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Located on Norway’s west coast, Stavanger is known as the Oil Capital – but don’t let that nickname fool you. This peaceful city is surrounded by nature and full of color and culture. From nearby fjords and mountains to street art and historic buildings, Stavanger is a breath of fresh air. Stroll the harbourfront, browse handicraft shops, and visit Fargegata, “the colour street.” There are so many things to do in Stavanger, with great tours and activities to keep you entertained.

Stavanger was established in 1125, and you can still see touches of history all over the city. In fact, the town has the largest collection of wooden houses in northern Europe, with 8,000 timber buildings along the streets of Stavanger. The city has a distinctly small-town feel, but there’s so much to do – it is Norway’s fourth-largest city, after all. Check out the old cathedral, pose for photos in front of street art, and visit the Norwegian Petroleum Museum to see why Stavanger is known as the Oil Capital of Norway. Stavanger is also home to a bear-themed amusement park, virtual reality Viking House, and Fisketorget fish market where you can purchase fresh fish.

For a taste of the Nordic outdoors, book a hiking tour and head out to Pulpit Rock, a 600-metre flat-top cliff above the gorgeous Lysefjord. This 8km hike is a great way to stretch your legs and enjoy one of the most famous viewpoints in all of Norway. Local guides have lots of tips on other area hiking trails and things to do in Stavanger.

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