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Pulpit Rock (or Preikestolen in Norwegian) at Lysefjorden, Ryfylke near Stavanger, is one of the great tourist attractions in Norway
Meet Monica running her family farm outside the city of Stavanger
The Three Swords (Sverd i Fjell) is located at the edge of Hafrsfjord, around 6 kilometres from the centre of Stavanger
Monica Larsen/Region Stavanger
Fargerik Gate in Stavanger with its small shops and cozy cafes - Monica Larsen/Region Stavanger
Exhibits at the Norwegian Petroleum exhibits explain how oil and gas are created, discovered and produced, and what they are used for
Try cycling holiday in Stavanger, Fjord Norway
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Direct flights to Stavanger with Norwegian

Stavanger in Fjord Norway is easily accessible from the UK with direct Norwegian flights from London-Gatwick and Manchester. Prices from £44,90* one way, taxes included.

Explore the small metropolis of Stavanger, a town with numerous festivals and cultural offers as well as stunning nature. It was the European Capital of Culture in 2008. Find out online what’s on in Stavanger

A brand new concert hall, Stavanger Konserthus, opened in September 2013. Rumour has it that the hall has the best acoustics in Europe. 

Take a stroll through Old Stavanger, with its narrow streets and wooden houses. If you want to go back in time and get a feel for what Stavanger was like in its heyday as a great exporter of canned fish, visit the Norwegian Canning Museum located here.

The discovery of oil in the North Sea changed the fortunes of Norway forever. If you are curious about the story of the development of the oil industry, pay a visit to the Norwegian Petroleum Museum. The building’s stunning architecture is an attraction in itself.

Stavanger is surrounded by the sea and some of the best farmland in Norway. It is regarded by many as the food capital of Norway and the restaurants tend to have a strong focus on local produce. Stavanger is also the home of the Culinary Institute of Norway.

What to do around Stavanger

The Lysefjord is situated among towering cliffs and mountains, with the majestic Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen) as the most prominent feature. The Lysefjord is within easy reach of Stavanger, with daily boat trips throughout the year. Lysefjord cruises are offered by Rødne Fjord Cruise and Norled.

Norway's best surf is found along the beaches of Jæren. This stretch of coastline invites you to explore the North Sea for wind and waves.

Fly Norwegian direct to Stavanger from just £44.90*

Reach Stavanger in Fjord Norway within two hours on Norwegian's direct flight from London-Gatwick and Manchester to Stavanger Airport Sola. With departures several times a week, and prices from just £44.90* one way including taxes, there is no reason why this year should not be the one where you too experience city life in Stavanger.


Preikestolen cruise and hike (8 hours)

See idyllic islands and magnificent scenery, including the majestic Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock) and the Vagabond’s Cave. The boat stops at Oanes to drop off those who want to hike to Preikestolen, a walk that takes about four hours. After the hike you will be transported by bus to Tau, from where the ferry takes you back to Stavanger.

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Outdoorlife Norway

Get more out of your visit to Fjord Norway with a guided hiking, biking or sightseeing tour. Focusing on small groups and personal interaction, Outdoorlife Norway offers unique experiences around the Lysefjord, Stavanger, Jæren and Ryfylke. The trips can be customised according to skill and desired challenge.  

As a member of the Travel Guarantee Fund, Outdoorlife Norway can help you with transportation, accommodation and hospitality for multiday trips. Personal guiding is also available.

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Top-class adventure with Sailsafari

For those who have the Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen), Kjerag, Trolltunga or Flørli on their bucket list and want an exclusive private trip, this is the perfect suggestion. 

Sailsafari Adventure offers nature-based experiences in the Norwegian fjords on board the yacht S/Y Athene, a 2014 Hanse 445 model. They know the waters well and have extensive experience planning, organising and conducting trips and events for small groups from all over the world.

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Enjoy the view of Preikestolen from the Lysefjord

Join a two and a half hour cruise on the magnificent Lysefjord with a great view of Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock). The tour takes place on modern catamarans with panoramic windows and large sundecks, and includes a full sightseeing program with guiding in several languages.

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Get closer to nature with Outdoor Life Norway

Join a customised tour with Outdoor Life Norway to get the most out of your Norwegian adventure.

Outdoor Life Norway organises excursions around the Lysefjord, Stavanger, Jæren and Ryfylke. If you are dreaming about exploring the Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen), Kjerag, Flørli, Månafossen or Dalsnuten, they can help you to experience these natural highlights in a new and unexpected way

The focus is on small groups and personal interaction with nature through learning, developing skills and socialising with people from all over the world. The guide speaks Norwegian, English and Dutch. 

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Direct to Fjord Norway

Fly direct to Bergen, Ålesund or Stavanger from Gatwick with Norwegian from £44.90* and discover their vibrant city life and spectacular fjord scenery.

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