Stavanger, Norway

Natural beauty blends with Norwegian charm in Stavanger. Enjoy a boat cruise down Lysefjord, which stretches nearly 25 miles and is flanked by mountains and waterfalls, to spot seal colonies, herds of goats and rural farms along its banks. If you’re up for a challenge, tackle the roughly four-hour round-trip hike to Preikestolen, also known as Pulpit Rock. This 82-by-82-foot rock formation rises almost 2,000 feet above the waterway, offering mind-boggling views. Additional outdoor fun includes cycling, kayaking, paddleboarding, fishing, rafting and sunbathing at area beaches. In Old Stavanger, stroll the cobblestone streets to see the largest collection of wooden houses in Europe. Along with various shops and galleries, this section of town is home to a maritime museum and canning museum, which highlights the history of the city’s fish-packing industry.

Language: Norwegian
Currency: Norwegian Krone (NOK)

Stavanger, Norway Weather
Temperature (Fahrenheit)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 38 39 43 48 57 61 64 64 58 52 45 40
Low 30 29 32 35 43 48 52 52 48 42 36 32
Average 35 34 38 42 50 55 58 58 53 47 40 36
Temperature (Celsius)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 3 4 6 9 14 16 18 18 14 11 7 4
Low -1 -2 0 2 6 9 11 11 9 6 2 0
Average 2 1 3 6 10 13 14 14 12 8 4 2
Precipitation
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Inches 4 2 2 2 3 3 4 5 6 6 5 4
Centimeters 10 5 5 5 8 8 10 13 15 15 13 10
Humidity
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Percent 82 84 83 84 81 82 85 88 85 84 84 83

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