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Fargegaten is just as vibrant in winter! Stavanger's most famous street make us happy and excited for spring!
Speaking of spring ... Norwegians move outdoors as soon as the snow melts, and since Stavanger has relatively mild winters and rarely snow, one can start early!
And if the sea breeze sets in, head inside to enjoy some delicious food. Stavanger has a myriad of eateries, including exclusive Michelin dining at Sabi Omakase or RE-NAA, Norway's only two-star Michelin restaurant.
Gather the girls!
Stavanger has a cozy city centre with short distances between the pedestrian streets. Here you'll find everything from quality Scandinavian brands to unique handicraft shops and shopping malls.
Soak up the local atmosphere in the charming neighborhood of Gamle Stavanger, the oldest part of the city, with cobblestone streets and white wooden houses.
Keep warm with a coffee on the go from the many good coffee roasters in the city ...
... and take in the crisp, fresh air at the harbour by the historic wharf houses of Stavanger (Sjøhusrekken)!
A little tip: Riding a segway can be a fun way to experience Stavanger's sights and attractions!
Just be sure to follow the safety guidelines and enjoy the ride!
Also, don't miss all of Stavanger's cool street art!
Stavanger is known as the Norwegian epicentre of street art, attracting talented artists from all around the world.
Join one of them on a guided tour of her favourite pieces in the city
Stavanger has become a very cultural city and is home to several interesting museums!
Twenty minute drive out from the city centre you'll find this long, sandy Sola beach, close to the airport.
Look out for surfers and kiteboarders – yes they do it all year round.
Here you can stay at the Sola Strand Hotel, with a restaurant by the dunes and a great spa.
From Stavanger you can go on a winter cruise to the famous Lysefjord.
You will pass wonderful nature attractions like the Hengjanefossen waterfall, and see Preikestolen from below.
Book with Fjord Tours or directly with Rødne
Choose between a relaxing 3+ hours cruise on the fjord, or choose the cruise & hike that's followed by a hike to the famous ...
Due to relatively mild winters it's very possible to hike to Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) in autumn, winter and spring too!
The round trip takes about four hours and is a total of eight kilometers.
In winter we strongly recommend that you go with a guide that can provide the right equipment, as you might need spikes. They also offer transportation both ways from designated locations in Stavanger.
What better way to unwind after a day in the mountains, then in the warmth of wood fire?
Jump right in the floating saunas at Refsvatnet lake close to the Preikestolen trail, or find 'Damp Sauna' at both Sola beach and in the city.
Book in advance!
From July 1st 2023, the use of public transportation is free of charge in the Stavanger municipality. This includes buses, boats and trains.
Get in-depth travel information on the Stavanger region’s official website.
Plan your trip to Stavanger with Entur.
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