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Preikestolen The Pulpit Rock and the Lysefjord
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The city of natural highs

Breathtaking surroundings with beautiful fjords, mountains, and long, white beaches. As a former European Capital of Culture, Stavanger also boasts an impressive assortment of museums and cultural events.

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NuArt street festival in Stavanger
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Øvre Strandgate in old Stavanger
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Hafrsfjord, Stavanger
Swords in Rock, Hafrsfjord
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Norwegian Petroleum Museum
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Plan your trip

Visit the Norwegian Petroleum Museum, go on a cruise on the Lysefjord, ascend Preikestolen or join a guided sightseeing trip around Stavanger.

Accommodation options are many in the Stavanger region. Choose between hotels, guesthouses, apartments, holiday cottages, and campsites.

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Getting here and around

Get in-depth travel information on Stavanger and Ryfylke’s official website.

  • By plane

    By plane

    Stavanger has Norway’s second largest airport when it comes to international air traffic. To/from Stavanger International Airport Sola, there are direct flights from more than 60 destinations in Norway and abroad.

    An airport shuttle bus links the airport and the city centre of Stavanger. It departs every 20 minutes, and travel time is approximately 30 minutes.

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  • By road

    By road

    There are several daily bus departures from Oslo, Bergen and Kristiansand to Stavanger.

    The approximate travel time from Oslo is 10 hours, from Bergen 5 hours and from Kristiansand 4 hours. Find more information on traveling by car on Stavanger & Ryfylke's official webpage. 

  • By train

    By train

    NSB (the Norwegian State Railway) offers regular train departures to Stavanger from Oslo via Kristiansand, and the journey takes about eight hours. Check out NSB’s website for prices and timetables.

    The local train between Stavanger and Egersund departs at least once every hour, providing easy access to the Jæren area.

     

  • By boat

    By boat

    If you want to take your car with you from abroad you can take a ferry from Hirtshals in Denmark to Kristiansand, a four-hour drive from Stavanger, or to Tananger, about 20 minutes from Stavanger.

    From the boat terminal in Stavanger you can choose from a number of passenger boats to the areas of Ryfylke, as well as to the islands just outside of Stavanger.

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  • Local travel

    Local travel

    Bus travel in Stavanger is operated by Kolombus, which offers a network of routes covering the Stavanger and Sandnes areas. Check out Kolombus’ webpage for prices and timetables. 

Stavanger also offers …

There is no need to wait until you’re here to find out what you’d like to do.

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