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Stavanger, Norway

Stavanger, Norway

Northern European Itineraries

Contributed by Cheryl Pendry
For a collection of Cheryl’s articles about Northern Europe, see http://www.passporter.com/north-europe.asp


A fascinating mixture of the old and the new, Stavanger is home to a picturesque old town and is the hub of the country’s oil industry. It’s a charming city, with the major attractions within easy walking distance of the cruise terminal, right in the middle of the historic harbor.

Stavanger Old Town


A collection of 18th- and 19th-century wooden homes line the waterfront as you sail into Stavanger. From the Disney Magic, you’ll see the full extent of Gamle Stavanger (the old town), encompassing almost 200 properties that were preserved when the city was modernized following World War II. It’s a pleasure to walk through and explore this area, although be prepared for some hills if you do, as the town radiates upwards from the harbor. Looking to the future, there’s a museum exploring the importance of the oil industry to Stavanger, housed in a building that evokes the city’s future vision. Venture beyond the city boundaries, and the beautiful crystal clear waters of Lysefjord and its dramatic Pulpit Rock await you.


Norway’s third-biggest city, Stavanger’s history officially dates back to 1125, the year its cathedral was completed. However, historians believe Stavanger was an economic and military center as long ago as the 9th and 10th centuries, following the consolidation of the nation at the Battle of Hafrsfjord in 872. Following the Protestant Reformation, Stavanger lost out to other cities, with the bishops leaving for Kristiansand. The arrival of herring fisheries injected new life into Stavanger in the 19th century. In 1969, a new boom began, following the discovery of oil in the North Sea. Stavanger was chosen as Norway’s on-shore center and to this day, it’s still a key industry for the city, which is often called the oil capital.


Size: 27 sq. mi. (71 sq. km.)
Climate: Marine West Coast Temperatures: 48°F (9°C) to 64°F (18°C)
Population 8,441/3,415,091 Busy Season Summer
Language: Norwegian, English Money: Norwegian Krone (NOK) $1 US = 6 NOK
Time Zone: Central European Transportation: Walk, taxi=
Phones: Dial 011-47 from US, 110 for fire, 112 for police, 113 for ambulance
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