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Norway's black-gold treasure chest

There’s way more to Stavanger than a hunt for black gold, although the oil capital of Norway is not as popular of a destination as Oslo and Bergen. The city still retains some of its sleepy, provincial charm, but it’s now modern and cosmopolitan, and chock-full of nostalgic attractions and worthwhile treasures. Gamle Stavanger, with its winding streets and wooden houses, is still the main tourist draw. The fjords and scenic nature, however, are second-to-none, and there’s enough entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.

Attractions in Stavanger

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  • Local's picks
  • Famous
  • Free
  • Cost money


  • Eiganes og Våland
  • Hinna
  • Hundvåg
  • Madla
  • Storhaug - Hillevåg
  • Tasta


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  • Landmark
  • Tour
  • Architectural building
  • Beach
  • Church/ Temple/ Synagogue/ Mosque
  • Religious site
  • Cruise/Canals
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    Gausel fritidsgård

    Farm life, nature and the environment
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    From farm... to table
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    Soma Gård

    A fun place for the entire family
    Locals' Pick
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    Ullandhaug økologiske gård

    Organic farm in the city
    Locals' Pick
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    Ski boat to Sauda

    Convenient way to reach the slopes
    Locals' Pick
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    Kronen Gaard Canoe Rentals

    Exploring Sandnes on the water
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    Arty neighborhood
    Locals' Pick
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    The central square
    Locals' Pick
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    Gamle Skudeneshavn

    Old shipbuilding and fishing village
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    Rogaland Arboretum

    Beautiful nature trails
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    Storåna Riverside Walking Trail

    Scenic walk, with playgrounds
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    Ullandhaug tower

    Splendid views of the city
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    Perfect family fun on a budget
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    Quaint town at the head of Riskafjord
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    Stavanger Botanical gardens

    Small gardens with family entertainment facilities
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    Vaulen Beach Park

    Safe bathing, barbeques, trails
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    Bjergsted Park

    A local favorite, with free concerts and playground
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    Inland lake in Rogaland county
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    Blå Promenade

    A refreshing walk
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    Stavanger Vågen

    The busy guest harbor of Stavanger
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    Scenic summit with easy trails
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    Scenic wedding site
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    Rosenberg Verft

    A look at the local petroleum industry
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    Beautiful fjord with coves and scenic sights
    Locals' Pick
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    Preikestolen Basecamp

    The outdoors experience of a lifetime
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    A scenic cruise
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    North Jæren's favorite beach
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    Popular BASE jumping peak
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    National Tourist Route Jæren

    A stunning hike
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    The best beaches in the area
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    Pulpit Rock

    Stunning vistas
    Locals' Pick
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    Utstein Monastery

    Medieval monastery in Mosterøy
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    Sola ruinkirke

    Ruins of a Roman stone church
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    Skeiane farmstead

    Protected architectural gem
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    Sandnes Church

    Beautiful church decorated by local artists
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    Randaberg kirke

    The church of Randaberg
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    Preikestolen Mountain Lodge

    A beautiful tourist retreat
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    History carved in stone
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    Øvre Holmegate

    A colorful walk
    Locals' Pick
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    Nærbø kyrkje

    Striking church in Nærbø
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    Høyland kirke

    Magnificent wooden church in Sandnes
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    Gand Church

    Innovative architecture
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    Friluftshuset på Orre

    Orre recreation visitors center
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    Ogna church

    Postcard pretty landmark
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    Orre old church

    Treasure of culture
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    Stavanger Cathedral

    Norway's oldest cathedral
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    Gamle Stavanger

    The old heart of the city
    Locals' Pick
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    Hitler's teeth

    World War II relics
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    Swords in Rock (Sverd i Fjell)

    In honor of a great king
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    The city fjord
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    A view of the world from the light fjord
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