Sightseeing – Stavanger’s Top 5

With Offshore Northern Seas 2012 just a few months away and many Oil and Gas Industry Professionals from around the globe planning to attend, we thought you may be interested in the Top 5 sights to see during your stay in Stavanger.

 

Stavanger`s destination company, Region Stavanger, gives you their top 5 list.

Preikestolen Express – discover the fjords by helicopter

Get a real bird’s eye view of the Kjerag Rock Boulder, the Pulpit Rock and the majestic Lysefjord! The Preikestolen Express is a 30-minute sightseeing tour offering you the best of Fjord Norway at a reasonable price, including a pick-up service at your hotel. Adults: NOK 1 300 per person.
NorCopter As. Book by calling +47 88 00 14 14. www.norcopter.no

Lysefjord Sightseeing Cruise

Discover why the Norwegian fjords have been rated as the world’s best destination by National Geographic Magazine! The 42 kilometre-long Lysefjord offers spectacular scenery with its fantastic waterfalls, cliffs, and some of Norway’s most spectacular attractions such as the Pulpit Rock and the Kjerag Boulder. The tour takes approximately 3 hours in the comfort of modern and spacious cruise vessels with a sun deck, kiosk and guiding in several languages. There are daily departures from the city centre harbour.
Adults: NOK 400. www.norledfjordcruise.no  www.rodne.no

Best of Stavanger – guided tour

Stavanger is the gateway to the Norwegian fjords, surrounded by spectacular mountains, islands and bays. The Best of Stavanger tour lets you discover the town’s main attractions including Stavanger’s intimate harbour and the surrounding islands – all in style aboard a veteran coach and luxury vintage cruise boat. Daily departures.  Adults: NOK 400. www.guidecompaniet.no

 

Hike to the Pulpit Rock

The Pulpit Rock plateau, suspended 604 metres above Lysefjord, is recognised as one of the world’s most spectacular natural attractions by Lonely Planet and CNN GO travel magazine. It is easy to visit the rock from Stavanger. Boreal offers you a return trip by ferry and bus to the start of the hike, which itself takes approximately 4 hours, there and back, along a well-marked trail. You will find a restaurant and all the facilities you need at the Pulpit Rock Lodge – Preikestolen Fjellstue.  Adults: NOK 240. Book your trip in advance at pulpitrock@boreal.no,or call +47 51 74 02 40 More information

Norwegian Petroleum Museum

The Norwegian Petroleum Museum and its exhibits explain how oil and gas are formed, discovered and produced, and what they are used for. The museum also provides information about technological advances and the way petroleum influences Norwegian society today. Original objects, models, films and interactive exhibits show you everything from spectacular technology to everyday life and dramatic incidents offshore. Don’t miss this iconic museum! Opening hours: 10.00 – 19.00, every day.  Adults: NOK 100 www.norskolje.museum.no