Experience Stavanger for free

Added on November 7, 2019
Stavanger is the place for exploring one’s surroundings. Here are our Stavanger tips and they are all for free.

If you’re looking for a place to go for a relaxing walk, a quick jog after a long day at work, or on a lazy Sunday walk, look no further! Mosvannet can be found on Madlaveien, about 10 minutes from the city center. If you don’t wish to go as far, Breiavannet is a great alternative that can be found in the middle of town.

Have you seen images of three giant swords in the ground «Sverd i Fjell»? Møllebukta is where you will find them. This historical location is only 15 minutes by bus or car from the city center and is a lovely oceanside location. The beach is a popular summer location for locals and visitors alike.

In our opinion, Jærstrendene are the most beautiful beaches. They draw locals, tourists, and surfers from around the world. Don’t forget to pack your camera, your lunch, and if the weather allows it, swimming gear.

The Stavanger Cathedral was built in the early 1100s making it the oldest in the country. It is open to visitors Monday-Thursday from 11 am-4 pm. Well worth the visit.

Gamle Stavanger is Northern Europe’s best-preserved settlement of wooden houses. It is found next to Vågen in the middle of the city. Among the majority-white houses, and cobblestone streets, you will find a bunch of cafes as well as Norsk Hermetikkmuseum, the Norwegian Canning Museum.

For breathtaking views, we recommend a hike up Dalsnuten in Sandnes. The mountain is 323 meters above sea level, meaning the hike from base to summit is only a couple of hours. At the Gramstad parking lot, you will find marked trails and open nature. Remember to bring your hiking shoes and dress according to the weather.