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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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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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Swords in Rock
Swords in Rock
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... 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
Attraction type: Monuments & Statues
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Efendi Tea & Coffee House
Efendi Tea & Coffee House
Ranked #1 of 153 Restaurants in Stavanger
Cuisines: Bar, Cafe, Spanish, Pub
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Seating
Dognvill Burger Stavanger
Dognvill Burger Stavanger
Ranked #2 of 153 Restaurants in Stavanger
Price: $17 - $29
Cuisines: American, Bar
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Det Lille Hjornet
Det Lille Hjornet
Ranked #3 of 153 Restaurants in Stavanger
Price: $5 - $15
Cuisines: European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Pub
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Mogul India
Mogul India
Ranked #4 of 153 Restaurants in Stavanger
Price: $20 - $34
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Fisketorget
Fisketorget
Ranked #5 of 153 Restaurants in Stavanger
Cuisines: Seafood, Norwegian
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Stavanger Hostel St.Svithun
2.0 of 5
Stavanger Hostel St.Svithun
$65 - $138
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Rogalandsheimen Gjestgiveri
Rogalandsheimen Gjestgiveri
$5 - $5 (ISK 625 - ISK 675)
Ranked #17 of 26 Hotels in Stavanger
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The Backpack Shack
$61 - $69 (NOK 524 - NOK 592)
Ranked #4 of 11 Stavanger B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Darby's Inn
Darby's Inn
$99 - $149 (NOK 850 - NOK 1,280)
Ranked #1 of 11 Stavanger B&B and Inns
Scandic Stavanger Park
3.5 of 5
Scandic Stavanger Park
$112 - $226 (NOK 962 - NOK 1,940)
Ranked #1 of 26 Hotels in Stavanger
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Clarion Hotel Stavanger
4.0 of 5
Clarion Hotel Stavanger
$122 - $252 (NOK 1,047 - NOK 2,164)
Ranked #2 of 26 Hotels in Stavanger
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Clarion Hotel Energy
4.0 of 5
Clarion Hotel Energy
$94 - $202
Ranked #3 of 26 Hotels in Stavanger
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Scandic Stavanger City
4.0 of 5
Scandic Stavanger City
$82 - $165
Ranked #4 of 26 Hotels in Stavanger
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Radisson Blu Royal Hotel
4.0 of 5
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel
$101 - $210 (NOK 867 - NOK 1,803)
Ranked #5 of 26 Hotels in Stavanger
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