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Stavanger is the gateway to Norway's stunning scenic fjord land. A town with a rich heritage, Stavanger is known as the ‘Cradle of the Vikings'. Blessed with history and natural beauty, there's plenty to see and do here.
You can take a stroll through the old quarter, ‘Gamle Stavanger.' This is where you can marvel at 200-year-old white wooden houses and a 12th century cathedral. Other popular attractions include the ‘Canning Museum'; an old sardine-canning factory that's a monument to the fishing industry that first brought wealth to Stavanger and ‘Lysefjord' a spectacular fjord with forested mountainsides and tumbling waterfalls.
Stavanger's charming cobbled streets are bursting with a variety of shops, from book stores, designer clothing, shopping centres to speciality gift, souvenir and food shops. To seek out arts and craft items from the region head to the old quarter, ‘Gamle Stavanger.'
The local currency in Stavanger is the Norwegian Krone (NOK). Stavanger is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT +1).
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