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To see

Words cut in stone. Stubborn, weather-beaten lighthouses gazing out over the North Sea. Art galleries where the human spirit glows. Museums that spellbind you with stories, reminding you that life is far more than this moment. Thousand-year-old heritage. Let your spirit travel through time and space.


To see - Region Stavanger
Fjords

Fjords

The Lysefjord is the most known fjord in our region and Ryfylke, but there are others. See list of the fjords in our area here.


Mountains

Mountains

Mountains - One of the most popular reasons to visit Norway and the Stavanger Region




Beaches and bathing

Beaches and bathing

The Stavanger Region has many kilometres of open beach coastline. Enjoy sand dunes that meet the sea and white pristine beaches that stretch on forever.


Lighthouse holiday

Lighthouse holiday

Fancy a holiday off the beaten track? Where the ocean pounds the coast and the forces of nature rage at your doorstep? A lighthouse break can mean extravagant sunsets, benign seas and balmy island ambience. Walking treks, fishing and homemade cuisine. Or perhaps a delicious hot dinner from the modern day hosts would be the thing? Lighthousing is different. On coasts all around the world, lighthouses stand watch. All along our coasts lighthouses form a chain of sentinels, historical navigation marks that define our maritime heritage. Expect to enjoy the absolutely best locations, far out to sea. The light had to be out there to provide protection for the mariners who frequented the perilous coast. Their extraordinary locations and striking designs have enormous evocative power. In Norway the sense of history is especially powerful. After all, the sea and ships have for ages been the very lifeblood of the coast. Architecture, history, function and location imbue lighthouses with an utterly unique quality as holiday destinations. And as these lights reach retirement age they tell an exciting tale of dramatic times when their welcome shafts of light guided seafarers. Until quite recently lighthouses were manned and keepers lived in. But by the 1990s automation had largely taken over and the living quarters were abandoned. The opening of the Tungenes Lighthouse, close to Stavanger, in 1988 marked the start of a new era in the lighthouse saga. And in the new decade developments raced forward, until we now estimate that more than 40 historic lights have found new roles in offering accommodation, exhibitions, guided tours, museums, catering, and more. And new lighthouses are being added all the time.


Contact details

Region Stavanger
Vågsgt. 22 4306 Sandnes                                                                      
+47 51 85 92 00 - info@regionstavanger.com 
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About Region Stavanger

Randaberg - Stavanger - Sandnes - Sola - Gjesdal - Klepp - Time - Hå - Eigersund - Lund - Bjerkreim - Sokndal - Sirdal - Finnøy - Rennesøy 

Tourist Information

In the Stavanger region there are several Tourist Information Offices that can help you with questions you might have with regards to activities, attractions and accommodation in the area.  Welcome!