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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.

Norwegian Wood – LanternenJarvin / CC BY-SA 3.0

Norwegian Wood – Lanternen

Norwegian Wood – Lanternen

Famous Open air scene in Sandnes

Open air scene in Sandnes Editors' Note

Norwegian Wood – Lanternen is a special multi-purpose venue set in the centre of Sandnes outside Stavanger. The structure was designed by Atelier Oslo and Paris AWP, and was officially inaugurated in September 2008.

Norwegian Wood – Lanternen is used as a market during the day, and for various cultural activities in the evening, being equipped with 100 seats and a stage. The name of the building comes from the roof, made of laminated wood and glass, with a unique design, resembling a huge lantern.

Norwegian Wood – Lanternen
Langgaten, 4306 Sandnes Stavanger
+47 23 33 25 22