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Stavanger is best known as Europe's oil and energy capital, but there is no shortage of exciting, cultural and culinary experiences if you choose to spend your holiday here.

Culture & Food
In the city's vibrant center you will find a wide selection of exciting museums and small streets where you can stroll around, relax and enjoy life. In recent years, Stavanger has distinguished itself as one of the best food cities in Norway, with several Michelin restaurants and its own “Gladmat” Food festival. In Stavanger you are guaranteed to find something tasty no matter what your culinary preferences are.

For the active traveler, there are numerous hiking opportunities in the Stavanger area. It is not only the well known Pulpit Rock you can easily reach when you are in Stavanger. The unique Kjeragbolten is also in a short distance from the city. If you do not suffer from fear of heights, you can go out on the bolt and get an amazing view of the Lysefjord.

For those who would like a tour on the beautiful Lysefjord, there are many options, whether you want a calm sightseeing tour or a more action-filled RIB boat trip. From the Lysefjord you can see the mighty Pulpit Rock from the sea side, and then you´ll understand why it is called the Pulpit Rock.