Epic landscapes, colourful culture and exquisite culinary experiences await you in the Stavanger region.
When the oil was discovered in 1966 Stavanger became the oil capital of Norway and many inhabitants in the city work in the oil industry.
Stavanger is close to mountains, fjords and the beautiful beaches of Jæren, with the North Sea as its nearest neighbour. Like the rest of the cities and towns close to the Norwegian Fjords, you will find Stavanger beautiful placed, close to the mountains, fjords and unique beaches. Stavanger is also neighbour to the North Sea.
The city has a rich cultural life, and you can also have an amazing culinary experience here. Stavanger is known for fishing, agriculture and industry, and populate by around 120.000. Stavanger offers a lot of cultural experiences from museums, galleries, music events to festivals. In 2008 Stavanger was elected cultural city of Europe.
Related to the beautiful surroundings Stavanger offers all kinds of adventures, and one the highlights from here is a tour to the Pulpit Rock, known worldwide. From here you get a fantastic view of the Norway fjords and the wonderful unique nature.
It is also very recommended with a sightseeing cruise on the 42 km long Lysefjord and experiences the power of western Norway’s landscape at its best.