Stavanger Region: The Oil Capital of Norway & NATO Warfare Center (2020)
Stavanger Region is about 550 km west of Oslo and 350 north of Kristiansand city. Most tourist traveling by personal or rented cars continue their journey north from the city of Kristiansand to Stavanger Region and spend a couple of days. Several houses in the city were built in the 18th century. The Stavanger Region is known as the oil capital of Norway and NATO Warfare center. Most waterfront rental properties and hotels are often sold out during summer. The waterfront town of Stavanger Region is very lively during summer because of tourists coming from the villages of Norway and international tourists. Stavanger town is the fourth largest town in Norway.
Most tourists like to visit the following places in Stavanger Region, Norway –
a. Defy Gravity at Kjeragbolten
Kjeragbolten in Norway is known for huge boulder stones that were thought to be deposited during the glacier period 50,000 BC. The tourists enjoy taking pictures of wonderful scenic surroundings while driving to see boulders.Image Source
b. Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock)
Pulpit rock is the flat rock that is at a driving distance from the city center. The view of the river and the surrounding mountain is distinctive. During summer, daily several local and international tourists visit the flat mountain top.
c. Gamle Stavanger (Old Town)
The old town in Stavanger Region is the place to see the historical houses and cobblestone streets. Visitors like to visit coffee shops as well as walk in the street. Most tourists also visit the museum along the cobblestone.Image Source
d. Sunset and Chill Along Stavanger’s Harbor
Most tourists spend at least one evening at the Stavanger’s harbor. The visitors enjoy authentic food at one of the local cuisines at the harbor. There are several restaurants and gift shops along the harbor walk, that is often filled with people during the summer months.
e. Stavanger Cathedral
The Stavanger cathedral in Norway was built in the 12th century. The cathedral was built by Englishman Reginald of Worcester. The church was renovated in19th Century. The cathedral is the oldest church in Norway.
f. Vikings at the Museum of Archaeology
The museum is known for the collection of articles from Viking history. The archeological finding like historic weapons and artifacts were collected for several years by archeologists and then donated to the museum. Some of the items are only seen at this museum.
g. Stavanger Art Museum
The Stavanger Art Museum is located in a park and has a collection of arts from several centuries. The museum is located about 2 miles from city center. The museum is known for its exhibition of local artist Lars Hertervig.