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Stavanger Holidays

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Hang out at Market Square for some local colour, shopping and culture.

Tour Old Stavanger, with its picturesque streets, galleries and museums.

Be amazed by Viking treasure and the world’s oldest polar bear skeleton at the Archaeological Museum.

For jaw-dropping scenery, you can’t beat a holiday to Stavanger. A dazzling destination on your cruise holiday to Norway and the Baltic, Stavanger lies on the spectacular Lysefjord, carved out by glaciers during successive ice ages.

Explore the magnificent fjords and towering mountains, taking in breathtaking views from Pulpit Rock, or stand on the heart-stopping Kjeragbolten, a bolder wedged precariously over a vertiginous drop. Find out about the unique geology of this awe-inspiring region at the Magma Unesco Geopark or take advantage of superb opportunities for hiking, cycling, kayaking and boating.

On a holiday in Stavanger, you’ll find world-class restaurants, great beaches, Antony Gormley sculptures and museums to enjoy too. Be charmed by Old Stavanger, with its white wooden houses adorned with fragrant summer flowers.

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When can we take you to Stavanger?

Our ships travel around the world so there are times when they won’t be present in this port. The calendar shows you when one or more ships are departing on a cruise itinerary to Stavanger. New itineraries will be added, so it’s worth checking back.

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The best of Stavanger – things to see and do

Ever wanted to stand on the edge of a truly heart-stopping drop above a fjord or sample New Nordic cuisine? A Stavanger holiday will surprise you with how many wonderful things there are to do. Here are just some of them.

Explore Old Stavanger

  • 120 ratings

Explore the enchanting old town, with its white wooden houses, lovely gardens and tempting galleries and handicraft shops. People from nearby islands used to transport these houses to Stavanger by boat, for work during the herring season.

Follow the Antony Gormley trail

  • 230 ratings

Discover the Broken Column, a trail of 23 sculptures around the city by British artist Antony Gormley. Each cast iron human figure reflects different aspects of life in Stavanger, from the teeming harbour to the quiet calm of the churchyard.

Discover Stavanger’s museums

  • 230 ratings

Children will love the fairytale castle in Stavanger’s Children’s Museum or the Maritime Museum’s interactive adventures. Find out fun facts about fishing at the Canning Museum or explore Norway’s oil industry at the Petroleum Museum.

Be impressed by Viking swords

  • 230 ratings

Be impressed by the Viking-inspired ‘Swords in Rock’ monument, marking the battle which united Norway into one kingdom in 872 AD. Harald Fairhair allegedly fought the battle for love, to impress the daughter of a local king.

What ships can I choose for my Stavanger cruise?

    Our ships travel around the world so there are times when they won’t be present in this location. so it’s worth checking back.

    Make the most of your holiday to Stavanger with our amazing shore excursions

    With expert local guides, easy 24-hour cancellations, plus guaranteed first off ship and return-to-ship if your tour is delayed, our tailor-made shore excursions allow you to experience each incredible destination in a whole new way. Learn about Viking history, be inspired by spectacular scenery from the water and land and visit a Middle Age monastery and striking cathedral. With shopping and tasting opportunities too, our excursions are a delight. To book the best Stavanger cruise, see our most popular shore excursions below.

    Lysefjord cruise

    Marvel at Stavanger's breathtaking scenery on a boat ride through majestic Lysefjord. Hear fascinating Viking legends and be blown away by Pulpit Rock, soaring 1,982 feet above the water. Enjoy tea, coffee and waffles before returning to Stavanger.

    Stavanger and surroundings

    Travel past cityscapes, along the Dirdal River and Dirdal Valley on this guided coach tour. Visit Byrkjedalstunet hotel to taste traditional svele pancakes and buy local handicrafts. See the impressive Gloppedalsura Scree and finish with a guided stroll through Stavanger.

    City sightseeing & Utstein monastery

    Enjoy visiting the 12th-century Stavanger Cathedral and splendid Utstein Monastery on this fascinating tour. Then take a walk through Old Stavanger, exploring the narrow lanes, historic marketplace and charming 18th-century whitewashed wooden homes.

    Why book a shore excursion with us?

    Guaranteed first off ship

    Book a tour and you'll enjoy priority departure in port.

    Guaranteed Return To ship

    If our tours are delayed, the ship will wait for you!

    Safety First

    All our shore excursions are planned by insured partners, who adhere to the highest safety standards in the industry.

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