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Stavanger
With about 120,000 people, Stavanger is Norway’s fourth-largest city and a fascinating mix of old and new. Its history stretches back deep into the Middle Ages. Stavanger was once a tranquil coastal market town and then later an important fishing port. But it was the 1969 discovery of oil offshore that forever changed the now bustling city’s fortunes and landscape. Don’t miss the well-preserved old town (Gamle Stavanger), the unique Canning Museum or the 12th-century Stavanger Cathedral.

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Lysefjord
Lysefjord
Attraction type: Valleys
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Flor og Fjaere
Flor og Fjaere
Attraction type: Gardens
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Roedne Fjord Cruise
Roedne Fjord Cruise
Owner description: Roedne Fjord Cruise are experts in arranging sightseeing tours to the Lysefjord and the Pulpit Rock! We have regular departures all year round. Please visit our web site for... more Owner description: Roedne Fjord Cruise are experts in arranging sightseeing tours to the Lysefjord and the Pulpit Rock! We have regular departures all year round. Please visit our web site for schedule and booking. less
Attraction type: Boat Tours; Mountains; Waterfalls; Sightseeing Tours
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Old Stavanger
Old Stavanger
Attraction type: Historic Sites
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Norwegian Petroleum Museum
Norwegian Petroleum Museum
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... 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
Attraction type: Science Museums
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Hanekam
Hanekam
Ranked #1 of 133 Restaurants in Stavanger
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Efendi Tea & Coffee House
Efendi Tea & Coffee House
Ranked #2 of 133 Restaurants in Stavanger
Cuisines: Bar, Coffee Shop, Tapas, Tea Room
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Bluebird Kaffebar
Bluebird Kaffebar
Ranked #3 of 133 Restaurants in Stavanger
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Coffee Shop, Sandwiches
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Lunch
Noodle Noodle
Noodle Noodle
Ranked #4 of 133 Restaurants in Stavanger
Cuisines: Noodle
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery
Sushi San
Sushi San
Ranked #5 of 133 Restaurants in Stavanger
Cuisines: Japanese

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

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The Backpack Shack
$80 - $84 (NOK 608 - 638)
Ranked #5 of 11 Stavanger B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Darby's Inn
Darby's Inn
$112 - $168 (NOK 850 - 1,280)
Ranked #1 of 11 Stavanger B&B and Inns
Clarion Hotel Energy
4.0 of 5
Clarion Hotel Energy
$113 - $237
Ranked #1 of 27 Hotels in Stavanger
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Clarion Hotel Stavanger
4.0 of 5
Clarion Hotel Stavanger
$140 - $289 (NOK 1,064 - 2,196)
Ranked #2 of 27 Hotels in Stavanger
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Scandic Stavanger City
4.0 of 5
Scandic Stavanger City
$113 - $243
Ranked #4 of 27 Hotels in Stavanger
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Radisson Blu Royal Hotel
4.0 of 5
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel
$117 - $274 (NOK 889 - 2,082)
Ranked #5 of 27 Hotels in Stavanger
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Myhregaarden Hotel
4.0 of 5
Myhregaarden Hotel
$116 - $344
Ranked #10 of 27 Hotels in Stavanger
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