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Ranked #1 of 39 attractions in Stavanger
Category: Valleys; Outdoors
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Ranked #2 of 39 attractions in Stavanger
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
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Ranked #3 of 39 attractions in Stavanger
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #4 of 39 attractions in Stavanger
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Science Museums; Museums
Owner description: A Dynamic Museum for a Dynamic IndustryNorwegian Petroleum Museum is a museum for everyone. Its exhibits explain how oil and... more » Owner description: A Dynamic Museum for a Dynamic IndustryNorwegian Petroleum Museum is a museum for everyone. Its exhibits explain how oil and gas are created, disovered and produced, and what they are used for. The museum also provides informastion about technological advances and the way petroleum influences Norwegian society. Original objects, models, films and interactive exhibits illustrate everything from everyday life offshore to technology and dramatic incidents. The curious cat Petro serves as a guide through the museum's science centre.The museum was designed by architects Lunde & Løvseth, and is an attraction in itself. Its architecture is a scenographic interpretation of the Norwegian bedrock, the open coastal landscape and the offshore oil installations. Architechtural reviews have said that there is hardly a building in Norway which signals its function as obviously as the Norwegian Petroleum Museum. The museum was opened in 1999. « less
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Ranked #5 of 39 attractions in Stavanger
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Category: Religious Sites; Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural
Owner description: According to tradition the cathedral was built in the year 1125, after Sigurd Jorsalfarer named Stavanger as a cathedral... more » Owner description: According to tradition the cathedral was built in the year 1125, after Sigurd Jorsalfarer named Stavanger as a cathedral city. Bishop Reinald of Winchester was responsible for its construction. The church was built in Anglo-Norman style, probably by English craftsmen. The church' patron saint is St. Svithun, and it is reputed that his arm was one of the church' original relics. In 1272 the cathedral was damaged by fire, after which it received a new chancel built in the Gothic style. Stavanger Cathedral is the only Norwegian cathedral from the Middle Ages that has retained its original appearance and been in constant use. Opening hours: Mon-Sun 11am-7pm, June-Aug. Tue-Thurs and Sat 11am-4pm, Sept-May, closed Mon and Fri. High Mass every Sunday at 11am. Morning Mass in the Bishop's Chapel every Wednesday at 8am Thursdays 11.15-11.45. Thursday Mass. « less
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Ranked #6 of 39 attractions in Stavanger
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Canning Museum is located in the premises of the former canning factory in ovre Strandgate 88, which is a part of the... more » Owner description: The Canning Museum is located in the premises of the former canning factory in ovre Strandgate 88, which is a part of the city known as 'Gamle Stavanger' (Old Stavanger). In this authentic factory environment, the production of canned brisling and fish balls can still be seen. From the 1890s to approximately 1960, the canning industry was Stavanger's most significant trade. The exhibition provides insight into the environment and the working conditions of the canning factories. The complete process, from the arrival of the fresh fish until the cans leave the factory, can be seen in detail. The machinery is still in good technical condition, and on every first Sunday of the month, as well as Tuesdays and Thursdays during the summer season, the smoking ovens are lit. On these days visitors can taste freshly smoked brisling right from the oven. « less
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Ranked #7 of 39 attractions in Stavanger
Category: Historic Sites; Beaches; Outdoors
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Ranked #8 of 39 attractions in Stavanger
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Ranked #9 of 39 attractions in Stavanger
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Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
Owner description: At Hafrsfjord we find the monument Swords in Rock. It was here Harald Harfagre fought a battle that united Norway into one... more » Owner description: At Hafrsfjord we find the monument Swords in Rock. It was here Harald Harfagre fought a battle that united Norway into one kingdom in 872 AD. The monument represents peace, unity and freedom. The Viking swords' hilts are modelled on swords found in various parts of the country. The monument was made by Friz Roed (1928-2002) and unveiled by King Olav in 1983. The monument can be reached by bus nr. 29 from the centre of Stavanger. « less
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Ranked #10 of 39 attractions in Stavanger
Category: Museums
Owner description: Depicts the development of shipping, commerce and shipbuilding over the last 200 years. Sail loft, shipping company office,... more » Owner description: Depicts the development of shipping, commerce and shipbuilding over the last 200 years. Sail loft, shipping company office, general store and merchant's apartment. Playshop for children. Stavanger Sjofartsmusem owns also Anna af Sand and Wyvern, both being used in the summer time. « less
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Ranked #11 of 39 attractions in Stavanger
Category: Neighborhoods; Cultural
A colourful street in the centre of Stavanger where all buildings have been painted in fresh colours.
