Cruises to Stavanger, Norway

Chosen as the European Capital of Culture in 2008, Stavanger lies in southwestern Norway's stunning fjord region. Old Stavanger has been meticulously preserved with many of its wooden cottages converted into art galleries and boutiques. But it's the museums that set this cosmopolitan city apart. Visit one of Stavanger's museums to view collections that include maritime, medical and printing artifacts. Or get outside and take a cruise around the fjords. And when in Norway, one should of course buy Norwegian wool. In addition to wool garments, Stavanger also has glasswork, pewter goods and nautical clothing for you to bring home to friends and family (or keep all to yourself).


  • Port Name & Location
    Port of Stavanger
    Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    CET (Central Europe Time)
    UTC/GMT +1 hour
  • Language
    The local language is Norwegian. Say hello in Norwegian: "Hallo"
  • Currency & Shopping
    Norwegian Krone (NOK)
    Shop for traditional Viking carvings, jewellery, and art.
    • Best Way to Get Around
      This is a walking city. Organised shore excursions are available for sightseeing.
    • Famous For
      Famous for its Viking history, Stavanger was first settled 10,000 years ago. Visit Old Stavanger for winding streets and wooden houses from days gone by.
    • Fun Fact: Foodies
      Try a local treat: Norwegian waffles served with jam and sour cream. Local berries are also popular, such as cloudberries and lingonberries.
    • Fun Fact: Landmarks
      Rising over 600 metres above sea level, Pulpit Rock, located in Lysefjord, is famous for its naturally vertical rock walls.


A Variety of Choices

We know the destinations you'll be visiting and what there is to see, do and experience. We offer you a variety of excursions to choose from, in every port you'll visit.


Panoramic Stavanger

A scenic drive takes you past the harbor area's quaint fish and farmer's market and residential sections, observing how ...


Countryside and City Views

Immerse yourself in the local culture by tasting a Norwegian-style pancake, watching candle makers ply their craft, and ...


Viking Voyages and Victories

Discover the realities of Viking life through a revealing museum exhibition and by visiting a monument dedicated to a Vi...


Stavanger and Petroleum Museum

Explore the architectural highlights of Old Stavanger such as its 12th-century cathedral and then browse a museum devote...



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