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Stavanger Holidays

Explore the Lysefjord and Pulpit Rock

Located in the south-western corner of Norway, Stavanger is a small, intimate city with a fascinating history and pleasant harbour front. The quaint cobbled streets and white wooden houses of the old town date back to the 18th century and house ‘Norwegian Canning Museum’ detailing Stavanger’s former importance in the canning industry. The narrow streets are lined with museums, shops and a good selection of restaurants and bars. Outside of the city, the main attractions for this region are cruises to the picturesque Lysefjord, home to the iconic ‘Pulpit Rock’ as well as the lesser known ‘Flor & Fjaere’ island - a paradise for flower lovers - which is simply out of this world! 

City Breaks in Stavanger 

Enjoy Stavanger as a city break with holidays available from 3 nights to 14 nights. You can also visit Stavanger as part of one of our Norway multi-centre holidays, as it is included in the Coastal Cities combination.

Useful Information

Resort Code: NOST

Languages spoken: Norwegian

Time difference: GMT+1

Currency: NOK

  • from£628pp
  • 116 rooms
Clarion Skågen Brygge, Stavanger, Norway - exterior.jpg

This stylish hotel has been newly-renovated throughout to a high standard in a modern-style and is one of the most recognisable buildings in Stavanger. It enjoys lovely views across the harbour and old town which is located opposite. 

  • from£578pp
  • 107 rooms
Hotel Victoria, Stavanger, Norway - exterior.jpg

Dating back to 1900, this friendly hotel, located right on the harbour front next to the boat quay, provides an excellent base from which to explore this fascinating city and beyond. 


The small, authentic city of Stavanger is home to the Lysefjord, the impressive Pulpit Rock and some of southern Norway’s best walking terrain, whilst vibrant Bergen with its historic colourful Bryggen Wharf and Fløiban funicular is a must for most visitors to the fjords. This holiday combines these 2 popular, yet contrasting cities, taking in some of the best-known attractions in Fjord Norway along the way as well as a memorable and scenic coastal cruise on the new ferry route linking the two ports with breakfast on board.

Travel and Transportation

Transfer Approx. 20mins by taxi/minibus.

Car hire available: Yes

Evening resort bus service: Yes

Local bus services: <p>Kolumbus</p>

Nearest Rail Station:


Parking available: Yes

Resort Ski bus available: No

Resort Transport:

Trains, buses and fjord cruises, ferries.

Inghams Plus

  • 'Meet & Greet' service from a local tour guide, with a phone service and introduction to Stavanger


Special Offers


Pre-bookable day trips

Flor & Fjære 

A return boat trip to this remote paradise garden island - lovingly landscaped and looked after by several generations of the Bryn family. After a guided tour of the gardens, a buffet lunch or dinner is included, plus  time to explore and relax in the gardens independently before taking the boat back to Stavanger 

Lysefjord Round trip,

A 3-hour fjord boat cruise to see the spectacular Lysefjord and the iconic Pulpit Rock

Lysefjord & Pulpit Rock cruise and hike 

A the Lysefjord Round trip, but with a stop at Oasnes on your return to pick up the included bus to take you to the start of the hike up to Pulpit Rock. Return bus and ferry back to Stavanger is included 

Stavanger 'Swords in the Rock' guided cycling tour

Visit the famous Swords in the Rock by bike just outside Stavanger. 

Guided 'Off the Beaten Track' Pulpit Rock hike 

A unique way to see the Pulpit Rock away from the crowds. GUided full day hike accompanied by English-speaking guide. Moderate. Previous walking experience recommended. Available on request.  

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Stavanger harbour islands hop-on, hop-off ferry round trip 

Stavanger Museum, Canning Museum, Petroleum Museum, Art Museum 

Things To Do

  • Norwegian Canning Museum
  • Norwegian Petroleum Museum
  • Stroll through the pretty old town
  • Great shopping
  • Visit the nearby sandy beaches by public bus
  • Good selection of bars and restaurants
  • Boat cruises into the fjords
  • Hiking at Pulpit Rock
  • Guided hiking to Pulpit Roac 
  • Cycling excursions 
  • Islands cruise around Stavanger by public boat 




Strolls possible through the old town and around the harbour front. Also possible at one of the nearby sandy beaches such as Sola Strand.  More adventurous hike at Pulpit Rock, reachable by boat from Stavanger harbour.

Enjoy Stavanger as a single-centre with holidays available from 3 nights to 14 nights. 

Multi-centre Tours

Good to know

  • Visit the famous Pulpit Rock
  • Home to cobbled streets and white wooden houses
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