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 Explorer, Taste of Norway, or Highlights of the Fjords or new for Summer 2018, our Journeys to the Fjords, Coastal Cities or Glaciers & Coast combinations.
Explore the local area independently, at your own pace, with these pre-bookable recommended day trips:
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:
Resort Code: NOST
Languages spoken: Norwegian
Time difference: GMT+1
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*via Oslo or Copenhagen
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
Trains, buses and fjord cruises, ferries.
Prices include flights, transfers, the relevant nights' accommodation and meals as indicated. Prices shown online are after deducting any applicable Early Booking 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)
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.