Travel in Stavanger, Norway

There’s no escaping nature in Stavanger. Norway’s south-western port city is surrounded by a concoction of fjords, mountains and miles of sandy coastlines that demand to be explored. Famed for its Viking history and quaint wooden buildings, juxtaposed with modern urbanity brought about by its oil industry, Stavanger is fast becoming something of a mecca for adventure travel enthusiasts keen to experience nature at its most raw.

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Settled in the 8th century, the Norwegian coastal city of Stavanger received a royal trading charter in the 15th Century. However, it remained relatively insignificant until the opening of the first fish preserving plant in 1873.
From this date until the closure of the last cannery in 1982, 350 of these plants came and went. In 1972 alone, there were more than 70. Read more
Stavanger’s Øvre Holmegate is a popular street with both locals and tourists.
Known locally as Fargegaten (which translates as the Colour Street), Øvre Holmegate used to be a street like any other in the old shopping district of Stavanger.

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Photo by rvtn on flickr

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