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Why not organise a reception at the Norwegian Petroleum Museum in Stavanger, Norway? - Photo: CH/Innovasjon Norge
Why not organise a reception at the Norwegian Petroleum Museum in Stavanger, Norway? Photo: CH/Innovasjon Norge

Special venues in Stavanger

The Norwegian Petroleum Museum, a medieval monastery and a mountain hall are all alternative venues available for conferences and meetings.


Norwegian Petroleum Museum

The Norwegian Petroleum Museum can accommodate conferences for up to 80 delegates in modern, well-equipped rooms. The museum is also ideal for organisers who wish to arrange a reception in unusual surroundings. At the pier of the Norwegian Petroleum Museum you will find Bølgen & Moi, one of Stavanger's best restaurants.

Utstein Monastery

Utstein Monastery is Norway's only well-preserved medieval monastery. Today it serves as a museum and conference centre. Concerts are also held there.

The buildings were originally intended as a royal residence, but an Augustinian monastery was founded there in around 1265. After the reformation in 1537, the monastery and its property were returned to the crown and it subsequently came into private ownership. The property has been in public ownership since 1935. The cultural landscape around Utstein Monastery is protected by law.

Hall Toll

Recently renovated from the old customs building, Hall Toll is a restaurant, bar, club and a conference facility with capacity for 350 delegates. Close to Hall Toll, Skansegaten can offer meeting rooms for two to 40 delegates. Hall Toll is located at the edge of the main harbour, Vågen, in central Stavanger.


Gloppehallen is a 950-square metre hall carved out in the mountain. The atmosphere is magical and up to 1,000 delegates can be catered for. Near Gloppehallen the restaurant Ovalen is located in another cavern (430 square metres). Ovalen has got space for up to 300 guests.

The driving time from Stavanger is approximately one hour. Gloppehallen is run together with the Byrkjedalstunet, a hotel with conference facilities. Maximum theatre seating capacity is 300, maximum banquet seating 200.

Ramsvig Trading House

The 200 year-old trading house in Ramsvig offers Norwegian culture and tradition. Several outdoor activities can be arranged there and guests can be introduced to regional produce. Ramsvig has three meeting rooms and can seat 150 delegates. Transport to Ramsvig is one hour by boat from Stavanger.

Preikestolen Mountain Lodge

Located at the starting point of the famous hike, Preikestolen Mountain Lodge was built to make it easier for walkers to conquer Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock). The architecture is innovative and creative, future-oriented, environmentally friendly and universal. Preikestolen Mountain Lodge offers 28 guest rooms and conference facilities. A base camp offers challenging outdoor activities.

More information

Stavanger Convention Bureau 
Tel/fax: +47 51 62 82 14
Website: regionstavanger.com/conventions 
Email: convention@regionstavanger.com

You can also contact staff at the Stavanger Convention Bureau directly.

Last updated:  2015-01-26
The Norwegian Petroleum Museum in Stavanger - Photo: Norwegian Petroleum Museum
The Norwegian Petroleum Museum in Stavanger

About Stavanger

Key facts about Stavanger

Stavanger is one of Norway’s larger cities with over 127,000 inhabitants. Stavanger Airport Sola is a 15-minute drive from the city centre.


Stavanger is the centre of the Norwegian oil, gas and energy industry. The city has 10,000 conference chairs and the world’s highest pulpit.

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