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Unless you're Scandinavian,
you probably haven't heard of Stavanger, Norway. But it's a charming town,
surrounded by spectacular scenery.
|The base for Norway's North
Sea oil operations, Stavanger is a prosperous place that was the European
Capital of Culture (ECC), along with Liverpool, England, in 2008. That
designation brought more travelers to Stavanger, and many facilities were
improved so that the city would live up to expectations.
There's a quaint old harbor
with plenty of restaurants, and several interesting churches and museums
worth visiting. Come during the summer months, as many attractions are
closed in winter.
The Domkirke, which dates
from 1125, is the most impressive church in Stavanger. A fire destroyed
much of it in 1272. But it was rebuilt with Gothic-style twin towers. A
renovation that took place between 1938 and 1942 brought the church back
to the way it looked in medieval times.
Don't miss the wooden pulpit
which is carved with stories from the Old Testament. The ornate canopy
overhead shows scenes from Christ's life. And the columns are decorated
with Norse griffins and dragons.
|History buffs will enjoy
the five different collections that make up the Stavanger Museum. The combined
admission ticket includes entrance to a neoclassical house that is the
Stavanger residence of the Norwegian Royal Family, a restored 1881 Victorian
home, and maritime, canning, and natural history museums.
Gamle Stavanger is a must-see
if you visit Stavanger. It has Scandinavia's biggest collection of 18th-
and 19th-century wooden houses. More than 170 of them have been restored
and now form a pretty town with cobblestone streets, flower boxes, and
gas lamps. The buildings are owned by private citizens and the city of
Stavanger. A trip here is like traveling back in time.
Stavanger hotels and places
Many Stavanger hotels were
upgraded for the ECC celebration, and they're some of the nicest in Southern
Blu Atlantic Hotel is a stylish, modern hotel on Lake Breiavannet.
In fact, many of the 354 Scandinavian-style rooms have lake views, as does
the Restaurant Antique.
|The location is convenient
to everything and there's free WiFi access. Guests get reduced rates at
a nearby fitness center.
A sister property, the Radisson
Blu Royal Hotel is more luxurious. It has four rooms styles to choose
from: green - which features natural materials - high-tech, Asian, and
Scandinavian modern. There's a Pool Club with heated swimming pool, whirlpool,
sauna, and fitness equipment.
is a few blocks up from the harbor, about ten minutes walk from the Old
Town. The rooms have Duxiana beds, Scandinavian furniture and original
art, and many have beautiful views of the fjord and islands. The hotel
has two restaurants, a bar, and a top-floor relaxation center with Jacuzzi
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Located in the city center
of Stavanger, the Clarion Hotel Stavanger is within walking distance of
the Norwegian Canning Museum and Old Stavanger (Gamle Stavanger), featuring
more than 170 houses built in the late 1700s and early 1800s. This Stavanger,
Norway hotel is minutes from the Stavanger Museum, the Norwegian Emigrant
Museum and the Stavanger Airport. While in the area, be sure to visit Pulpit
Rock, a natural rock formation with a 25-meter square plateau that stands
604 meters above the sea. The hotel is within walking distance to several
shops and restaurants. For added convenience, visitors will enjoy the on-site
BARE BRA Restaurant & Bar and JA TAKK Restaurant.
Hotel Alstor, Stavanger
First Hotel Alstor, located
by a park and approximately 2 km from central Stavanger, is one of the
town’s leading conference venues with a seatingcapacity of 330 participants.
The classical rooms emphasize comfortable living and amenities include
a lobby lounge with a crackling open fire and a restaurant serving savoury
Norwegian cuisine with an international touch. Stavanger features a modern
skyline and among the city’s attractions are its old wooden houses and
gothic cathedral. Outdoor activities include hiking. Restaurant Rossmann
- The restaurant is named after one of Norway’s most celebrated artists.
Several of his paintings are featured in the restaurant, which seats 145
Park Inn Stavanger Hotel
Offers Comfortable City Centre Accommodation. The Park Inn Stavanger Hotel
is ideally located just minutes from the charming city centre of Stavanger,
Norway. The hotel has a relaxing, friendly atmosphere, making business
travellers, conference delegates and leisure guests feel at home. Guests
can enjoy the hotel's restaurant and bar or relax at the Top Hat terrace,
which offers breathtaking panoramic views of Stavanger and the North Sea.
The Park Inn Stavanger hotel is a 10-minute walk from Stavanger's city
Blu Atlantic Hotel, Stavanger
First class hotel as per
Radisson Blu standards. The largest hotel in Stavanger located in the very
heart of the city by Lake Breiavannet. All 364 rooms equipped to the highest
standard in Maritime and Scandinavian room styles - Modern conference facilities
for up to 550 people - 20 Minute drive from Stavanger Airport - Rates include
buffet breakfast unless otherwise noted - Free broadband. Stunning beaches,
majestic mountains and beautiful fjords – Stavanger will take your breath
Blu Royal Hotel, Stavanger
Stavanger's leading hotel
located in the city centre, close to all major attractions and shopping
area. All rooms refurbished in 5 different room styles. Conference
facilities for 100 people. Pool Club with swimming pool, Jacuzzi,
sauna and solarium and Spa treatments available. All rates include breakfast
unless otherwise noted. Free broadband. Dining options at Radisson Blu
Royal Hotel, Stavanger include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service
is available during limited hours. A complimentary breakfast is served
The hotel is located in
an impressive old building in the style of the Victorian era. Each guest
room at Victoria is uniquely decorated and comes with a minibar. Most include
a comfortable seating area as well as a generous workspace. After a day
of sightseeing in Stavanger, replenish your energy with a meal at one of
the 2 in-house restaurants. Choose American-inspired steak dishes in a
relaxed setting or Italian-influenced gourmet cuisine in the hotel’s intimate
cellar. Round off the day with a drink in the stylish hotel bar, which
is one of the city’s most popular. Begin each day with a free breakfast
buffet at Victoria Hotel, which is ideally situated in central Stavanger.
Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi access and spectacular views over Vågen bay.