Stavanger's Blue Promenade starts at the Badedammen outdoor swimming area from where you can enjoy views of beautiful Ryfylke. It continues past the Fiskepiren terminal where the speed boats to Ryfylke and Byøyene depart.
Stavanger's Blue Promenade starts at the Badedammen outdoor swimming area from where you can enjoy views of beautiful Ryfylke. It continues past the Fiskepiren boat terminal where the speed boats to Ryfylke and Byøyene depart.
Along the promenade
Visit the Norwegian Petroleum Museum with its characteristic architecture and compelling exhibitions inside. Next to the museum, is the Geopark - a park full of activities for youngsters; constructed and developed through resirculation of know-how, technology and objects from the oil industry. Further along the promenade, the veteran ship "Rogaland" is moored. It was built in 1929, and was part of the coastal express service between Sandnes/Stavanger and Oslo during the 1930s. Since being restored, the ship is now Norway's largest preserved veteran ship. In the harbour area, you will pass the cruise boats offering day trips to the mesmerising Lysefjord with the Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) and Kjerag. Or perhaps you would like to take a boat trip to Flor & Fjære's exotic gardens? Or what a about a more sporty outing? RIB boats into the fjord is also an option. Private yachts with your own captain might also be on your bucket list? Find them at the harbour for a tour.
Once you arrive at the innermost part of the harbour, it is time for a bite to eat, perhaps do what the locals do: go to the fish market, buy a bag of cooked prawns, sit down by the quayside and eat them while enjoying the view of the old waterfront houses and the Valberg tower. Or pick any of the restaurants lined up along the waterfront for a nice meal.
Old meets new
Walk further along the quay and visit all the white wooden houses in Old Stavanger! Do remember however, the houses are all private homes, and people living there must be respected accordingly. Then make a stop at the lovely iconic Stavanger Concert Hall. You could even take a guided tour of the concert hall. Finish off your promenade in Bjergsted park, just above the concert hall.
Walking the promenade at night is especially nice, however be aware that activities and attractions along the harbour might not be open at night. Make sure to check opening hours for your desired activity.