Enjoy a half-day tour featuring landmarks like the 12th-century Stavanger Cathedral, which has kept its original design from the Middle Ages. Then journey to the splendid Utstein Monastery via the Bytunnelen undersea tunnel. Founded in 1260, the monastery housed about 20 to 30 monks at its height, with about twice as many peasant workers. Don’t miss the walk through Old Stavanger, exploring the narrow, romantic lanes; historic open-air marketplace; and charming 18th-century whitewashed wooden homes.
• Stavanger Cathedral: Brief stop at the only Norwegian cathedral that has been in constant use since the Middle Ages.
• Utstein Monastery: Norway’s best-preserved medieval monastery is mentioned in historical records going back to the 9th century.
• Old Stavanger: Have your camera ready when you see the dollhouse-like 18th-century wooden houses with their carefully groomed flowerboxes.
What to Bring:
• SeaPass card and photo identification
• Cash/credit cards
What to Wear:
• Hat and sunglasses
• Walking shoes
• Tour order may vary