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Stavanger municipality

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Stavanger municipality Photo: Christian Houge, Visit Norway
Stavanger municipality Photo: CH/VisitNorway.com
Stavanger municipality Photo: Christian Houge, Visit Norway
Stavanger municipality Photo: Terje Rakke, Region Stavanger
Stavanger municipality Photo: Region Stavanger
Stavanger municipality Photo: Region Stavanger

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Stavanger is situated in the south-western corner of Norway by the Boknafjorden fjord. The climate is typical Atlantic ocean climate with mild winters and somewhat cooler summers than what is found further south in the country. The number of inhabitants have reached about 130 000, and the municipality of Stavanger and the city of Stavanger is centrally located in a larger living- and work region known as the Stavanger region or North-Jaeren region. Stavanger is Norway's 4th largest city, 3rd largest city region, European Capital of Culture 2008 and a university town.
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Stavanger municipality - Photo: Christian Houge, Visit Norway

Stavanger municipality

Stavanger is situated in the south-western corner of Norway by the Boknafjorden fjord. The climate is typical Atlantic ocean climate with mild winters...

Stavanger municipality

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Attractions in the Stavanger Region

The Stavanger Region boasts many scenic attractions, among them the Lysefjord, Solastranda Beach and the mountains of Preikestolen and Kjerag.

Food in the Stavanger region

Experience the Gladmat Food Festival, or visit the restaurant Tango run by Kjartan Skjelde, one of Norway's best known chefs.

Hiking in the Stavanger Region

Take a memorable hike to Preikestolen or Kjerag in the Lysefjord, or follow gentler terrain on a walk along the Jæren coastline south of Stavanger.

The Stavanger Region

Explore the Lysefjord and the mountains Preikestolen and Kjerag, or relax on Jæren's beaches. Visit Stavanger and experience its rich cultural life.

Key facts about the Stavanger Region

The Stavanger region is an area of contrasts, from quiet mountain areas for hiking to a vibrant university city with many culinary delights.

TripAdvisor forum on the Stavanger Region

Read tips about Norwegian destinations from other travelers on the TripAdvisor forums. Ask for advice, and share your own experiences in turn.
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