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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 single-centre or 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: Fjord ExplorerTaste of Norway or Highlights of the Fjords, or our Capital to Coast on the Great Bergen RailwayCoastal Cities or Glaciers & Coast combinations.

Experience More

Explore the local area independently, at your own pace, with these pre-bookable recommended day trips:

  • Flor & Fjære gardens with meal included (5hrs), £115, daily
  • Lysefjord Fjord Cruise & Pulpic Rock (3hrs), £44, daily
  • Lysefjord & Pulpit Rock ‘Cruise & Hike’ (8hrs), £79, daily
  • Stavanger's 'Swords in the Rock' guided bike tour (2½ hrs), £44, daily
  • Stavanger harbour islands hop-on, hop-off ferry round trip (book locally), £6, daily
  • Guided 'Off the Beaten Track' Pulpit Rock hike £125, daily
  • Stavanger Museum, Canning Museum, Petroleum Museum, Art Museum from £9 per entry (book locally)

Useful Information

Resort Code: NOST

Languages spoken: Norwegian

Time difference: GMT+1

Currency: NOK

  • from£579pp
  • 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£519pp
  • 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. 

Travel and Transportation

Departure day To Depart from Supplement
Monday & Friday Stavanger Gatwick

*via Oslo or Copenhagen
**via Amsterdam

Transfer Approx. 20mins by taxi/minibus.

Supplements: are based on 7 nights departures.

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

  • Inghams Saver Plus: Save £50 per couple for Summer 2019 departures - whilst stocks last
  • Early Booking Offers at selected hotels
  • 'Meet & Greet' service in Stavanger centre

Prices include flights, transfers, the relevant nights' accommodation and meals as indicated. Prices shown online are after deducting any applicable Early Booking Offers. 

Special Offers


Pre-bookable day trips

Explore the local area independently with these recommended day trips. 

Prices are for guidance only. 

Flor & Fjære with meal  included £115, 5hrs, twice daily

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, £44, 3hrs, daily

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

Lysefjord & Pulpit Rock cruise and hike , 8hrs, £79, daily

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, 2.5hrs, £44, daily 

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

Guided 'Off the Beaten Track' Pulpit Rock hike £125, daily (on request)

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.  

Book locally. Prices for guidance only

Stavanger harbour islands hop-on, hop-off ferry round trip (book locally), £6, daily

Stavanger Museum, Canning Museum, Petroleum Museum, Art Museum from £9 per entry (book locally)

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.

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

Multi-centre Tours | Stavanger can also be visited as part of the following tours: 

  • Coastal Cities with Bergen and Fjordline coastal cruise included 
  • 'Journey to the Fjords' escorted group tour 
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