1. Urban sauna, history and a night to remember
4,3 kilometres – 55 minutes
Good morning Stavanger! Ready to start your day with a warm, steamy sauna and a refreshing dip in the sea? DAMP sauna is a floating sauna located at the waterfront in the eastern part of the city. After an invigorating urban dip, your next step is to learn about Stavanger’s exceptional oil history. The Norwegian Petroleum Museum offers many different perspectives on the complex topic that is the petroleum industry. Lunch is served in the popular restaurant Bølgen & Moi located in the same building as the modern, interactive museum.
Next, we recommend a visit to the street, Øvre Holmegate, where the houses are all painted in bright and vibrant colours. In fact, the locals even have their own name for the street – Fargegaten (translates to the street of colours). A popular street for coffee, and drinks and not to mention, filling up your friends’ Instagram feed while you post away. Well past the colourful street, around the Stavanger harbour and into the heart of the picturesque Old Stavanger, you’ll find IDDIS The Norwegian Printing Museum and The Norwegian Canning Museum. The museum tells the story of and portrays the two early industries that dominated Stavanger before the finding of oil. You’ll learn about the industrial history of canning and of the printing industry, presented side by side.
Are you already a bit peckish? Could we tempt you with Stavanger’s most famous fish soup at the restaurant at the fish market, Fisketorget, a short walk from IDDIS The Norwegian Printing Museum and The Norwegian Canning Museum? Or, perhaps do it like the locals, eat a hot fishcake on the go from the fish market as you’re walking towards your next destination. Further, on your must-see list, is the Stavanger city park, Byparken, where you can, steps left permitting, stroll around the city lake and catch a small breather on one of the park benches. On the last leg of your walk, we recommend going to the stunning Stavanger Concert Hall. Warning! You might end up surpassing your 10,000 steps if you choose to attend a concert, something that would easily get those feet moving.