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Stavanger
Norway

Stavanger is Norway’s fourth most populous city. This city is nicknamed the oil capital of Norway since its economy is mainly linked to this industry.

This port is more culturally oriented, history-oriented and has shops and restaurants. Stavanger has several museums that will help you understand the history of the area.

Useful Information

Language

Norwegian (the majority of residents also speak English which is taught at school) A few words in Norwegians: hallo (hello), tak (thank you), ja (yes), and nei (no).

Currency

NOK
Norwegian krone

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XE

Time difference

UTC: 1

from New York: +6h

from San Francisco: +8h

from London: +1h

Tips

None are required (except for your tour guides), but you can round up the bill

Weather
°C °F

MonthTemperature (Celsius)Temperature (Fahrenheit)Precipitations
Minimum
Maximum
(mminch)
January
0 32
3 37
913.50
February
0 32
3 37
843.25
March
1 34
6 43
662.50
April
6 43
8 46
542.25
May
8 46
13 55
642.50
June
11 52
16 61
732.75
July
11 52
17 63
893.50
August
9 48
17 63
1184.75
September
5 41
14 57
1465.75
October
2 36
11 52
1516.00
November
0 32
7 45
1325.25
December
3 37
4 39
1214.75

Where is locate the Port of Stavanger

The port is located in the centre of the city. The docks are all a five or ten minute walk from the center of the city and most of the attractions.

Travelling around the port of Stavanger

The majority of shops and museums are within walking distance of the port. Part of the streets of the old town near the port is closed to traffic.
A Hop on hop off-style tour bus service is available for those who want to minimize walking and visit museums that are not in the immediate vicinity of the port. The 45-minute tour and the buses depart at 30 minutes. Tickets can be purchased directly on the bus.

Activities in Stavanger

Neighborhoods

Old Stavanger (Gamle Stavanger)

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With its white-painted wooden buildings dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries, old Stavanger is a short walk from the wharf.

Landmarks

48 steps will take you to an observation point in the old town. A small museum about the history of the tower that served as a watch tower to monitor the fires in the city.

The only medieval monastery in Norway still intact. This museum is a 30-minute drive from Stavanger.

Historical sites

A medieval church built around 1125 in an Anglo-Norman style.

Museums

Museum that explains the process of smoking and canning fish (type of sardines). Located in old Stavanger.

You can learn about the history of the city and the great emigration to America. Located in the old Stavanger near the wharf.

This museum interactively presents how gas and oil are formed, how it is explored, extracted, processed, and how it is used in different products.

The Archaeological Museum of the region displaying artifacts and exhibitions on culture. The “Iron age farm” reflects the way of life of 1500 years ago.

The House of the Kielland Royal Family (1799).

House of a merchant and boat owner from 1881.

Nature

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The mountain plateau of about 25 x 25 metres was most probably shaped by the expansion of ice some 10,000 years ago.

Activities

This landscaped garden is full of palm flowers and plants.

Excursions in Stavanger

  • **Cruise on the Lysefjord that will allow you to admire the rock formation “Pulpit Rock”
  • City tour which will be twinned with a museum (Iron age farm, the Oil Museum or the Ustein Monastery)
  • Bus tour of the region and Stavanger
  • Cruise to the island of Sur Hidle and visit the Botanical Garden of Flor og Fjore: this landscaped garden is full of palm flowers and plants.

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