Stavanger is our oil capital. Historically Stavanger was famous for its fishing industry and canned hering and cod liver. The white painted wooden houses of Old Stavanger still house the canning factories from when it was a major export in the 18th century.
Norways richness today is due to the oil and gass industry. The Norwegian Petroleum Museum shows the proud history of the oil industry from the start in the 1960’ies and until today.
Today the city offers six local coffee roasters and fine dining experiences, emphasizing the cities international community. The city is considered the main culinary capital in Norway. Several enjoyable hiking routes are in close proximity. And for those who love the sea, the Sola Strand area offers kiting and windsurfing all year around.
Stavanger has a mild climate and during winter, temperatures usually stay above freezing.