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Welcome to Stavanger


Situated on the south-west coast, Stavanger is Norway's fourth-largest city, and its petroleum capital. A modern city, with excellent public transport, it also boasts the area known as 'Gamle (ancient) Stavanger', a cobble-stoned suburb full of 18th century wooden houses, where many local artists have taken up residence. Other attractions include the Oil Museum, the Canning Museum, and the Rogaland Art Museum; while Stavanger's rich, varied nightlife is considered some of the best that Norway has to offer. In the summer, visitors can take advantage of Stavanger's many climbing and hiking opportunities, or hang out on Solastranden (a long, sandy beach close to the airport); and in winter, can ice skate on the city's largest lake, Stokkavannet. Several low-cost airlines, such as BMI and SAS, regularly serve Stavanger's Sola Aiport - making it a popular entry-point for travellers to Norway.

Information & Facts

Norwegian is the official language, but English is widely understood.

The official currency is Norwegian Krone (NOK) divided into 100 ore. Larger establishments accept major credit cards and travellers cheques. Use of credit cards is widespread, with Eurocard/Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Diners Club the most common. Visitors should be aware that credit cards are generally not accepted as a means of payment in Norwegian supermarkets and petrol stations. Foreign currency and travellers cheques can be exchanged at banks and major post offices, as well as many hotels and travel agents, although for poorer rates. ATMs are available in all towns and cities.

Local time is GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the Saturday before the last Sunday in October).
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