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Fly to Stavanger
Stavanger, Norway, is the perfect location for an adventurous weekend, with plenty of breathtaking views, beautiful beaches and mountain peaks. Walk along Sola Beach or hike up to the world famous pulpit rock. The rock is located 604 meters above sea level and is the most visited attraction in the county. Lonely Planet named it the number one most breathtaking viewing platform in the world!
Stavanger is a University town with a lively atmosphere. The city is home to a great eating and shopping culture with plenty of places to choose from. In 2008 the city was awarded the European Capital of Culture award.
Although Stavanger is a University town it is still steeped in history and culture. Old Stavanger offers Europe’s best preserved wooden house settlement, consisting of more than 170 white wooden houses. The city is home to many museums, such as the Norwegian Petroleum Museum, Stavanger Art Museum and the Norwegian Canning Museum.
The Pulpit Rock
the Pulpit Rock – otherwise known as “Preikestolen” is one of the country’s best photo subjects, sit on the edge of this natural mountain plateau and look down at the Lysefjord 604 meters below. The rock features in Mission: Impossible – Fallout, where Tom Cruise climbs the face of the cliff.
Ice skating at Stokkavannet
During the winter months, the Stokkavannet 2.12-square-km lake freezes over and is used by locals as an ice-skating rink. Stokkavannet is the largest lake in the city and attracts visitors from all over the county.
Solastranden is a 2.3 km beach close to Stavanger Airport. It is one of the most popular beaches in the region and a well used spot for wind and water sports. The Norwegian Championship for windsurfing is held on Sola Beach every year, due to the excellent wind conditions and waves.
At 1084 metres, Kjerag towers above the other peaks along the Lysefjord. Most people are happy just to enjoy the view of the Lysefjord from the plateau itself, but for some hikers like to be photographed on the Kjeragbolten, a rock wedged solidly in a mountain crevice.
Stavanger Old Town
Old Stavanger on the west side of Vågen comprises 173 wooden buildings from the 18th century. Most of them are small, white cottages. This part of Stavanger is a popular living area and many galleries and handicrafts’ boutiques are located in this part of the city.
In the Stavanger region, there will always be an event that will catch your interest. More than 30 large events and festivals take place every year to view what is on when you visit click here.
One of the most popular events is Gladmat, Scandinavia’s biggest food festival! The festival shares what the region has to offer when it comes to food and culture. This festival is one of the highlights in the summer season and attracts over 200,000 guests during the 4 days the festival takes place.