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Ranked #12 of 39 attractions in Stavanger
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Ranked #13 of 39 attractions in Stavanger
Category: History Museums; Museums
Owner description: Cultural and natural history over 15,000 years. Prehistoric articles from Rogaland and exhibitions on varied themes. Public... more » Owner description: Cultural and natural history over 15,000 years. Prehistoric articles from Rogaland and exhibitions on varied themes. Public archives of prehistoric sites. Models show prehistoric life, exhibits of natural historic highlights. Children's activities, CD games etc. Library, bookshop, museum shop. Lunch café. « less
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Ranked #14 of 39 attractions in Stavanger
Category: Museums; Cultural
Owner description: The vikings are back! Using the latest interactive technology, we take the audience back to the beginning of that legendary... more » Owner description: The vikings are back! Using the latest interactive technology, we take the audience back to the beginning of that legendary epoche in North-European history. Starting with the last Ice Age, we trace the beginnings of the Viking civilization and see how it evolved into one of the most dynamic societies in the Northern hemisphere. Multimedia presentation and giftshop with handicrafts. « less
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Ranked #15 of 39 attractions in Stavanger
Category: Museums
Owner description: The best-preserved mansion house in the country, dating from the 1880s and with authentic interior. Collection of paintings... more » Owner description: The best-preserved mansion house in the country, dating from the 1880s and with authentic interior. Collection of paintings including works by Kitty Kielland and August Jacobsen. « less
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Ranked #16 of 39 attractions in Stavanger
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Ranked #17 of 39 attractions in Stavanger
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Theaters & Stadiums
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Ranked #18 of 39 attractions in Stavanger
Category: Museums
Owner description: Royal residence and manor house museum. Built 1799 - 1803. The Kielland family's summer residence. Newly restored. Ledaal... more » Owner description: Royal residence and manor house museum. Built 1799 - 1803. The Kielland family's summer residence. Newly restored. Ledaal serves now as royal home and representation house for the city of Stavanger. « less
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Ranked #19 of 39 attractions in Stavanger
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Ranked #20 of 39 attractions in Stavanger
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Cultural
Owner description: The tourist information office in Stavanger is located at Domkirkeplassen 3, opposite Stavanger cathedral. Here you can find... more » Owner description: The tourist information office in Stavanger is located at Domkirkeplassen 3, opposite Stavanger cathedral. Here you can find information about what to see and do in the Stavanger region. You can also buy post cards, stamps, souvenirs and tickets for sightseeing trips. The tourist information office also helps finding accommodation. Opening hours below. Note: Closed on public holidays! « less
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Ranked #21 of 39 attractions in Stavanger
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Ranked #22 of 39 attractions in Stavanger
  • Nice walk and free 06/12/2013
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
Owner description: Herb garden, perennial garden, themed garden and wild rose garden. Toilet, picnic area. Open year round. Cafè Sundays, June,... more » Owner description: Herb garden, perennial garden, themed garden and wild rose garden. Toilet, picnic area. Open year round. Cafè Sundays, June, July, August . « less
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Ranked #23 of 39 attractions in Stavanger
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #24 of 39 attractions in Stavanger
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Ranked #25 of 39 attractions in Stavanger
  • For the interested 09/23/2013
Owner description: The airplane museum at Sola owns an impressing collection of planes and items. Here is more than 30 planes, an exhibition in... more » Owner description: The airplane museum at Sola owns an impressing collection of planes and items. Here is more than 30 planes, an exhibition in an authentic german hangar from WW2 and all types of jet fighters used by the Norwegian Air Force.The museum is basically run by enthusiastic, hard-working voluntaries. « less
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Ranked #26 of 39 attractions in Stavanger
Category: Libraries; Cultural
Owner description: Sølvberget is Stavanger’s cultural centre, where knowledge, experience and understanding meet. Sølvberget is situated in the... more » Owner description: Sølvberget is Stavanger’s cultural centre, where knowledge, experience and understanding meet. Sølvberget is situated in the middle of the city centre.STAVANGER PUBLIC LIBRARY:- is divided into four sections, Fiction and Fact, Music and Film and Children and Youth. Fiction and Fact is located on the first and second floor.FREE WI-FI AND COMPUTER FACILITIES:- Public access to computers is available in all our libraries and is free to use. All visitors are also welcome to use our free Wi-Fi Service. the service is free but there is a charge for printing and copying.STUDY AREA:- The library offers several quiet study areas.INTERNATIONAL NEWPAPERS AND MAGAZINES:- The library provides a wide range of local, national and international newspapers and magazines to the public. These are available on the first floor.STAVANGER CHILDREN AND YOUTH LIBRARY:- is located on the second floor and provides children’s literature, music and films. Arranges a large amount of children activites throughout the year.STAVANGER MUSIC AND FILM LIBRARY: - is also located on the center’s first floor, and provides a wide collection of compact discs, lP records, DVD and Blue-Ray discs, music and film literature and music notes.INTERNATIONAL LIBRARY:- The International library is part of the library in Stavanger. It has one of Norway’s biggest collections of foreignlanguage literature. the International library is a library for those who wish to read literature, including magazines, in other languages than Norwegian. We offer books in almost 50 languages, split on two departments; one for adults and one for children and teenagers. « less
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Ranked #27 of 39 attractions in Stavanger
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Ranked #28 of 39 attractions in Stavanger
Category: Children's Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Norwegian Children's Museum is one of a handful of its kind in Europe. Our exhibitions and activities are about almost... more » Owner description: The Norwegian Children's Museum is one of a handful of its kind in Europe. Our exhibitions and activities are about almost anything connected with children and childhood. A children's museum combines the traditional museum's focus on documentation and the exhibition of objects from the past with the young person's wish to participate, investigate and play. A children's museum also evokes nostalgia and the recollection of one's own childhood. You will walk through the maze of growing up in a museum world of exhibitions, activities and theatre. Exhibitions and activities. Toys, a tree hut, labyrinths, board games and play. Open daily in school holidays. « less
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Ranked #29 of 39 attractions in Stavanger
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
Owner description: The batheing area includes a beach, barbeque facilities and playground for children. Kiosk open on warm days. Limited... more » Owner description: The batheing area includes a beach, barbeque facilities and playground for children. Kiosk open on warm days. Limited parking. It is part of the hiking area near Gandsfjorden. Access from ostre Ring. « less
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Ranked #30 of 39 attractions in Stavanger
Category: Observation Decks/ Towers; Landmarks
Owner description: Ullandhaug tower - The telecommunications tower was built in 1964. The tower rises 64 metres on a hill 135 m above sea level.... more » Owner description: Ullandhaug tower - The telecommunications tower was built in 1964. The tower rises 64 metres on a hill 135 m above sea level. From here you have a marvellous view of Stavanger, Ryfylke and Nordjaeren. Harald's Cairn was sited here previously and rocks from the top of this older tower are now placed beside Ullandhaugtarn. « less
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