Skagenkaien
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  • Elsa C. L.
    New York City, New York4,618 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting
    You may stroll right in front of those buildings or sit on a bench on the other side of the port. Gigantic cruise ships could be viewed as well as tour boats. There are numerous restaurants to choose from. Drivers are extremely polite to pedestrians. Norwegians are extremely helpful, kind and professional.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 5, 2023
  • FiftyFifty5050
    Montgomery, United Kingdom862 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Heart of the City
    An attractive place to wander, clean, well maintained, well lit and even though we were there on a Friday and Saturday night, the area never became rowdy or crowded, we always felt quite safe walking around. Plenty of bars and restaurants around the harbour area, with gift shops as well, hotels and a variety of ships moored up, some of which were offering restaurant and night club facilities. The buildings are mainly old or, at least, in the style of old Stavanger, with care having been taken to blend in the more odern architecture. A good place to get the flavour of Stavanger.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 17, 2023
  • Vadim
    Murmansk, Russia33,762 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The busiest place in Stavanger.
    You rarely see large crowds in Stavanger. Skagenkaien is an exception. In the evening, it is the busiest place in the city due to the highest concentration of restaurants and bars on the waterfront and on the parallel Skagen Street.. By the way, the word "Skagen" itself comes from "Skagi", which translates as "cape". There are many old buildings in Stavanger. Many of the 60 buildings date back to the early 19th century. The oldest building is located on Skagenkaien 16 - a warehouse built in 1770. The charm of the embankment is added by small boats moored along the pier. In good weather, with a light breeze, it looks very romantic.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written February 10, 2024
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Elsa C. L.
New York City, NY4,618 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
You may stroll right in front of those buildings or sit on a bench on the other side of the port. Gigantic cruise ships could be viewed as well as tour boats. There are numerous restaurants to choose from.
Drivers are extremely polite to pedestrians.
Norwegians are extremely helpful, kind and professional.
Written October 5, 2023
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Roslyn138
Wrexham, UK1,087 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Having just come off the Fjord cruise trip , we had a couple of hours to spare to have a wander around the waterfront with its quaint shops, bars and restaurants , together with street art to view. We had hoped to visit the cathedral , however it is been renovated and appears it wont be open to the public until 2025 .
Written April 17, 2023
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Zhoom
Perth, Australia267 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
If you are in Stavanger for a short period, try the Skagen restaurant which is an old building with some character. Food is Ok too.
Written August 7, 2019
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Kaan U
Mons, Belgium34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Solo
Cute Nordic city. 11 degrees in june! Tip for those haven’t exchanged krons, 7-elevens accept euros in banknotes and give the change back in krons
Written June 19, 2018
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shane😁😁
Northamptonshire, UK14,211 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Couples
An area which became much busier as the day continued with many passengers from other cruise ships arriving.We found the area mainly consisted of expensive souvenir shops(i bought a fridge magnet for the equivalent of £6!)as well as bars and food shops...all stunning to look at as the ship enters.There were boat trips out to the glaciers too,we were tempted however they were way too expensive...a nice relaxing area and very close to everything of interest...worth a few hours.
Written March 27, 2017
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tanteaase
Bergen, Norway102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
Wonderful food at the newly opened Sumo restaurant..
Here they serve Asian Fusion food that gives you the fantastic feel with every mouthful.. Very nice decor and great service.
Written July 22, 2019
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Peder Rasmussen
Maastricht, The Netherlands128 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
If you have ever been in Skagen Denmark, then you will really understand why its called Skagenkaien. Tight historical links between Norway and Denmark, really is portrayed here. Romantic and historical old wooden buildings, as seen almost anywhere in Norway, just so charming. If you do have time left to spend, a cosy lunch, afternoon with coffee or a cold beer is well spent. You will have the harbour area as a scene, cruise ships, yachts and just a life in Stavanger to enjoy.
Written July 21, 2019
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Jana C
Prague, Czech Republic4,632 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
When you walk around the harbour you will see some nice restaurants, houses and of course ships. The square is also interesting and you can find the fish restaurant and the fish market here.
Written April 29, 2018
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Barbs25
Staffordshire, UK3,572 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Couples
Hardest thing about Stavanger is figuring out if you're in the right place!! Trip advisor locations are all off so pretty sure I came here haha!
It's just a few bars and restaurants on the harbour, nice as you pass by but wouldn't stop. Plenty of nicer bars in the area - dognvill burgers for example are amazing!
Written September 12, 2017
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Paul S
Stavanger, Norway34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Solo
Skagen Quay, restored a few years ago, is pristine. It is particularly striking at night when indented blue lights along the harbour create an impressive vista.
Written July 22, 2017
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