Stavanger

Founded in the 8th century and one of Norway’s oldest towns, the quaint town of Stavanger is situated on the Byfjord, an arm of the Stavangerfjord in southwest Norway.

Evocative cobbled streets full of history

Founded in the 8th century and one of Norway’s oldest towns, the quaint town of Stavanger is situated on the Byfjord, an arm of the Stavangerfjord in southwest Norway.

Echoes of Stavanger’s proud heritage live on amid the evocative cobbled streets of Gamle (old) Stavanger and the whitewashed 18th century houses, which are perhaps the best-preserved community of wooden houses in Northern Europe.

We have many different day trip packages away from the ship for our guests visiting Stavanger; these not only provide you the best deals on local sights but are a great way of quickly getting to know the history and soul of this charming town.

You can leave your luxury MSC cruise ship for the Stavanger sightseeing tour which includes a visit to an Iron Age farm, great for children and adults alike.

Take a boat trip around the Stavanger archipelago – a relaxing way to spend your vacation time here, rounded off with traditional waffles and hot coffee.

An interesting day out is found in the comprehensive tour of Stavanger and its surroundings, where you can not only pick up great souvenirs of your vacation at a local handicrafts centre but you can see some local curiosities in the form of the great boulders at Gloppedalsuren.

Finally, fans of both culture and history will be interested in Norway’s best-preserved monastery, the medieval Utstein Kloster, parts of which date back to the 13th century.

Cruise to Stavanger - Norway - Northen Europe - MSC Cruises

Directions


Ship docks in the middle of town next to the oldest part "Gamle Stavanger", and a 10 minute walk to the town's lovely market place and the charming city centre with its pedestrian street.

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