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The Oil Commercial Centre to Capital: Stavanger

Norway - Ross French - August 14, 2018

tourist attractions in Stavanger

Stavanger, Norway’s third largest city. The 20th-century rapid population growth leads to the boost in the offshore oil industry. Now the city is the oil capital of Norway. The city is also known for its vibrant cultural hub with various music venues. The city outskirts are well furnished with offshore islands and steep mountains. The city has always been the commercial center.

Here are some of the must-visit tourist attractions in Stavanger:

• Preikestolen:

One of the famous tourist attractions in Stavanger because of its steep cliff which rises over 1980ft. On the top of the cliff, there’s a flat surface of 25 x 25 mts. The cliff is often visited by the base jumpers for their adventurous leaps. Every year over 150,000 visitors come here for hiking on the cliffs, which involves some breath-taking views of nature and some naturally formed lakes to take a dip and rest.

The climate here is mild and humid coastal climate and it’s better to not hike during winter and spring. The lavish green valleys take the tension out of your body and mind and recharge you.

• Norwegian Petroleum Museum:

The story of the petroleum might not seem a fascinating one but believe me, this one does. This ingenious museum makes the story significant and as well as alluring. The museum displays objects, photographs, and films that document the Norwegian oil and gas liveliness. The place might not be as appealing as other tourist attractions in Stavanger but it imparts knowledge that one must know.

The museum department explains how they discover the deposits and recover in a practical manner. Every adult can experience the diver’s suit in under water.

• Lysefjord:

A boat trip in this place is an unforgettable experience, the robust mountains, waterfalls, seal territories and goat herds are some beautiful sights. This is best tourist attractions in Stavanger that offers the physical challenge to mountain climbers. These fascinating mountains formed during the Ice age offer some of the beautiful views of the earth, a simple word to discover those sights is “Goosebumps”.

• Gamle Stavanger:

A beautiful place with small wooden houses and fabricated streets. The area largely contains re-established wooden buildings which were built during 18th and 19th centuries. Most of the houses are privately owned and are painted white but vary in age between 100-300 years. The area is well-worth for exploration of all the tourist attractions in Stavanger. With its galleries and museums, it is one of the charming areas of the Stavanger.

• Stavanger Museum:

The museum is of natural and cultural antiquity consist of several departments like Zoology, children’s, printing, art, maritime, canning, natural and cultural history.

  • Zoology department has a station for the migratory birds which abodes rich and varied birdlife.
  • Maritime department exhibits the development of the shipping and fishing industry of the last 2 centuries.
  • Art museum holds an extensive collection of over 2000 works, which are worked with more than 70 watercolors and oils.
  • Canning museum exhibition displays the machinery, photos, tools, labels of the canning industry of the last 2 centuries.

In this manner, every department has their own specialty and that makes the museum one of the most visited museums of tourist attractions in Stavanger.

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