20 Attractions to Explore Near Norwegian Petroleum Museum
Museum focusing on oil extraction activities in the North Sea. Comes with a view, being located in the harbor of Stavanger.
Stavanger Cathedral is Norway’s oldest cathedral and the seat of the Bishop of Stavanger who leads the Diocese of Stavanger. It is located in the city of Stavanger in Rogaland, Norway. Stavanger Cathedral is situated in the centre of the city, in the borough of Storhaug. The church is part of the “Stavanger domkirke” parish in the Stavanger arch-deanery in the Diocese of Stavanger.
Gamle Stavanger is a historic area of the city of Stavanger in Rogaland, Norway. The area consists largely of restored wooden buildings which were built in the 18th century and at the beginning of the 19th century. The area selected for conservation was the one considered the least desirable, consisting of small rundown wooden buildings located on the western side of Vågen, the inner harbor area of Stavanger. This area has a selection of preserved wood houses dating from both the 19th and 20th c
A beautiful lake which was located in the heart of Stavanger in Rogaland county, Norway. It is very shallow, only a few feet deep. The lake gets its water from the Kannikbekken stream. The lake is the home of various birds, such as swans, seagulls, ducks, and sparrows.
Stavanger Museum is located in the city center and has three departments; the cultural history section, the natural history section, and the Norwegian Children's Museum. he main theme of "From ancient landscape to oil town” is the history of Stavanger from its founding in 1125 until 1995.
The Iron Age farm at Ullandhaug is a reconstructed farm from the migration period, approx. 350 - 550 AD The farm is located on top of Ullandhaug, about 3 kilometers from Stavanger city center, with magnificent views of Nord-Jæren and Hafrsfjord. During the migration period, there was a farm on this site, and curator Tor Helliesen at Stavanger Museum investigated and mapped the sites of the Iron Age farm as early as 1900.
The three swords commemorate the historic Battle of Hafrsfjord which by tradition took place there in the year 872 when King Harald Fairhair gathered all of Norway under one crown. The largest sword represents the victorious Harald, and the two smaller swords represent the defeated kings.
Beach and recreational area in historical surroundings from the Viking period in Hafrsfjord. The area is located close to Madlaveien south of Madlaleiren. A small river from Store Stokkavatn flows through the beach area. The monument "Sverd i fjell" (Swords in Rock) made by Fritz Røed, is a monument to commemorate the battle of Hafrsfjord that unified Norway into one kingdom in 872.
The Gandsfjorden is the fjord from Stavanger to Sandnes town center. The fjord is situated between the flat Jæren landscape to the west and the highland to the east. The contrasts are large with the mountain Dalsnuten (323 m) as the highest point.
The aviation museum is located next to Stavanger Airport, Sola. The museum displays an impressive range of airplanes, helicopters, and other objects related to aviation. The exhibition is inside an authentic German hangar from World War 2. Over 30 airplanes are displayed.
A beautiful lighthouse located in the Rogaland county of Norway. The lighthouse is no longer in use, but it is used as a fine arts center and lighthouse/maritime museum. There is also a cafe in one of the buildings. Historically, the lighthouse was the main light marking the entrance to the Byfjorden.
Solastranden is a 2,3 km long beach close to the airport. It is one of the most popular beaches in the Stavanger region, and a well used spot for wind- and watersports. Traces of war structures can be seen in the southern end of the beach.
Science Factory is a museum and technological know-how center positioned at Sandnes, in Rogaland, Norway. The Science Factory opened in May 2008. It is a technology museum with exhibitions approximately mathematic, astronomy, chemistry, physics, artwork, and generation. The records of Sandnes additionally nicely as nearby records also showcased in the museum.
Høgsfjorden is a fjord in Rogaland county, Norway. It lies in the municipalities of Stavanger, Sandnes, Strand, and Gjesdal. The innermost part of the fjord is located at the village of Frafjord in the municipality of Gjesdal. It flows west to Dirdal and then heads northwards. At the village of Forsand, the Lysefjord branches off to the northeast. The Høgsfjorden continues to the northwest past the islands of Idsal and Idse before emptying into the Horgefjorden and ultimately into the vast Bokna
Fjøløy lighthouse was built in 1879. Automated in 1977. Recreational area. Signposted from E39 towards Utstein Monastery. The area is now facilitated with a universally designed path. You can discover interesting Norwegian war history combined with marvelous nature experiences in the area. This is one of the Cultural and recreational areas for the public.
A beautiful and populated island which was located in the eastern part of Stavanger municipality in Rogaland. The Talgjefjord Tunnel connects the island to the larger island of Rennesøy which in turn is connected to the mainland through a series of tunnels and bridges. The island has a long history. The farm that today is known as Gard was once the seat of major clans that controlled the western part of Norway.
Utstein Abbey is Norway's best-preserved medieval monastery. It is located on the southern shore of the island of Klosterøy in Rennesøy municipality, Rogaland county. It was built in the late 1200s. Utstein Church is located on the grounds of the abbey.
Kongeparken is Western Norway's largest amusement park and Rogaland's most popular attraction. he park offers over 60 different rides and adventures for the entire family and has been awarded several times for good service and innovative attractions.Kongeparken is Western Norway's largest amusement park and Rogaland's most popular attraction. he park offers over 60 different rides and adventures for the entire family and has been awarded several times for good service and innovative attractions.
The 6km fjord is the innermost branch of the Høgsfjorden. The Frafjorden has steep sides with no habitation along its shores, except for the village of Frafjord at the innermost part of the fjord. The village and the surrounding Frafjorddalen farming valley stretches about east of the fjord and the whole area has about 100 residents. There are also many holiday cottages on top of the high mountain located south of the village of Frafjord.
Lysefjord or Lysefjorden is a fjord located in the Ryfylke area in Rogaland county in southwestern Norway. The 42-kilometer long fjord lies in the municipalities of Strand and Sandnes. It is particularly well known for the huge Preikestolen cliff overlooking the fjord, which is a major tourist destination for the region. The fjord was carved by the action of glaciers in the ice ages and was flooded by the sea when the later glaciers retreated.