Stavanger is one of the largest cities in Norway, and one with a mild climate by Norwegian standards. It’s a place that combines contrasting attractions, offering both a lively city and access to unspoilt nature with mountains and sandy beaches, plus ancient history. Be sure to visit the historic city centre, see the old wooden houses, the beautiful Stavanger Cathedral and stroll around the harbour. It’ s a very pretty coastal town and in summer the waterfront and port come alive.
Flights to Stavanger (SVG)
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Stavanger travel information
When to visit
Stavanger has an oceanic climate with long, cold winters and cool and cloudy to overcast summers. The temperature typically varies from -1.6°C to 18°C throughout the year. The best time to visit Stavanger is between June and August, in summer. It's most pleasant weather for outdoor activities and is the most popular time to visit with temperatures around 18°C. Autumn is another popular time to visit as it’s a great time to hike through the countryside.
What is the main airport called?
Stavanger Airport, Sola (SVG).Opens external site in a new window It is an international airport located in Rogaland county, Norway. The airport is located 11 km southwest of the centre of the city of Stavanger.
Arriving in Stavanger
The helpful staff at Stavanger Airport will greet you when you land and assist with your travel needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are various transport options available to get you on your way.
Getting into Stavanger from Stavanger Airport
Getting into Stavanger from the airport is easy, thanks to the different range of transport options available. Choose from taxis, bus, hotel shuttle or car rental. Taxi is a handy option and takes about just 15 minutes to get to Stavanger. You’ll find the taxi stand between the terminal and the parking garage, go to the left when you leave the arrivals hall. There are several buses to Stavanger from the airport, and the airport express bus is a comfortable way to travel to the city. It takes between 20 to30 minutes to reach the city. Local buses also operate with various stops along the way, and the entire route takes an hour. Car rental companies are available from the airport, or you can organise a hotel shuttle or private transfer.
Getting around Stavanger
Thanks to Stavanger's excellent bus system, taxis, electric bikes, tours and car hire, it is easy to travel around the city. Stavanger’s U-shaped waterfront area that surrounds the inner harbour of the historic Vågen bay is very walkable. It’s also one of the city’s most beautiful spots for sightseeing strolls. The city centre is compact and traffic free, so walking is a good option. The bus service connects most of the city and its best to buy a pre-paid card to travel on buses. Taking a taxi is a good option and you can hail one on the street or from the popular attractions. Cycling is a fun way to get around Stavanger and it’s easy to hire one of the electric bikes through the app. Car hire can be tricky, especially with the narrow one way streets, so it’s best to use a taxi or public transport.
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