Sola is where you will start your adventure, with surfing, sightseeing and urban life in Stavanger.
Fjord Norway/Paul Edmundson
Fly to Stavanger
World-famous waves throw a seasoned surfer onto the shore. The sun peeks out from behind the moving clouds. The weather changes quickly here, from rain showers to sunshine, from wind to warm weather. Take advantage of the weather and the waves here in Stavanger!
Stavanger is the city of contrasts. The long white sandy beaches in Jæren are unique to this region. The steep Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) attracts droves of tourists and hikers. Did you know a quarter million people come here every year to see the almost 2000 feet tall cliff?
Activities in Stavanger
For the past few years, the oil capital has made its mark in another natural way: with its high-quality regional ingredients, Stavanger has been collecting Michelin stars.
The charming city center of Stavanger is ideal for flat shoes and a low heart rate, with white wooden houses and pleasant cafés. Remember to visit the ‘colorful street’ Øvre Holmegate, where niche businesses and friendly cafés thrive. Bøker og Børst (Books and Booze) is a good place to have a rest.
If you want to witness an incredible feat of physical control, there are two options. The first is a hockey game with Stavanger Oilers – seeing them soar across the ice is quite a sight! The second is Stavanger Concert Hall, where you can hear philharmonic or operatic tones, or even rap or pop music.
POPULAR PREIKESTOLEN: Put on your mountain boots and hike up to the Pulpit Rock. Be careful not to fall off the cliff into the Lysefjord!
LONG SANDY BEACHES: Jæren and the Stavanger area are home to some of Norway’s longest beaches. The waves are so great, the European surfing championship was held here in 2017.
WHITE WOODEN HOUSES: If you prefer cobble stone over stony mountains, downtown Stavanger is the place for you. Stroll among nice little wooden houses and have a chat with a ‘Siddis’.