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Stavanger is located on the coast of Norway and is the third largest city in the country. Stavanger has a multitude of museums, restaurants, and attractions. You can even learn about the history of the Vikings or take day trips to other parts of Norway by taking a ride on the ferry.
Things to Do in Stavanger
In Stavanger you can explore the exhibits at the Sorlandets Kunstmuseum, which features art from the 1800s. Another popular museum is the Museum of Archaeology, where you can learn more about the Vikings. You can also visit the Kristiansand Dyrepark, which includes a water park, aquarium, and zoo. After the zoo you can see a concert at the Kilden Performing Arts Centre or take your kids on a rowboat ride at Odderoya Museumshavn. Another popular attraction in Stavanger is riding the Setesdalsbanen, which is a historic railway with authentic carriages. To experience the city’s culture and go shopping, stroll through Market Square. For the best views of the city, go to Valandshaugen. For dinner, try eating at Renaa Matbaren, which uses fresh, local ingredients. If you’re craving fish, eat dinner at Fisketorget Stavanger.
Day Trips Near Stavanger
Try to see other parts of Norway by taking day trips from Stavanger! Kristiansand is about a three-hour drive by public transportation or by car from Stavanger. Go fishing and white water rafting in the Otra River, which is the fifth longest river in the country. You can also walk along the Kristiansand Boardwalk, see the Odderoya Lighthouse, and see the historic Kristiansand Cathedral. If you are willing to drive a little further for a day trip, consider going to Bergen, Norway. Bergen is a little under a five hour drive from Stavanger. In Bergen you can go cycling down Rallarvegen or check out the Bergen Aquarium. At the aquarium you can see crocodiles, visit the touch aquarium, and see a cinema show about the Galapagos.
Rent a home within walking distance to the beach, restaurants, and museums. You can also rent a spacious apartment near the city center. Stavanger also has several hotels, such as the Thon Hotel Maritim and the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel. Wherever you choose to stay, Tripping can help you compare all of the rentals in the area by price, ratings, reviews, and more. Book your Stavanger vacation rental today!
Transportation in Stavanger
Kolombus has buses that run throughout Stavanger and Sandnes. There are also train services. If you are planning to take day trips, you can take a ferry to different towns and islands.