Stavanger's Top 10
Collected by Lola (Akinmade) Åkerström , AFAR Local Expert
Forsand Municipality, 4110 Songesand, Norway
One of Norway’s most iconic images is of a traveler dangling his legs over a cliff, a glistening fjord below his boots. Preikestolen, known in English as Pulpit Rock, is that cliff, and it can be reached only by a two-hour hike from the...
Haakon VIIs gate 2, 4600 Stavanger, Norway
This landmark is the only active cathedral in Norway that dates back to the Middle Ages. Originally built in 1122 in the Anglo-Norman style, it was reconstructed with a Gothic chancel after damage from a fire in 1272. It is believed that the arm...
Møllebukta, 4044 Hafrsfjord, Norway
This imposing monument, by Norwegian sculptor Fritz Røed, commemorates the Battle of Hafrsfjord in 872, which took place here. The three swords, firmly planted into a rocky hill, stand roughly 20 meters high; the largest represents the victorious...
Kjeringholmen 1a, 4006 Stavanger, Norway
Agreed—a visit to a petroleum museum doesn't sound like a party, but this 3-D explanation of the industry that built modern Norway is packed with riveting facts, intricate models, and compelling human stories of life on an oil rig. The...
Madlamarkveien 152, 4021 Stavanger, Norway
Travel back 1,500 years to see how Vikings carried out their everyday lives. The Iron Age Farm is a re-creation of a 350-550 C.E. farmstead—with longhouses and burial mounds—based on excavations conducted by the Museum of Archaeology in the 1960s....
SØR-HIDLE, 4123 Sør-hidle, Norway
Situated on Sør-Hidle in Norway's arctic archipelago, Flor & Fjære is an easy 20-minute boat ride from Stavanger. A kaleidoscope of colorful blooms, the garden has more than 50,000 flowers, plants and exotic trees along with stone paths,...
Eiganesveien 40A, 4005 Stavanger, Norway
Built in 1881 by shipping tycoon Lars Berentsen, Breidablikk is a lavish (by modest Nordic standards) example of how Norway’s wealthy elite lived centuries ago. The mansion has ornate Gothic, Rococo and Baroque-style furniture, gold chandeliers...
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