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Stavanger, Norway

Stavanger delights with its mix of old-world charm and modern bustle. The center of Norway’s North Sea oil production, the port sits on a scenic archipelago nestled between imposing mountains and sandy beaches.

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Stavanger, Norway

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The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss

Beautifully preserved, "Old Stavanger" is a real treat for the eyes and is ripe with camera opportunities. Wander cobblestone streets lined with picturesque, whitewashed wooden homes dating back to the late 18th century. Their dollhouse perfection and carefully groomed flower boxes help to create the illusion of stepping back through time. 

Other Fun Things to Do

Get the heart pumping by hiking Preikestolen, "Pulpit Rock." A breathtaking view 2000 feet above the sea awaits you at the top of this massive rocky crop, which provides some of the most panoramic vistas in all of Scandinavia.
Explore the striking Domkirke cathedral which dates back to the Middle Ages. Let your imagination soar as you survey the intricately carved dragons and griffins hidden in the impressive columns overhead.

Sporting Adventures

Match wits over 18 championship holes at the Stavanger Golf Klubb. A wonderfully crafted course, you'll have to concentrate to keep your eye on the ball amid a backdrop of some Norway's most breathtaking fjords.

Get A Taste Of Local Flavor

In Norway, adventure abounds, and mealtime is no exception. Get daring and sample a reindeer steak or a tasty cabbage and mutton stew. Fish, a staple of the local diet, is always well cooked and fresh. Top it off with a sour-cream porridge covered with melted butter, brown sugar and cinnamon.

Local Currency

The Krone is the official currency of Norway. Most stores and restaurants also accept major credit cards at a competitive exchange rate.

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