Located in the south-western corner of Norway, the Stavanger region is indeed the shortcut to the Norwegian fjords. Cruise ships dock in the very city centre, near the oldest part of the town, Old Stavanger.
The landscape in the region varies between fjords, beaches and steep mountains. The Lysefjord and the iconic Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) are just an hour’s boat trip away from the city.
Stavanger was the European Capital of Culture in 2008.
Stavanger is among the fastest growing cruise ports in Europe, north of Gibraltar. Being the 2nd largest Norwegian cruise port, Stavanger and its surroundings have become a popular and attractive stop on cruises to Norway. Locally trained and authorised guides handle 23 different languages.
Port of Stavangerannually handles close to 200 cruise calls.