Fly To Stavanger, Norway
Stavanger is Norway’s fourth largest city and the administrative capital of the Rogaland region. The oil industry has played a strategic role in the city’s growth and development and Stavanger is regarded as the Oil Capital of Norway.
The Port of Stavanger is a popular stop for cruise ships on the way to the Norwegian Fjords. The city was also recorded to host as many as 130 cruise ships at one point.
Activities that tourists can enjoy in this city are dependent on the season. Summers are generally cool with winters being mild; and rain featuring in both seasons.
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Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South African Passport holders travelling to Stavanger do require a Schengen Visa for Norway. Leave plenty of time for Visa processing, and make sure your passport is valid for 6 months after your return date, and that you have 2 blank pages available for entry stamps.
- The South African Embassy is in Oslo. Drammensveien 88C, 0271, Oslo. Phone: (+47) 23 27 32 20. Fax: (+47) 22 44 39 75. Website: saemboslo.no. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
See and do
The unique landscape of Stavanger is best appreciated by hiking and climbing in the mountains. Numerous trails are marked out by rocks branded with a red ‘T’. Mountain biking is also a good option if you’re looking to get outdoors in Stavanger.
Solastranden Beach is quite popular in the summer season where you can do some Artic style surfing at one of the northern most breaks in the world. You might even stumble on some relics from the 1940-45 occupation in the dunes at Solastranden.
One of Stavanger’s favourite winter time activities is outdoor ice-skating. The ice-skating destination most favoured by the locals (once given the go ahead by officials) is Stokkavannet which happens to be the largest lake in the area. An alternative to the lake is the indoor skating rink at Sørmarka Arena. In addition, there are several ice hockey rinks in Tjensvoll, an easy 10 minutes bus ride from the city centre.
Visit the Three Swords for excellent photo ops and the chance to find out more about Harald Hårfagre – the first king of Norway. The Three Swords is a monument dedicated to the battle of Hafrsfjord in the late 800's.
The Rogaland Kunstmuseum contains a permanent exhibition of Norwegian art. A key attraction is the Lars Hertervig paintings.
Preikestolen is one of the area’s most visited attractions. This massive cliff towers 600 metres above sea level affording magnificent views of the fjord.
Stavanger Airport, Sola – SVG
Stavanger Airport is Norway’s third busiest airport. The airport is located 14km from the city of Stavanger.
Food and beverage: At the airport, there are six restaurants/bars that cater for the food and drink needs of passengers.
Currency Exchange: A Bureau de Change is available at Stavanger Airport.
Lost Luggage: Lost hold luggage should be handled by your individual airline’s help desk. Report items lost or found within the airport terminal to Stavanger Airport authorities.
Airport Hotels: Rica Airport Hotel Stavanger is within walking distance of the terminals.
Car Hire: Avis, Budget, Sixt, Hertz.
Airport Hub: Stavanger Airport (code SVG) is a hub for Bristow Norway, CHC Helikopter Service, Norwegian Air Shuttle and Scandinavian Airlines.