A visit to Utstein Monastery


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Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture, First Time Visitor, City


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10



Norwegian (fluent), German (fluent), English (fluent)

Guided walk in Old Stavanger at the end of the tour

Utstein Monastery is the only restored and kept monastery in Norway from the catholic period. It is located on a small island just outside Stavanger in beautiful surroundings. We will go there by a private minivan, and the drive itself is really a great part of the tour. Probably a unique experience will be one of the longest underwater tunnels in the world under the City-fjord, as well as the bridges and narrow countryside roads. I will give you a tour inside the church and the abbey. Go back in time and enjoy the atmosphere like the munks had here several hundred years ago. The monastery also has a garden worth a visit.

At the end of the tour we will stop and have a guided walk in Old Stavanger.


Travel to the only preserved Monastery from the Middle Ages in Norway and discover its fascinating history from the Viking days to modern time.

Besides the monastery itself, you will also be able to enjoy the views and rural landscapes along the way.

At the end of the tour we will stop and have a guided walk in Old Stavanger.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Strandkaien 61, next to the Tourist information Office/Main Cruise Terminal, or any cruise quays/hotels in the downtown Stavanger Area, Stavanger Railway Station/Bus Terminal.

End location: Same as pick-up point, or anywhere in the immediate downtown area, at your request.

Duration: 2 hours 30 min.


We will travel by a modern 14 seater minivan

What’s Included

Other: Local guide and private minivan for 2,5 hours. Entrance to Utstein Monastery and a guided walk in Old Stavanger.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

100 NOK - Technically none. To shop/eat/visit museums etc. pre and post this tour. Most establishments, accept credit cards, US$, GB£ Euro. There are cash machines in the town centre which is ca. 250 meters from the Tourist Office/Main Cruise Terminal.

What’s Extra

Other: Personal Expenses


In Norway you need a professional driver license to drive guests against payment. My tours are by organised transport or walking. I prefer groups of 2-10 people, but I can handle larger groups if required. The tours may be tailor made to suit any interest.

A Recent Review of this tour

Kirsti was excellent. She was informative, personable, and flexible. We recommend her highly.
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