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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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Things to do

Where to stay

Food and drink

Getting here and around

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.
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 five hours and from Kristiansand four hours.
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.
By boat:
  • If you would like to bring 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 Stavanger.

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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