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Preikestolen The Pulpit Rock and the Lysefjord
Photo: Terje Rakke/nordiclife

The city of natural highs

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

NuArt street festival in Stavanger
Sjokoladepiken Café, Stavanger
Swords in Rock, Hafrsfjord
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Fjøløy Light house, Rennesøy
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Lunch at Renaa: Matbaren in Stavanger
Lunch at Renaa Restaurant
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The Petroleum Museum in Stavanger
Espen Grønli/Norsk Oljemuseum
Solastranden beach
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Geoparken, Stavanger
Having fun in Geoparken, Stavanger

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Getting here and around

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

  • Stavanger 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.

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

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  • Stavanger 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.

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  • Stavanger 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.

  • Stavanger local

    Local travel

    Bus travel in Stavanger is operated by Kolumbus, which offers a network of routes covering the Stavanger and Sandnes areas.

  • Stavanger 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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