Pulpit Rock and Lysefjorden
below - two of the top
attractions of the Stavanger
Norway region. Pulpit Rock
is called Preikestolen (or
Prekestolen) in Norwegian
Weekends and short breaks in the Stavanger area of NorwayThe Stavanger region is becoming a popular weekend and short break destination, with a growing list of direct flight connections and the ferry route from Denmark.
Stavanger itself has many good hotels, shops and a fantastic range of restaurants, partly thanks to the multi-national oil industry work-force.
In the area around you can find mountains, fjords, sandy beaches, old wooden towns with cobbled streets and many other attractions. There are boat trips every day to Lysefjord, where you can look up at Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen as it is called here) and also see Kjerag with its base-jumpers in the summer.
Without carStavanger sightseeing: Relax, enjoy good restaurants, stroll around the harbours and pedestrian streets, check out a museum or gallery - or take a boat trip to see Lysefjord, Pulpit Rock and Kjerag
Stavanger and skiing: Don't relax! Take the skibus or ski-boat, ski all day, rest on the way back to Stavanger, then go out on the town. Sound easy? Do it all again tomorrow!
With CarStavanger region drive-sightseeing: Stay in Stavanger, take day-trips to visit the best of the sights, plus good shopping and restaurants in the city
Stavanger - Lysefjord - Sirdal loop: (summer only) Take the tourist ferry from Stavanger through Lysefjord, look up at Pulpit Rock and Kjerag, then drive up and over the mountains to Sirdal and come back through Hunnedalen to Stavanger
Ryfylke island hopping Stavanger - Sauda tour: Get off the main road and discover another world amongst the islands. Stay in Stavanger, Hjelmeland and Sauda. This can be a long weekend, or get into serious relaxation mode and spend a week here