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Stavanger: Visit to Utstein Monastery

Product ID: 220371
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Travel to the only preserved monastery from the Middle Ages in Norway. Take a guided tour of the monastery, be amazed by the serene landscape, and feel the harmonic atmosphere surrounding the island of Mosterøy.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Get a complete guided tour of the Utstein Monastery
  • Stop at the Swords in Rock monument in Hafrsfjord
  • Enjoy the sublime ocean-view and feel the atmosphere of peace and tranquility embracing the island of Mosterøy
  • Drive through one of the world’s longest underwater tunnels
  • Visit Utstein Farm Store, located in a renovated boathouse close to the monastery
Full description
Discover one of Norway's finest landmarks, the Utstein Monastery, which dates back all the way to the Middle Ages. Journey to Mosterøy island from Stavanger to visit the monastery, and delight in spectacular ocean views, secluded beauty, stunning scenery, and the atmosphere of peace and tranquility on the island.

After making your way to the meeting point in Stavanger, begin your journey to Mosterøy island. On the way, enjoy a unique experience: drive through one of the world’s longest underwater tunnels and marvel at this feat of engineering.

Upon arrival at the monastery, meet your English-speaking guide, who will be dressed in authentic medieval clothing. Explore all the different the eras the monastery has witnessed and their remains in the current structure with a complete guided tour of the museum.

Feel stories of the monks' activities oozing from this peaceful area, and admire the showcasing of their wealth in the beautiful detailing, both out- and indoors. Learn how the monastery served as the royal residence of the very first Viking king of Norway, Harald Fairhair, before being donated to the monks of Stavanger in the 12th century, though it even served as a private mansion long after that too.

Take a moment out to experience the silence of a monastery bordered by lush greenery, serene landscape, and the rugged beauty of the countryside. A visit to Utstein Farm Store, located in a renovated boathouse close to the monastery, and a photo stop at the Swords in Rock monument in Hafrsfjord are also included in the tour.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off in Stavanger city center
  • Guided tour at the museum
What’s Not Included
  • Guide on the bus from Stavanger to the monastery

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The meeting point is just outside the Tourist Information Office in Stavanger, located on Strandkaien 61, 4005 Stavanger, Norway.

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Important information
Know before you go
• This tour does not have a guide on the bus; the guide will meet you at the monastery
• Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the activity starts
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Product ID: 220371