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4001, Stavanger, Norway
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice facilities for a walk. However, in the summer it appears to me that the area have a problem with smell from the sewer.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Josteinfi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you’re in Stavanger, you’re bound to walk through old Stavanger. Really pleasant town that gives you a nice homely, cosy vibe as you walk down the cobblestone streets and wooden houses. I’d describe the look as london’s Covent Garden and Paris’s Montmatre district put...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well if you are wondering if Stavanger does Christmas check the photos, every building lit up with fancy lights, even the boats are decked out. Excellent atmosphere in the whole town.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Apparently the houses here are the most sought after and expensive homes in Stavanger. Although very old and picturesque we were told that they are fitted with all the modern conveniences a Norwegian expects. This is a small area and it doesn't take long to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed December 10, 2018 via mobile

Old Stavanger is a small area of narrow cobbled streets. At Christmas the little white wooden houses are decorated with lights and decorations in the windows, and look cute. It will probably take about 30 minutes to walk around at leisure.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 29, 2018

This is a beautiful walking town. Our visit was midsummer and the flowers and trees were in bloom. Early morning walks avoid the disgorging cruise ships. The fine and homely shops alike are a joy to wander. Plan an entire day for the town and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed November 29, 2018 via mobile

Great old town with quaint backstreets. Old fashioned layout adds a great feel. Plenty of souvenir shops and some great bars. Well worth a visit

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DB_KJ
Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

Old Stavanger was our first cruise stop and a superb introduction to Norway. Very pretty with charming little houses that we could see while having breakfast. It was very cold when we arrived so we did a short walk along the harbour and decided to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Temer2
Reviewed November 19, 2018 via mobile

Must visit during your visit in Stavanger, well maintained heritage. One can take a walk, if time permits chat up with locals to get more insight on old Stavanger.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Joyeshh
Reviewed November 17, 2018

The calm beautifully cobbled streets are surrounded by white wooden houses, and people actually live in these. The district is stunning, with occasional views to the sea sea and the visitors' harbour next to it. Try to get a local guide to understand about the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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June 19, 2018|
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Response from lovetheunexpected | Reviewed this property |
Hi our ship docked alongside the old stavanger area so not very far. The paths are hilly with steps at the end so you will need to turn back & retrace your path I think. Not a problem because there is plenty to see. The... More
April 2, 2018|
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Response from 13kristiann | Reviewed this property |
sorry for way to late reply haven't used the app for a while . I hope you found out that they have open .hope you enjoyed your stay
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June 28, 2017|
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Response from PaulS13108 | Reviewed this property |
Hallo Matt. Stavanger Old Town is in the middle of Stavanger itself. It is easily visible because it is perched on a hilltop looking over the harbour. If you get lost, ask anyone. It will not be more than a 7 minute walk or... More
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Itinerary help - 10 days in mid May (13 Replies)
Hi all I would really need some help on my itinerary for this May 2016. My husband and I will be in Norway from 13 - 23 May. We have the following draft itinerary but could not think of other places to go. Honestly, I am getting a bit confused with the different places, fjords I read about! We are interested in scenery. We don't mind some "hiking" but we are not serious hikers so we only consider the easier walks/hikes. - Day 1 - Arrive in Stavanger in the morning; go around Stavanger...More
April 14, 2016|
Response fromdyoll|
Day 7 - how are you travelling to Geiranger? Day 8 and Day 10 - these roads may not be open in mid May. It would not be worth travelling to Tromsø for one night - all your time would be spent at airports, transfers and flying.
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Itinerary review? (4 Replies)
Hello! I'll be visiting Stavanger in late August and would like suggestions/modifications on my itinerary. I plan to walk as much as possible around the city and have a budget of about 40 USD/day. Day 1: Walk around Old Stavanger, visit the Cathedral, and see the harbor. Try Fisketorget for dinner. Day 2: Tidereiser tour to Pulpit Rock. Day 3: Visit Sande Beach and Tungenes Lighthouse (walkable from the center of Stavanger?). Then go to Swords in Rock at sunset and have a...More
June 30, 2014|
Response fromOsloViking|
On Google Maps you will see that the lighthouse is in Randaberg, some 15 km from Stavanger.