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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 Gatwick. 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.

The possibilities for winter-adventures are numerous. 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.

From stormy beaches to the slopes of the Sauda resort, which are only 2 hours away from Stavanger. Take the Ski-boat to Sauda and enjoy a different day out skiing. The Ski boat departs from Skagenkaien Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets has to be bought online at rodne.no at latest 6:30pm the day before departure.

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 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.


Lysefjorden Bigwall Kayaking

Experience Norway's most stunning and accessible fjord from sea level. Crane your head towards the sky to take in the famous 1,000-metre high mountain wall of Kjerag. Lysefjorden Bigwall Kayaking offers guided sea kayaking tours for all levels and abilities

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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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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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