Stavanger offers a captivating fusion of old and new. The city traces its roots back to The Middle Ages. The city started out as a peaceful coastal market center and later a prominent fishing port. But it was in 1969 when the fortunes of the city changed post the discovery of oil offshore.
Head to the old down and check out the well-preserved 18th century buildings. The city is a popular recreation area as well featuring several lakes and mild maritime climate. Stavanger is also known to be home to some of the most beautiful natural attractions in Norway.