cruise port

The cruise port in Stavanger is ideally located in the heart of the city, offering immediate access to the town and its many attractions including the cobblestone streets of Gamle Stavanger, the bustling harbor, and the iconic Stavanger Cathedral.

Stavanger Train Station

The train route to Stavanger typically starts from Oslo, covering a distance of approximately 500 kilometers. This journey takes around 7-8 hours, and offers a comfortable and scenic journey through some of Norway’s diverse landscapes.