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Our most recommended Stavanger Culture & History

  • Stavanger: Waterfalls Rocks and Caves Cruise

    1. Stavanger: Waterfalls Rocks and Caves Cruise

    Experience the Norwegian fjords throughout a scenic sightseeing cruise. The Lysefjord and the Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen) are some of the most impressive sights you will enjoy throughout this tour, as you enjoy nature at its best from the convenience of a boat. One of the first memorable sights will be the mysterious Vagabond's Cave, a gorgeous cove where dramatic cliffs surround an aqua-marine pool. As legend has it, the cave was named after a group of vagabonds who hid in the shelter for months trying to escape police. You will then head to the famous Pulpit Rock, a natural rock formation consisting of a steep cliff which rises 1,981 feet above Lysefjorden, opposite the Kjerag plateau. It also has an almost flat top of approximately 80 meters across. Throughout this exhilarating tour of memorable Lysefjord with its towering waterfalls, idyllic islands, and breathtaking scenery, you'll...

    Although we were unlucky with the weather, the ride was very pleasant. A comfortable boat, very suitable for tourist navigation, good service on board. They took us through beautiful places.

  • Stavanger: Customized Private Tour with a Local

    2. Stavanger: Customized Private Tour with a Local

    In this customized trip, skip the mundane historical tours and discover the city through a local's eyes. Experience a tour that will transform the way you travel to make it as much about the people you meet, as it is the places you see. The local guides are passionate about their city and eager to share their knowledge and perspective. Since they are not professional guides and tour occasionally, they provide an experience that’s authentic and personal, like a friend showing you around their city. Meet at your accommodation to get familiar with the neighborhood, find out about the best places to eat, the easiest ways to get around, and the hidden gems you might have missed. By the end of the tour, feel comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay. Through conversations with your guide, learn about cultural differe...

  • Stavanger: Self-Guided Audio Tour

    3. Stavanger: Self-Guided Audio Tour

    This Norwegian city of Stavanger is built around a beautiful large natural harbor and is famously known as Europe’s oil capital. Learn about the city’s interesting history and visit some of the city’s 23 sculptures that are scattered around Stavanger. This relaxing and easy going city has a young feel with lots of restaurants and bars due to its large population of university students. This audio tour will show you the breathtaking views of the Vagen Harbour and the great Stavanger Cathedral. See the Concert Hall, the Bjergsted Music Park, the Gamle Stavanger, Lake Breiavatnet, the Culture House and the Petroleum Museum and Geo Park.  Benefit from an entirely self-paced tour. Simply download your audio files and use them at your own leisure.

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What people are saying about Stavanger

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Great Guide

Anatoly was our guide for our tour of Stavenger. He was fantastic. Despite screw-ups on our end organizing the tour, he was able to rescue everything and give us a great tour around Stavenger. Anatoly has a warm and engaging personality, his knowledge was also impressive, we really enjoyed out time with him. I would recommend his services to anyone interested in getting a little bit more out of their time in Stavenger.

Although we were unlucky with the weather, the ride was very pleasant. A comfortable boat, very suitable for tourist navigation, good service on board. They took us through beautiful places.

Our guide Renate showed us very scenic areas of the city that we would not have seen otherwise. We were able to move very well and cheaply using public transport.

Stavanger from a completely different perspective - great. Many thanks to Renate! And thank you for the flexibility regarding the start of the trip.

Great leadership

very personal and with a lot of information and time.