Things to do in Stavanger, located along the southwestern coast of Norway, include taking in gorgeous ocean views, ancient architecture, museums, shopping, dining, nightlife and thriving arts and culture scenes. The Stavanger Cathedral is as old as the city, dating back to the 12th century. You can visit the Stavanger Museum and Norwegian Petroleum Museum to learn all about the history of the city and the role oil has performed in its development.

If shopping is your thing, you'll want to head for Øvre Holmegate, which is famed for its colourful houses as well as being lined with an array of shops, from small, independent craft shops to upscale boutiques. From the history in Old Stavanger to the panoramic views in Dalsnuten to the thrill rides at Kongeparken, there are opportunities for the whole family to make memories for a lifetime.

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