Stavanger tours and excursions
Guide Companiet offers two hour walking tours of the city centre throughout the summer, beginning near the Cathedral. The guides provide a good general background to Stavanger's history and add some juicy local tales too.Tel: +47 5185 0920.
The cruise company Rodne provides leisurely boat trips along the Lysefjord once or twice daily from late May until mid-September. The whole cruise takes about nine hours and advance reservations are recommended.Tel: +47 5189 5270.
More energetic visitors can also view the Lysefjord from the top of Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock). Its summit is a square and flat plateau 600m (1,968ft) above the fjord. Preikestolen is a relatively easy, two-hour hike each way from the nearest bus stop.Tel: +47 5185 9200.
Within easy striking distance of Stavanger is some of Norway's wildest scenery with a string of pencil-thin fjords jagging deep into the interior framed and flanked by mighty mountain peaks. The star turn here is the 42km-long (26m) Lysefjord, which can be visited on regular boat trips between June and September.Tel: +47 5185 9200.