Cool street art, cute wooden houses, and long, pleasant walks along white sandy beaches. Stavanger is full of surprises – and some of Norway’s top restaurants. Stavanger has one of Europe’s largest collections of street art. Stavanger is perfectly located for everyone who enjoys active nature experiences – all year round! With about 120,000 people, Stavanger is Norway’s fourth-largest city and a fascinating mix of old and new. Its history stretches back deep into the Middle Ages. Stavanger was once a tranquil coastal market town and then later an important fishing port. But it was the 1969 discovery of oil offshore that forever changed the now bustling city’s fortunes and landscape. Don’t miss the well-preserved old town (Gamle Stavanger), the unique Canning Museum or the 12th-century Stavanger Cathedral.