In the lovely Norwegian city of Stavanger, charming 18th century streets tumble down into a picturesque harbour to create the ultimate image of maritime majesty. Restaurants serve sublime seafood specialities upon the waterfront, and an irresistible atmosphere permeates the dockside structures that offer an imitable charm to this bustling port city. An appealing aesthetic combines with a captivating cultural scene to make Stavanger a delightful destination to visit.
An Outstanding Old Town
Immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of Stavanger’s Old Town, an evocative maze of narrow, cobbled streets and charming historic buildings. Whitewashed wooden houses date back to the 18th century, with their decorative and delightful flower boxes enhancing the impossible quaintness. Wandering the sinuous streets evokes memories of a cheerful past that has strived to re-establish itself in the present.
A Magnificent Museum
Hailed as one of Norway’s most significant cultural contributions, the Norsk Oljemuseum is a unique and enthralling space in which the oil exploration in the North Sea is focussed upon. Technicality exists harmoniously with the collection’s human element and visual highlights include the world’s largest drill bit and a thorough exploration of extraction processes.
Fresh, flavourful and full of flair is Zouq Restaurant, a fabulously futuristic restaurant whose menu boasts a selection of internationally inspired dishes. A rich Pakistani influence combines with respect for locally sourced Norwegian ingredients, resulting in a unique dining experience that is sure to dazzle. Sample signature specialities such as tender tikka chicken and marinated lamb for an exotic epicurean experience. (Pedersgata 12, Stavanger, Norway)