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Stavanger is the center of Norway's rich oil industry, but the city also has magnificent nature to offer. Wonderful surroundings with beautiful fiords, mountains and long white sandy beaches are just small parts of the unique environment that characterizes this city. Stavanger is also known as the former European Capital of Culture and includes, for example, a number of museums and various annual cultural events. There are also many high qualitative hotels in Stavanger. For example you can stay at the oldest hotel in the city - Best Western Plus Victoria Hotel, a four-star hotel located in the heart of Stavanger's harbor, with beautiful views of the fiord. Book a hotel in Stavanger today to ensure a comfortable stay in this vibrant and natural city.
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Beautiful nature, rich culture
The area around Stavanger is probably at least as famous as the city in itself, if not more. Not so strange, thanks to the fact that Lysefjorden offers stunning views of the magnificent landscape around. Another great tip is to take part of the well-visited mountain and tourist attraction Preikestolen, located 604 meters above sea level. Lonely Planet has unofficially announced this plateau as one of the best view in the world.
Stavanger is a university city with several research institutes and thousands of students giving the city an urban and lively atmosphere. Here you will also find a wide range of shops and restaurants. In 2008, Stavanger was voted European Capital of Culture , which in itself is a clear acknowledgment of the region's wide range of food, culture and activities. One of the city's more popular events is the Happy Food Festival, which is being held in late July each year and attracts over 250,000 hungry visitors.
As this event has evolved, the city of Stavanger has also developed into a hot spot for food lovers, offering a wide range of bakeries, cafes, take-away, good food and a variety of exclusive and innovative concepts. RE-NAA is the city's first Michelin restaurant and offers nordic fine dining with deliciously tasty food. For those interested in something a little less exclusive, the restaurants Renaa Matbaren and Renaa Xpress are good alternatives. The sushi restaurant Sabi Omakase is the city's second Michelin restaurant and is located in a small, anonymous wooden building on Pedersgata. There is room for nine people in the bar, and the menu gather a lot of delicious taste and food experiences.
Stavanger has a small and compact city center, and it is easy to get to the city's various sights on foot. In the Gamla Stavanger district, some of Europe's best preserved wooden houses can be enjoyed, such as the Norwegian Oil Museum and the Stavanger Art Museum. Also, don’t miss out on the colorful Upper Holmegate where all houses are painted in strong and happy colors. For families with children a visit to Kongeparken is strongly recommended. This is Vestland's largest theme park, located only 20 minutes from Stavanger. Here the kids can make their own chocolate, try Norway's longest bobsleigh course and try Norway's highest carousel, Airship.
Good night’s sleep at a hotel in Stavanger
After all the excursions, it is often nice to return to the hotel for some rest. When the evening comes, it may be tempting to have a drink. In this case, Holmen bar is a good alternative and a venue where you will find the largest selection of single malt whiskey in the whole region. If you have had enough impressions for one day, the hotel's cozy lounge is also a nice place to lean back.
Stavanger is a wonderful city, and although it is quite small, the city has a lot to offer when it comes to culture, dining and culture. In addition to this, the city includes a wide range of accommodations. At Best Western, you can be sure to sleep at one of the best hotels in Stavanger, with personalized and flexible service and tasty breakfast waiting in the morning - always with a range of everything you can wake up when you wake up: pancakes and croissants, fruit , berries and homemade compote, bread and toppings for every taste and delicious fresh coffee. Welcome!