Excursions in Stavanger

Everyone can find something to enjoy in Stavanger, whether you are interested in its history and culture, architecture, great art, or delectable cuisine.

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A guide for first-time visitors to Stavanger

Every aspect of a trip to Stavanger may be expertly planned by our staff, including transportation, guided tours, hotels, tickets, meals, shared and private day trips, shore excursions, and packages for both individuals and small groups. 

Stavanger - excursions and day trips

Besides Stavanger's natural beauty, it has many attractions that are worth seeing. If you're visiting Norway, you'll want to take advantage of the many day trip excursions that the city offers. It's a great way to experience Norwegian culture and to get to know some of the country's cuisine. There are also many different cultural festivals held in the area. Whether you're interested in exploring the city's fjords and mountain landscapes or you're into art and history, Stavanger has something for everyone.

One of the best day trips from Stavanger is a fjord cruise. You can visit some of the most breathtaking fjords in the world. You'll see a spectacular waterfall called Manafossen, which is the tallest in Norway. You'll also see caves, rock formations, and islands.

Another one of the top day trip excursions from Stavanger is to the Norwegian Petroleum Museum. It's one of the most popular museums in the area. The museum contains an impressive collection of items. It also includes a replica of an oil platform. The exhibit explains how the oil was discovered and how the technology used to produce the oil was developed.


Another must-see is the Stavanger Maritime Museum. This museum is located in two sea houses that are opposite the harbour. It's a good place to learn about the history of the city and its sea trade. You can also view the Viking Voyagers exhibition.

If you're looking for a more active day trip, you might want to head out to Preikestolen. This rocky platform is 604 meters above the waters of Lysefjord. The trail is a moderate four-hour hike. It's an interesting adventure, but you'll need to be in shape.

Other great day trip excursions from Stavanger include a trip to the Viking Smithy, Steinar Raaen. You'll find a number of Viking-themed items at this smithy. The most popular item is the Lothbrok Twist, a Viking arm ring that was worn by the Vikings. The smithy is a working facility where the items are handcrafted.

You can also visit the Oil Museum to learn about the history of the oil industry in Norway. You'll also find an emergency slide that re-creates the event. There are a lot of other cool things to see in this museum, including a dinosaur exhibit and a display on the energy and climate challenges facing the country.


The city of Stavanger is known for its Lysefjord. You can cruise along it, or you can embark on a hiking tour to the beautiful fjord. If you choose the latter option, be prepared for some steep climbs. You can even find a local guide who can show you some of the most spectacular spots. Then there's the Museum of Archaeology. Here, you can see the Swords in the Rock monument.

If you are looking for a day trip from Stavanger that is more adventurous, you might be interested in a tour to the islands in the Lysefjord. There are several small islands with scenic views. These islands are perfect for exploring. You can also try to catch the best views from a boat ride on the Lysefjord.

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