Why visit Stavanger?
To see the perfectly preserved old town before climbing the world-famous Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock).
Old Stavanger (Gamle Stavanger) next to the city centre has a collection of 18th and 19th-century wooden structures with museums, restaurants and pubs. It’s the best-preserved collection of timber houses in northern Europe.
You probably didn’t know
Two out of every ten local residents you will meet in Stavanger will be immigrants working locally because of the offshore oil industry.
Suggested reading and viewing about Stavanger
Read See You Tomorrow (Tore Renberg, 2013); watch the film Nokas (2010), directed by Erik Skjoldbjærg, about the NOKAS robbery in Stavanger in 2004 and filmed where the actual events took place.