Stavanger, Norway

Stavanger, Norway

Stavanger is a city in Norway, Scandinavia, it is located on a peninsula on the southwest coast of the country.

The landscape in the region varies between fjords and steep mountains.

The Stavanger region has many beautiful fjords, including one of the most famous – the Lysefjord. The Lysefjord is also home to two other major attractions – Kjerag and Preikestolen (The Pulpit Rock).

Månafossen Waterfall has a free fall of 92 meters and is the biggest waterfall in Rogaland county.

A good photo opportunity is the Three Swords monument (Sverd i Fjell), which stand on the edge of Hafrsfjord, 6km from the center of Stavanger, set against the backdrop of the fjords. There is a small beach, grassy area and safe bathing for children.

The region is also home to many long, stunning sandy beaches.

The disabled cruiser visiting Stavanger

Where You’re Docked

Cruise ships dock in the heart of the city center, near the oldest part of the town, just a short walk away.

Good to Know

Heavy traffic 

Getting Around

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Currency & Best Way to Get Money

The official currency is the Norwegian Krone.


The official language in Stavanger 


Stavanger has both shopping centers and charming cobbled pedestrian streets with speciality shops such as Stavanger Glassblåseri (glass blowing studio) and Sjokoladepiken (handmade chocolate).

Souvenirs include hand knitted jumpers, glass, ceramics and replica Viking age jewelry found in the area.

‘Baccalao’ (dried salted cod in tomato sauce), ‘kjottkakaker’ (meat cakes) and Norwegian salmon are all popular dishes of the country.

Points of Interest

  • Stavanger – a seven-

Stavanger Accessible Excursions

Whether your cruise ship stops in 

Stavanger Accessible Guided Tour

This 4 hour accessible