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Stavanger is a small city with BIG charm. It has a perfect harbour setting, history and culture, excellent restaurants, lots of shops and good accommodation. Close to mountains, fjords AND sandy beaches, it is the norwegian oil capital.
Bergen is Norway's second city, set amongst mountains and harbours. The bryggen area of old wooden sea-houses is a UNESCO world heritage site.
Kristiansand is the centre of the south coast, or "sørlandet" area, with thousands of inlets to explore - very popular for boats and fishing.
South west Norway has stunning, beautiful countryside - spectacular fjords, waterfalls, mountains, lakes and a unique coastline.
Work or leisure, vacation or short break, tourist or resident, you will find something of interest here.


Hotels, Bed + Breakfast, Cottages, Hyttes, Camping

Restaurants, Bars, Cafes

our restaurant guide and bar / cafe guide are very popular


Boat, car, train trips, Pulpit Rock and Lysefjord, museums, walks, bike rides and more


Speciality shops, gifts, food, services and more

Essential INFO

History, climate, transport, arrival (airports + ferries), maps, detail on the region

Skiing - winter

Alpine, cross-country, lots of resorts

Team-building, meetings

Conference, Group entertainment - good facilities, challenging activities - put together with imagination
relaxing by the harbour (vaagen)


more resorts and tourist centres...

Manafossen waterfall (Månafossen)
map of the region

Events + Festivals

Gladmat food festival is in Stavanger 20 - 23 July
ONS 2016 - Offshore Northern Seas is in Stavanger 29 August - 1 September
In July 2018 the Tall Ships Race will return to Stavanger

more events and festivals...
pulpit rock (preikestolen) Helicopter sightseeing from Stavanger

Flavour of the area

"Take a trip" around the pages of the flavour section of the site - start in Stavanger or Bergen - and click on the tour bus image to the next page.

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gamle (old) Stavanger


No good news yet for the Newcastle - Stavanger - Bergen ferry - and one less alternative

Best snow conditions for many years in Sirdal

No more Flaggruten fast boat service between Stavanger and Bergen

No good news yet for the Newcastle - Stavanger - Bergen ferry

Tjørhomfjellet Sirdal Alpint skisenter opens this weekend - 27 November 2011

Stavanger was the capital of culture in 2008

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