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Stavanger Travel Guide, Norway

Stavanger is a city in the Rogaland County, which is situated in the southwestern coast of Norway, and it is the fourth largest city in the country. It is also regarded as the Petroleum Capital of Norway since its primary source of income for the economy is oil industry. Stavanger, at first glance, is a successful cosmopolitan city. However, if people see past the industrialized image of the city, it has rich historical and cultural heritage. As a result, Stavanger has become one of the most visited places in Norway both for business and leisure. Take a look at what is included in Stavanger Travel Guide.

Stavanger Travel Guide – Travel

Different means of transportation are available to get into the city. The Stavanger International Airport is located 14km away from the city center. It is served by four major airlines which are SAS, Braathens, ASA and Wideroe. The first two airlines offer domestic flights to cities like Oslo, Bergen and Kristiansand. The latter has flights that connect Stavanger to Oslo, London, and Aberdeen.

From the airport, passengers can take a taxi for a 20 minutes ride to get into the city center. People can travel by sea if they want to go into Stavanger. Boat rides connect the city to Bergen and the trip can take around 4 hours and 30 minutes. A ticket costs around $99 but it can be cheaper if bought beforehand.

Another option in reaching Stavanger is by train. The railway connects the city to Oslo and the trip takes approximately 8 hours. Traveling by train requires reservations.

There are easy options when touring around the city center though. One can either simply walk around or rent a bicycle. When going to other parts of Stavanger, commuters can choose to ride a bus or a taxi.

Stavanger Travel Guide – Climate

Stavanger has a maritime climate that is influenced by the Gulf Stream. This means that the weather in the city is mild and showery. Spring arrives early with clear and dry days. Summer fluctuates from warm and sunny to wet and cloudy. Autumn is very breezy and rainy while winter is cold, wet, and snowy. Snowfall usually comes early in November. Precipitation in the city averages at 46 inches annually and pours mostly during autumn. The average annual temperature in Stavanger can be as low as 32 degrees Fahrenheit to as high as 60 degrees Fahrenheit. July and August are the hottest months while January is the coldest month.

Stavanger Travel Guide – Festivals

Stavanger is regarded as one of the festivals cities of Norway. The city hosts a lot of events annually. Maijazz is one of the best events during spring. It takes place during the second week of May and it features jazz artists from all over the world. Other festivals which happen in the city are Stavanger Wine Festival in March, Great Norwegian Humor Festival in June, Gladmat Food Festival in July, and International Chamber of Music Festival in August.

More than a modern city with a stable economy, Stavanger has fascinating heritage worth seeing. Tourists should really go and visit this astonishing city to experience the kind of travel, climate and events depicted in Stavanger Travel Guide. For more information about Norway and other European cities, have a glimpse of what Bergen Travel Guide and Esbjerg Travel Guide offers.

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