Guide to Stavanger
Wild guess: You probably won’t be spending every hour inside the apartment while you’re here (unless you’re a vampire). So, we put together a little Stavanger-guide for you to explore.
Preikestolen (Pulpit rock)
Fancy a hassle-free brekkie? With Morgenlevering, you can easily order a tasty breakfast spread delivered straight to your door. Order here: morgenlevering.no
Check out #fargegaten on Instagram. And IRL, of course. This is one of the most colourful streets in Norway, bustling with life and perfect for a coffee (or beer if that’s your cup of tea). Walking under the illuminated street lights at night is truly magical, and the atmosphere alone makes it well worth a visit.
A playground constructed with elements from the oil industry and designed to resemble the footprint of the formation at the Troll field in the North Sea. It's the cool neighbor of the Norwegian Petroleum Museum, and guess what? It's not just for kids.
Probably the most exciting and diverse food street in Stavanger, with many exotic eateries and small, unique shops. Try the pizza at Panzanella, bao buns at YIPS or book a table at the MICHELIN Guide Restaurant, K2, if you're feeling fancy.
Flor & Fjære
In the mood for a sensory experience? Go visit Flor & Fjære and experience fresh sea air, colourful gardens, and delicious food. Spoiler: The famous Hidlefjord fish soup is really yummy!
More information, tickets and prices: florogfjare.no
Helmer Te & Kaffe
A delightful spot for your coffee (or tea) fix, especially if you're a fan of people-watching. We recommend sitting outside, preferably when the sun is out.
Ever fancied living like the upper crust from the 1800s? Ledaal's got your ticket to the time machine! Picture yourself surrounded by rococo, Louis XVI, empire, and Biedermeier-style furnishings. It's like a posh blast from the past. Take a tour.
An amusement park located in Ålgård in the Rogaland county, approximately 25 kilometers south of Stavanger (30-minute drive from Stavanger). You can play the hero at the fire station, whip up some chocolate magic in the chocolate factory, take to the skies, and spin around like a whirlwind. Kongeparken has more than 60 thrilling adventures for all ages.
Tickets and more information are available here.
Kokko is another coffee shop worth a visit if you’re into architecture and quality coffee.
The go-to store when you're on a hunt for vintage treasures. It’s located at the bottom of Fargegaten. Here you’ll find everything from pre-loved designer clothes, bags, and heels, to unique interior items.
Patisserie, bakery, ice cream parlour, chocolatier, pizzeria, cafe, restaurant, and bar. A great spot for breakfast or lunch, especially if you fancy some American-style pancakes.
100% vegan restaurant. The wine list is also thoughtfully curated, featuring many natural wines. Book your table here: bellies.no
SATS Herbarium and EVO
Top-notch fitness centres within walking distance of the apartments in Eiganes (Queen's Cave) and Våland (Kruger's Crib). Both centres offer modern fitness equipment and personal trainers. SATS also offers a range of fitness classes if that's more your thing.
Stavanger Museum with the Norwegian Children's Museum
The heart of history in the city. It's not just a pretty building; it's packed with stories. Dive into three departments: culture, nature, and a special treat for the little ones at the Norwegian Children's Museum. Learn more and get tickets.
Holmeegenes, a slice of Danish and North German flair in the heart of Norway. Constructed by Axel Christian Kielland in 1864, it's like time-traveling to a 19th-century tenant farm with a barn. Get ready for architectural déjà vu! Discover more.
Bakery with yummy cinnamon buns (kanelsnurr means cinnamon roll in Norwegian) and other baked goodies. They have several cafes around the city, including Eiganes.
IDDIS Norwegian Graphic Museum and Norwegian Canning Museum
Located in the heart of Old Stavanger, where fish meets prints! Dive into the exciting exhibitions and hands-on activities, discovering the secrets of the city's fishing and printing industries. It's history with a dash of fun. Explore further.
Stavanger Maritime Museum
Step aboard Stavanger's maritime time machine! Explore the best-preserved merchant houses with sail lofts, shipping offices, and trading posts. Uncover the salty tales of maritime history, city life, and trading adventures from the past two centuries. Learn more.
Believe it or not, we’re blessed with some of Norway's most beautiful beaches. Learn how to surf at Borestranda, go for a stroll along Solastranden (the closest one) or visit Ogna if you’re up for a longer drive.
A realm of art. Combine a visit to Stavanger Kunstmuseum with a stroll around Mosvannet, which is located approximately 2 kilometres west of the city centre.
More information: stavangerkunstmuseum.no
Behold, a grand Swiss-style wooden villa brought to life by the seafaring Berentsen clan. Designed by Henrik Nissen from Kristiania (now Oslo), this mansion is where elegance meets timber. Explore.
Norsk Oljemuseum (Norwegian Petroleum Museum)
Nice family activity and an opportunity to learn more about Norway’s most important industry.
More information and tickets: norskolje.museum