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Edge of Norway™ - the Stavanger region is a treasure trove waiting to be discovered, a land of endless possibilities just waiting for you.

A city break where art comes alive

Imagine immersing yourself in the vibrant streets of Stavanger on a city break, where art comes alive on every corner, and where the Stavanger Art Museum beckons with its inspiring collections. Let your taste buds dance with delight as you savour the culinary delights of some of Norway's finest restaurants.

Explore museums, history and a surprising burst of colours

For those with a thirst for knowledge, museums catering to all ages await your exploration, ensuring everyone in your family finds inspiration. Wander the charming cobblestone streets of Old Stavanger, where history whispers through every nook and cranny. Marvel at the grandeur of the Stavanger Cathedral, a symbol of centuries of cultural richness.

And then there's Fargegaten, the Street of Colours, a lively burst of creativity that will transport you to a world of hues and artistry. All of this splendour is just a stone's throw away from the tranquil, emerald islands of Finnøy and Rennesøy, each offering a unique piece of paradise. The ocean gem, Kvitsøy, is also easily accessible from Stavanger.

Venture into the heart of the fjords

But our journey doesn't end there. Embark southward, and you'll find yourself in the heart of the fjords, where Sandnes invites you to witness the awe-inspiring Kjerag boulder, a natural wonder that's a symbol of Norway's rugged beauty.

As you travel further south along the enchanting Jæren beaches, you'll be captivated by the ever-changing light that has intrigued artists for generations. The landscape unfolds like a tapestry of dreams, with majestic mountains, cascading waterfalls, and serene fjords that will stir your soul.

Lunar landscapes

For the adventurers at heart, the Magma UNESCO Global Geopark reveals lunar landscapes, where you can explore the earth's geological history. And for those seeking a winter wonderland, Sirdal awaits, ready to embrace you in a snowy embrace.

The Stavanger region is a world of contrasts, a symphony of natural beauty, and a boundless source of inspiration. It has it all, and it's waiting for you to explore and be fascinated.

Crazy Combo on the Edge of Norway

Jæren originally signifies edge. Combined with the several spectacular landscapes and natural phenomena in this region; the name Edge of Norway is a fitting match. Find your crazy combo here! Welcome to the Edge of Norway™!

Kvitsøy - Randaberg - Stavanger - Sandnes - Sola - Gjesdal - Klepp - Time - - Bjerkreim - Eigersund - Lund - Sokndal - Sirdal

Plan your winter break to the Edge of Norway today!

Spend your winter holidays in the snowy mountains of Sirdal, in one of the Stavanger region's fjord cities and amenities, or on the edge of Norway with the North Sea as your nearest neighbour.

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What to do in the Stavanger region

Don't miss out on our top recommendations on things to do in the Stavanger region.

Top activities

On the edge, thrillingly high above the fjord. On top of the waves, with surf in your heart and saltwater in your hair. Splashes of snow while your heart is pumping at the bottom of the ski slope. Thoroughly sweaty and tired after the bike ride along the roaring North Sea. Cultural adventures on the edge - where land, ocean and sky meet. Stavanger's street art destination is second to none. Lars Hertervig, Kitty Kielland and Frida Hansen or Antony Gormley's rusty men? Come experience it for yourself in the Stavanger region.

Contrasts in the Stavanger region

Experience everything from long-stretched beaches to a winter wonderland in Sirdal. The beaches offer adrenaline-filled adventures such as surfing, kiting, swimming and hiking. If you are driving along the Norwegian Scenic Route Jæren, you will see all the variations in the typical farmland landscape. You can even stay the night at a lighthouse. Planning to come during winter? Sirdal is merely 1,5 hours away from Stavanger where you can stay in mountain lodges or at the ski resort with ski slopes close by.

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