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

Famed for its many natural attractions and old wooden houses, the Stavanger region is on the radar of nearly every visitor to Norway. Here, you can explore scenic landmarks such as the Lysefjord, Sola beach, and the famous cliff Preikestolen (The Pulpit Rock) which Lonely Planet once named the world’s most breath-taking viewing platform.

Stavanger is both a university city and Europe’s oil and energy capital. People of many different nationalities are attracted to the region, making it a highly international destination. This is reflected in Stavanger’s urban and lively atmosphere, with cutting-edge cuisine and a booming cultural life.

Though Stavanger is an ever-evolving city, its proud history shines through. Old Stavanger has Europe’s best-preserved wooden house settlement with more than 170 whitewashed wooden houses.

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