Popular Accommodations in Stavanger
Highlights in Stavanger
- Cogene park
- Ship tour to Preikestolen
- Iron age village
- Norwegian Oil Museum
Most popular in Stavanger
Vacation rentals in Stavanger
Stavanger is not only rich in culture, but also offers numerous holiday accommodations. You will find what you are looking for primarily in the centre of Stavanger, where you will benefit from short distances to the sea and to places of interest such as the oil museum. You will be particularly pleased to live both near the idyllic Mosvatnet lake and by the harbour, where you can enjoy the view of the hustle and bustle from your window. Alternatively you can pitch your tents on the northern islands "Hundvag", "Buøy" or "Bjørnøya", which lure you with peace and relaxation in nature away from the city.
Vacation in Stavanger
Travelers and Activities
Just a stroll through the old town, dotted with 170 white houses, which is considered to be the best preserved wooden house settlement in Europe, is enough to cast a spell over culture lovers in Stavanger. But the historical expedition really begins on the 139-metre-high Ullandhaug mountain, where there is a reconstructed village from the Migration Period. The tour continues with a visit to the Maritime Museum, which illuminates the maritime history of the city, and a detour to the Stavanger Concert Hall. Finally, a visit to the Norsk Oljemuseum at the harbour will give you an insight into the history and technology of Norwegian oil production.
Stavanger was the European Capital of Culture in 2008.
Things to know
Although Stavanger can be quite fresh during the winter months, a cultural trip to the south of Norway is possible all year round. In any case, if you pay attention to weatherproof clothing, because nature also unfolds a very special magic during this time. If you like it a little warmer, you can book your vacation rental in Stavanger for the months of June to September.
Top 3 travel tips
The majestic Preikestolen is probably the most famous natural monument in the region. Take the opportunity to visit Preikestolen on a two-and-a-half-hour boat trip to the Lysefjord from Stavanger.2. Experience family action in Kongeparken
Kongeparken is the largest amusement park in Western Norway and therefore an absolute magnet for families. Thanks to numerous attractions like the highest merry-go-round and the longest bobsleigh run in Norway, young and old get their money's worth.3. Try Norwegian specialities
If you are already in Stavanger, you should also visit one of the many restaurants and try typical Norwegian specialities such as stockfish with boiled potatoes (Klippfisk) and fresh cod (Kokt torsk).