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A ferry sailing towards Stavanger city centre in Fjord Norway
Photo: Daniel Schua / Region Stavanger, Martin Håndlykken /



The city of natural highs

Surrounded by beautiful fjords, mountains, and long, white beaches, Stavanger and Sandnes also boasts an impressive assortment of museums and cultural events.

The Pulpit Rock and the Lysefjord
Summer at Preikestolen (“The Pulpit Rock”).
Photo: Terje Rakke / Nordic Life /
Sjokoladepiken Café, Stavanger.
Photo: CH /
Swords in Rock, Hafrsfjord.
Photo: Richard Larssen /
Fjøløy Light house, Rennesøy.
Photo: Monica Larsen /
Renaa Matbaren, Stavanger
Lunch at Renaa Restaurant.
Photo: CH /
The Petroleum Museum in Stavanger.
Photo: Espen Grønli / Norsk Oljemuseum
Solastranden beach.
Photo: Terje Rakke / Nordic Life AS /
Geoparken, Stavanger
Having fun in Geoparken, Stavanger.
Photo: CH /

Activities and attractions

With natural attractions, innovative museums, and high-profile kitchens, the Stavanger region is ready to give you an enjoyable holiday.

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Getting here and around

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

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  • Stavanger train

    By train

    There are 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.

  • 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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Transport nearby

There are many possibilities for getting around in and outside of the city centre and to the attractions in the region.

Stavanger also offers …

There is no need to wait until you’re here to find out what you’d like to do. Filter your search and check out the offers below.

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