Stavanger Holidays

Explore the Lysefjord and Pulpit Rock

Stavanger is in the south-western corner of Norway and is a small yet intimate city. There's a lovely harbour front with shops, cages and restaurants on - perfect for a mid-morning coffee or night cap. The old town, dating back to the 18th century, has white wooden houses that line the cobbled streets and is where the ‘Norwegian Canning Museum’ is. This details the former importance of Stavanger in the canning industry.

Further into this region there's the Lysefjord which is really picturesque and home to the infamous Pulpit Rock. The lesser known but also gorgeous Flor & Fjaere gardens will be paradise for flower lovers!

City Breaks and Multi-Centres

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.

The Coastal Cities combination pairs Stavanger with Bergen using the direct ferry between the two cities, which is simple and a beautiful journey to add to your holiday.

  • from£668pp
  • 116 rooms
Clarion Skågen Brygge, Stavanger, Norway - exterior.jpg

Located on the pier in Stavanger, and in one of the most recognisable historic buildings in the city, this hotel has you right in the centre of Stavanger’s maritime history. Being able to enjoy lovely views across the harbour and Old Stavanger opposite really adds to a holiday in Stavanger.

Useful Information
Information about Stavanger
Resort Code NOST
Languages spoken Norwegian
Time difference GMT+1
Currency NOK
Latitude 58.9482784
Longitude 5.5399413
Meet Your Rep
  • 'Meet & Greet' service from a local tour guide, with a 24/7 phone service and introduction to Stavanger
Travel and Transportation

Transfer Approx. 20mins by taxi/minibus.

Car hire available: No

Evening resort bus service: Yes

Local bus services:

Parking available: Yes

Resort Ski bus available: No


Explore the local area independently, at your own pace, with these recommended day trips that can be booked at the local Tourist Office:

(All prices shown for guidance)

Flor & Fjære 

£115 - daily

This paradise of gardens on a remote island just off the coast of Stavanger are some of the most impressive in Norway, lovingly landscaped and looked after by several generations of the Bryn family. A feast for your stomach as well as the eyes, the price includes a buffet lunch or dinner on the island's own restaurant, before taking the included return boat trip back to Stranger.  

Lysefjord Round trip Cruise and Pulpit Rock

£44 - daily

Take a 3-hour round trip fjord boat cruise along the pretty Lysefjord to the 'Preikestolen' (Pulpit Rock). see this impressive natural feature from the water. The Pulpit Rock is a true icon of the Western Fjords and a must-see attraction.

Lysefjord & Pulpit Rock cruise and hike 

£79 - daily - full day

The above 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, as well as the gorgeous view you will be rewarded with from the top of the Pulpit Rock. 

Stavanger 'Swords in the Rock' guided cycling tour

£44 - daily - 2.5 hours

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

Guided 'Off the Beaten Track' Pulpit Rock hike 

£125 - full day

A unique way to see the Pulpit Rock away from the crowds. Guided full day hike accompanied by English-speaking guide. Moderate hike but previous walking experience is recommended.

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

£6 - daily

Stavanger Museum, Canning Museum, Petroleum Museum, Art Museum 

£9 per entry - daily

Resort Combination

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

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.

  • from£1328pp

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.

Good to know

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