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Norwegian Petroleum Museum (Norsk Oljemuseum)The history of petroleum in the Norwegian society
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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.
Locals' Pick New craft beer bar
New craft beer barStay.com Editors' Note
ØST opened in September 2015, as an alternative to downtown bars. It has a unique concept, focusing only on craft, quality products. The bar may be called “ØST” but the name does not mean “East.” Instead, “ØST” is an abbreviation for “Øl, Svette og, Tårer!” - translated: beer, sweat and tears.
ØST is located in the eastern district, at the Tou Scene, about 15 minutes walk from the center of Stavanger. The venue has rustic charm, and is the first bar that opened outside the center of Stavanger in a long time.