- good food
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How to Spend A Long Weekend in Stavanger
What to Do In Stavanger
Old Stavanger (Gamle Stavanger)
This cute part of town is situated near the port and is just so pretty. It seems like there are some Air B&B’s in this area that I would love to stay in for a future trip. With cobbled streets, gorgeous gardens and historically restored wooden houses, a stroll around here feels like you’re stepping back in time. There are guided walking tours that can tell you more about the area – famous for being Europe’s largest wooden city.
A beautiful colourful street in the heart of downtown Stavanger, with cute coffee shops (Boker og Borst is a must for coffee lovers), bars and shops. (See the first photo in the blog)
Our cruise was part of an organised hike to Kjerag, however I would highly recommend hopping on a boat at some point during your stay to enjoy the fjord at water level. We loved viewing Pulpit rock from below as well as trying to spot Kjeragbolten (read more below). It gets very cold on the boat, regardless of what the weather is like, so make sure you pack extra layers if you want to sit outside. There are boat tours that leave from Stavanger port regularly throughout the summer, including sightseeing cruises, safari tours, hiking and waterfall exploration and fishing!
Best Hikes Near Stavanger
这个徒步旅行在我的遗愿清单,但遗憾的是不能be done on weekends due to the ferry service. Florli is a coastal village only accessible by boat, and home to the world’s largest wooden railway. You can climb up the 4444 steps (plus a few more for good measure) then meander back down the mountain path, enjoy a hot tub and meal while you wait for the ferry back to Stavanger. I need to go back to do this hike!
Imagine balancing on top of a suspended boulder 1000m above the fjord. The hike up to Kjeragbolten is classed as ‘Hard’ – it’s around 12KM round trip with three steep uphills and a couple of downhills. There’s a chainlink cable to help you up the steepest sections (although we avoided that to reduce touch). Weather can change quickly so be prepared with plenty of layers (and snacks).
Where to Eat in Stavanger
A local veggie/fish farm to table, organic (all wines are organic/*naked), set menu with 5-7 courses. The best food we’d eaten all year. Great staff who all cook/serve/explain the dishes. Highly recommend a visit.
Pre-hiking carbs. Cheap and cheerful, huge portions, not fancy at all! It looks like a local takeaway, which it is but it was full when we arrived and stayed that way all evening. One man in the kitchen doing it all and with a huge smile.
Waterside fish restaurant serving local dishes, fresh fish of the day with an ever chanign menu. Great service. Recommend the traditional fish soup – creamy and delicious and the restaurants speciality.
Ice-creams the size of your face. Menu and signage in Norwegian but staff who will happily chat you through it. We chose huge whippy style soft serve with toppings and sauce – and couldn’t finish them. Go smaller but pile up the toppings. Well worth a visit regardless of weather.
Boker og Borst
We also stopped by the Spa off the main square for packed lunch bits, water and snacks for our hikes.
Where to Stay in Stavanger
如果您在斯塔万格有多余的时间，那么我会考虑在布道台山庄for a night or two. The location at the trailhead of Preikestolen is gorgeous and means you can easily take advantage of a sunset or sunrise hike on Pulpit Rock.